6.9/10
106
4 user 2 critic

Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors (1986)

Actors, directors and special effects technicians are interviewed at a horror-film convention.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Set in the 1970's. After a rash of horrible killings, the alleged Springwood Slasher is finally arrested and brought to justice. But Lieutenant Donald Thompson wants more than evidence and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris R. Notarile
Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Shawn Parr, Gracie De La Rosa
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Freddy Krueger finds himself stuck in limbo after being defeated by Jason Voorhees. Freddy tries to convince Michael Myers to do his dirty work and kill the children of Elm Street. However,... See full summary »

Director: Chris R. Notarile
Stars: Richard Myles, Joe Davis, Erik David Barber
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Freddy Krueger squares off in a savage battle against his peers Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Leatherface. Can Freddy survive this ordeal? Or will Pinhead reclaim Freddy's demonic soul?

Director: Chris R. Notarile
Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Kevin Lennon, Chris R. Notarile
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Harvey Keith
Stars: Brooke Bundy, Kate Donahue, Robert Englund
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
...
Himself
John Carl Buechler ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Albert Glasser ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Ralph Langer ...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Actors, directors and special effects technicians are interviewed at a horror-film convention.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Close enough to my dream to succeed
17 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone has that one sort of idea they'd like to see be brought to film, and one of mine, is someone who brings along a camera to a film convention and videotapes their travels, interviews, autographs, finds, etc. Then releases it via Createspace onto the internet. Youtube sensations Shawn C. Phillips and M.J. Kelley did something like that in their film Around the Country, but I doubt there is a film quite like mine in existence.

Of course there are probably hundreds of Youtube videos on the subject, but how much can you show in a ten minute Youtube video. My idea would take up to an hour, at least. Fangoria: Weekend of Horrors is a yearly convention that takes place all across the United States in major cities. This documentary takes place in 1986, and was shot in Los Angeles, California, where the convention draws the biggest crowd.

We get interviews from horror masterminds such as Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund), director Wes Craven, and even the Queen of Scream, Elvira. All the interviews are authentic, and are shot more like a teenager with his camera rather than a set up, rehearsed documentary.

The dialog we get from the interviewees is engaging. Englund talks about how he can go from playing a dream-jumping serial killer, to a lawyer overnight if he wanted too. And Wes Craven talks about how horror has lived throughout his life. We get a lot of attention brought to these actors, directors, and special effects artists.

The only thing the film lacks is consumer opinion. I would've loved to see authentic footage of regular people just showing off what they bought, talking about what piece of memorabilia they were looking for, or what people were thinking about buying. We get some consumer interviews, but most of which isn't very deep, and doesn't go very far. Clearly this is more about the actors than the fans, but it would've been nice to see some more of the convention thru regular people's eyes.

Fangoria: Weekend of Horrors also gives a good overview or why people love horror films. Some people love a good scare, the fantasy of it, the imagination, the feel, the look, the actors, etc. What do I like? I just like the imagination that can be brought to the genre. The 2000's have been nothing but a bore in the world of horror, with only few films passing on the level of creativity and execution.

Wes Craven states that all you need with horror is a good idea. You can shoot in a rural area so permits aren't needed, get some equipment, a few College kids, and a great imagination for your idea and you can begin. He's right. And that's what I love about horror. It's so simplistic, and at various times, its accomplished big goals. That's one reason I keep coming back.

Starring: Forrest J. Ackerman, Rick Baker, Robert Englund, Elvira, and Wes Craven. Directed by: Mike Hadley and Kerry O'Quinn.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show