The Southwest's premier horror convention! Now entering our 16th year. The event takes place annually in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention”, our goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.

After humble beginnings at the tiny Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, TFW (as it has begun to be called by attendees) is arguably the largest horror convention in the nation. The event draws thousands of attendees annually and has hosted genre legends such as Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcom McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Cary Elwes and hundreds more.

In 2012 the event moved to the Hyatt Regency inside the DFW to make room for its growing fan base. The new venue provides 93,000 square feet of event space (compared to the Grapevine Convention Center at 23,500 square feet) and 800 rooms.

This event doesn't offer awards or prizes.

Overall Rating
  • Danny Geraldo Martinez

    TFW welcomed us to one of the most unique convention experiences one could ask for! As both a filmmaker and horror fan, TFW had the best of both worlds from extraordinary Q+A panels with Horror icons to screening independent Horror films! Our short film thriller, "Lilith" had been selected and screened at the 2022 TFW and it truly was an honor since it was the film's very first selection!

    I will certainly be attending the convention again in the future and I look forward to see what TFW showcases next!

    May 2022