Nathan Hanneman, the man behind HorrorHound Weekend, had really outdone himself with the 2019 event. Along with his crew, Nathan put together one of the best convention experiences for the horror fans that were in attendance… an experience that will be hard to top!
This year’s HorrorHound Weekend (read our thoughts on the 2018 convention here) brought in so many genre icons to the event, which was held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The celebrity guest list included Neve Campbell (Scream 1996, The Craft 1996), Fairuza Balk (The Craft 1996, American History X 1998), Christina Ricci (Casper 1995, The Addams Family 1991, Distorted 2018 – read our review here), Devan Sawa (Final Destination 2000 – read our retro review here, Casper 1995), Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth 2006, The Shape of Water 2017 – read our review here), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story franchise), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary 1989 – read our retro review here), Brad Greenquist (Pet Sematary 1989), Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary 1989), singer Meat Loaf (The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975), John Franklin (Children of the Corn 1984 – read our retro review here), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn 1984), PJ Soles (Halloween 1978 – read our retro review here)… Oh, and Elvira! Yes, the ‘gore’geous Elvira AKA Cassandra Peterson! Plus so many more horror celebrities, this list could go on and on…
All of the celebrities were kind and a joy to meet. However, there was one that everyone just gushed about… the fabulous Doug Jones. He truly was a pleasure to talk to! Both two legged and four legged creatures were charmed by his gregarious personality.
Additionally, the vendor room was quite a spectacular experience. There were so many booths filled with anything a horror fan could want. The biggest highlight from the vendor room was checking out the new Rabid (2019) t–shirt from Atomic Cotton. There was also photography by Jenna Manson, who has such talent that she is both the model and photographer for all her prints. Then there was the apparel from Rock N Horror (read our interview with the people behind the clothing here), the art of Joel Robinson, and the horror-themed dog collars from Betty Pooch. Oh, and I can’t forget the horror enamel pins and original movie posters from 12 Gauge Gore!
Then there were all the cosplayers. It is so fun seeing the creativity that so many put into dressing up for this show. Freddie Mercury even rose from the grave to make an appearance at HorrorHound Weekend!
This truly was a fun horror-filled weekend. It will be interesting to see the possibilities for this convention in the future. The guest list and new location seems pretty promising for the Indianapolis show later this year. Will I see you there?