Written By: Dani Goeke
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
I recently visited the Monsterpalooza Horror Convention in Pasadena, California. The convention is like going to a horror amusement park except the attractions are all for your eyes. Without further ado, here is A Review of the 2018 Horror Convention, Monsterpalooza.
There are some many great things to do and film actors to meet. You can get choked out by Kane Hodder(Friday the 13th Part VII/VIII), play a game with Tobin Bell (saw films, jigsaw), or call the corners with Faruiza Baulk( the Craft). The convention started about 10 years ago in a hotel room and was originally called “Mask a palooza.” Throughout the years, the convention has changed quite a bit, however, masks are still a large part of it. This year the convention had two large rooms which housed the vendors, one additional room for screenings & panels, a long row for the signing celebs and a museum. The convention included anything from selling masks to makeup artists and invited many cosplayers to dress up as their favorite villain. The museum included various portrayals of past and present horror films along with some props from the films.
Some of my favorite moments were running into actress Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs) and being able to have a quick chat with her. I also stumbled upon actress, Bonnie Aarons, whom you may know better as the scariest nun to ever exist; Valak. I also loved catching Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira Mistress of the dark, laughing and drinking coffee. But my favorite moment was when I got to meet one of my favorite scream queens, Danielle Harris. Danielle Harris is from movies such as Halloween 4/5, Urband Legend, & Hatchet 2. Talk about a dream come true, I’ve been watching her all my life!
I can’t wait to attend this convention again next year! This event has definitely gotten me into a spooky mood and I can’t wait for the next convention. I will be attending the Midsummer Scream convention in my hometown of Long Beach, CA, July 28-29. Celebrating horror & Halloween with haunted attractions, vendors, immersive experiences, & monsters creeping around. In case you missed Monsterpalooza, there is going to be a reboot called the Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California on September 14-16, 2018. You can check it out here.
For more information on the upcoming events at Monsterpalooza, you can visit their official site here.
If you like this article, check out our review of the 2018 horror convention at Transworld here.