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Oct 292012

I certainly had a blast this past weekend at Spooky Empire 2012 with Halloween only a few days away. Here are some of the highlights.

It starts with a museum exhibit with lifesized statues of some of the most famous horror movie icons like the Mummy, the Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Of course let’s not forget some of the other classic monsters like Meg Mucklebones, Beetlejuice, Freddy Kruger, and Norman Bates from Psycho.

Even statues of Elvira and Jack Torrance from The Shining appear in this exhibit.

That was only the beginning. Other incredible highlights include meeting Lochlyn Munro, who played the hilarious Greg Phillipe in Scary Movie. I told him that I also enjoyed Wagons East in which he played Billy. Lochlyn had an interesting story behind that. He told me that the script was hilarious and that it was too bad that John Candy passed away while Wagons East was filming because his parts had to be reeditted. Otherwise the movie would’ve been even funnier. I can only imagine the possible outcome.

I also got to meet Brooke Theiss, who was very sweet. Although she was part of the cast reunion from Nightmare on Elm Street 4, I knew her best as Wendy Lubbock from the classic 80s sitcom, Just the Ten of Us. It was interesting to know that she still keeps in touch with most of her old costars, even the young twins. 

A cast reunion from The Devil’s Rejects? This awesome Q&A panel, which included Sid Haig, Ken Foree, Bill Mosley, Mary Woronov, P.J. Soles, and Tyler Mane (who I also remember best as Sabretooth from X-Men) was one of the most hilarious I had ever attended.

It was a real pleasure meeting these cast members as well.

Be sure to look for other stars from Spooky Empire 2012 on future posts.