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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Announcement: Horror Realm Spring Convention Starts FRIDAY!!!


Horror Realm, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention, presents its largest guest list ever at the annual show coming up the weekend of March 4th through 6th at their new location - The Double Tree by Hilton Pittsburgh (500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15205 / 412-922-8400). The hotel features ample free parking, an indoor pool & whirlpool and on-site convenience store/snack shop.  A special group room rate of $109 plus tax per night is being offered.  Details are available at www.horrorrealmcon.com.


Return of the Living Dead (1985 Trailer / Orion Pictures)

The show features a first time ever Pittsburgh reunion of seven cast members from the 1985 horror comedy, “The Return of the Living Dead”, led by veteran actor Clu Gulager.  Mr. Gulager played Burt Miller, the owner of “Uneeda Medical Supply” in the film.  He has appeared in scores of films and television shows including the role of Deputy Emmett Ryker in seasons 3 through 6 of the classic western TV series “The Virginian” as well as appearing in the films “The Killers”, “The Last Picture Show” and “McQ”.  Most recently, Mr. Gulager has appeared in several films directed by his son, John Gulager, including “Piranha 3DD” and the “Feast” film series.  He also currently teaches at “Clu Gulager’s Film Acting Workshop” in Los Angeles.

Other “Return” cast members appearing at Horror Realm are:  Thom Mathews (Freddy), Beverly Randolph (Tina), John Phibin (Chuck), Jewel Shephard (Casey), Brian Peck (Scuz) and Linnea Quigley (Trash).  Cast members will meet and greet fans, sign autographs, participate in a Q&A session and photo opportunities and mingle with VIP ticket holders at the VIP party.

There is a Pittsburgh connection to “Return”.  The original story was written by locals the late Rudy Ricci, John Russo and Russell Streiner, who were also involved in the production of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”.  Mr. Russo will be appearing as a guest at Horror Realm.

Horror Realm will also feature a reunion of cast members from various films in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise, including Brooke Bundy (NOES 3 & 4), Beatrice Boepple (NOES 5), Erika Anderson (NOES 5) and Ken Sagoes (NOES 3).

Other celebrity guests include:
  • Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp)
  • Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2: The Second One)
  • Mia Page (Tales of Halloween) – daughter of Tiffany Shepis who is making her first ever convention appearance
  • Diane Goldner (Feast 2, Halloween 2, Piranha 3DD)
  • Dan Kamin (Creepshow 2, Benny & Joon) – Charlie Chaplin choreographer who taught Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp
  • Clarence Williams IV (Gorenos) – graduate of CMU School of Drama’s John Wells Directing Program
The convention features a 10,000 square foot dealer room with vendors selling horror themed merchandise such as DVDs, collectible figures, t-shirts, posters, jewelry and clothing; a film program; celebrity Q&A sessions; costume and tattoo contests and parties. For more info on the evening events, check out:

Horror Realm Spring Massacre Events page!
Toxic Dreams Party hosted by Toe Tag on Friday night!
Uneeda Party: Horror Realm Rave to the Grave on Saturday night!

Tickets are $100 for VIP, $40 for weekend, $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday.  Active duty military and veterans receive a free single day admission with valid ID. Children 12 and under are free with an adult admission.  Tickets may be purchased in advance online through at Showclix.

For more information on the event, check out Horror Realm Official Site or their Facebook page.

About Horror Realm:
Horror Realm, serving the horror community since 2009, produces an annual horror convention 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. Shepherd Wellness Community. Wounded Warriors Project and The Proper Pit Bull.
 

Social media links: www.horrorrealmcon.com; www.facebook.com/HorrorRealmCon; www.twitter.com/HorrorRealmCon; https://www.instagram.com/horror_realm_convention; info@horrorrealmcon.com


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