If you’re a horror fan living in the Midwest, you are not going to want to miss this.  The 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention is gearing up to be another memorable year of genre fun and festivities and today they announced that Robert Englund will be appearing in full Freddy Krueger make-up for the final time ever, courtesy of special effects master Robert Kurtzman, who will be doing the Freddy make-up application himself.

What’s even cooler is that fans who attend Flashback Weekend will also have the opportunity to take their picture with Robert Englund in his full Freddy make-up as part of a special photo-op on Friday, August 8th, which will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s iconic original A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as help benefit the Digital Projector Fund for the Midway Drive-in in Dixon, Illinois.

Robert Englund will also be appearing live on stage in his Freddy Krueger make-up on Friday, August 8, 2014 during the FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS LIVE, a live on-stage late night horror talk show hosted by Chicago Horror host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz). The panel will feature Freddy and other celebrity guest appearances, entertainment, and surprises. Englund will also be on hand for the remainder of Flashback Weekend doing daily autograph sessions, Q&A’s and appearances at different screenings.

The Flashback Weekend 2014 line-up also features other horror icons including a Phantasm 35th anniversary reunion with director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm and the rest of the original cast, Lance Henriksen, Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley,  Jennifer Rubin,  a Hellraiser reunion featuring Ashley Laurence, Barbie Wilde, and Nicholas Vance, Charles Band, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and many more!

Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including Phantasm stars performing in concert, Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, the annual Flashback Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more to be announced.

Flashback Weekend is a horror convention with a deeper initiative; their philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, located in Dixon, IL.

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    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.