Film/Events: HorrorHound Weekend

For the HorrorHound Weekend, fans can expect the Sharonville Crowne Plaza to be swarming with more than a dozen horror icons and unmasked killers, including Elvira (“Mistress of the Dark”). The convention will also feature a sideshow performance by The I

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For the first time since HorrorHound was conceived in 2005, the magazine’s founding fathers will bring their signature film convention, the HorrorHound Weekend, to their hometown of Cincinnati. The event will be held at Sharonville Crowne Plaza, formerly the Sheraton Cincinnati North, in West Chester Friday-Sunday.

HorrorHound is a 68-page full-color horror-industry magazine that was launched by Nathan Hanneman, Jeremy Sheldon and Aaron Crowell, all of whom are Cincinnati natives. The magazine covers the latest movie, DVD, collectible, comic book and video game news in the world of horror.

“This first show in Cincinnati is being run as a first-time event, so our budget is a bit smaller than normal, but the end result will be similar to what we deliver in Indianapolis on an annual basis,” Hanneman says. “With Elvira in attendance, it shows you that when we say ‘smaller budget’ it doesn't mean smaller guests. This is one of our strongest guest and vendor line-ups to date.”

Fans can expect the place to be swarming with more than a dozen horror icons and unmasked killers, including Elvira (“Mistress of the Dark”), Scout Taylor-Compton (Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2), special-effects master Tom Savini and cult legend Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

The convention will also feature a sideshow performance by The Invisible Man Corporation on Saturday evening, nightly film screenings and dozens of vendor booths where horror enthusiasts can stock up on new conversation pieces for their living rooms.

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