Rotherham: Movie stars and famous authors all in town for UK’s first ever HorrorCon event

Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan.
Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan.

Hordes of horror fans face scares and delights galore at a new event in Rotherham this weekend, HorrorCon UK.

Ghoulish guests including actor Gunnar Hansen, who played Leatherface in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, Dacre Stoker, the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, and special effects master Mike Peel, who has worked on films like V for Vendetta and Casino Royale, will be taking part in the first convention of its kind in the UK.

Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan, will also be among the authors signing books at the event.

Paul is am award-winning author and editor of books like the Arrowhead trilogy revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood, while Marie is an award-nominated author of best-sellers like A Carnivàle of Horror – Dark Tales from the Fairground.

Day tickets are £15, visit www.horrorconventions.co.uk for details.