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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Announcement: Horror Realm Convention Starts THIS FRIDAY!!!

Horror Realm, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention, moves its fall show to August this year and offers a variety of guests and entertainment for fans of the genre.  The convention takes place August 15-17, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South Hotel (164 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15241).

Please Note: There will be no show in September this year.

Highlighting the show is a reunion of cast members from George A. Romero’s third zombie film, Day of the Dead.  Cast members Terry Alexander (first time Pittsburgh appearance), Lori Cardille, Antone DiLeo and Joe Pilato will be on hand for a rare joint appearance.  A group photo opportunity will be provided by Sigler Photography for purchase by fans wishing to commemorate the reunion.

Lisa Loring / aka Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family Television Series)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the debut of TV’s The Addams Family, In Person Productions presents appearances by Lisa Loring (Wednesday Addams) and Felix Silla (Cousin Itt).

Felix Silla / aka Cousin Itt (The Addams Family Television Series)


Other guests appearing include:
The popular VHS viewing room returns with screenings of horror and exploitation films that have never been released to DVD.  VHS films are selected by audience choice.

The regular film program will feature:
  • 13 Score – winner of Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Choice awards at the 2014 Horror Realm Independent Film Festival
  • Infliction – winner of Best Feature Story at the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
13 Score (2014 Trailer / Image 987 / Squishy Films)

Infliction (2013 Trailer / Fox Trail Productions)

A complete schedule of films and panels can be viewed here.

Entertainment on Friday night beginning at 10:45 PM will be dark acoustic music by Will Bozarth and spooky burlesque by Steel City Cabaret.  Saturday night features a Zombie Luau at 8 PM at PJ’s Tropical Poolside Bar with live music by The Ubangis from Maryland followed by dance music from The Muzik Machine DJ Service.  All entertainment events are free to adults 18 and older with proper ID.

The luau will also feature a hula hoop contest at 8 PM on Saturday and costume contest at 9:30 PM. The costume theme is Surf, Sand & Blood – beach or ocean themed horror.

Tickets are available in advance at Showclix or at the door.  Prices are:  $35 weekend, $15 single day (Friday OR Saturday), $20 two day (Saturday AND Sunday) and $10 Sunday. Free single day admission for active duty military personnel.  Kids under 12 are free with an adult admission.

Day of the Dead photo ops with the four cast members appearing (Terry Alexander, Lori Cardille, Antone DiLeo, Joe Pilator) are available for $40 and may be purchased at the Showclix ticket site. Photo op hours are Friday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Saturday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Schedule Update!
Hours for the dealer and guest room are Friday from 5 PM to 10 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday from 11 AM to 5PM.  The convention also features films, events and entertainment before, during and after the regular show hours.  Below is the schedule of films, panels and events.

Friday, August 15: 
6:00 PM - Carnegie Room - Short film block:

  • We’re Going to Eat Your Trailer by Trash Palace
  • Encosto – Director: Joel Caetano
  • Killer Kart – Director:  James Feeney – Winner: Horror Realm Film Festival Best Short Film

7:30 PM - Baldwin - Day of the Dead Photo Op – prepaid or purchase tickets at admissions

8:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - 13 Score - Director: D. Max Walters -  Winner:  Horror Realm Film Festival Best Feature Film, Screenplay & Audience Choice

10:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - House of Oddities:  The Story of the Atrocity Exhibition - Director: Brian Cottington - Winner:  Horror Realm Film Festival Best Director

10:45 PM - Washington - Horror Cabaret – Adults only! - Dark acoustic music by Will Bozarth & Burlesque by Steel City Cabaret – Free admission

Midnight - Carnegie - Film - Scienceless Fiction - Director:  Bill Zebub

Saturday, August 16
11:00 AM - Carnegie - Film - Survival Knife – Director: Mike McKown

12:00 PM - Washington - Panel - Authors Nelson Pyles, Jessica McHugh, Paul Anderson, Andrew Neinaber - Moderater:  Eric Beebe, Post Mortem Press

1:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - Captain Z and the Terror of Leviathan – Director:  Steve Rudzinski

1:30 PM - Washington - Panel - Day of the Dead cast

3:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - Pig Girl – Director: Eamon Hardiman

3:30 PM - Washington - Panel - The Devil’s Rejects cast

4:30 PM - Baldwin - Event - Day of the Dead Photo Op – prepaid or purchase tickets at admissions

5:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - Infliction – Director: Jack Thomas Smith

5:00 PM - Washington - Panel - The Addams Family cast

7:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - Service – Director: Jerry Pyle

7:00 PM - Harrisburg - Contest - Post Mortem Press Horror Trivia Contest

8:00 PM - PJ’s Pool Bar - Contest - Hula Hoop Contest – free admission

8:30 PM - PJ’s Pool Bar - Entertainment - Zombie Luau - Live music by The Ubangis – free admission

9:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - Cross Bearer – Director: Adam Ahlbrandt

9:30 PM - PJ’s Pool Bar -Contest - Costume Contest – free admission

10:00 PM - PJ’s Grille & Bar -Entertainment - Zombie Luau – The Muzik Machine DJ Service – free admission

10:30 PM - Carnegie - Film - Time to Kill – Director: Brian Williams

Midnight - Washington - Film/Entertainment - The Rocky Horror Picture Show – free admission - Featuring Shadow Cast by The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players

Sunday, August 17
11:00 AM - Carnegie -Film - Day of the Dead

12:30 PM - Baldwin - Event -Day of the Dead Photo Op – prepaid or purchase tickets at admissions

1:00 PM - Washington - Panel - J. LaRose

1:00 PM - Carnegie - Film- Chairpocalypse: Never Say Never Say Never - Carrick Branch Carnegie Library Teen Think Program - Winner:  Teen Media Awards Production Award

1:30 PM - Carnegie - Film - The House on the Wrong Side of the Tracks – Director: Arthur Leo Collins

3:00 PM - Carnegie - Film - We’re Going to Eat Your Trailer by Trash Palace

Horror Realm is sponsored in part by On the Nose Events / Camp Kilarunna, a horror campout and terror 5K, Duquesne Beer and Horrorrealmonline.com

The Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South is located at 164 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15241.  The hotel is seven miles from downtown Pittsburgh and opposite South Hills Village shopping mall.

About Horror Realm:
Horror Realm, serving the horror community since 2009, produces a spring and fall horror convention each year in Pittsburgh, PA.  In addition to the conventions, Horror Realm also produces horror-themed entertainment and charity events in the area, including film screenings, author signings and art shows.  Charities supported by Horror Realm have included Scares That Care, Fix The Chapel, Friends of the Hollywood Theater, The Bradley Center, Animal Rescue League, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, Community Human Services, Myasthenia Gravis Association, Mainstay Life Services and Shepherd Wellness Community. www.horrorrealmcon.com; www.facebook.com/HorrorRealmCon; www.twitter.com/HorrorRealmCon; info@horrorrealmcon.com 

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