(10/18/12) - Halloween is still two weeks away, but this weekend, the Flint Horror Con will be providing a few screams at the Masonic Temple.
The whole idea of the second annual Flint Horror Con sounds a little frightening.
"It's going to be blood, guts, and gore, and fun, and scares for everybody," said Flint Horror Con director, Chris Ringler.
The event returns to the Masonic Temple in downtown Flint on Saturday. It features vendors, music, and a film festival. On top of that, the red carpet is being rolled out for several celebrity guests.
"We have Cleve Hall, who was the monster man on Sci Fi. We have Walter Feelan, who was Dr. Satan in a 'House of a Thousand Corpses.' We have Tom Sullivan, who did 'Book of the Dead' for 'Evil Dead,' we have a zombie from 'Dawn of the Dead', and Arie Layman, who was Jason from 'Friday the 13th,'" Ringler said.
As for the venue, the Masonic has been rumored to be haunted for years.
"Absolutely. We'd like to think we're going to leave some more spirits behind," Ringler said.
Despite their appearance, there is a humanitarian nature to these ghouls. They're not just here to provide scares this weekend, they're also here to support a very important cause.
"We are bringing out Scares That Care, which is a national organization that raises money to help sick children. They're bringing out a Dawn of the Dead zombie with them and we're really excited to have them out," Ringler said.
Zombies aside, organizers insist that Horror Con will be family friendly. In fact, kids under 10 get in free, and they'll even have their own costume contest.
"There's really nothing too outrageous that kids can't be here for. They'll love all the scary stuff," Ringler said.
The Flint Horror Con runs from noon until 10 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple.
For a schedule of events, click HERE.
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