Slasher Icon Kane Hodder lined up for Horror Con UK 2016
The organizers behind Horror Con UK have announced some exciting news on their Facebook page. Since the reveal that the UK’s first ever Horror convention would be returning to Magna Science Park in Sheffield this July, fans and supporters of the event have been eager to see which guests would be lined up.
Last year featured the late Gunnar Hansen (AKA. Leatherface in 1974’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Tom Savini (FX Artist on Friday the 13th, The Burning, Texas Chainsaw 2 etc.), and Bill Moseley (Star of Devil’s Rejects, House of a 1000 Corpses and also Texas Chainsaw 2) to name a few.
The Yorkshire based event that celebrates blood, guts and gore on film as well as other mediums proudly revealed that the first guest to bring shock and terror to Britain this summer would be the legendary Kane Hodder, best known as the definitive Jason Voorhees. Hodder is the actor and stunt man who played the machete-wielding maniac in the most films beginning with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) up until bad movie favourite Jason X (2001); that bizarrely saw the Camp Crystal Lake killer conquer space! Hodder is not only known for his Jason role, he also portrayed the terrifying swamp mutant Victor Crowley in Adam Green’s blood-soaked shocker Hatchet (2006) and its two sequels.
Tickets for the event can now be purchased on the website, with some great offers available! http://horrorconventions.merlintickets.co.uk/
Horror Con 2016 runs from Saturday July 9th & Sunday July 10th.
Keep updated on 2016’s goriest UK event over on Facebook. It’s the perfect event for fans of the gorier side of film to get together and celebrate everything they love about the genre while supporting up and coming and independent filmmakers and much, much more!
Check out coverage from last year’s event here.
Hayley Alice Roberts.