What is Atomic Monster Weekend?
On November 12 2009, we ran the first ever three day Baltimore. MD horror convention/film fest,
The International Festival of Darkness, with over 1k in attendance, and chosen by The Baltimore City Paper as the #1 horror event of 2000.
We screened 60 independent horror & sci-fi movies, including director Michael Dougherty's 2d animated short Season's Greetings, the pre curser to his 2007 horror hit Trick 'r Treat. As well as special celebrity guests 80's Scream Queen Brinke Stevens (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Nightmare Sisters), and legendary horror director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dolls) which on the opening party we hosted a special screening of his 1991 cult classic The Pit and The Pendulum.
We also worked with the Edgar Allan Poe Society, and ran event only tours of the Baltimore catacombs.
On Saturday November 5 2022 Atomic Monster Magazine co hosted with The Majestic 8 theater in Gilbert, AZ Night of the Tiki. Featuring 17 national & local vendors, our pop-up tiki bar Dr. Shriek's Haunted Tiki Lounge featuring five fearsome tiki drinks co created with special guest bartender Captain David, vintage car show, 1st annual Miss Monster Fink Pageant, and a Double Creature Feature. It was a huge success!
Now get ready for Atomic Monster Weekend, Arizona's 3 day Horror & Pop Culture Festival of the Halloween Season! Happening October Friday 27th-Sunday 29th 2023 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West.
It'll include celebrity guests from your favorite tv shows & movies, national & local vendors, international horror film screenings, Hulaween A Go-Go Tiki Party, panels, contests, Q&A's, professional photo ops, Monster Kid Museum, Haulin' Haunted Rides Vintage Car Show & much more.
Our event features an immersive experience designed to transport attendee's to our Halloween horror pop-culture land.
What to expect?
It's mad monster party with an endless variety of experiences!
You'll SEE a Monsterous Marketplace, Guest Celebrities, Horror movie screenings & more!
All weekend long you'll enjoy our all-encompassing Halloween, Horror & Pop Culture lifestyle shopping experience, with over 60 artists and creators vending from all over the country.
We'll have some amazing celebrity guests from your favorite 70's, 80's and 90's cult classic TV shows cult & movies.
Dr. Shriek's Haunted Tiki Drive-In Lounge:
We'll be bringing back our pop-up tiki bar, where our hotel bartenders will be serving up our original horror-themed tropical tiki drinks.
Hulaween A Go-Go Tiki Party:
Friday night special ticket Luau Hawaiian food, themed tropical Tiki cocktails, and live surf music featuring; Satan's Pilgrims, Eddie Angel's Guitar Party, The Neanderthals and Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts.
Monster Kid Museum:
A haunting retro Halloween display including original monster masks & more.
Horror Film Screenings:
Throughout the three day festivities, we'll be screening indie horror short and full length feature films. Plus some cult classics too including a special Saturday night screening of The Howling with director Joe Dante along with the films stars Dee Wallace, and Belinda Balaski.
Tickets now on sale!