Creature Feature Weekend, the horror convention that specializes in interactive celebrity activities beyond signings, will be held this weekend on March 17-19, 2023. The con is returning to the Wyndham Gettysburg at 95 Presidential Circle in Gettysburg, PA.
The con is hosting a Killer Klowns from Outer Space reunion with the filmmakers, the Chiodo Brothers, and stars Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, Mike Martinez, and Harrod Blank. The are also welcoming Hocus Pocus stars Doug Jones, Tobias Jelinek, and Larry Bagby.
The guest list includes Danny Lloyd (The Shining), Tim Balme (Dead Alive), Will Sandin (Halloween), Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Andrew Hubatsek and Brad Greenquist (Pet Sematary), Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead), Bill Russell and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Friday the 13th: Part 2), Michael Villella (Slumber Party Massacre), and Jason Seaux (Necro-Man comic artist).
Creature Feature goes beyond the usual convention signings with guests to deliver more opportunities to spend time with guests and learn about the films they love. The filmmakers and cast of Killer Klowns from Outer Space will participate in a live commentary showing of the movie at the on-site movie theater. The Shining will also be shown with live commentary from Lloyd. Greenquist will participate in a live make-up effects application for his Pet Sematary makeup.
In-costume pro photos will include Balme as Lionel in Dead Alive, Martinez and Blank as Killer Klowns, Greenquist as Pet Sematary’s Pascow, Lloyd in Danny Torrance’s rocket sweater from The Shining, Taylor as Vickie in Friday the 13th: Part 2, and Villella as Slumber Party Massacre’s Driller Killer. Guests will participate in panels throughout the weekend and Lehman will perform in concert. The Mary Lous and Beach Creeper will also perform in concert.
Kids are invited to Trick ‘r Treat through the vendor area on Saturday afternoon, independent films will be shown throughout the weekend, karaoke will be at the hotel bar, and convention co-sponsor Scares That Care is hosting a charity auction. Multiple food trucks will be parked outside of the hotel, giving attendees and vendors a convenient place to grab lunch and dinner.
In addition to Scares That Care, Creature Feature Weekend is sponsored by Gemstone Publishing and Hake’s Auctions. Gemstone’s Editor – Digital Amanda Sheriff and Hake’s Senior Cataloger Mike Bollinger will be set up at the show right outside of the celebrity signing area. Bollinger will showcase horror-related collectibles in Hake’s current premier auction and discuss consigning opportunities for future auctions. Sheriff will be selling The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Horror, which she authored, along with a selection of Gemstone’s “how to” collect reference books.
For even more details on the horror convention, visit the Creature Feature Weekend website and Facebook page.