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  The Mad Monster Party: Unofficial Famous Monsters After-Party and Costumed Dance! Welcome all Famous Monsters of Filmland / Famous Monsters Convention Dallas attendees, monsters, horror film fans and friends beyond… Come Dressed as Your Favorite Movie Monster! Cosplayers and Monster-Kids welcome! Everyone in costume receives a complimentary PANOPTIKbitch... Read more
It’s Slime Time! Burnham and Schoening on “Ghostbusters 101!”

In recent years, it has become common place for comic book companies to revive popular and nostalgic brands from our childhood that we know and love. But the trick of resurrecting a cult classic from the grave isn’t always an easy one. If done wrong, it becomes a souless beast sucking the life out of a treasured memory. However, thanks to IDW we know just who to call to combat crappy comics. Say it with me out loud, readers! “GHOSTBUSTERS!”

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Castle Talk: “Monster Mash” is a Tour Through The Famous Monsters Of Your Mind
This week Jason talks to Mark Voger, author of Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972 (Twomorrows Publishing). We get into horror hosts, toys, books, movies, and why monsters became an integral part of mid-century pop culture. You can find Mark at www.markvoger.com. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Mark_Voger_-_Monster_Mash_rev.mp3 Listen on... Read more
Tom Savini introduces us to “Hellfire” Jason!

At the end of “Jason Goes to Hell” horror fans saw Jason Voorhees get dragged into the pits of the underworld by demons. Well, make-up legend Tom Savini and the makers of the new “Friday the 13th” video game have given us a new vision of what Mama Voorhees’ son might look like after a trip down below. He’s not pretty and he’s armed with the Devil’s pitchfork. One word folks, ouch!

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Interview: The Rebel Flesh!
The Rebel Flesh is Austin’s number one horror punk act. They are: Vocals: Jeremiah Guitar: Royce Bass: Chris Drums: Mike We were lucky enough to be able to pick the brains of these musical miscreants for a quick interview. What/Who are your influences? Jeremiah: We all have different influences,... Read more
Mad Monster Party in Dallas!
The Mad Monster Party: Unofficial Famous Monsters After-Party and Costumed Dance!       Welcome all Famous Monsters Convention Dallas attendees, monsters, horror film fans and friends beyond… Come Dressed as Your Favorite Movie Monster! Cosplayers and Monster-Kids welcome! Everyone in costume receives a complimentary PANOPTIKbitch shot – our... Read more
Austin Nerd Cave 2017
  austin nerd cave showcase 2017 Annual art & music event inspired by comics, gaming, pop culture Austin, TX, – Join us Saturday, May 13th at The Sidewinder for the return of the Austin Nerd Cave Showcase. The event runs from 1pm – 7pm, and features artists working in... Read more
Famous Monsters Con Roars Into Dallas!

Famous Monsters of Filmland (est. 1958) is the world’s longest running entertainment fan magazine. Credited as the original authority in what we know as geek/nerd culture today, Famous Monsters influenced an entire generation of monster fans who grew up to become some of Hollywood’s most recognized names: Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, Rick Baker, and so many more. Today, the magazine enjoys worldwide distribution, and has expanded beyond the pages to include licensed products, comic books, designer apparel, an e-commerce division, and a special events and conventions arm.

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RIP Bernie Wrightson 1948-2017
  Thanks for the monsters and memories! Read more
Press Release:  Death by Festival!

We are the new home for underground horror and extreme live music. For one day only, you will be immersed in an intimate setting where you will have an encounter unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

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