SPOOKY EMPIRE: May 19-21 in Orlando, FL

Be sure to catch Darren Marlar all weekend, and at his Q&A on Saturday evening where he will answer questions from fans and attendees about any aspect of WEIRD DARKNESS, podcasting in general, as well as share tips on how he creates character voices for his story-telling. Darren will perform a couple of narrations LIVE onstage, including the Edgar Allan Poe classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart” which he won an award for at HEAR NOW Podcast Palooza.

This is an event you’ll want to travel to no matter where you live in North America! Vendors, costume and cosplay contests, artists of creepy constructions, a tattoo festival with daily awards for the best tattoos, but most of all, non-stop Q&A sessions and autograph signings from numerous horror celebs all three days, including Danny Lloyd who played the young Danny Torrence in The Shining, Butch Patrick (aka “Eddie Munster”) from “The Munsters”, Paul Wiley and the cast from Terriffier, Alyssa Sutherland from Evil Dead Rise, Lin Shaye from Insidious and Nightmare On Elm Street, Heather Matarazo from Scream… and many, many more… and they’re even letting me interview and conduct the Q&A for the “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” panel with the men who actually were in the Godzilla suits! Plus, I’ll be back-to-backwith Millie Bobby Brown in her only U.S. appearance all year! After Millie Bobby Brown’s panel, I’ll be on that same stage reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart” LIVE in front of the crowd, talking about how I create character voices for my stories, and answering questions from the crowd about anything and everything Weird Darkness and/or podcasting!  See below for the celebrity guests who have already been announced to be there!

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN returns to Spooky Empire for an exclusive ONE DAY appearance, on Saturday, May 20th in Orlando, FL! Though she needs no introduction, for those that have been living in the Upside Down, MILLIE BOBBY BROWN is best known for her role as “Eleven” in the hit Netflix Series “Stranger Things”, now going into it’s 5th Season. MILLIE has also starred in “Godzilla: King of Monsters” and “Godzilla vs Kong” as “Madison Russell” and more recently as the title role in “Enola Holmes” and “Enola Holmes 2”. MILLIE has recently added Entrepreneur and Author to her resume with her own beauty brand, Florence By Mills, and her soon to be released debut novel “Nineteen Steps”. MILLIE BOBBY BROWN will be appearing Saturday, May 20th, for her ONLY US appearance, and as such there will be a special meet and greet package specifically set up for this appearance. Specialty Package and Individual Autograph/Photo Op Tickets for Millie Bobby Brown are now available for advance purchase! Please be aware that these packages DO NOT include Admission to Spooky Empire! You MUST purchase admission for either the Weekend or a One-Day Saturday Pass. VIP Passes will also give you admission to this event, but there will not be VIP privileges for this specific meet and greet. CLICK THE PIC TO GET TICKETS FOR THE SPECIAL MILLIE BOBBY BROWN MEET AND GREET!
THOMAS RICKMAN joins us for May 19th-21st at our upcoming Spooky Empire MAY-HEM event! Thomas is best known for his role as “The Pilot” in Terrifier 2 and his role in “Stream”. He is also an airline pilot in real life and manages a haunt in North Carolina. Join him and more of the Terrifier/Terrifier 2 cast this May only at Spooky Empire!
From Insidious, The Grudge, Critters, Something About Mary, Kingpin, Detroit Rock City, A Nightmare on Elm Street!
From Scream 3, Scream (22), Welcome to the Dollhouse, Hostel Part II, Saved!, The Princess Diaries, The L Word
From Evil Dead Rise, Vikings, The Mist, Don’t Look Up, Law and Order: SVU, The Devil Wears Prada
Meet the cast of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead!
Meet the cast and crew behind Terrifier and Terrifier 2! (Amelie Appearing Friday & Saturday Only!)
We love our Terrifier actors! Meet Samantha Scaffidi from Terrifier and Terrifier 2!
From Godzilla, Mothra 3, Flashman, Dairanger, Godzilla X MechaGodzilla, Bioman, Maskman, Godzilla Tokyo SOS! And be sure to catch the Sunday “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” Q&A with Darren Marlar as the emcee!
From Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Destroyah, Monster X Strikes Back! And be sure to check out the Sunday “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” Q&A with Darren Marlar acting as the emcee!
From House of Wax, Threshold, Cougar Town, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sons of Anarchy, Black Hawk Down
Darth Vader himself from Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi!
MEET JASON VOORHEES, C.J. Graham from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Vengeance, Highway to Hell, Friday the 13th Vengeance 2: Bloodlines
Meet Max Laferriere from Scream VI, Terror Train, Three Pines, Not Another Serial Killer
Meet Danny Lloyd, who played Danny Torrence in The Shining and Doctor Sleep!
Meet Lloyd Kaufman, the producer of the TROMA Films, The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet, Poultrygeist, Return to Return To Nuke ‘Em High, and Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm!
Patty Mullen from Frankenhooker will be at Spooky Empire!
Meet Lew Temple – you’ve seen him on film and television such as: 31, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, The Walking Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Silent Night, and Zombie Night!
Bonnie Morgan is the contortionist who brought Samara to life in Rings and The Ring Two, and can also be seen in Bubble Boy, Piranha 3D, Shameless, Fright Night, The Devil Inside, Fear Clinic, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Them, Minority Report, and more!
You might remember Oliver Robins as Robbie Freeling in Poltergeist and Poltergeist II, and you might have seen him in Airplane II as well!
The man behind the mask in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey!
We’re very excited to announce our next guest, JON ABRAHAMS, will be joining House of Wax Co Star, Brian Van Holt for our Spooky Empire May 19-21st event! Jon Abrahams is an actor known for portraying “Dalton” in “House of Wax”, “Denny Byrnes” in “Meet the Parents”, as well as his roles in “Scary Movie”, “Boiler Room” and “Kids”.


