HorrorConUK returns to the region at Magna centre

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Magna is preparing to host a weekend of blood and gore, as HorrorConUK returns to South Yorkshire this month.

The spine-chilling horror convention will feature a selection of illustrious names from the horror genre when it opens in the region on Saturday May 13.

The two-day event will feature Q&A talks from Heather Langenkamp, who played Nancy Thompson in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series; American actor Sid Haig, who played Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s horror films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects; John Jarratt of Wolf Creek; and Cassandra Peterson, who is best known for her role in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet award-winning broadcaster and writer Sir Christopher Frayling, and British illustrator and visual artist Graham Humphreys. An exclusive showing of the Frankenstein’s Monster busts for the Monster Charity Project 2017 will also be revealed for the first time at the event.

Organiser Gill Bell, who set up HorrorConUK with sister Wendy Bell, said: “As in previous years, there will be plenty going on, including Q&As, signings and photo opportunities with special guests well known in the horror industry. It promises to be another great celebration of the horror genre.”

Following the success at last year’s event, which saw more than 30,000 people attend, the HorrorConUK Scareplay costume competition is also set to return, with actor and TV presenter Bunny Galore hosting and awarding a special ‘Bunny’s Choice’ prize.

Tickets for the HorrorCon UK 2017 are priced at £37.50 for the entire weekend or £21 for either day when pre-booked. Under 12s can enter free with a paying adult.