Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo and Film Festival in Novi

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo and Film Festival is underway in Novi this weekend. The three-day festival is going on at the Novi Sheraton through Sunday.

The expo and festival will give fans the chance to meet some of the biggest icons in horror history while shopping around for some of the newest or rarest classic horror toys, t-shirts, posters, displays, DVDs, masks and other goods.

The film festival is packed with premieres and screenings throughout the weekend. 

Some of the celebrity guests include Tom Noonan, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig and Gary Busey.

One independent film on the schedule is The Shower  which features Commerce Township native Adam Karell. 

"It was great to come back to screen the movie for the home crowd.  I had to sit next to my Mom so she knew I really didn't die," Karell laughed.

Karell -- a Lakeland High School graduate -- moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Kalamazoo College.

He traveled home for the screening with the film's director Alex Drummond.  The Shower is Drummond's directorial debut.

"This [film festival] is a tough audience because the hardcore horror fans are here.  So I was really nervous," said Drummond.  "But the screening went great.  The audience was really into it."

Sci-Fi horror vendors are on hand including Jay Langley of Dearborn Heights.  He is selling teddy bears that he's altered to look as if they could star in their own scary movies.  He calls them "ScareBears."

"I got the idea to make these from my kids.  My son was hitting my daughter with the bear, and she asked me to take it away and do something with it.  And that's how the ScareBears got started," said Langley.

Tickets are $125 for a gold pass, $50 for a weekend pass, $20 for a Friday pass, $25 for Saturday pass, and $15 for a Sunday pass. Tickets are no longer available online, but can be purchased at the door.

The show runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about the expo and film festival, click here.

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