Starting this weekend on March 12th, PhobiaFest is coming to the city of Troy—no, not that one—Troy, Michigan! The event will feature over 20 rare film screenings, several fright-filled events, and special guests like Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn) and many more.

Press Release: Metro Detroit will face its fears this weekend March 12 & 13th as PHOBIAFEST invades the city of Troy. Jam packed with over two dozen rare or never before seen film screenings, 25 exhibitors and a dozen fear based events, PhobiaFest promises something for all your fears.

In the screening room Dario Argento’s razor wielding TENEBRE plays with never before seen footage. Followed by the world premiere documentary YELLOWCARD on the making of Argento’s masterpiece. In addition 4 trailers will world premiere over the weekend starting with the Monster Show cable series with star Wolfman Mac on hand. Meg Foster (star of John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE) will be on hand to discuss her role in Rob Zombie’s new 31 and she will unveil the trailer for her new thriller AT SUNRISE. The film screenings climax with the US premiere of the critically acclaimed DARK BELOW from Douglas Schulze (MIMESIS, Dark Fields) on Sunday at 7 pm. A separate ticket is required for the Dark Below screening.

If it’s clowns you fear, on the event stage there’s the March of the Evil Clowns with over a dozen painted faces to haunt you. Fights and Stunts will be performed by The Ring of Steel (theatrical action troupe) will the Miss Phobia Pageant promises a disturbing beauty pageant unlike anything you’ve ever seen. 

Maybe you fear Snakes or Tarantulas or Rats? Well don’t you worry because reptiles and rodents will be in the house to repulse you.

Other guests include the Evil Dead’s Tom Sullivan. Horror icon Courtney Gains (Malachi from Children of the Corn).  Former MMA fighter Gordon Shell will lead a demonstration on animal safety and protection with real live guard dogs alongside WWF wrestlers and more.

Tickets are $ 15 for a day pass and are available in advance thru (keyword PhobiaFest). There’s a special weekend pass for $ 20. Tickets are also available at the door.

For more information visit . The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th from 9 am to 5 pm inside MPI STUDIOS at 2040 Crooks Road in Troy, MI. Please note that films run later into the evening. Parking is free with food and beverage available from Dead World Soda and Green Lantern Pizza.

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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).