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Event Review: MONSTER-MANIA 52  | HNN


November 11-13, 2022

GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER

100 Station Avenue

Philadelphia,  Pa 

“Premiere Horror Film Convention with ROBERT ENGLUND, COREY TAYLOR, HEATHER LANGENKAMP, DAVID HOWARD THORTON, DAMEN LEONE, MARLEY SHELTON, KEN SAGOES, IRA HEIDAN, JENNIFER RUBEN, BRADLEY GREG, RODNEY EASTMAN, PENELOPE SUDROW, ROBYN LIVELY, DAVID MORRISSEY, DUNCAN REGEHR, ASHLEY BANK, TYLER MANE, ROBERT BRIAN WILSON, JAMES WINBURN, MICHAEL BAILEY SMITH, JOHN KASSIR, SUSAN BACKLINIE, EUGENE CLARK, LAUREN LAVERA, ELLIOT FULLAM and many more to be added!

Meet the stars, get autographs, browse our vendor rooms and enjoy films and special events all weekend long!

Children age 10 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

AUTOGRAPH HOURS:

FRIDAY 5PM-10PM

SATURDAY 10AM-6PM

SUNDAY 10AM-5PM

DEALERS ROOM:

FRIDAY 5PM-10PM (PRE-SHOW OPENS @ 4PM)

SATURDAY 10AM-7PM (PRE-SHOW OPENS @ 9AM)

SUNDAY 10AM-5PM

FILMS/EVENTS HOURS:

FRIDAY 5PM-2AM

SATURDAY 10AM-2AM

SUNDAY 10AM-5PM”

Time flies.  We go to work,  live life,  drink coffee,  and then every once in a while we get to do something we love.  We have some fun.  Some of us are taken back to our childhood.  We may meet someone we never in our lives thought we would even see in -person.  Unless you’re my mom and you tell everyone you will meet Al Pacino one day,  and SHE actually did meet Al Pacino!  But…  I digress horror conventions and conventions in general are not just about meeting your favorite actor or horror icon.  It’s the community.  It’s the friends you have made over the years.  Monster-Mania was hosted by Dave Hagan and his son Doug Hagan.  They are a great family.  They have gone above and beyond.

Monster-Mania 52 was gigantic.  The expo center was packed and the vendor listed was never ending.  Some of the familiar faces and some new ones.  Jennifer Harding,  Chris Rowan that owns Buffalo Bill’s House,  and many more.  There were aisles and rows upon of vendors.  If you were shopping,  if you need Christmas gifts for those family members that love horror or a friend with a great love for horror and more.  You had so many options.

They also did quite a few panels.  I was able to catch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor,  The Monster Squad,  and A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors cast panels. Everyone was so gracious with their time.  The TERRIFIER 2 cast was there along with Director Damien Leone.  Devon Sawa talking Chucky,  Final Destination,  Black Friday,  Hunter,  Hunter,  and more.

I got to ask Bradley Greg from A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors a question about the extensive special effects for his character.  He was happy to answer.

The celebrity list was quite extensive.  The cosolay and costume contest was incredible.  There was such a vast variety.  You had of the key players and horror icons including Michael Myers,  Billy the Puppet aka Jigsaw. If you have never been to a convention,  you should check it out.  Yes,  there are lines,  yes there are people.  It can crazy but it can be so memorable.

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