I attended the Houston Horror Film Fest again this year and had a great time. What follows are some pics and a story about the event.
This year, I received 2 Media Passes to the event and I was grateful. With as many events as I cover, it would cost me a small fortune if I had to pay for every event or attraction I visited.
I always enjoy getting a pic with their back drop.
Purgatory Scream Park had another display this year. Last year, they had a set from Stranger Things. This year, they went a bit darker. And I loved it.
I really appreciate the attention to detail. They really make an effort.
So many details to drink in with the eyes.
Purgatory Scream Park is opening soon. I made arrangements to visit this year. I’ll be there the first Friday that they open to photograph the staff getting ready, etc. I should end up with some great pics. I’ll post a blog story about that soon so look forward to it.
Their address is 1965 Northpark Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339.
I shot a commercial with Shane Glasgow, one of the owners. He told me that it takes about 30 to 45 minutes to go through their attraction.
He also said that their property is an indoor/outdoor attraction covering 25,000 sq. feet.
I wonder if they looked at this shelf and said, “I think it’s missing something. I know… toes on a string!” I love it.
Here is some info from their homepage…
“Purgatory’s scenic designs are second to none, and its’ resident personalities are unforgettable. If you are looking for the most exciting haunted house to visit, this is the one you don’t want to miss!
At 25,000 sq ft. and a 30-45 minute walk through, it is the largest haunt in the state of Texas.”
And some more info from their site…
“Come see Kill Count, Dredzo, Lester the Jester, Bendy and the crew of signature characters that have been tormenting North Houston for years.”
The artist that made this is very talented.
Here is the write-up about Purgatory Scream Park…
“North of Houston, in the city of Kingwood, lies the sleeping giant of the haunted house industry.
Purgatory Scream Park is the fastest growing horror themed attraction in Houston, and is beloved by its’ guests. This is evident by the raving reviews Purgatory receives on social media and its’ unmatched rating of 4.9 on Google.
The measure of a haunted attraction is the satisfaction of its’ guests, and it is here that Purgatory Scream Park outranks all other haunts in Houston.”
Here is the interview that I conducted with Shane Glasgow of Purgatory Scream Park. It’s worth a look.
A group from another Houston haunted house.
The HHFF offers many things, including great artwork.
Many talented artists show their work at this event.
Creepz the Clown is promoting another haunted house.
Quite a bloody group.
There were a lot of clowns at HHFF 2023 on the Friday.
Some are scared of clowns.
“Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns and is a widely acknowledged phenomenon. Studies indicate this fear is present among both adults and children in many different countries.”
I met Austin and got some pics of her. Really nice.
Here is her card.
This is Georgia, The Unique Peach.
Her make-up was fabulous. She said it takes her 4 hours to put it on.
Here is her card.
These next pics are from Saturday of the event.
Everybody loves ghoulish pirates, right?
Here is Georgia without her face done up like on Friday. Cute girl.
I laughed at her facial expression and eyes when I got home and saw this pic.
Great reactions when I asked them out on a date, lol.
This is one big Michael Myers.
Look for the word Sex in this pic.
Two more Cosplay Cuties.
This is not the only pretty Freddy Krueger that I photographed during the weekend.
Moses works at the Westchase Marriott. He is one cool cat. I enjoy seeing him and he always speaks so well of me. He said that I must be taking Benjamin Buttons pills because I looked younger than last year. That was funny.
Another pic of Creepz the Clown.
13th Floor Haunted House.
Saturday is always the biggest day of a cosplay event.
You know you’ll have an interesting cosplay when it involves a straight jacket and a dolly. Remember this lady that is playing Hannibal Lector.
Always cute girls at HHFF.
How about a kiss, sweetie?
The man who played the kid in Chucky was a guest at the film fest. I saw a lot of people carrying their Chucky dolls because they had them autographed.
Lots of Scream killers in attendance.
A great Pinhead.
Saturday at HHFF was filled with lots of great people.
And many were in awesome cosplays.
This location in the main lobby was the best spot for photos because of the natural light.
Not so sure I’d want a kiss from her, lol.
Cute cosplayer with a great face.
Another Chucky fan with her doll.
From the original Halloween movie. The guy, Gillman, is portraying the Donald Pleasance character, Dr. Samuel “Sam” J. Loomis. Funny pic.
I love this guy.
But I wouldn’t want to meet him in a dark alley dressed like this.
Amber and Alicia. The second pretty Freddy Krueger that I met.
Amber did a fantastic job with her Freddy face.
I liked this cosplayer’s look.
A great smile. Everyone was having the best time.
A funny couple. Here is something about their cosplay…
“Alexa and Alexie Grady are the names given to the twins in the 1980 film (they are not given first names in the 1977 book). They are two little girls who were murdered by their father Delbert Grady, when he was possessed by ghosts in the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.”
These two would scare me on a dark night also.
Can you imagine walking to your car in a darkened car garage late at night and you see this running at you?
This concludes the section about Saturday.
Saturday night, I went back to the Westchase Marriott at 11pm to attend the Rave to the Grave party. My Media Pass got me in for free.
The place was packed.
And the music was great.
There was also a photo op with an HHFF back drop.
When I got home and started editing my pics, I laughed when I saw this guy.
This is a short video of Rave to the Grave.
On Sunday, I got my Red Carpet pic again.
The Purgatory display was a favorite of many attendees.
And the owners and staff are so friendly.
A pic for my resume, lol.
Georgia was so nice to meet. I hope I see her again next year.
Harley Quinn is a favorite of millions. Here is some info about her…
“Harley Quinn is a character appearing in American comic books produced by DC Comics. Quinn was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm for “Batman: The Animated Series” as a henchwoman for the supervillain Joker.”
Teenie tiny cosplayer.
Sunday was not as crowded as Saturday, but still a good crowd.
A good day to meet celebrity guests because of no lines.
Another Chucky fan and his doll.
A fun pic.
Remember the lady that was playing Hannibal lector? This is her in red. A great look.
All of the rooms at the Marriott had fans of the film fest. And they all were having a good time.
This is a crossover cosplay. It’s Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th as Pinhead. Pretty cool.
Lots of merchandise to choose from.
And great art.
The artists are all happy to take photos.
This guy had some baked goods. They looked delicious.
I love candy apples, especially caramel with nuts.
Here’s my gal again.
Such great make-up.
The Sunday Purgatory crew. Great people.
A fun couple getting into their characters.
Good detail on this guy’s face.
How did she get her mouth and tongue so black?
Spiderwoman. Pretty scary.
She has the Joker mouth and her outfit so I think this is another Harley Quinn.
The Grady twins again. I had never seen this cosplay in all my years of attending comicons and I saw it twice in one weekend.
This concludes my blog post about the Houston Horror Film Fest of 2023. I hope you enjoyed reading about it and seeing just a few of the pics that I took.
Always more to come.
To see all of the pics from the weekend, visit the site below and click on Photos.