Micheal Myers was intently searching for its next prey. Throngs of passerby had not amused themselves much to his presence which was making him uneasy. He was fiddling silently inside his faded off-white coveralls with his butcher knife. His almost whitewashed “skin” mask was betraying any emotions he might have shown otherwise. Just then he stood motionless, eyeing someone who was mirroring him not in action but in appearance also. His “mirror-image” had all matching traits,; same face mask, same coverall, same gait, same stature, even same butcher knife which they were brandishing now to everyone’s surprise. Just one thing was out of sync. Replica Michael Mayer was having reduced size, like some kid. For few tense moments, both Michael Myers, one full size, one small, stared each other from behind their same skin masks, accessing each-other, contemplating threat, before moving on to their own way for everyone’s chagrin.
This was Horror Hound weekend.
Prospect of 2019 Halloween brought with it one of the special weekend to Indianapolis; Horror Hound weekend. If
– you belong to those who binge watch Saw series so that next time you visit any tool-shed, your mind churn out devilish ideas about “game you want to play”
– you belong to slasher lover group who even after watching countless same slasher movies, keep visualizing how effectively slash someone else yourself
– you love to gobble up your Stephan king, Dean Koontz, Nick Cutter, Lovecraft, Koji Suzuki, Joe Hill and many more till you drop dead out of hunger as you forgotten to eat
– Fear makes you more aware of life and hence psychologically more attracted towards horror than other emotion.
– Or just simple everyday person loving horror themed everything
Then Horror Hound weekend is for you. And only for people your kind.
Basically Horror Hound weekend was event much like “comic-con” but everything related to horror. Vendors selling abundant amounts of horror themed masks, t-shirts, books, movies and other merchandise were impressive. Cos-play was usual and bursting with enthusiasm for the penchant of being authentic and realistic. Entire convention hall was giving feeling of some slasher/exploitation/splatter movie set. Decapitated known monsters heads were eyeing everyone keenly along with their unknown, emerged from Lovecraftian mythos abyssal.
One of the delightful highlight of the Horror Hound was showing of short and full feature length horror movies from emergent creators throughout whole weekend. Visitors not attending the shows could quenched their blood-lust from various vendors selling the accomplished collection of 70, 80 and 90s grind-house and B-movies (in unrated quality).
Most appeasing feat of Horror Hound weekend was it’s stellar cast of celebrities. Even though you were not planning to spend something on close counters and photo-ops, placement of each celebrity was such that you could easily get the full glimpses of them, sitting or roaming around freely, without any hindrance. Special guests had famous names such as Patrick Wilson (Conjuring, In the tall grass, Watchmen…), still heart throbbing Carla Gugino ( Gerald’s Game, Spy Kids, Sin city and many more), Malin Akerman (Watchmen, Rampage), Neve Campbell (Scream movie series, Wild things), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, Pitch Black and many more), Robin Tunney ( End of Days, Prison Break), The “Jigsaw” Tobin Bell (Saw series), Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach from movie Watchmen), Lin Shaye (Insidious series), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Rose McGowan (Scream, Planet Terror), David Arquette (Scream series) and lots of other famous members from from horror media.
All in all, it was fun day other than regular conventions.
Date of Visit: 07-Sep-2019