FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Horror Realm is pleased to announce the schedule of events and other updates for its three-day Spring Break Massacre convention, which takes place March 15 to 17, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South.
Pittsburgh Paper Company’s Ed Demko will do a presentation all about original movie posters. From collecting, trading, framing, selling, buying, how to spot fakes, he will cover it all. Attendees are encouraged to bring posters they’d like to show off, sell, trade or have the value determined.
After hours events include a Video Vault Dance Party which features horror music video mash-ups as Monroeville Zombies’ lead zombie, Kevin Kriess opens the vault for the Pittsburgh premiere of the world’s first Horror Movie/Alternative Rock Video Mash-ups. Free admission to party with a cash bar inside.
Saturday night late night event is an Irish Wake Party inside the hotel’s lounge/restaurant, featuring The Muzik Machine DJ Service and a cash bar. Admission to the party is free.
Local model builder/artist Nino Balistrieri is working with Horror Realm to raise funds to begin creating an ominous miniature display that will be debuted at Horror Realm in September. The display will begin with a 1:96 scale cemetery and an abandoned church on a base measuring roughly 24 x 36″. Funds will be raised by selling miniature plots in the display itself! Guests will have a few options to help fund the project by purchasing a plot for $10 or “Toe Tag Raffle” tickets for $2. Another option will be to purchase a “Grave-in-a-box”, a tiny little diorama featuring a graveyard-like scene. Only 20 of these will be available and each one is unique. Fundraising will begin at Spring Break Massacre; the display will then be fabricated and revealed at the fall convention.
Admission prices are $25 for a weekend pass; $15 for single day (Friday or Saturday) and $10 for Sunday. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.showclix.com/event/HR13SpringBreakMassacre or at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. The convention is open to all ages but bear in mind that some content may not be suitable for children.
Crowne Plaza offers a discounted rate of $109 plus tax per night for rooms, which can be reserved by calling 412-833-5300 and mentioning group code HRM. The Crowne is located at 164 Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park, across from South Hills Village. Ample free parking is available and the SHV light rail transit stop is ¼ mile from the hotel.
Friday, March 15:
4:30 PM No Clowning Around – a film by Rob Dimension
5:15 PM 2 Hours – a film by Michael Ballif
6:15 PM The Taint – presented by Troma FIlms
7:45 PM Sella Turcica – presented by TOETAG
10:00 PM Macon County Line and Nightmare in Wax on 16mm film! Hosted by 42nd Street Pete and Ken Kish from Cinema Wasteland
6:30 PM Night of the Living Dead Panel – Kyra Schon and George Kosana
7:30 PM Author Panel – Gary Lee Vincent, Rich Bottles Jr. and Mike Watt
10:00 PM Video Vault Dance Party – Come dance or just watch the horror music video mash-ups as Monroeville Zombies’ lead zombie, Kevin Kriess opens the vault for the Pittsburgh premier of the world’s first Horror Movie/Alternative Rock Video Mash-ups. That’s right, these babies were mashed before digital editing!
Saturday, March 16:
10:00 AM Leprechaun
11:45 AM Tablet of Tales and other short films – by Brian Cottington
1:20 PM Short Film Block: Refuge 115 & “8” films by Ivan Villamel Sanchez and Arme/Lust, a film by Kaje Vogt
2:00 PM The Cemetery – Adversary Films. First ever sneak preview screening. Guest appearance by Director Adam Ahlbrandt, actress Natalie Jean and head of SPFX Doug Sakmann.
3:45 PM Cross Bearer – Adversary Films
5:30 PM Leprechaun 2
7:15 PM Mortal Remains – Christian Stavrakis & Mark Ricche, Cryptic Pictures. Sneak preview screening.
9:30 PM Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3
11:15 PM Fathers Day – presented by Troma Films
11:00 AM Author Panel – Nelson W. Pyles, Christine Soltis and Matt Demas
12:00 PM Dawn / Day of the Dead panel – Jeanie Jeffries, Bob Michelucci, Jeff Monohan, Barbara Russell, John Amplas and Eileen Sieff . Moderated by Mike Watt of Happy Cloud Pictures.
1:30 PM Ed Demko of Bloodtype Online and Pittsburgh Paper Company presents an informative panel for the beginner to expert movie poster collector. Looking to trade, sell or show off some one sheets? Bring them with you to this panel!
2:30 PM George the Animal Steele panel. Moderated by Ed Demko of Bloodtype Online.
4:00 PM Announcement of Horror Realm’s September guests
4:10 PM Return of the Horror Match Game, hosted by Mr. Schlock. Sign up at the Admission table until 3:30 PM.
5:00 PM John Dugan panel. Moderated by Art Ettinger of Ultra Violent Magazine.
6:00 PM Jason Mask Contest winner announced. Masks can be submitted until 5 PM at the Admission table.
Sunday, March 17:
10:00 AM Hatchet
11:45 AM Hatchet 2
1:30 PM Friday the 13th Part VII
3:15 PM Halloween 4
1:00 PM Hatchet Panel – Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder and R.A. Mihailoff. Moderated by Michael Exler of East Coast Horror Group.