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HorrorConUK 2017 is Coming Up in May!

Calling all Horror fans! HorrorConUK 2017 is fast approaching and it couldn’t be more exciting! Whether you live locally to the area or simply enjoy being around fellow Horror fans,  this looks to be the event for you.

Alongside the list of incredible guests this event has gathered, there are a number of competitions and projects guaranteed to have fans of all creed salivating at the prospect of what it is on offer.

See below for the Press Release regarding the 2-day event.

HorrorConUK is set to host its third convention in as many years on 13th and 14th May with over 4000 people expected to attend and a host of special horror guests. Guests announced include:


John Jarrett from the Wolf Creek film and TV franchise.


Sid Haig – best known for his role as killer clown Captain Spaulding in The Devils Rejects.


Cassandra Peterson – AKA Elvira Mistress of the Dark.


Classical character actor David Warner of The Omen


As well as Linda Hayden of Blood on Satan’s Claw and genre illustrator Graham Humphreys.

In addition, pop culture expert Sir Christopher Frayling will be giving a talk on ‘Vampyres: The First 200 years’, and extreme horror author Matt Shaw will bring Chewy The Pug for her convention debut.

As if this wasn’t enough the latest guest to be announced is Heather Langenkamp, better known as A Nightmare on Elm Street’s heroine and Freddy Krueger’s nemesis Nancy Thompson. Horror Host Bunny Galore will also be in attendance again hosting the Scareplay Costume Competition.

Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund from A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Gill Bell, Managing Director of HorrorConUK says:

“When we first launched HorrorConUK in 2015 we totally believed that UK horror lovers needed an event that brought new and exciting horror guests together in this country, within an immersive horror setting – everything at HorrorConUK is horror! Our attendees are completely horror crazy but seriously you couldn’t find a friendlier crowd at a convention! Judging by ticket sales so far we have definitely hit the nail on the head this year!”


The event will be held at Magna in Rotherham/Sheffield, UK Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017. A 1-day entry ticket for HorrorConUK 2017 costs £21.00 and can be bought at

About HorrorConUK 2017:

  • Held at Magna, Rotherham/Sheffield, South Yorkshire on 13th and 14th May 2017
  • Magna is a Science and Adventure tourist attraction. It’s an old Steelworks, with high ceilings, industrial darkness and general atmosphere that lends itself to be an ideal venue for HorrorConUK.
  • The first HorrorConUK event was held at Magna in 2015
  • 2016 saw over 4000 attendees and tickets for 2017 are already selling faster than last year.

Personally, I cannot wait to see what will be on display and will, of course, be bringing you all of the details from the front line of this Horror Genre Convention.

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