I have never been to Horror Realm but in all honesty the only horror festival I ever went to was the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in Toronto. For those of you in Pittsburgh we have the complete list of the guests who will be appearing at this year Horror Realm which will be held September 16 to 18, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South (164 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241).
The convention features a dealer room, celebrity and author panel discussions, contests, parties and other activities to keep fans engaged throughout the entire weekend. Horror Realm also supports various charities by raising funds through silent auctions and raffles as well as awareness of the causes.
Celebrity guests announced to date include:
- Jack Ketchum – multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author who has had five of his books made into films, including The Girl Next Door, Red and The Lost; he has been elected Grand Master for the 2011 World Horror Convention
- Ken Foree – lead zombie hunter in the original Dawn of the Dead, also appeared in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 plus Nickelodeon’s family comedy Keenan and Kel
- Brad Loree – actor and stunt performer who played horror icon Michael Myers in Halloween: Resurrection, the eighth installment in the film series and also star of Mr. Hush
- Bill Johnson – best known as Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
- Eduardo Sanchez – co-writer and director of The Blair Witch Project, the highly successful independent film which won the first ever Independent Spirit John Cassavetes award in 2000
- Lori Cardille – stage, screen and television actress and native Pittsburgher best known as Sarah from Romero’s Day of the Dead
- Antone DiLeo – most recognized for his part as Pvt. Miguel Salazar in Day of the Dead; also worked with Mr. Romero on the films Knightriders and Two Evil Eyes.
- John Amplas – best known for his role in the Romero film Martin, accomplished stage actor and Associate Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse Repertory Company
- Tiffany Shepis – noted and popular “scream queen” who has appeared in films such as Nightmare Man, Delta Delta Die! And Tromeo and Juliet
More details can be found at the convention website www.horrorrealmcon.com.