Halloweekend is going to be jam-packed with great spooky events here in Phoenix. From haunted houses to slasher screenings, there's plenty to fill up your schedule, but true horror enthusiasts need look no further than this year's FearCON. Billed as Arizona's largest independent horror event, you can expect scary movie screenings, panels discussing your favorite freaky TV shows, and even some special celebrity guests on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2.
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This year, FearCON is bringing a host of actors from different horror persuasions to the event. The Walking Dead's Kyla Kenedy (Mika) as well as several talented folks who portrayed truly terrifying zombies in the series. Even if you're not Walking Dead crazy (though how could you not be after that première?), several notable Troma actors, as well as Dawn of the Dead's Ken Foree and American Horror Story: Coven's Jennifer Lynn Warren will be there, too.
It's not all about the celeb appearances at this con, though. One-of-a-kind panels like "Horror of Doctor Who" and "Memento Mori: Victorian death photos" are sure to lead to lively discussions, despite being all about death. You can also expect burlesque and aerial performances at the event and live music performances by Sara Mayhem, Epitaph Romance, and Hardwire.
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Six different independent horror films will also be screening as part of the con's film festival. This year you don't want to miss Mar Negro. The Brazillian gory flick promises a lot of blood, creepy creatures, and even a guest appearance by maybe possibly Satan.
FearCON takes place at the Fear Farm (where else?) in west Phoenix on Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2. For tickets and a full list of guests, screenings, and scheduled events, visit the FearCON website.