Announcing New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
February 9, 2017

Central New Jersey Welcomes a Weekend of Indie Films and Hollywood Frights!

Indisputable fact: New Jersey is creepy! We’ve got Haddonfield, Camp Crystal Lake, the Jersey Devil and our fair share of Elm Streets. We broke the world record for stuffing the most zombies onto a beach in Asbury Park …and now, we celebrate the arrival of the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival! This March 31st -April 2nd, The Crowne Plaza in Edison, New Jersey will play host to a fantastic selection of Hollywood Horror Icons, a film festival with selections playing all day, every day, 2 rooms of bone chilling vendors, contests, giveaways and special events you won’t want to miss!!

Our very special guest this year comes with his own special event…

John Waters: Director, Writer, Producer, Actor and Author, John Waters, sometimes referred to as the “King of Bad Taste”, is most known for a multitude of films including Hairspray, Crybaby, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, as well as an unforgettable role in Seed of Chucky! John Waters will be performing “This Filthy World: Filthier and More Horrible” live for VIP guests with a book signing afterward and photo opportunities.

Our Guests Lineup also includes:

A “Films of Frank Henenlotter” Reunion with James Lorinz and Patty Mullen of Frankenhooker, Kevin Van Hentenryck of Basket Case and Rick Hearst of Brain Damage alongside Frank Henenlotter himself!

A Back to the Future 2 Reunion with Jeffrey WeissmanDon FulliloveHarry Waters Jr. and Ricky Dean Logan. (Of course, there will be a Delorean on the premises as well!)

A Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse Reunion with Bryan Johnson (Vulgar, Dogma, Mallrats, Comic Book Men), Ernie O’Donnell (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, 100 Acres of Hell), Scott Schiaffo (Vulgar, Clerks, Comic Book Men), Robert Bruce (Comic Book Men) and More To Be Announced!

Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects), Randy Havens (Stranger Things, Archer), Lloyd Kaufman (Fearless Leader of Troma Entertainment), Sharon Smyth Lentz (Dark Shadows), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3, Bloodrayne), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People), Tony Moran (Halloween), Ted Raimi (Evil Dead 2, Candyman, Ash vs Evil Dead), Tiffany Shepis (Tromeo and Juliet, Sharknado 2, Night of the Demons), Gene Snitsky (Former ECW, WWE Wrestler, 100 Acres of Hell), Mink Stole (Hairspray, Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play 1-3, Curse of Chucky, Cult of Chucky), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever, Not Another Teen Movie, Power Rangers), Mike Diana (Artist,Creator of Boiled Angel, Firebrat, Superfly), Joel Robinson (Artist for Shout! Factory, Officially Licensed Artist for the Vincent Price Estate) & More to come!

We’ve got 3 days of independent films from fantastic creators across the globe, contests running every hour, sideshow performers, cars from your favorite films and a host of family friendly fun..for the spookiest families we know! See you there!!

Tickets for the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival are on sale now at

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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