Disclosure: BMD is owned by the Alamo Drafthouse, an official sponsor of this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend.
This year's Texas Frightmare Weekend is shaping up to be one helluva get-together, with an insane lineup of exciting vendors, interesting panels, exclusive screenings and a truly impressive roster of guests, including the kids from IT, Hellraiser's Doug Bradley, Hellboy's Ron Perlman, Scream's Matthew Lillard, The Exorcist III's Brad Dourif, and - last, but certainly not least - the legendary Clive Barker.
As it turns out, Barker isn't just appearing at this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend: he's also designed the con's official 2018 t-shirt, which we are thrilled to be debuting today here at Birth.Movies.Death. Let's take a look:
Aaand here's their press release on the matter:
"Texas Frightmare Weekend presented by Arrow Video is proud to reveal our 2018 t-shirt art! Designed by legendary artist, author and filmmaker Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Night Breed) this all new art was commissioned exclusively in celebration of the 13th annual event this May 4-6, 2018.
Clive Barker is largely considered a master of the horror genre. His Books of Blood and Hellraiser films are among his best-known works. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was also the executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters.
Barker is a prolific visual artist, often illustrating his own books. His paintings have been seen first on the covers of his official fan club magazine, Dread, published by Fantaco in the early '90s; on the covers of the collections of his plays, Incarnations (1995) and Forms of Heaven (1996); and on the second printing of the original British publications of his Books of Blood series. Barker also provided the artwork for his young adult novel The Thief of Always and for the Abarat series. His artwork has been exhibited at Bert Green Fine Art in Los Angeles and Chicago, at the Bess Cutler Gallery in New York and La Luz De Jesus in Los Angeles. Many of his sketches and paintings can be found in the collection Clive Barker, Illustrator, published in 1990 by Arcane/Eclipse Books, and in Visions of Heaven and Hell, published in 2005 by Rizzoli Books.
Clive Barker will also be a special guest at the 13th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend happening this May 4-6, 2018. TFW 2018 marks his first convention appearance in several years. Other guests include Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy), the stars of 2017’s IT, Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Scream), Steven Weber (The Shining, Wings), Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity), Tobin Bell (Saw), Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Child’s Play) and more than 40 more genre icons."
Like we said up top, this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend is shaping up to be an absolute blast, and we're thrilled to be attending. If you're interested in tagging along, be aware that you can purchase your own badge via the official Texas Frightmare Weekend website even as we speak. Everyone else should sit tight and wait for our Texas Frightmare Weekend coverage, which will include at least one interview I am very, very, very excited to bring to you (sorry, no hints, but feel free to guess).
Stay tuned for more as we draw ever closer to Texas Frightmare Weekend's arrival on May 4th.