Texas Frightmare Weekend presented by Arrow Video is proud to reveal our 2018 t-shirt art! Designed by legendary artist, author and filmmaker Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Night Breed) this all-new art was commissioned exclusively in celebration of the 13th annual event this May 4-6, 2018.

Clive Barker is largely considered a master of the horror genre. His Books of Blood and Hellraiser films are among his best-known works. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was also the executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters.

Barker is a prolific visual artist, often illustrating his own books. His paintings have been seen first on the covers of his official fan club magazine, Dread, published by Fantaco in the early ’90s; on the covers of the collections of his plays, Incarnations (1995) and Forms of Heaven (1996); and on the second printing of the original British publications of his Books of Blood series. Barker also provided the artwork for his young adult novel The Thief of Always and for the Abarat series. His artwork has been exhibited at Bert Green Fine Art in Los Angeles and Chicago, at the Bess Cutler Gallery in New York and La Luz De Jesus in Los Angeles. Many of his sketches and paintings can be found in the collection Clive Barker, Illustrator, published in 1990 by Arcane/Eclipse Books, and in Visions of Heaven and Hell, published in 2005 by Rizzoli Books.

 

Clive Barker will also be a special guest at the 13th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend happening this May 4-6, 2018. TFW 2018 marks his first convention appearance in several years. Other guests include Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy), the stars of 2017’s IT, Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Scream), Steven Weber (The Shining, Wings), Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity), Tobin Bell (Saw), Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Child’s Play) and more than 40 more genre icons.

Texas Frightmare Weekend is presented by Arrow Video. The event takes place annually in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention”, our goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.

After humble beginnings at the tiny Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, TFW (as it has begun to be called by attendees) is arguably the largest horror convention in the nation. The event draws thousands of attendees annually and has hosted genre legends such as Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcom McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Cary Elwes and hundreds more.

In 2012 the event moved to the Hyatt Regency inside the DFW to make room for its growing fan base. The new venue provides 93,000 square feet of event space (compared to the Grapevine Convention Center at 23,500 square feet) and 800 rooms.
2018 Event Sponsors also include Alamo Drafthouse – Official 2018 Theater and Shock Waves Podcast – Official 2018 Media Sponsor.
The t-shirt can be added to a convention ticket purchase or purchased separately at the Texas Frightmare Weekend website. For more info about the 2018 event please visit www.texasfrightmareweekend.com.