Lovers of all things scary on the silver screen are planning to gather in Hudson this weekend to swap some horror stories.

The city is playing host to the Dark Xmas horror and pop culture convention Saturday and Sunday.

Organizer Travis Bowen said the event will pay particular homage to late Cleveland native Wes Craven, who created the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie franchise.

The gathering at the Norwood Inn & Suites on Dean Memorial Parkway will include a reunion of actors from the "Nightmare" movies, including Amanda Wyss from the original movie, Ken Sagoes of incarnations three and four, Tuesday Knight of the fourth sequel and singer of the opening theme song, and Lisa Wilcox of the fourth and fifth trips down Elm Street.

This is the 15th go-around for the convention that once called Youngstown its home.

It had to move to Hudson after the previous venue was not available.

The shift to the west does make it closer to horror fans from Cleveland and Akron, Bowen said.

Other popular pop-culture actors scheduled to appear include Tony Moran, the original Michael Myers in "Halloween," along with actress Felissa Rose from "Sleepaway Camp" and "Return to Sleepaway Camp" and actor Kent Wagner, who has appeared on "The Walking Dead," "Stranger Things," "The Vampire Diaries" and "First Man."

The actors and others, including directors and illustrators, will host autograph sessions for an additional fee. Tickets are $10 for each day and kids 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.darkx-mas.com.

The event will also include a gaming station with a focus on the Atari systems of the 1980s.

Bowen said guests are encouraged to come in costume.

"Dark Xmas attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite character in competition for awards for the best dressed cosplay characters," he said. "An adult and child award will be given."

Bowen, who helped run the Chiller Theater gathering in the late 1990s in New Jersey, said the Dark Xmas name is an homage to "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and came about when he put together the first event some 15 years ago.