We cannot get enough of the Terrifier cast! Come meet CATHERINE CORCORAN at our MAY-HEM event May 19th-21st at the Doubletree at Universal! Catherine is an actress best known for her roles in Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma Entertainments “Return to Nuke-Em High” and “Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AkA Vol.2.”. Catherine also appears as “Dawn” in “Terrifier” and “Terrifier 2”. When she’s not acting, Catherine is also known for being an advocate for independent art and has spoken about this at places such as “The Museum of Modern Art”. You can meet Catherine Corcoran, as well as Lloyd Kaufman and many guests from the Terrifier/Terrifier 2 cast at Spooky Empire this May!
AMBER DOIG-THORNE is making an appearance, only at Spooky Empire this May 19-21, 2023, in Orlando, FL. Best known for her lead role “Alice” in “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”, Amber Doig-Thorne is an English/Scottish/Irish actress who is also known for roles in “Easter Bunny Massacre: The Bloody Trail”, “Krampus 2”, and “Summoning Bloody Mary 2. Aside from horror, Amber also is noted for being a comedian, writer and producer! Don’t miss out on a very special Photo Op with Amber Doig-Thorne and Craig David Dowsett in the Winnie the Pooh Costume!
BUTCH PATRICK returns to Spooky Empire this May! Meet the one and only BUTCH PATRICK all weekend at Spooky Empire this May 19-21, 2023. Plus…check out the “Dragula” and the “Chopper”, both will be on site with Butch all weekend. BUTCH PATRICK is best known for his role as “Eddie Munster” in one of the most popular TV series of all time, “The Munsters”. As a child actor his list of popular roles is extensive including “General Hospital”, “My Favorite Martian”, “I Dream of Jeannie”, “The Monkees”, “The Phantom Tollbooth”, “My Three Sons”, The Sid and Marty Krofft series “Lidsville” and of course “Munsters’ spin off films “Munster: Go Home!” and “Here Come the Munsters”. He later on starred in “Dickie Roberts:Former Child Star” (as himself), “Macabre Theatre”, and many more.



When Japanese special effects productions require a BIG monster, they call on a big suit actor like MIZUHO YOSHIDA, best known for portraying the King of the Monsters in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001). Death Ghidorah in Rebirth of Mothra, the Giant Legion in Gamera 2, Dagahra in Rebirth of Mothra II, Cobra in Kamen Rider THE FIRST (2005), Zedus in Gamera The Brave (2008) and the titular alien bounty hunter of the Zeiram film series, among other iconic roles. Straight out of high school, Yoshida was asked to join a live event company and perform stunts and action sequences in superhero shows. This led to his debut as a suit actor in Keita Amemiya’s Future Ninja (1988) known in the USA as Cyber Ninja, as well as a long list of credits in the director’s subsequent films, including Zeiram and Zeiram 2, Android Hakaider (1995) Moon of Tao (1997), and the limited television series Tekkôki Mikazuki (2000). As a member of AAC Stunts, Yoshida often performs opposite veteran action director Akira Ohashi, with the two having battled it out as Godzilla and King Ghidorah in GMK: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack and as Legion and Gamera in Gamera 2. Also together with AAC Stunts, Yoshida has performed as a motion-capture actor for video games, portraying the popular character of “Snake” in the Metal Gear Solid series.

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