Grab your best bedsheet toga and resist the urge to start a food fight, because Spooky Empire is hosting an ‘Animal House’ reunion at its Orlando convention next month.
Spooky Empire, organizer of the long-running Halloween convention, has announced new additions to the lineup of celebrity guests for its mid-season convention on April 6 – 8, 2018 at The Wyndham Orlando Resort, featuring alumni from one of the most successful American film comedies of all time, Animal House. Tim Matheson (Eric Stratton), Mark Metcalf (Doug Neidermeyer), Peter Riegert (Donald Schoenstein), and Martha Smith (Babs Jansen) are currently scheduled to attend.
Additional guests expected at the mid-season convention include:
· Jay Jay French, best known as a founding member and guitarist in the popular band, TWISTED SISTER.
· The Chiodo Brothers (Stephen, Charles and Edward) are a family of special effects artists specializing in puppetry, clay creation, stop animation, animatronics, creature creation and much more. They’re best known for their film “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” but have also created creatures and puppets for films and TV show including “Critters”, “Team America: World Police”, “Elf”, “Ernest Scared Stupid”, “Monsters”, “The Thundermans”, “The Simpson”, and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.”
· Matthew Lillard, the actor and voice of Shaggy in the Scooby Doo movies and also known for his roles in Scream, Serial Mom, Thir13en Ghosts, Hackers, SLC Punk!, Wicker Park, Without a Paddle, She’s All That.
· David Naughton is best known for his lead role as “David” in “American Werewolf in London” plus “The Twilight Zone”, “Hot Dog…the Movie”, “My Sister Sam”, “Amityville: A New Generation”, “Holliston”, “American Horror Story”, “Sharknado 5” and many more.
· Linda Blair, best known for her childhood role as “Regan” in The Exorcist. Blair has also starred in Airport 1975, Exorcist II:The Heretic, Roller Boogey, Hell Night, The Love Boat, Chained Heat, Repossessed, Zapped Again, Supernatural, Monster Makers, amongst other films.
· Chelsea Talmadge starred as “Carol” in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Chelsea has also appeared in TV series Halt & Catch Fire, Still the King and Mercy Street, and more.
· Liane Curtis starred as “Randy” in Sixteen Candles and as “Megan” in Critters 2, but she’s also starred in Girlfriend From Hell, Rock n Roll High School Forever, Wild Orchid II, 21 Jump Street, Benny & Joon, ER, Sons of Anarchy and many more.
· Vinnie Vincent, former member of KISS. Vinnie performed on the albums “Lick It Up” and “Creatures of the Night” as well as wrote songs on “Revenge.”
· Of Troma Entertainment film studio, American film Director, Producer Lloyd Kaufman.
All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $65, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. VIP Packages are $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Kids 10 and under are free.
Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $121 per night through March 9. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-407-351-2420. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.
For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets, and watch these videos to see a sampling of previous Spooky Empire events: