A Recap of El Paso’s HorrorFest Through The Eyes Of A 7-Year-Old Horror Fan
This past weekend horror movie fans gathered downtown for El Paso’s first-ever HorrorFest!
The event was a two-day extravaganza where the realm of horror collided with the spirit of Halloween. Think of it as a comic-con but with nothing but horror movie vendors and more.
One person that was VERY excited for this HorrorFest event was my 7-year-old nephew, Danny, who has the biggest obsession with scary movies, scary Halloween decorations, and dressing up in the creepiest Halloween costumes he can find so he can scare his auntie and grandma!
Guests were encouraged to dress up in their spookiest Halloween costume and my nephew did just that! He showed up in his scary clown costume that included a scary mask, purple hair and a sign that offered “free hugz.”
My nephew was so excited to show off his costume and hang out with other scary characters and honestly, I need some of his courage because I would have ran screaming from some of those creepy costumes!
According to my nephew, the whole event was “Bussin’” and he enjoyed seeing all the other spooky costumes and visiting every haunted house booth.
However, he did tell his mom that he wished there was a small haunted house there because this year he is excited to go to his first spooky haunted house!
The HorrorFest offered more than just scares. There was a vampire-themed horror cafe, where attendees could sip on eerie elixirs, and a horror-themed escape room that tested the bravest souls.
The HorrorFest also had special guests including Ryan Hurst who portrayed "Beta," The Whisperers' fearsome second-in-command, on the AMC hit series "The Walking Dead."
As El Paso HorrorFest came to a close, my nephew Danny left with a bag full of terrifying trinkets and a one of the biggest smiles on his face!
He even left his spooky clown costume on for the rest of the afternoon and once he was done being spooky, he changed to his new favorite t-shirt, his El Paso HorrorFest souvenir shirt!
Everyone has their obsessions in life whether it’s romance movies, documentaries, or for me personally it’s reality trash tv!
For my 7-year-old nephew his obsession is scary movies and even though he LOVES to scare the heck out of me, I’ll allow it because I love to see him stepping out of the box and letting his imagination enjoy something that not every 7-year-old would enjoy.
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