Underground Monster Carnival 2014

Yesterday was the third annual Underground Monster Carnival, Oklahoma's only ongoing horror/B/sci-fi convention.  While it's a bit small in comparison to something like Texas Frightmare Weekend, I can honestly say that it's worth the trek if you're in the area.  Looking back to my experience last year, it also seems to get better with each year.  Below you'll find a bunch of pictures I took at the event, a handful of links, and the obligatory haul photos.

UMC is a chance for local macabre vendors, nerds, haunters, and horror/sci-fi enthusiasts to gather in one location (typically the OKC fairgrounds) to sell artwork and promote local film and/or haunted houses for the upcoming Halloween season.  It's mostly comprised of artists but a few local celebs show up from time to time.

These were probably the coolest things I saw at the carnival, Artista Papercraft is someone I was somewhat familiar with as I'd purchased one of his Frankenhooker prints in the past, but I'd never seen these before.

Count Gregore made his normal appearance, for those not familiar with the Count he hosted Oklahoma's own Shock Theater back in the 50's.

How do you know you're in Oklahoma?  You find a signed 8x10 of Billy Ray Cyrus amidst a stack of horror and sci-fi photographs.

The Zombie Bolt is sponsored by Guthrie Haunts, it's exactly what it sounds like, a 5k where zombies chase after you.  Guthrie Haunts' Scaregrounds continues to be one of the highest rated haunted attractions in the state.  Hopefully I'll get the chance to go this year, if I do you can expect a full review.


Newcastle Nightmare is another local haunt, this one in particular offers ravenous fans a chance to take out a legion of zombies with paintball guns.  Sadistic?  Probably.  But I'll definitely be trying it out later this year.

Onto the haul

Sadly there was no sign of DVD's or VHS tapes though there were a handful of toy vendors at the show.  I grabbed a few Mezco products I didn't have along with one of those cool paper masks.

The toys are great but I can't help but be a bit disappointed with the Leatherface Mez-it who looks less like Bubba and more like the Surgeon General from the wonderfully bad Escape from LA.

The Creature mask turned out cool though, best five bucks I've spent in a long time!

I had a lot of fun at the Underground Monster Carnival this year and look forward to the 2015 show! 

(if you see yourself and/or your artwork in any of the above photos please send me an email and I'll be happy to provide a link to your website!)