May 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2022

The 27th will be a specal programming night only for VIPs and Weekend Passholders.



Celebrity Guests

Meet celebrity guests for autographs, photos ops, meet and greets, Q&A's and more.

Unique Shopping for Horror Fans

Shop horror products and collectables from small makers, crafters, artists, and collectors.

Apply to be a Vendor

Horror Movie Showings

Exclusive showings, premieres, and special features.


Huge Indoor Space

Featuring 100,000 sq ft of wheelchair accessible space and ample free parking.

Exclusive Panels

Learn about horror from books to film in panels and Q&A's.

Great Location

Plenty of hotels and attractions in a blossoming Southern metropolis.

About The Venue

Located at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC, the Jim Graham building is the largest of the fairground buildings, with over 100,000 square feet of convention space, a restaurant, panel rooms, and more. 


Convenient Location

Located at 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607.


Free Parking

Ample parking is available at no charge


Wheelchair Accessible

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Haunted Attractions in the Carolinas

North Carolina is one of the best states to visit haunted attractions! We put out a post on our Facebook page about some haunted attractions that attended our 2021 horror convention, and the comments were full of suggestions of other amazing haunts in the state. We...

COVID Guidance Update – 5/14/21

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Usagi Medical Group: COVID-19 Plan Review

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Carolina Fear Fest 2020 Film Fest

Obviously since our event was cancelled, our 2020 Film Fest entries weren't showcased in the way they deserved. Check out some of our favorite films from our entries here! Full Horror Films 🏆 Flesher Two serial killers work together to skin their victims and sell them...

COVID Safety Information:

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2020 Event Cancelled

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CONTEST: Two Sentence Horror Stories

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8 Horror Movies Filmed in NC

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The Mackenzie Poltergeist

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