Texas Frightmare Weekend's 11th year was another success that will go down in history with horrificable (I made that word up, I think?) tales to pass on to our grandchildren. This year meant a lot to me and my brother. We had plans to finish filming and be well on our way to promote Hanukkillah but things get in the way. Our parents were having health issues then I was having my own and managing a club was taking a lot of my time. Eventually, we did lose our father in such a grim fashion... I am still having a hard to accepting it. His funeral was that Sunday following the convention and all of our old TFW friends and collaborators were there by our side to make sure we kept our minds off of it. That's ALL I cared about. I didn't want to sit at a booth, bored out of my mind. I didn't want the responsibility of panels. Hell, the only interview I had lined up was Joe Turkle. Rest assured, the TFW family came to our rescue and it was an epic ride!
In my opinion, Sarah Church is what made this year so special for me. This sweet little girl was the highlight for all of us! It melts my heart to see someone so charismatic who loves horror movies as much as I do and the kicker is, Sarah cannot actually hear the films. You know you've made a good horror movie when the actor's facial expressions are powerful enough to win her over! This has inspired me to learn how to sign and I promise you, this will not be the last of Sarah! Everyone, if you see her at a convention, go say hi! I feel like I sat there with her on my bed for a straight hour just writing back and forth, asking her what her favorite scary movies were. I kept the notes and they are going straight into my heart shaped box. Look at this photo below! Look at the majority of the pics on my Facebook's TFW album. All of us love each other and love the same art. THIS is what TFW is all about. It's a well organized love fest that I wish could last longer than a weekend.
Before I open up about the events from 2016, let's go over our favorite moments from the past 10 years!
|Who remembers the Get Lipshitz Laid campaign?|
|The Gash & Podcast From Hell Take on TFW!|
|Long time friend and collaborator Jason Hughes and I supporting the WM3 and donating to their cause!|
|Every year our crew celebrates Dai Green's bday. Even if she isn't there, we always call that bitch up and sing to her!|
|The first autograph I ever signed!|
|The year that Lance Henrickson wore a Texas Longhorn shirt! You know how much this means to me. He was here again this year and nearly knocked me off my feet with his compliments. Such a nice guy.|
|The happiest Rebekah had ever been at Frightmare|
|Interviewing Norman Reedus after the 1st season of TWD & photoshoot in hearse! What went on after got a little crazy. Good times!|
|Out eating BBQ with Eihi Shiina of Helldriver & Audition|
|I consider Parrish Randall to be one of my best friends. I even wrote a part specifically for him. Sadly, I did not see him this year. No time!|
|Old school carpet photo!|
|Last but not least, getting interviews still while I am 2 weeks from my due date!|
|The Babes of Frightmare!|
|My sweet, sweet Jenn Stone!|
|Jeremy Sumrall & I will be working together again soon my dears!|
|Official favorite costume, Liz Taylor!|
|Ricky Dean from Freddy's Dead showed up to our party!|
|And then this happened!|
|Had my man reserve his own chair at the party LOL!|
Awww look at me and Jayson through the years! Jayson and I grew closer this year and he was the highlight of my weekend. There was a moment where he was exhausted and ready for bed and he knew I needed sleep for the funeral but I refused. I told him that once I lie down and shut my eyes, it'll all be over. It's back to reality and on our way to face what had happened to our father. Jayson kept me strong all weekend and every last minute shared with him meant the world to me.
THE CRUD, THE MAD, AND THE WRINKLY: Addressing a nasty video uploaded on Facebook
Through all the love that TFW holds, there are still a couple of bad eggs who have the gall to drive to our state and disrupt everyone's fun. I know you girls have only been coming to TFW for a few years but take a look around. No one cares about any of that and more than enough people were offended and disgusted by your behavior but I guess some people just thrive off of drama and faking another attack is much more important than sustaining your integrity with everyone getting along. I just don't understand why some people feel it's necessary to be so mean. You're also liable to kill someone while making videos behind the wheel. Good luck with your podcast or blog. I'm sure it will be a hoot.
In the meantime! My latest TV project is Disappeared. Keep an eye out for my work on ION and the Reelz channel and we will soon be making cast announcements for Hanukkillah though most of the roles have already been cast. For those of you who follow my Geek Juice column; Women in Prison films with fun GIFs I made myself are up on the site next! Love you all so much. RIP dad. You were such an incredibly human being and my heart aches. We lost you too soon.