HorrorHound is sponsored by the magazine of the same name and is growing as a convention every year. Parking was nigh impossible this year and the halls in the dealer’s room were warm and impassible. I’m much more into comics than straight horror, but I attended last year with my friend Rob and we had a blast. This year we went again, along with Rob’s fiancée Lisa. If anything it was even more fun.
|John Noble of Fringe and LOTR|
We started out in the main celebrity room, where the stars and crowds gathered. This room held the most popular visiting celebs, such as folks from The Walking Dead, the Daredevil TV show and numerous old horror/slasher flicks. Rob was there for one reason—(well, two reasons really) to meet Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. We both loved Cassandra Peterson’s look and persona, and admired someone who could make a living for over 35 years with a look inspired by Vampira and two other assets, which you can probably guess. Of all the celebrities, Elvira’s line was the longest by far. That was surprising to me; probably not many people under 40 even know who she is. However, there were men, women, groups and families waiting patiently for hours to meet her, get an autograph and/or get a photo with her. There were masses of adults and kids dressed like her. We skipped her line for now, hoping it would die down later in the day.
I went over to meet actor Jon Bernthal, who was a freak. He has had a busy career as an actor with a reputation for intensity. He has portrayed characters in The Walking Dead, L.A. Noir and is presently playing Marvel anti-hero The Punisher in season two of Daredevil, which hit Netflix on March 18. I love the Punisher and hoped he had some Punisher photos. He did: