It looks like the East Coast will be getting some horror-love this weekend with TWO great conventions.

 Monster Mania 27

Monster Mania: March 7-9, Cherry Hill, NJ

Monster Mania is going into their 27th(!) convention this weekend with some incredible guests and events on deck, the highlight being that this is the first convention appearance EVER for Lisa and Louise Burns, also known as The Grady Twins from The Shining! Another first time guest that has some well-deserved hype is Roger Jackson, known for voicing Ghostface in the Scream franchise. Other guests include the great Robert Englund, Tony Todd, Ernie Hudson and Gunnar Hansen, who will appear as part of a Leatherface Reunion with Bill Johnson (TCM2), R.A. Mihailoff (TCM3) and Dan Yeager (TC3D). Reunions for Candyman, The Crow, Cujo, Dark Shadows, and The Walking Dead are on hand for the weekend. A slew of films, Q&As and other events are on schedule, and you can find all that you need on their website: http://www.monstermania.net/

Horror Realm

Horror Realm: March 7-9, Pittsburgh, PA

“Zombie Capital of the World” has a small but packed lineup that will especially excite George A. Romero fans. Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), David Crawford (Dawn of the Dead) and John Russo (Night of the Living Dead) are among some of the Romero alum that are attending. Also appearing at Horror Realm are Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Tom Towles (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer). Their events include film screenings all weekend with time slots devoted just to VHS, a cabaret on Friday night, horror trivia Saturday afternoon and a costume contest that night. Check them out at http://www.horrorrealmcon.com/