Horror Realm’s annual convention returns Nov. 19-21 to the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites in Bethel Park with a guest list full of actors who have appeared in several modern horror franchise films.

The show typically is held in March, but was delayed this year because of COVID-19. The 2020 event took place the weekend before pandemic-related shutdowns began in Pennsylvania.

Heading the 2021 guest list is Danielle Harris, who plays Jamie Lloyd in “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” (1988) and “Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers” (1989), and has the roles of Annie Brackett in “Halloween” (2007) and “Halloween II” (2009). She also portrays Marybeth Dunstan in the “Hatchet” series of films, and some of her fellow cast members are scheduled to appear at Horror Realm:

  • Scout Taylor Compton, “Halloween” (2007), “Halloween II” (2009), and “The Runaways,” in which she plays guitarist Lita Ford;
  • Kristina Klebe, “Halloween” (2007), “Tales of Halloween” (2015), “Hellboy” (2019);
  • Felissa Rose, “Sleepaway Camp” (1983), “Victor Crowley” (2017), “A Nun’s Curse” (2019);
  • David Sheridan, “The Devil’s Rejects” (2005), “Scary Movie” (2000), “Victor Crowley”;
  • Tiffany Shepis, “Victor Crowley,” “Death House” (2017), “Texas Cotton” (2018) and many, many more.

Other guests include:

  • CJ Graham, “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives” (1986), “13 Fanboy” (2021), “Highway to Hell” (1991);
  • Judie Aronson, “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” (1984), “Weird Science” (1985);
  • Bai Ling, “The Crow” (1994), “Dumplings” (2004), “Crank: High Voltage” (2009);
  • Bob Elmore, stuntman and actor, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” (1986), “The Monster Squad” (1987), “Dr. Giggles” (1992);
  • ECW stars Sabu


  • Bill Alfonso (Saturday only);
  • “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) actors Joe Shelby, Nick Tallo, Sharon Ceccatti


  • Gary Marlatt;
  • Independent filmmakers Fred and Shelby Vogel of ToeTag,

and Amy Lynn Best and Mike Watt of

  • Happy Cloud Media.

Guests will be available to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos all weekend, unless otherwise indicated. There will also be professional photo opportunities available on Saturday, including costumed CJ Graham as Jason and Judie Aronson on a raft re-creating a scene from “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.” Photo ops must be purchased in advance.

Show hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission prices are $40 for the full weekend, $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. Tickets and photo opportunities can be purchased in advance at https://www.showclix.com/event/horror-realm-con-2021. Admission tickets will also be available at the door.

The convention features a large dealer room with vendors selling horror-themed merchandise such as DVDs, collectible figures, T-shirts, posters, jewelry and clothing; a film program; celebrity Q&A sessions; costume and tattoo contests: “Scareoke”; and a dance party with DJ.

This year’s convention is sponsored in part by Pop Culture Comics, a family-owned business in Pittsburgh with locations on Mt Royal Boulevard and McNeilly Road. The stores, founded in the 1980s, offer a variety of new and secondhand pop culture merchandise and comic books.

For more information, visit www.horrorrealmcon.com and www.buypopculture.com.


From left are Scout Taylor Compton, Kristina Klebe, Bai Ling, Felissa Rose and Tiffany Shepis


Masks offered for sale during Horror Realm 2020

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