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Monsterpalooza coming to Pasadena next week

The 15th annual Monsterpalooza arrives in the Pasadena Convention Center for a three-day run from May 31 through June 2.

Packed with guests and events, the convention features panels, screenings, exhibitors, makeup demos, and a monster museum.

Featured presentations include Candyman (guests: Tony Todd and Bernard Rose), Terrifier (guests: Damien Leone, David Howard Thornton, Catherine Corcoran), The Blob (guests: Kevin Dillon, Tony Gardner), Aliens: Romulus (guests: Fede Alvarez, Alec Gillis, Shane Mahan), Hellraiser (guests: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Andrew Robinson), and Hatchet (guests: Kane Hodder, Adam Green).

Other guests include Juliet Landaur (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Giancarlo Esposito (Abigail), Michael Ironside (Scanners), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Megumi Odaka (Godzilla vs. Destroyer), Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), and Matthew Lillard and Skeet Ulrich from Scream, plus many others.

The Pasadena Convention Center is located at 300 E. Green Street in Pasadena. Hours are 6-11pm Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $40 for Friday, $50 for Saturday, and $45 for Sunday. A three-day pass is $90. Children under ten are admitted free with a paying adult (one per customer). Get more information at monsterpalooza.com.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.