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Fantasm Orlando haunt and horror convention coming this October

by Brittani Tuttle

Fantasm Orlando, a horror and haunt convention, will descend upon Central Florida this October, bringing frightful fun and celebrities for fear fans.

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From Oct. 11-13, Fantasm Orlando will take over the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. The event will feature not only appearances by guests like director Don Coscarelli (“Phantasm,” “Bubba Ho-Tep”) and stars like Naomi Grossman (Pepper from “American Horror Story”) and Michael Berryman (“The Hills Have Eyes,” “Weird Science”), but will also offer stage entertainment.

“Killer Kabaret”, cabaret-style song and dance from horror icons and villains, and “Nevermore: The Imaginary and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe” will add adult comedy to the weekend. Guests can also enjoy performances from Central Florida’s original Victorian horror troupe, Phantasmagoria.

Check out the full list of guests to Fantasm Orlando below:

  • Don Coscarelli – director, “Phantasm,” “Beastmaster,” and “Bubba Ho-Tep”
  • Alan Maxson – motion capture actor, King Ghidorah (right head), “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019)
  • T.J. Storm – motion capture actor, Godzilla, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019); “Punisher;” “Deadpool;” “The Predator”
  • Richard Dorton – motion capture actor, King Ghidorah (left head), “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019); “Spider-Man” (2002)
  • Naomi Grossman – Pepper, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” “American Horror Story: Asylum,” “Fear, Inc.”
  • Jyoti Amge – Ma Petite, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” World’s Smallest Living Woman
  • Michael Berryman – “The Hills Have Eyes,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Weird Science,” “Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country”
  • Marty Grabstein – voice actor, Courage from “Courage the Cowardly Dog”
  • Mike Christopher – Hare Krishna Zombie from “Dawn of the Dead” (1978)
  • Jesse Burks – director, “One Please,” “Cured,” “That Unusual Brick,” “Odd Happenings in a Tiny Tent”
  • Phantasmagoria – Orlando’s original Victorian horror troupe
  • Speakeasy Sirens burlesque

Entertainment for this year’s convention includes:

  • Killer Kabaret (18+) – direct from their New York City debut, villains and horror icons will take the stage in a cabaret-style show from Rainbow Sun Productions
  • “Nevermore: The Imaginary and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe” – a macabre musical about the life of Edgar Allen Poe from Rainbow Sun Productions (Florida premiere of an off-Broadway show)
  • “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Burlesque Adventure” – a strict 18+ burlesque show from Speakeasy Sirens
  • Costume contest, panels, vendors, tattoo artists and more

To learn more, visit FantasmOrlando.com.

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