SPOOKY EMPIRE HOSTS “ANIMAL HOUSE” REUNION!

Spooky Empire LogoSPOOKY EMPIRE HOSTS “ANIMAL HOUSE” REUNION FOR MID-SEASON CONVENTION

ORLANDO, FL – Spooky Empire, founder of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, is gearing up for an exciting mid-season convention on April 6 – 8, 2018 with new additions to their lineup of celebrity guests. Spooky Empire fans await a thrilling weekend at The Wyndham Orlando Resort with special guests from one of the most successful American film comedies of all time, Animal House, including Tim MathesonMark MetcalfPaul Riegert, and Martha Smith.

Additional guests expected at the mid-season convention include:

Matthew Lillard, the actor and voice of the iconic character of SHAGGY in the Scooby Doo movies and also known for his roles in Scream, Serial Mom, Thir13en Ghosts, Hackers, SLC Punk!, Wicker Park, Without a Paddle, She’s All That

Linda Blair, best known for her childhood role as “Regan” in one of the scariest movies of all time The Exorcist. Blair has also starred in Airport 1975, Exorcist II:The Heretic, Roller Boogey, Hell Night, The Love Boat, Chained Heat, Repossessed, Zapped Again, Supernatural, Monster Makers, amongst other films

 Chelsea Talmadge starred as “Carol” in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Chelsea has also appeared in TV series Halt & Catch Fire, Still the King and Mercy Street, and more

Liane Curtis joins Spooky Empire for the first time! Liane has starred as “Randy” in Sixteen Candles and as “Megan” in Critters 2, but she’s also starred in Girlfriend From Hell, Rock n Roll High School Forever, Wild Orchid II, 21 Jump Street, Benny & Joon, ER, Sons of Anarchy and many more

The one and only Vinnie Vincent joins Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance. Vinnie Vincent is best known as a former member of one of the greatest bands of all time, KISS. Vinnie performed on the albums “Lick It Up” and “Creatures of the Night” as well as wrote songs on “Revenge”

Other expected guests include:

Jay Jay French, best known as a founding member and guitarist in the popular band, TWISTED SISTER

Of Troma Entertainment film studio, American film Director, Producer Lloyd Kaufman

World Class Performers and Tattoo Artists Inkllusionist to bring a weekend full of Magic, Tattoos and Sideshow Performances

And more to be announced leading up to the convention.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $65, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. VIP Packages are $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Kids 10 and under are free.

Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $121 per night through March 9. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-407-351-2420. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.spookyempire.com.

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:

Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jwipr.com

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR | +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

NYC – The Toxic Avenger Action Figure Signing

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger) appears at Forbidden Planet to sign the Toxie action figure on Thursday August 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Lloyd will be signing action figures, movies and all sorts of Troma memorabilia.

Also on hand will be Brandon Bassham, director of The Slashening and Fear Town USA, and writer on Troma’s Tempest signing copies of his newest blu-ray release.

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – Troma Signing

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Press Release:

Forbidden Planet is stoked to announce a Troma signing on Thursday April 30th at 7:00 PM! Meet Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger), Ethan Hurt (Composer of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Theme), and Lisa Gaye (star of Class of Nuke ‘ Em High 2 & 3, Toxic Avenger 2-4, and many more Troma classiscs!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

CA – Return to Nuke ’em High Signing

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Lloyd Kaufman, Gabriela Fuhr, and Stefan Dezil appear at Dark Delicacies to sign Return to Nuke ’em High, Vol 1 (Blu Ray) on March 30th at 2:00 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

NYC – Toxic Avenger Signing

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Lloyd Kaufman signs at Forbidden Planet on Thursday May 24th at 7:30pm!

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Press Release:

Toxic Tapeheads Rejoice! This killer collector’s edition VHS of the Toxic Avenger is limited to only 300 copies, comes on a nuclear green tape and comes in a classic oversized Big Box with a hard Clamshell case inside. Forbidden Planet is proud to play host again to Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma crew. Watch as the citizens of Tromaville take over our Union Square location. Be one of the first to own this one of a kind piece of Tromabilla and have Lloyd sign it himself! Who knows maybe even Toxie himself will slime a few autographs!

Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

CA – Bleed for Haiti Benefit

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Sunday, Feb 28th at 1 to 5 pm: Bleed for Haiti

Scream Queens Devanny Pinn and Tara Cardinal will be hosting: “BLEED FOR HAITI!” Benefit.

Women in Horror’s Los Angeles Blood Drive

We’re Women in Horror, of course we’ll bleed for a cause. And this time you can bleed too. Join celebrities and fans from all genres as they come together to support the Haitian people. Victims of the earthquakes need our continued support in rebuilding their lives, please donate blood, funds, clothing or canned goods. No contribution is too big or too small.

Confirmed Reps from:
The Weinstein Co, Nu Image, New Films International, Fangoria, Troma, Horror News, Paradigm Talent Agency, Fatally Yours, American Horrors, Flick Direct, The Joe Flin Show and many more!

Confirmed Appearances by:
James Gunn (Writer. Dawn of the Dead/ Scooby Doo), Kelly Stables (The Ring), Dai Green (Horror News), Adam Weisman (Halloween), Rolfe Kanefsky (Dir. Nightmare Man), Patrick Durham (Prod. Cabin Fever 2), Christian Boeving (Muscle and Fitness), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma), Samantha Ryan (Hustler’s March 2010), Frank Garrity (Millionaire Matchmaker), Megan Franich (30 Days of Night), Melissa Bacelar (Pink Eye), James Quattrochi (Prod. The Prince and the Pauper) Bianca Barnett (Albino Farm), Elina Madison (Barracuda), Elissa Dowling (Black Dahlia), Kenn Scott (Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles), Morgan Benoit (Forbidden Kingdom) Corey Soria (Dir. Grub Girl/ Danzig), DeeDee Bigalow (The Perfect Serial Killer), Adriel Dandridge (MTV’s Party Monsters Cabo), Hart Fisher (American Horrors), Steven Deknight (Writer. Spartacus/Buffy/ Angel)

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA  91505

818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel

www.darkdel.com

UPDATE:

Red carpet services are being provided by event sponsors Comic Book Divas and Troma Entertainment. Troma also has DVDs autographed by Lloyd Kaufman to be given to the first few people who donate.

Everyone who gives blood will get a free pint of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream courtesy of the Baskin Robbins Pint for a Pint program.

If you cannot donate blood, please still come out! We are also accepting cash, canned food and clothing donations.