The 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Face your fears with Phobia Fest 2016, kicking off on March 12th in Michigan courtesy of the creators of Detroit Zombie Con, who have just announced new guests and screenings for the event.

Press Release: The team behind DETROIT ZOMBIE CON plan a bolder and bloodier return this March with PHOBIAFEST. PHOBIA is a two day and night horror-themed experience that focuses on all that we fear.

Zombies, Clowns, Serial Killers and more will converge upon MPI studios in Troy, Michigan Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th for a round-the-clock fright fest. PHOBIA will feature a film festival with 12 Midwest premieres, live role playing events, special guests, and even a Miss Phobia pageant.

Thus far PHOBIA can announce special guests Meg Foster star of Rob Zombie’s upcoming 31 as well as John Carpenter’s classic They Live. Meg will be on hand as we premiere the trailer for her new thriller “At Sunrise”. From the classic horror film “Children of the Corn” comes iconic actor Courtney Gains (the Burbs, Back to the Future) and Evil Dead FX Master Tom Sullivan are all coming to Phobia. Synapse Films will host a 20th-anniversary screening of Mosquito with a cast and crew reunion.

PHOBIA will feature the US premiere of the critically acclaimed thriller THE DARK BELOW. Billed as an experimental thriller, The Dark Below premiered at Fantasia International Film Fest before two sold-out screenings in Paris, France at L’ETRANGE this summer. Dark Below contains only three spoken words of dialogue and is set beneath a frozen lake as a woman struggles for survival while a serial killer hunts her from above. Frightfest UK calls the film “Breathtaking and audacious.” Fantasia says “You’ve never seen anything like it, Wow.”. Phobia will be the only place in the US where you can see the Dark Below ahead of its North American release.

Phobia is also hosting a Miss Phobia pageant that will feature a bevy of beauties in their favorite phobia themed attire. A MUST SEE.

The two-day event will take place inside the Motion Picture Institute in Troy, Michigan – a 20,000 ft. production facility with soundstages and more

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    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).