Fun Times at the Scare Fest 2011


The Scare Fest is in full swing in Lexington, Kentucky.  They say it is the biggest horror and paranormal convention in the US.  I haven’t been to every horror/paranormal con yet, but from what I have seen so far it is the biggest of that genre I have attended and it is packed with fun.


Chip Coffey receiving a hug from a fan


When I arrived the action was in the exhibition hall with folks wandering around and chatting with the celebrities.

Dave Fultz with a couple con attendees and Sal "Santa Claws" Lizard photobombing

Dave Fultz (Clyde in My Bloody Wedding, as well as a number of other rolls in various movies) was there with mic in hand and MCing the event.


Elvira had left the building but I was able to chat with a couple of the guys from Paranormal State: The New Class and caught a couple pics of them and others in passing.

Check out the interview I did with John Russo

I ran into John Russo (Night of the Living Dead) and had an interview with him right away to make sure I didn’t miss out on the opportunity as I did at Days of the Dead back in Indianapolis.  In the interview he talks about the Film School he and Russ Streiner are teaching and then later discusses the latest screenplay he has written (a Zombie Comedy!)  If you are into video or want to give it a try, definitely check out the interview (once I have processed and posted it!) 

There were many lovely ladies and handsome gentlemen in fun and creative costumes at the Masquerade Ball.  For pics from the exhibition hall or the Masquerade Ball, check out my Scare Fest 2001 photo album.


While not one of the ladies from Crittendon, this love Otaku at Scare Fest is also a big Sugoi Anime Con Fan

On my way down I chatted with a couple lovely ladies behind the counter at the Golf Station at Crittendeon when I stopped for gas and a snack (the fried chicken was excellent!)  Unfortunately they have to work until 11 p.m. every night this weekend so they said they wouldn’t be able to make it.  So be sure to tell them that Weird at Weird review said hi if you pass through that way this weekend.


Good night from The Scare Fest (perhaps better for some than for others! 😉

The Masquerade ended some time after 2 a.m. and at this point the night is still dark but dawn will be along before too long and there are still two days left full of movies, celebrity guests, lectures, costumes, and just plain crazy fun so if you are in the area drop on by for a great time at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky!

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