Spooky Empire, the annual thriller and horror convention, has announced the reunion of the cast of “Sixteen Candles” with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John and Joan Cusack, and Anthony Michael Hall during their convention at The Hyatt Regency Orlando.
The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic horror comedy “The Lost Boys” with the attendance of Billy Wirth, G Tom Mac and Jamison Newlander.
Other recently announced celebrity guests include Richard Dreyfuss from “Jaws,” C.J. Graham from “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives,” Derek Mears from “Predator,” and more.
Spooky Empire has also added new activities for fans including special FX makeup classes, a Charity Casino Night, a Fast Pass photo-op option, an expanded Kid’s Zone, literary guests and creators track, and more to be announced before the convention.
As a bonus surprise, doors to the convention will open earlier on Friday, Oct. 27 at noon.
The annual weekend-long festival, which runs from Oct. 27 – Oct. 29, will feature an array of offerings which include film and tattoo festivals, a costume and cosplay contest, live music and performances, a game room, creepy cars on display, a Kid’s Zone, celebrity autographs, Q & A’s with authors, filmmakers and artists, seminars and more.
All advance tickets for Spooky Empire are currently discounted, though prices will increase after Oct. 8 and at the door to the convention. Three-day passes are $60, one-day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one-day passes on Saturday are $35.
Limited VIP packages are available for $225, and include early entry to all three days, t-shirts, an autograph line fast-pass, raffles, and exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities. Admission for children under 10 is free.
Story Update: Spooky Empire has just announced that the cast of 2017’s “IT” will be attending the convention. Guests will have a chance to meet Jaeden Leiberher (Bill), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Sophia Lillis (Beverly) and Wyatt Oleff (Stanley). Check out the trailer for “IT” with all the kids below:
For more information on Spooky Empire, and to purchase tickets, visit SpookyEmpire.com.