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Monday, May 5, 2014

BLOOD: Coverage of Texas Frightmare for

Bowie V. Ibarra, reporting for

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 was yet another outstanding and fun celebration of the horror genre.  Sponsored in part by Fangoria Magazine, the standard for horror mags, the event brought together fans of the genre as well as some of the most legendary celebrities of horror as well.

Celebrities at the event included:

George Romero, Tom Savini, David Emge, and Scot Reninger of 'Dawn of the Dead' fame.
Tobin Bell of the 'Saw' series.
'Hellraiser' Cenobite reunion with Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, Barbie Wilde,
Linda Blair of 'The Exorcist'.
Linda Hamilton, Micheal Bien, Earl Boen, Jennifer Goldstein, Kristina Loken, and Robert Patrick from the 'Terminator' franchise.
'Creature of the Black Lagoon' 60 year reunion with Julie Adams and Ricou Browning.
'Walking Dead' stars Chandler Riggs and Scott Wilson.
Jenette Goldstein and Mark Ralston of 'Aliens'.
Nivek Ogre and Billy Mosley of 'Repo: The Genetic Opera'.
Amelia Kincaid, Linnea Quigley, and Kevin Tenney of 'Night of the Demons' fame.
'Blair Witch Project' 15th Anniversary with the stars Heather Donahue, Josh Leonard, and Micheal Wilson.
Micheal Baldwin of 'Phantasm' was there, too.

Other notable guests include:
Dee Snider
Twiggy Ramirez
Kitty Korvette
Ace Frehley
Corey Taylor
Lyle Blackburn

There was an amazing amount of vendors there, too.  From original fan art to movies to books to clothes, this was the place for all horror fans to be.

Sneak movie screenings included:

The Pick Axe Murders part III: The Final Chapter, Circus of the Dead World Premiere, Gun Woman's north American premiere, (SX Tape) World Premiere, Zombie TV North American premiere, The Den, Beneath, Witching and Bitching, Conjoined, Call Girl, Service, I am Monster, and The Bighead.

Noted publisher Permuted Press was in attendance as well, featuring such authors as:
Tim Long
Eloise J. Knapp
Jessica Meigs
Peter Clines
Lyle Perez
Rhiannon Frater

Another publishing house, Rooster Republic Press, was in attendance.  They were some cool folks.

ZBFbooks had a great time checking out all the great attendees.  Here's some snaps from Saturday.

Space Marine in big trouble!

You already know there's going to be some Ash costumes as well.

She's baroque.

Beetlejuice and Lydia Deets

Helloooooo Betty Page.

This guy would love ShuIzmz's Boobs, Bush, and Blood philosophy.

Here's me with George A. Romero.  I wore my 'Romero is what God looks like' shirt.
You won't believe how he responded:  "It's funny but it's just wrong."

Here is El Santo with reader Scat.

Here I am with Scott Reninger of 'Dawn of the Dead' '78 fame.

I got a shot with Ricou Browning, the dude that was The Creature From the Black Lagoon.  He was nice.

And here I am with the ingenue from the flick:  Julie Adams.

The 'Dawn...' panel was great.

El Santo gets a painting of his 'High School' senior pic.

Happy ladies with ghouls.


These folks walked in dressed as Japanese demons, saying, 'Fear is not in just clowns.  Fear is in everything." 


A great find at the event.  A Jason mask.

It's Jason from the video game.  I'm not going to lie, I was scared. It was so hard to beat that sonovabitch in the NES game.

This chick returned as Jigsaw and she took my advice from last year.  She brought the tricycle.

Killer chick.


Kitty Korvette.  Yum.

Sexy Ash.

Here with Permuted Press author and my book formatter, Lyle Perez.

New Permuted Press mastermind,. Mike L. Wilson.

Nazi zombies.

This dude was in 'Green Hornet'.  He did some stunts that ended up on the cutting room floor.  He was also the heel in 'Insidious'.

Pennywise was there.

Permuted Press with an assload of some of the best post-apocalyptic horror, zombie, and more books available for sale.

Predator making friends.

Crazy-ass stuff.

El Santo with Peter Clines, author of the 'Ex-Patriots' series, ready to fight monsters.

For those folks who are fans of the El Santo movies, how crazy is it to meet a dude that looks just like his manager?

Satan made an appearance.

Great tattoos for superfans.

Terminators were there.  One of them spoke Spanish.

My Frightmare booty.

A little girl dressed as Vasquez.  It was great.

Frightmare was a ridiculously good time.  Here's to all those that attended.

Check out the pics from Frightmare 2013 HERE!

Thanks for the read, and thanks to for allowing me to report from Texas Frightmare 2014.

BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the acclaimed 'Down the Road' zombie horror series from Permuted Press.  Born and raised in south Texas, Bowie calls his books 'Tex-Mexploitation' literature, as they reflect strong south Texas themes and settings, including 'Codename: La Lechusa' and 'Tejano Star and the Vengeance of Chaplain Skull'.  'Alamo Rising' is supernatural horror story in which a curse is unleashed on downtown San Antonio, and the unsuspecting ghost hunters who have to stop it.  It is available at in paperback and kindle.

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  1. Thanks for the coverage, Bowie! It looks like you had an amazing time at Texas Frightmare this year!

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