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This weekend, the worst nightmares of TSA agents climb into reality when swarms of bloodthirsty horror film fans flock to the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel for Texas Frightmare Weekend. Hopefully, they don’t try to sneak their chain saws into a carry-on. This three-day celebration of gory, grimy movies gives even the garden-variety fan something to scream about. Panels feature everyone from Saw’s Jigsaw Killer, Tobin Bell, to Dawn of the Dead creator and zombie proselytizer George Romero, as well as a reunion of the original cast of Creature from the Black Lagoon. After you stand in line to shake a few bloody hands, catch one of the modern horror movie screenings, which have an international flavor this year with flicks from Spain and Japan on the docket. Unlimited screaming costs $75; one-day passes are $30. For more information, visit texasfrightmareweekend.com.
Fri., May 2, 6-11 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014

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