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Horror Realm Announces Event Schedule, Updates for Spring Break Massacre Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Horror Realm Announces Event Schedule, Updates for Spring Break Massacre Con



Sneak preview films, panels and unique scale model project on tap


Pittsburgh, PA – March 5, 2013 – 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.

Washington Film Room

Carnegie Panel Room

Friday 3/15/13

4:30 PM No Clowning Around – Rob Dimension 7:00 PM Night of the Living Dead Panel – Kyra Schon, George Kosana
5:15 PM 2 Hours – Mike Balliff 8:00 PM Author Panel – Gary Vincent, Rich Bottles , Jr. and Mike Watt
6:15 PM The Taint – Troma Films 10:00 PM Video Vault Dance Party sponsored by Monroeville Zombies
7:45 PM Stella Turcica – ToeTag  
10:00 PM Macon County Line & Nightmare in Wax on 16mm film projection

Saturday 3/16/13

10:00 AM Leprechaun 11:00 AM Author Panel – Nelson W. Pyles, Christine Soltis, Matt Demas
11:45 AM Tablet of Tales & other shorts – Brian Cottington 12:00 PM Dawn/Day of the Dead Panel – Jeanie Jeffries, Bob Michelucci, Jeff Monahan, Barbara Russell, John Amplas and Eileen Sieff Stroup
1:20 PM Short Film Block – Refuge 115 & “8” films by Ivan Villamel Sanchez and Arme/Lust, a film by Kaje Vogt 1:30 PM Poster collector panel – Ed Demko of Bloodtype Online and Pittsburgh Paper Company
2:00 PM Sneak preview of The Cemetery – Adversary Films 2:30 PM George “The Animal” Steele panel
3:45 PM Cross Bearer – Adversary Films 4:00 PM Announcement of Horror Realm’s September guests
5:30 PM Leprechaun 2 4:10 PM Horror Match Game
7:15 PM Sneak preview of Mortal Remains – Cryptic Pictures 5:00 PM John Dugan panel
9:30 PM Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 6:00 PM Jason mask contest judging
11:15 PM Father’s Day – Troma Films    
10 PM – Irish Wake Party – PJ’s Grille and Restaurant (inside hotel)

Sunday, March 17

10:00 AM Hatchet 1:00 PM Hatchet Panel – Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, R.A. Mihailoff
11:45 AM Hatchet 2  
1:30 PM Friday the 13th Part VII
3:15 PM Halloween 4




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 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.


For more information on the event, please email or visit


About Horror Realm:

Horror Realm, established in 2009, produces a spring and fall horror convention each year in Pittsburgh, PA.  In addition to the conventions, Horror Realm also produces horror-themed entertainment and charity events in the area, including film screenings, author signings and art shows.  Charities supported by Horror Realm have included Scares That Care, Fix The Chapel, Friends of the Hollywood Theater, The Bradley Center, Animal Rescue League, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and Shepherd Wellness Community.




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