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Texas Frightmare Weekend 2023 Welcomes John Carpenter


Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to welcome the return of legendary director John Carpenter to our May 26-28, 2023 event! Carpenter will appear Saturday and Sunday only for autographs and professional photo ops at our all new venue the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas… which just happens to be located off of John Carpenter Freeway!

Hotel reservations are currently available at the Texican Court which is located directly across the street from the Irving Convention Center. The Texican is literally a few seconds walk to the event!


Carpenter’s breakthrough film was HALLOWEEN (1978), the seminal horror film; made for $300,000, it was the most profitable independent movie of its day, and to date has spawned several sequels. After directing HALLOWEEN, he further established his reputation with such genre hits as THE FOG, THEY LIVE, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, the psychological horror film, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, CHRISTINE and THE WARD. His rank as an action director on a wider scale is also evident in such productions as ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, VAMPIRES, THE THING, GHOSTS OF MARS, ESCAPE FROM L.A. and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.

In the gaming world, he co-wrote the video game FEAR 3 for Warner Bros. Interactive.

In the world of comics, Carpenter is the co-creator of the award-winning bi-monthly series, “John Carpenter’s Asylum” and the acclaimed annual anthology collection, “John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight”.

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