This Friday through Sunday (October 24 through 26), Kitbuilders
magazine presents Monstrous Weekend
, a world-class horror convention at the Marriott-St. Louis Airport (10700 Pear Tree Lane). The convention boasts a wide array of memorabilia dealers, seminars and contests, as well as an impressive roster of guests, including a reunion of the Night of the Living Dead
cast — and director George Romero — in honor of the film's 40th anniversary. Romero's also participating in a film-screening and panel discussion on Saturday. Other scheduled guests include makeup/effects legend Tom Savini, genre icons Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing
, The Fog
), Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes
, The Howling
) and Tura Satana, who discusses and screens Russ Meyer's cult classic, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
A costume contest, several horror-themed bands and displays of some amazingly detailed models (the Bobs of Dullam/Causey, www.dullam-causey.com
, have a special exhibit of their mind-blowing, scratch-built work planned) take place throughout Monstrous Weekend. Single-day passes start at $20, and multiple-day admission bundles are available, including a package that provides a shuttle-bus run to the Darkness haunted house. Go to www.kitbuildersmagazine.com
for more details, prices and updates on guest appearances (changes and cancellations are possible).
Oct. 24-26, 2008