Horror fans are heading to Burbank this weekend for genre extravaganza Son of Monsterpalooza. The three-day event will feature appearances from a host of actors, directors, creature designers and makeup artists, including cast members from the Phantasm films and FX makeup master Tom Savini. Meet your cult heroes during signing sessions or get tips for making big-screen chills during panel discussions. The convention kicks off Friday evening with a few movie events, including a new HD version of documentary Vampira and Me with filmmaker R.H. Greene, featuring recently unearthed footage of the legendary horror show host. Before the screening, be sure to check out Monsterpalooza and Century Guild Gallery's special exhibition of the works of Clive Barker and stop by the It's Alive Project, featuring 80 busts and 10 statues of the Bride of Frankenstein, made by artists who specialize in creating creatures. Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank; Fri., Sept. 12, 6-11 p.m., Sat.-Sun., Sept. 13-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $25 (day pass), $60 (full weekend). (818) 843-6000, monsterpalooza.com.
Fri., Sept. 12, 6-11 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2014
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