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Convention Update: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati 2015

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Convention season is upon us, and one of the biggest horror cons is only a couple weeks away, HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati has had some new guest announcements, schedules are being made, ticket prices are changing and so on and so forth. So, who will be joining the ranks along with the already announced Re-Animator reunion?

Some of the new names that have been announced include Jason Mewes (Mallrats), Norman Reedus (Friday and Saturday ONLY)(The Walking Dead), Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps), Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead), Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead), Lawrence Gilliard (The Walking Dead), Terrance Zdunich (The Devil’s Carnival) and Jesse Hutch (Freddy vs. Jason). You can find the full guest list >>HERE<<.

Unfortunately, every convention is subject to having guests cancel due to work or scheduling conflicts. There have been only two cancellations as of now for this year’s Cincinnati show, Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys).

One of my personal favorite parts of conventions, especially HorrorHound, is the awesome list of films that will be screened. This years list includes some pretty promising looking films. I have only seen one of them, The Other Side, which I reviewed. You can read that review >>HERE<<. The one that I am most excited to see is Old 37 starring Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley. I’ve heard so many great things about the film, and it is finally getting a showing and will be released on DVD later in March. See the full list of films being screened along with a bit of information on them >>HERE<<.

Panels are another reason many go to conventions. HorrorHound has an impressive guest list, so of course the list of panels is going to be just as awesome. Some of them include an Old 37 panel, American Mary panel, Guardians of the Galaxy panel, Re-Animator panel and more to be scheduled. For the full list of panels and times, visit the events section.

What fun would a horror convention be without a great list of vendors to buy some cool sh!t from? HorrorHound always has one of the largest vendor lists around, and their vendor room is a horror nerd’s Wonderland. Some of the vendors on tap for this year include Dark Sky Films, Dead Ink, Living Dead Dolls, Samhain Horror, Scarebears, Super Pumpkins, Troma and so many more. For the full list, visit the vendor section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com.

As usual, the closer you wait to the date of the convention, the higher the ticket prices will be. There are still pre-sale tickets available. Single day passes are $20, Weekend passes are $40, VIP passes are $175 and weekend passes with early entry are SOLD OUT.  Pick up your tickets now at HorrorHoundWeekend.com to avoid higher prices, sell outs and longer lines at the door.

Planning on staying a couple of days of the entire weekend? Hotels near the Sharonville Convention Center are filling up fast. You may want to get your reservations made quickly to avoid longer travel times. Here is the full list of the closest hotels.

Be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend group on Facebook for minute to minute updates.

Happy Birthday Jason Mewes: Bitten Review

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Jason Mewes, best known as Jay of Jay and Silent Bob, turns 39 today.  This New Jersey native has had a long, hard journey in life, but he has turned it all around.

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I recently watched his movie Bitten (also titled Vampire Apocalypse) and absolutely loved it.  In Bitten, Jason plays an EMT named Jack that is down on his luck with the ladies and meets a gorgeous girl named Danika (played by Erica Fox), but she has a secret.  She’s a blood crazed vampire.  It may be a horror-based movie, but there is no short of Jason being his usual comedic self.  Bitten was packed with comedy, love, blood, and sex.  

I was skeptical about watching this movie because I knew Jason could not play a role that did not involve being the king of funny.  I am  glad that I gave Bitten a chance.  I was right that he was going to be his same funny self, but the way that the comedy was blended with horror of having a crazy bloodsucking vampire living in his apartment was absolutely awesome.

If you are into horror blended with funny, then I definitely suggest giving Bitten a fair shot.  If you have Netflix, you can catch this flick on “instant watch”.  Amazon carries the DVD and Blu-Ray for fairly reasonable.  I will link some of the amazon listings for it below along with the IMDB page for Bitten.  So, since it is Mr. Mewes’ birthday, why not give it a shot?

IMDB: Bitten/Vampire Apocalypse

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