3 Chilling Reasons To Not Ghost Spooky Empire

3 chilling reasons to not ghost Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire is a frightening 3-day horror convention on October 21-23, 2022. Taking place at the grand Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, this event will have guests chilled to the bone with fright! The convention is well-known for its world class horror vendors, guests, and entertainment. But attendees beware…you’re in for a scare!

Convention hours are Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Continue reading for 3 chilling reasons Florida Comic Cons recommends to not ghost Spooky Empire.


Chilling Reason #3: Guests

Firstly, they’re so talented it’s scary, Spooky Empire has brought in 38 incredible celebrity guests, with more to be announced soon!


Kyle MacLachlan at Spooky Empire

Kyle MacLachlan plays Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks and Paul Atreides in Dune.


Christina Ricci at Spooky Empire

Christina Ricci plays Wednesday in The Addams Family and Misty in Yellowjackets.


Jason Patric at Spooky Empire

Jason Patric plays Michael in The Lost Boys and Alex Shaw in Speed 2: Cruise Control.


Madchen Amick plays Alice Smith in Riverdale and Shelly Johnson in Twin Peaks.


Sherilyn Fenn at Spooky Empire

Sherilyn Fenn plays Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks and Robyn in Shining Vale.


Ethan Suplee plays Tommy in the Santa Clarita Diet and William in Mallrats.


Ray Wise at Spooky Empire

Ray Wise plays Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks and  Jack Taggart in Jeepers Creepers 2.


Sheryl Lee at Spooky Empire

Sheryl Lee plays both Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson in Twin Peaks.


Robyn Lively plays Louise Miller in Teen Witch and Lana Milford in Twin Peaks.


Eduardo Franco plays Argyle in Stranger Things and stars in The Package.


DB Sweeney at Spooky Empire

D.B. Sweeney plays John Goetz in Jericho and Travis Walton in Fire in the Sky.


Ryan Hurst plays Opie Winston in Sons of Anarchy and Beta in The Walking Dead.


Taryn Manning at Spooky Empire

Taryn Manning plays in Orange is the New Black and in 8 Mile.


Lori Petty at Spooky Empire

Lori Petty stars in Tank Girl and plays in Orange is the New Black.


Daniel Roebuck plays Grandpa Munster in The Munsters and plays Lou Martini in Halloween.


Tomas Boykin plays Lester in The Munsters and is in 3 From Hell.


Danny Lloyd plays Danny Torrance in The Shining and Doctor Sleep.


Lance Kerwin plays Mark Petrie in Salem’s Lot and Joey Wooster in Enemy Mine


Dana Ashrbook plays Bobby Briggs in Twin Peaks and Tom Essex in Return of the Living Dead Part II.


Kimmy Robertson at Spooky Empire

Kimmy Robertson plays Lucy Moran in Twin Peaks and in is Leprechaun 2.


Harry Goaz plays Andy Brennan in Twin Peaks and Sgt. Knight in Eerie, Indiana.


Billy Wirth plays Dwayne in The Lost Boys and Tim Young in Body Snatchers.


Ken Foree at Spooky Empire

Ken Foree plays Peter in Dawn of the Dead, Joe Grizzly in Halloween (2007) and is in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3.


Alex Vincent plays Andy Barclay in Chucky and Child’s Play 2.


Christine Elise plays Kyle in Chucky and Child’s Play 2.


Howard Sherman plays Bub in Day of the Dead and Dr. Dietz in The Stand.


Carel Struycken at Spooky Empire

Carel Struycken plays Lurch in The Addams Family and The Moonlight Man in Geralds Game.


Natasha Ryan, K.C. Martel, and Meeno Peluce are in The Amityville Horror.


Warrington Gillette is in Friday the 13th Part 2, Penny Dreadful, and Time Walker.


Fred Olen Ray is in Evil Toons, Pirahna Women and Alienator.


Andrea Watrouse, Amy Shiels, and Giselle DaMier are in Twin Peaks.


Ginger Lynn plays in The Devil’s Rejects, Slashorette Part, and Vice Academy.


Giovanni Rodriguez is in The Suicide Squad and Burn Notice.


Derek Riggs created Eddie of Iron Maiden.


Frederick Cooper is an illustrator and concept artist.


Vamp is the author and creator of “The Fiends” and “Let’s Get Spooky” podcasts.


Shotzi is a professional wrestler in the WWE.


Last but not least, The Grimm-Life Collective who are You-Tube creators and travel vloggers.


Chilling Reason #2: Featured Events

Zombie Walk

Crawling out of the grave and straight to a convention near you, Spooky Empire’s Zombie Walk returns! The event will start Friday at 12:00 p.m. at The Pub on International Drive. And for a small fee, makeup artists will be on hand to make participants look drop-dead gore-geous! Join the horde and receive a free pint of Elysian Space Dust beer. So, are you ready for this apocalyptic event? The walk will begin at 3 p.m. and will swarm the streets from International Drive to the Convention Center.

SpookyEmpire's Zombie Walk


Also, Spooky Empire has partnered with Tea and Tarot Emporium & Events and StoryTailors to present the Witches Ball all weekend. This event is a gothic dance party and live stage show. The event is themed “Saturday’s Song” to give everyone a look into the gothic world of witches as they welcome new initiates from covens all over the world. Perfect for ghouls, witches and goblins alike, this event will have guests off the edge of their seats and on the dance floor!

Each day of the ball will require separate admission. Friday starts out as an immersive dance party with live music, drink specials, and exclusive vendors. From 1:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Ball will be open to all Spooky Empire Attendees but starting at 8:00 p.m. the after party will begin. Afterwards admission to the party is $40. the night will come to a close at 11 p.m.

Additionally Saturday will present the Witches Conclave Cabaret from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. This event costs $20 to attend, but VIP passholders will be granted free entry.

Furthermore Sunday will come to a close with Saturday’s Song: A Witchy Musical Performance from 12:p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Admission is $20.

Spooky Empire Witches Ball promo

Escape Room

Moreover Spooky Empire gives attendees the chance to be chilled and thrilled with two pop up escape games in haunting themes that are fun, immersive and creative. Haunted Hints escape rooms are back and more spooky than ever before, with a theme of: “Out of The Woods, Into The Fear” because this event will have guests running for the hills! The games are family-friendly and recommended for guests 8 and up. Guests are challenged to find 5 missing words in 5 minutes, with a hidden twist, but you’ll have to check out this event to find out the handicap.

It should be noted that separate ticketing is required to enter the games, tickets are $12 and are available online or can be purchased with cash at the door. Event will be located on the 3rd Level of the West Concourse, Room W330A.

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Chilling Reason #1: Festivals

Tattoo Festival

Thirdly, the Tattoo Festival is a Spooky Empire tradition! The festival features over 110 artists, each with their own unique style. Each artist can be found on the Spooky Empire website. Participants will need to head to the artists’ individual Instagram to see who is the right fit. Importantly, appointments must be booked with artists ahead of time on their own site.

Tattoo Festival hours are Hours: Friday 1 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Film Festival

Finally we’re calling all freaks, geeks, and everything in-between to Spooky Empire’s Horror Film Festival! This event brings guests a chance to watch the most spooky, gore filled and terrifying short and feature-length horror films. With more than just showings, attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers, stop by the Q&As, and check out the awards ceremony. The full viewing schedule can be found here.

The Film Festival will run from 1 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.


Upcoming Cons

Coincidentally, want to know other cons happening this month? Florida Comic Cons releases a blog each month discussing the upcoming cons. It breaks down genre, price, and gives a sneak peak at activities announced at the convention. Read the blog here.

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