Horror film conventions in the UK 2018
Why wait until Halloween for your next horror fix? There are lots of awesome horror movie conventions throughout the year, and lots of awesome guests already lined up for 2018!
We've listed some of the best so that you can plan ahead....
19th May to 20th May 2018
Manga Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road. Rotherham, S60 1DX
Jeff Combs - best known for playing the role of Dr Herbert West in 80's cult horror classic Re-animator. Jeff is a true horror Icon and is joined at the event by co-star Barbara Crampton.
Dario Argento - Director of 70's Italian horror Susperia, an innovative slasher film which has since become a cult classic, and is regularly featured in notable 'top 100 horror movies' lists.
Other guests at this event include actor Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys, Body Snatchers), actress Dee Wallace (The Howling, The Hills Have Eyes and ET) and musical composer Claudio Simonetti (Suspiria, Dawn of The Dead).
30th June to 1st July 2018
Printworks London, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ.
Alex Vincent - Alex starred in 1980's cult horror movie Child's Play as the young boy Andy Barclay whose doll 'Chucky' is possessed by a recently deceased murderer. Fortunately for horror fans Alex survived this encounter and is due at London comic con to celebrate 30 years since the release of the movie.
Sid Haig - Famous to horror fans for his portrayal of 'Captain Spaulding' in 'House of 1000 Corpses' and it's sequel 'The Devil's Rejects', a terrifying killer clown arguably more sinister than Pennywise.
Tony Moran - Best known as the face of Michael Myers in John Carpenter's 1978 classic Halloween, which celebrates it's 40th anniversary in 2018. Tony is joined at the event by Tyler Mane who played Michael Myers in the 2007 remake.
Also appearing at the event is Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil's Rejects), Darren Kent (Mirrors, Blood Drive), Danielle Harris (Halloween), Robert Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses), Bill Mosley (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Army of Darkness, The Devil's Rejects) and Colin Cunningham (Blood Drive).
12th to 13th May 2018
EICC, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE.
Matthew Lillard - To horror fans Matthew is best known for playing Stu Macher aka Ghost Face in Wes Cravens 1996 cult slasher 'Scream'.
Jonathan Breck - aka 'The Creeper' in Jeepers Creepers. Jonathan has portrayed this role in all three of this franchises installments.
Richard Brake - The original Night King, leader of the White Walkers in HBO's hugely successful Game of Thrones.
Other celebrity guests include Kevin Van Hentenryck (Basket Case) Caroline Munro (Dracula AD 1972, Maniac) and Ken Carpenter (Hellraiser 3)
Not typically a Horror convention, but Collectormania has so many great Horrror Guests in 2018 that we couldn't leave it off our list.
2nd - 3rd June 2018
The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Robert Englund - A true horror 'Hall of Famer' best known for his portrayal of Freddy krueger in 80's cult horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Lisa & Louise Burns - aka The creepy twin sisters in 'The Shining'. The line 'Come Play with us Danny' still sends shingles down the spine!
Other guests include Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Brooke Bundy (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Caroline Munro (Dracula AD 1972)
Please be aware that some of the celebrity guests may have to cancel so it's best to keep checking with each of the convensions. There's is also the possibility that some more guests are added so it's worth keeping an eye out (excuse the horror pun)!