Horror-Rama 2015

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Last year, Suspect Video owner Luis Ceriz and ShockTillYouDrop editor Chris Alexander brought Toronto the inaugural edition of Horror-Rama. The event was Toronto’s first and only all-horror convention. We were there and had a fantastic time, as did all the other attendees.

When Luis and Chris announced Horror-Rama 2015, nothing could keep us away. Bigger and better, the fest was held October 17-18 at Toronto’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. Guests included Debbie Rochon, Ian McClloch, Tristan Risk, Michael Berryman, Linnea Quigley and so many more. Year two was just as great as the first, and we cannot wait until Horror-Rama 2016. We’ve had the monster, then the bride…now to bring on the son!

Congrats Luis and Chris on another fantastic year!

Enjoy the pics and click here to listen to our Horror-Rama Podcast featuring interviews with many of this year’s guests.

Enter all who are brave.

Enter all who are brave.

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Skulls, skulls and more skulls.

Skulls, skulls and more skulls.

With George Mihalka, director of My Bloody Valentine.

With George Mihalka, director of My Bloody Valentine.

Luis being interviewed about his creation.

Luis being interviewed about his creation.

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With Tristan Risk, star of The Editor and American Mary.

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The Butcher Shop is a Hamilton based FX shop. I bought the Michael Myers mask!

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Cherie Currie of The Runaways who kicked ass at the official Horror-Rama After Party.

With Michael Berryman. One of the greatest guys you're ever likely to meet.

With Michael Berryman. One of the greatest guys you’re ever likely to meet.

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Michael and Cherie.

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Sybil Danning.

Sybil Danning. Howling II baby!

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A cake a fan made for Linnea Quigley.

A cake a fan made for Linnea Quigley.

Ah Linnea!

Ah Linnea!

The inimitable Corpusse who opened for Cherie at the after party.

The inimitable Corpusse who opened for Cherie at the after party.

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Our friend Mitch Markowitz, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

Chris Alexander giving away some swag.

Chris Alexander giving away some swag.

Ian McCulloch, star of Zombie, Zombie Holocaust and Contamination.

Ian McCulloch, star of Zombie, Zombie Holocaust and Contamination.

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Jake Grimbro of Sprocket Damage who backed up Cherie and the boys from Rabid Dog films.

James Bialkowski, also of Sprocket Damage and one of the men behind Shock Stock.

James Bialkowski, also of Sprocket Damage and one of the men behind Shock Stock.

The lovely Debbie Rochon.

The lovely Debbie Rochon.

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3 comments

  1. It looks like you had a great time. I traveled back home last weekend and took my 10 year old son to his first horror convention. It was great sharing something that was so important in my life with my boy. I can honestly say, it ranks among my best convention experiences.

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    1. Glad to hear that. Although I was not as young as your boy when I went to my first con, I’ll never forget the feeling of belonging and inclusiveness. Your son will never forget what you gave him and I’m so glad you guys could share it together. Any cool guests at your con?

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      1. We went to Rock & Shock in Massachusetts. The guest list is here:

        http://rockandshock.com/guests-2/

        Mostly I wanted to get my son’s picture with George Romero and John Amplas.

        I know exactly what you mean about inclusiveness. Since I grew up in the area, I got to catch up with quite a few people I knew and meet a few others. I talked more on Saturday than I do in a normal week! My voice was shot for a few days, but it was a complete blast.

        I didn’t go to my first convention until I was 19 or 20, but it was an incredible thing to share with him.

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