Horror Realm Gets Freaky For Spring Break Massacre


Horror Realm will host its annual Spring Break Massacre show at a new home, the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West in Green Tree. From March 6th through March 8th, guests can enjoy a weekend full of panels, vendors, contests and more. The schedule will include appearances by cast members from the FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show, an acting workshop with notable character actor Sean Whalen, a Freak Show-themed party, and Gross Movie Reviews Presents: The Out of Print Room, a lineup of rarely seen horror films from around the world. See schedule and details below:

March 6th

Greenery Room

7 p.m.Martin star John Amplas

8 p.m. – UFO Researcher and Author John Ventre

9 p.m. – Author Panel with Matt Demas and Steven Till

12 a.m. Rocky Horror Picture Show screening featuring shadow cast by the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players

Embassy Room

5 p.m.Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991) – A fez-wearing killer wreaks havoc in Pittsburgh. Features make-up effects by Tom Savini.


7 p.m.The Resurrected (1992) – A low-budget, H.P Lovecraft-inspired tale from Return of the Living Dead director Dan O’Bannon.

9:05 p.m. Red Christmas (2014) – Holiday torture porn about a serial killer named Tara. Directed by Steve Rudzinski of Silver Spotlight Films.

11 p.m.Hard to Die (1990) – Directed by Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall), the story follows three women forced to fight something sinister in a lingerie store. Originally titled Sorority House Massacre 3.

12:35 a.m. The Tomb (1986) – An evil vampiress (Michelle Bauer) exacts revenge on the grave robbers who stole artifacts from her tomb.

March 7th

Greenery Room

10:30 a.m.KSWA /PGH Pro Wrestling Discussion

11 a.m.Post Mortem Press author panel with Eric Beebe, C. Bryan Brown, Jessica McHugh, Nelson W. Pyles and Jon Towers

12 p.m.Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Tiffany Shepis (Tromeo & Juliet, Sharknado 2)

12:50 p.m.Derek Mears (Dead Snow 2, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)

1:45 p.m. –  The Demon of Brownsville Road Author Panel with Bob and Bobby Cranmer

2:30 p.m.Tony Todd (Candyman)

3:30 p.m.American Horror Story Cast Panel with Naomi GrossmanErika Ervin and Rose Siggins


4:30 p.m.Post Mortem Press Trivia Contest

5:30 p.m. – Author Panel with Mord McGhee (Murder Red Ink), Paul Nielsen and Cheryl Williams

6:30 p.m.Match Game with host Mr. Schlock

10 p.m. Freak Show Party (open to convention pass holders or $10 at the door)

10:30 p.m. Costume Contest (included in party admission)

10 a.m. The Quest (1986) – Henry Thomas (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) plays an American boy who investigates strange events in an Australian national park.

12 p.m.  Body Count (1987) – An Indian shaman terrorizes teens in director Ruggero Deodato‘s slasher flick.

2 p.m. Spookies (1986) –  People party at an abandoned mansion haunted by a sorcerer and his army of weird creatures. Originally titled Twisted Souls.

Embassy Room

4 p.m. 13 Score (2014) – In 1753 along a lake shore in western Pennsylvania, a group of inhabitants became stark raving lunatics and murdered one another for no apparent reason – 260 years later, it’s happening again.

6 p.m. The Axeman of Henderson County (2014) – A  low-budget comedy thriller about an axe-wielding serial killer. Features former pro wrestling star “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.

8 p.m. Split Second (1992) – A cop hunts a strange, murderous creature in flooded, futuristic London. Stars Rutger Hauer and Kim Cattrall.

10 p.m. Curse of the Blue Lights (1988) – Teenagers battle a horde of zombies and evil creatures that live underneath a graveyard.

12 a.m. – Wild Beasts (1984) – Zoo animals go on a PCP-fueled killing spree in Italy.


March 8th

12 p.m. – Sean Whalen (People Under the Stairs)

1 p.m. – Zombie Squad Preparedness Panel

2 p.m. – Sean Whalen Actors Workshop (separate fee required)

Guest and dealer room hours are March 6th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 7th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and March 8th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Freak Show party and Costume Contest will feature a freak show/carnival/circus theme. Costume Contest participants must preregister by 7 p.m. at convention admissions.

Ticket prices are $35 for a weekend pass, $15 for Friday or Saturday single day and $10 for Sunday single day and may be purchased in advance at Showclix.


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