Mesa, AZ – “It’s The Beginning of The End” is the fittingly frightening slogan for 2012’s Rapture Horror Expo, to be held at the Mesa Convention Center October 5-7. The event features anything and everything creepy with over 30 special guests ranging from horror movie and tv actors to authors, musicians, and other artists. Included in the celebrity lineup is Jake Busey (The Frighteners, Starship Troopers), Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination), and Ari Lehman (“Friday the 13th), along with Current season cast members of SyFy Channel’s hit reality show Face Off.

Here’s a brief lineup of events:

  • Friday:
    1. The Horror Couture Fashion SHow presented by Cupcake!
    2. The First Annual Rapture Horror Expo Zombie Ball to be held at the Monsterland Bar & Grill (Prizes for the best zombies!)
  • Saturday:
    1. The First Annual Rapture Horror Blood Drive
    2. Life Coach and Award-winning actress Brooke Lewis hosts her Be You And Be Fearless Empowerment Seminar
    3. Special screenings of Hate Crime, The Black Dahlia Haunting, and The Frighteners (with star Jake Busey)
    4. Burlesque/Rocky & The Zombie Blues Brothers to be held at Monsterland Bar & Grill
  • Sunday:
    1. Halloween Costume Fashion Show Presented by Bubbles of Joy
    2. Kaos Funeral Cars: “The Only Real Hearse Club in Arizona” will be present all weekend long.


  • At the door Prices:
    1. Weekend Pass $40 – all three days
    2. Upgrade to VIP – $10
  • Single Day Tickets
    1. Friday – $20
    2. Saturday – $30
    3. Sunday – $20

*Kids 10 and under free with paid adult.

**Active military with Valid ID gets $5 off,
(Not Valid with other discounts or on pre-orders.)

***VIP pre-order ticket pricing:
You can Buy your Three day pass for only $35 Which includes:

  • Entrance to all three days (Including Pre show Friday Night)
  • Entrance into the Zombie Ball at Monsterland (Friday Night)
  • Entrance Saturday & Sunday (30 minutes before anyone else)
  • Watch the Frighteners with Jake Busey (Saturday)
  • Watch the Premier of the Black Dahlia Haunting (Saturday)
  • Raffle ticket (Saturday) Proceeds go to scares For Cares
  • Entrance to the Rocky Horror / Burlesque party at Monsterland (Saturday)
  • Costume Fashion Show Presented by Bubbles of Joy (Sunday)
  • Plus limited edition collectible VIP Badge that you can get autographed at the show for free from the artist!

On Saturday United Blood services will be out 
(Donate get $5 off, but not on pre-order.)


Be sure to check the website: for hotel booking and a constantly updated full schedule of events and panels!



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