DO YOU live for Halloween? Do you cringe at the sight of Christmas décor in July, but squeal with glee when Target fills its aisles with cobwebs, rubber masks, and foam gravestones? Is your Netflix cue full of gore and B-movie thrills and chills? Welcome the season with Retro Mega Comic Con and Alee Terror Plantation’s Terror Fest. Savannah’s first Horror convention is going down at Alee Shrine Center and is sure to be a haven for comic book and horror collectors, cosplayers, and fans of all things scary. With celebrity guests from Dawn of the Dead, The Walking Dead, The Devil's Rejects, Scary Movie, Police Academy, get ready to geek with the best of 'em and grab some photo memories and autographs.
Festivities kick off at 10 a.m., but fans can get started a day early with Chris Cook Theme Parties’ official kickoff party over at The Wormhole. The theme is Medical Mayhem: think demented doctors, naughty nurses, botched surgeries, and blood, blood everywhere. It ain’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re going to Halloween, you gotta go all the way, right?
The Tied and Tasseled Cabaret play Dr. Frankenstein, taking bodies apart and putting them back together, while horror TV guests and professional cosplayers strut their stuff.
Of course, there will be prizes for the best costume, so grab all the fake blood you can get your hands on and start working on your sickest looks (show a flyer for the party at Spirit Halloween of Savannah and score 25% off a single item).
Still can’t get enough after the fest? Head to Doubles Night Club for TV and movie guests, Atlanta horror personality Ghouella Deville, DJ Sam Diamond, horror go-go dancers, special presentations and more.
Kickoff Party: Friday, October 2, 10 p.m., $10 online via ticketfly.com, $15 at door, $20 VIP, 21+
Halloween Terror Fest: Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m., all ages
Official Horror Cosplay After Party: Saturday, October 3, 10 p.m., $5 online via retromagacomiccon.com, $10 at door