From 'Star Wars' to horror scares, six Comic-Con highlights

Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:27pm EDT
 
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By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superhero movies made the biggest splash at San Diego's Comic-Con this year, but the convention's 130,000 comic book and pop culture fans were also treated to a smorgasbord of experiences, surprises and scares.

As the 35th Comic-Con wrapped up its four-day event on Sunday, here are six highlights from the annual event.

CON OF HORRORS

Zombies, ghosts and the supernatural served up scares, from late night fan screenings of upcoming horror movies "The Gallows," "The Visit" and "Cooties," to the undead frightening attendees on the convention floor.

At the booth for AMC's hit zombie series "The Walking Dead," fans screeched in fear as they walked into the back of a truck filled with blood-stained mattresses and a gaggle of slow-moving zombies.

Creepy bloodied "twins" from the upcoming "Sinister 2" film popped up around the streets of San Diego's downtown Gaslamp district, while indoors a trailer from "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" featured terrifying zombie-like creatures that frightened the crowd.

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Attendees wait outside of the San Diego Convention Center to receive their entry badges at the 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker