Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend is a horror festival/convention located in Orlando, FL. Featuring seminars, music, tattoo artists, independent films, dealer rooms, stunt shows, poker tournament, pool parties, and other surprises. This is an all-ages event.
The convention with the 4th Annual Spooky Empire Zombie Walk, hosted by The Deadite Empire.
October 8-10, 2010
The doors will open Friday night at 5pm. Saturday morning, the 9th, doors will open at 11am. The con will run all through the night until Sunday morning when doors open again at 11am. There is a pre-party Thursday night at the Gatorville Tiki Bar.
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
The Wyndham has special room rates of $99.00/night when you mention the code word “Spooky Empire” or “Screamfest”. (they may be sold out by now, however)
The film festival is called the Freakshow Horror Film Festival. It will be held in the Tangerine Room. All information on this festival can be found here.
Friday, October 8th
Zombie Walk Pre-party: Noon – 4pm. At Uno’s Chicago Grill.
Zombie Walk: Starts at Uno’s Chicago Grill and ends at The Wyndham Hotel.
A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Screening at 5:15pm, followed by Q&A
Uno’s Chicago Grill Zombie Party: Live music featuring Gargamel!.
The Howling: Screening at 6pm
Freddy’s Revenge Q&A: 7pm. With cast members Mark Patton and Kim Myers.
DeadBangers Ball: Pool Party at 7:30pm. Dive-in Theater presents KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park
Heavy Metal Karaoke: Featuring Trick or Treat screening
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: screening at 7:30pm. Followed by Q&A
The Thing: screening at 8pm
Dream Warriors Q&A: Q&A with Ken Sagoes
Nightmare on Elm Street: screening at 10pm
976-Evil: screening at 10pm
Repo: The Genetic Opera: midnight. Preformed by The Midnight Cinema ShadowCast. Hosted by Terrance Zdunich, J Larose and Ogre.
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back: Screening at midnight
Author Signings: Robert Shuster, Stokley Gittens, Joe Garden, Richard Lee Byers, Phil Nutman, Dwight Kemper, Owl Goingback, John Catapano, Scott Kenemore, Steven Schlozman, M.D., Kevin A. Ranson, Brett Link, Scott Marlowe, Vince Courtney, Rob Fox, Richard C. Livingston. Check official site for times and locations.
Panels: Zombie Evolution, Oxford Debate On Zombies, Horror Journalism 101 (Presented by the Horror Channel), Horror Story Elements, “Vampires, Vampires, Vampires”, Is Gore A Necessity? Check official site for times and locations.
Saturday, October 9th
The Blob (remake): 12pm screening
Creature From the Black Lagoon Q&A: with Ricou Browning (12:30pm)
Friday the 13th Q&A: with Betsy Palmer and Ari Lehman (1pm)
PJ Soles: Q&A with PJ Soles of Halloween and Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Danny Trejo: Q&A with Danny Trejo from From Dusk Till Dawn, Predators, Machete
Elvira’s Movie Macabre:Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks: screening at 2pm
Q&A: with TAPS members and stars of the popular TV series GhostHunters
The Fog (original): 4pm screening
Hatchet Q&A: with Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder
Presentation by Jason Surrell: Surrell is Author/Creator of the book The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies.
The Making of Astro Zombies M3:Cloned: A behind the scenes look at Ted V. Mikels’ Astro Zombies M3: Cloned
Jason Mewes Q&A: Q&A with Jason Mewes, star of films Clerks, Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Motel Hell: 6pm screening
Rock ‘N’ Roll High School: 8pm screening
As Night Falls: 8:30pm screening. followed by Q&A
Eyes Without a Face: screening at 10pm
Spooky Empire Trivia Contest 2010: contest will consist of trivia questions about 1920′s to 1980 Horror Films and actors
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: midnight. shadowcast by The Midnight Cinema.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence): screening at midnight
Author Signings: Aaron Sagers, Rob Fox, K.L. Nappier, Elissa Malcohn, Scott Kenemore, Mitch Hyman, Linda S. Cowden, Sierra Costner, John Catapano, Richard C. Livingston, Richard Lee Byers, Stokely Gittens, Joe Garden, Robert Shuster, Owl Goingback, Phil Nutman, Kimberly Raiser, Vince Courtney, Jason Surrell, Gary Roen, Tricia Sparks, Lisa Marcado, Kevin Ranson, Doris Ross, Dwight Kemper, Scott Marlowe. Check official site for times and locations.
Panels: Beginner Writers: Getting Started, “The Lost Boys” (with Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth and G Tom Mac), “Films and how to negotiate contracts, get a distribution deal, sell internationally and make a horror film that sells!”, Believers, Skeptics, and Cynics, Zombie Outbreak: How To Survive, Dynamics of Sculpting a Horrific Figure, The Ultimate Occult Showdown, Indie Filmmakers Discussion, “Hands On” Bloody Mary “Makeup to Die For Seminar”, Genre Writing 101, Dressed to Kill: Horror Costuming 101, Independent Horror Filmmakers Panel, “Apocalypse Now”, Mac Adventures to Manhunt: A History of Horror Video Games, Poetry:Spice Up Your Story, Attack of the Special Effects Makeup Artist, Monsters: How Much Do You Want To See?, Corset Fashion 101: A Discussion with Designers, The Book Is Done: What Now?, Horror vs The Scare, Villain or Victim: Which is Easier To Write?. Check official site for times and locations.
Sunday, October 10th
Celebrity Poker Charity Tournament: 11am
Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein: 11:30 am screening
Return of the Living Dead Panel: 12pm. With cast members Linnea Quigley, Beverly Randolph, Thom Mathews, Brian Peck, Jewel Shepard, John Philbin, and Don Calfa.
“Repo:The Genetic Opera” Panel: 12:30pm. With cast members Terrance Zdunich, J Larose, and Ogre.
Q&A with John Carpenter: 1pm
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave: 1:30pm screening
“Nightmare on Elm Street” panel: 2pm. With cast members Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, and Amanda Wyss.
Q&A with Allan Hyde: “Godric” from the HBO series “True Blood”
The Slumber Party Massacre: screening at 3:30pm
Costume Contest: 4pm. $1,000 cach prize. (Registration will begin at 12:30pm)
Freak Show Film Festival Gala Awards Ceremony: Lifetime Achievement award presented to John Carpenter. 5pm. Tangerine room.
Author Signings: John Catapano, Richard Lee Byers, Kevin A. Ranson, Aaron Sagers, Joe Garden, Owl Goingback, Gary Roen, Stokely Gittens, Linda S. Cowden, Sierra Costner, Dwight Kemper, Mitch Hyman, Vince Courtney, Kimberly Raiser, Rob Fox, K.L. Nappier, Scott Marlowe, Elissa Malcohn, Jason Surrell. Check official site for times and locations.
Panels: Research & History Can Make Or Break Your Story, Paranormal Issues: Real & Fiction, In The Spotlight: Monsters & Shape-Shifters, Early Vs Modern Horror, “How Mainstream Entertainment has Evolved, Influenced, and Reflected our Perceptions of Ghosts and Paranormal Investigations.”, State of the Genre, “The Horror! — Writing Fiction isn’t as Hard as It Seems … It’s Much Harder”. Check official site for times and locations.
John Carpenter: Director of the classics Halloween, The Thing, Prince of Darkness, They Live, Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Christine, In the Mouth of Madness. Will receive the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. Ceremony takes place Sunday, October 10th at 5pm.
Robert Englund: Freddy Krueger from the first seven Elm Street films; The Adventures of Ford Fairlane , V.
Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, John Saxon – Elm Street 1 Alumni
Ace Frehley: Original member from KISS; released an album last year. Seen in Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park and Detroit Rock City.
Gary Busey: Silver Bullet, Predator 2, Under Siege, Point Break, many others
Danny Trejo: Machete, Predators, From Dusk Till Dawn
Betsy Palmer and Ari Lehman: Friday the 13th Alumni
Jason Mewes: Jay from Jay and Silent Bob
Ricou Browning: Creature from the Black Lagoon
Elvira: AKA Cassandra Peterson, Elvira gained fame on a Los Angeles TV station as hostess of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. Starred in her own film Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.
P.J. Soles and Brian Andrews: Halloween
Warrington Gillette: Friday the 13th Part 2
Kane Hodder: Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Parts 7 – 10), Victor Crowley in Hatchet
Jake Busey: Gary Busey’s son. Starred in The Frighteners and Starship Troopers.
Mark Patton and Kim Myers: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge
Ken Sagoes: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors
Lisa Wilcox: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 – The Dream Master
Alex Vincent: Child’s Play
Danielle Harris: Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II
Tom Towles: Probably best known as Otis from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Tom has appeared in Night of the Living Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, and The Devil’s Rejects.
Mike Christopher: Dawn of the Dead
Barry Anderson: Day of the Dead
Linnea Quigley: Scream queen babe from Return of the Living Dead, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Night of the Demons, etc.
Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Jewel Shepard, John Philbin, Don Calfa: Return of the Living Dead
Thom Mathews: Return of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead Part II, Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
Bloody Mary: Professional Hollywood make-up artist
Allan Hyde: True Blood
Bill Hinzman: Night of the Living Dead
Brian Steele: Predators
Marc Macaulay: My Bloody Valentine (new one)
Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Amy Bruni: Ghost Hunters
J La Rose: Saw III, Repo! The Genetic Opera
Terrance Zdunich: Repo! The Genetic Opera
Ogre: Founding member of Skinny Puppy; also starred in Repo! The Genetic Opera
Brooke McCarter, G Tom Mac, Billy Wirth: The Lost Boys
Rochelle Davis: The Crow
Ms. Monster: from the late night Horror Variety Show HEL ON ICE.
Jennifer Driver: model
Joey Image: Former Misfits drummer
Parris Mayhew: former guitarist for the Cro-Mags
Sara Lee Lucas: original drummer for Marilyn Manson
Al Romano: formed the Dali Gaggers with former Marilyn Manson bassist Gidget Gein
Nasty Boys: WCW/WWE Wrestlers
The Ghouligans: from the monster-comedy TV show
Free for kids (10 and under)
Weekend Pass $50 (gets you in for all 3 days)
Friday Pass $30
Saturday Pass $35
Sunday Pass $30
Hotel: $99 room rates.
Go here for more information (note: we do not know if they are sold out or not. Call to check.)
Check out the official site and Facebook page.
Note: Information on the Freak Show Film Festival is here.