Magna Hoards of horror fans are expected to descend on Yorkshire when the first ever HorrorCon is unleashed at Magna this July. A must-attend event for UK fright fans, this inaugural spectacle promises scares and delights galore. Special ghoulish guests already announced include Leatherface actor Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Dacre Stoker (great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and legendary special effects master Mike Peel (V for Vendetta, Casino Royale, The Descent), for signings and talks across two days of gory fun.
“I've loved horror since I was a kid" said Wendy Bell, who along with sister Gill Bell has set up HorrorCon UK 2015. “I was looking for a horror convention to attend in the UK, and I couldn’t find anything like this - only horror film festivals - so Gill and I decided to start our own! “So it’s a first - a big American-style horror convention right here in Yorkshire. When you’re a real horror enthusiast, horror isn’t just for Hallowe’en, and we’ve got something for every fan of the genre - we’ve been getting enquiries from excited people from all over the country."
Gill added: “It’s going to be huge, there’s so much going on. We’ve got a big marketplace with all kinds of weird and wonderful stalls, and there’ll be lots of scare costumes and cosplay on show - we encourage all of our visitors to join in! We’re really excited and we’re hoping to make it an annual event.”
Other guests include Hammer Horror stars Caroline Munro and Martine Beswick, with comedy lectures from the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies, paranormal investigations with Project Reveal, and a scare attraction from Evilution Events.
Ticket prices start at £15 for a day ticket. For more details, see http://horrorconventions.co.uk