Every May in Dallas, Texas, fans and celebrities alike gather in Dallas for a horror celebration to remember at Texas Frightmare Weekend, and this year will certainly be no exception, with a killer lineup of special guests already announced. For many, the latest announcement may be the most exciting of all, though, as it's been revealed that filmmaker Sam Raimi—the creative genius behind the first three Evil Dead films, the Spider-Man trilogy, Drag Me to Hell, and Darkman—will be in attendance (reuniting him with the previously announced Bruce Campbell).
Read on for the official announcement from Texas Frightmare Weekend, and check here to view their full list of celebrity guests, including Tim Curry, Robert Englund, Lee Majors, Meat Loaf, Cassandra Peterson, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Nick Castle, Joe Bob Briggs, and more!
From Texas Frightmare Weekend: "We're excited to welcome prolific director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi to Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019!
Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the horror film saga, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera. He was a devoted fan of The Three Stooges, so much of Raimi's film work in his teens was slapstick comedy based around what he had observed from "Stooges" movies.
As a director, Raimi's films include Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Darkman, The Quick and the Dead, A Simple Plan, For Love of the Game and The Gift. In 2002, Raimi was given a real opportunity to demonstrate his dynamic visual style with the big-budget film adaptation of the Stan Lee comic book superhero, Spider-Man. The movie was a runaway success at the box office. He also returned for the sequels, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. Raimi returned to horror with Drag Me to Hell in 2009 and in 2013 he directed the Walt Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful.
As a producer, Raimi is responsible for multiple hit TV and film projects including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Jack of All Trades, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Grudge, Boogeyman, 30 Days of Night, Don't Breathe, and Ash vs Evil Dead.
Sam joins previously announced "EVIL DEAD" guests Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi and Lee Majors."