Every year in May, horror fans swarm to Dallas, Texas for a massive celebration of all things horror at Texas Frightmare Weekend, and this year is shaping up to be the biggest yet! With a phenomenal lineup of guests already announced, we're excited to bring you the news that Sam Raimi has been announced as a special guest, joining the previously announced Bruce Campbell, Lee Majors and Ted Raimi for a mini Evil Dead reunion!
Other guests include Tim Curry, Robert Englund, Meat Loaf, Cassandra Peterson, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Nick Castle, Joe Bob Briggs, and more! See the full list HERE. Read the official announcement below.
"Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the horror film saga, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera. He was a devoted fan of The Three Stooges, so much of Raimi's film work in his teens was slapstick comedy based around what he had observed from "Stooges" movies.
As a director, Raimi's films include Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Darkman, The Quick and the Dead, A Simple Plan, For Love of the Game and The Gift. In 2002, Raimi was given a real opportunity to demonstrate his dynamic visual style with the big-budget film adaptation of the Stan Lee comic book superhero, Spider-Man. The movie was a runaway success at the box office. He also returned for the sequels, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. Raimi returned to horror with Drag Me to Hell in 2009 and in 2013 he directed the Walt Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful.
As a producer, Raimi is responsible for multiple hit TV and film projects including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Jack of All Trades, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Grudge, Boogeyman, 30 Days of Night, Don't Breathe, and Ash vs Evil Dead."