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The horror convention Son of Monserpalooza took place September 19th thru the 21st in Burbank, California marking the final weekend of summer and iHorror was in attendance for all of the fun and Mayhem. The event like most others had special guests, many vendors, and scheduled events, but this particular convention felt very different, but in a positive light. As I walked throughout the convention, the tone was very welcoming, and everyone appeared to be very excited. Many people were reunited as I saw many conversing, giving handshakes and hugs; I felt right at home. Eliot Brodsky’s Monsterpalooza continues to live up to its name dedicating itself to the art of monsters. Year after year Monsterpalooza sets a precedent to be the game changer for conventions on the West Coast, which have struggled over the years compared to East Coast conventions. The year 2016 will continue this trend as Monsterpalooza will be moving to The Pasadena Convention Center. The larger venue will provide everyone with more elbow room and everything you have come to expect from Monsterpalooza!

Son of Monsterpalooza was far from mediocre featuring the FX and makeup talents of Cinemamakeup School, Premiere Products, Inc., Stan Winston’s School of Character Arts, and The Dick Smith Course. Some of the special guests this time around included: Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & Halloween 5), Lance Henrickson (Pumpkinhead, Aliens, & The Terminator), William Katt (Carrie & House), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play I & II), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses & Devils Rejects) and Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert (The Monster Squad).

2015 marks the 4th Son of Monsterspalooza costume contest that was sponsored by Premiere products.

Monsterpalooza and Mad Monster have teamed up together to bring a spooktacular show: the Mad Monster-Palooza Party! The lavish event took place on Saturday, September 20th at 8:00 pm and was sponsored by Monster Magazine. The Miss Mad Monster Pageant crowned the beautiful Lisa Yount as the new Miss Killifornia. After the pageant The Resistance featuring Derek Mears (Friday The 13th ’09) improvising, a fully scored action comedic horror movie. The night ended with Scaraoke, where guests could murder their favorite songs! Oh, and yes the bar was in full swing.

Son of Monsterpalooza was an enjoyable event with memories and nightmares that will last a lifetime! Please enjoy the photo gallery below.







William Katt (House & Carrie)


Tom Atkins (Halloween III – Season of the Witch & Night of The Creeps)


Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & Halloween 5) speaks to a young about what she wants to be for Halloween.


Alex Vincent (Child’s Play & Child’s Play 2).


Lance Hendrickson (Pumpkinhead & Aliens) is more than happy to pose with fans!


Monster Squad
Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert (The Monster Squad).


The Creative Minds Behind The Upcoming Horror Anthology, Tales of Halloween









ReelGuise Cosplay





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Ryan Cusick is a writer for and very much enjoys conversation and writing about anything within the horror genre. Horror first sparked his interest after watching the original, The Amityville Horror when he was the tender age of three. Ryan lives in California with his wife and ten-year old daughter, who is also expressing interest in the horror genre. Ryan recently received his Master’s Degree in Psychology and hopes to some day write a novel. Ryan can be followed on twitter @Nytmare112.