Good, Scary Fun

If you love things that scare you and have a great deal of bladder control, where do you go to get the biggest dose of adrenaline you can short of running across a busy highway or hiring a friend to kidnap you? You could eliminate the risk of committing a felony by going to the Texas Frightmare Weekend which kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday. Frightmare has become one of the most notorious horror conventions across the country. Every year, the horror fans descend on Dallas like a pack of ravenous zombies for three days of unapologetic gore, tense moments and jump scares as they explore their favorite genre in all of its horrifying glory. This year’s gathering of horror heads will be treated to movie premieres, all night parties and appearances by “Scream” stars Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich and a reunion of the principal cast of Don Coscarelli’s “Phanstam.” Single day passes are $30 each and weekend passes are $75 each or $249.95 for a 4-pack at texasfrightmareweekend.com until Monday. Tickets can be purchased for a higher price at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel located at 233 International Pkwy. during the convention.
Fri., May 1; Sat., May 2, 2015
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.