The Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend returns to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on Oct. 7 to 9. The weekend will start off on Friday with the annual Zombie Walk. [Read more…]
It started last Friday afternoon with the undead lumbering from Uno Chicago Grill on International Drive, down the street to the Wyndham Orlando Resort. The Zombie Walk, put on by The Deadite Empire, was the kick-off to Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend. [Read more…]
Watch out I-Drive tourists – the zombie horde is returning. Everyone’s invited to put on your most torn-up, stained clothes and join The Deadite Empire as they host the fourth annual Zombie Walk down International Drive. This is just the opening ceremony to Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend. This year’s event returns to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on Oct. 8 to 10, 2010. [Read more…]
As part of the Spooky Empire “Ultimate Horror Weekend” 2009, hundreds of zombies and other ghoulish creatures walked up and down International Drive on October 9. The zombie walk and opening ceremonies were put on by the Deadite Empire.
Special guests at the event included John Landis, director of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, and original Night of the Living Dead zombie Bill Hinzman leading the hoard.
Here’s a look at this year’s Spooky Empire zombie walk from makeup to completion:
Don’t miss our extensive photo gallery of the event and our other posts from Spooky Empire 2009 including interviews with horror film celebrities.
As part of Spooky Empire’s “Ultimate Horror Weekend” 2009 in Orlando, two impressive reenactments of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” took place in the parking lot of Friday’s Front Row on International Drive.
Enjoy the full first performance here:
The above show was performed by the Rich Weirdoes and Cheryl Sington’s Dance Warehouse. Sington is one of the original dancers from the “Thriller” music video. The opening ceremonies were put on by the Deadite Empire.
A little while later, “Thriller” music video director John Landis showed up to watch the second performance featuring more of the children from The Dance Warehouse:
Director John Landis takes photos of the “Thriller” performance.
Landis poses with the “Thriller” performers, Cheryl Sington’s Dance Warehouse and the Rich Weirdos.
You can find plenty more photos from the Spooky Empire “Thriller” reenactment and zombie walk in our photo gallery.
Fans of horror films and the paranormal are in for a treat this week in Orlando. Two events are bringing a “who’s who” of actors and other personalities to meet.
First, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, stars of the SyFy Channel series, “Ghost Hunters,” will be at Halloween Horror Nights to experience the event and sign autographs for guests on Thursday, Oct. 8. Gonsalves and Tango are both members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and star in the reality show that follows the group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate hauntings across the nation. For autographs, they will appear in Battery Park in the New York area of Universal Studios from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 10 to 11:30 p.m.
The following day, Friday, Oct. 9, marks the beginning of this year’s Spooky Empire “Ultimate Horror Weekend” which runs through Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Wyndam Orlando Resort. On Friday, sometime between 1 and 4 p.m., The Rich Wierdoes will lead a re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” featuring an amazing lineup of special guests that includes Ola Ray, who was Jackson’s date in the “Thriller” music video, Cheryl Sington, who was one of Jackson’s backup dancers in the video, and director John Landis, who directed the video. That will take place at at the T.G.I. Friday’s Front Row across the street from the Wyndham.
At 4 p.m. on Friday, the 2009 Zombie Walk will take place, bringing together hundreds of fans-turned-zombies as they stumble and creep their way down the road from T.G.I. Friday’s to the Wyndam. Here’s a photo gallery from last year’s Zombie Walk filled with creative costumes.
In addition to these events, the Spooky Empire weekend is filled with movie screenings, an exhibitor hall and plenty of celebrities. The list includes plenty of big names from horror films past and present (and a few non-horror actors as well). In attendance will be Fairuza Balk (The Craft), Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Shannen Doherty (Charmed), Danielle Harris (several Halloween movies), as well as ghost hunters Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, and many more. See a full list of guests here.
A complete event schedule can be found on Spooky Empire’s web site.