I had the pleasure once again to attend the 4th Days Of The Dead Atlanta a couple weekends ago. I have attended my conventions across the country from Texas to Virginia but Days Of The Dead has become one of my very favorites. This show is run by the fans for the fans. There is a different laid back atmosphere going on at these shows. In addition to Atlanta they also do shows in Chicago, Indiana and Los Angeles as well. They are also putting on Shock Culture. A pop culture convention featuring guests from everything from Horror to Sci Fi. This show will be in Indiana as well. If you want to have a guaranteed good fun weekend attend one of their shows!!
One thing that first drew me to the convention scene in the first place was the chance to meet my favorite horror stars. DOTD always keeps me happy in this aspect. There are always some of my favorites attending!
The guest of honor this year at the show was Angus Scrimm who played The Tall Man in the Phantasm films. One of the nicest men that you will ever meet. Although he is 91 years old, he is full of energy and sharp as a tack. He remembered our interview in Chattanooga a few years ago and even attended the VIP party after the show!
My all time favorite convention guest to see has to be PJ Soles. Over the past few years I have seen her many times. I can’t say enough nice comments about this lady. She really loves meeting her fans and talking to them about her movies. She was in two of my top 5 horror movies, Halloween and Carrie and Rock And Roll High School which is one of my favorite movies as well. Here are a few pictures of PJ from Atlanta.
PJ Soles signing a pumpkin for a fan.
PJ with an old friend!
Talking with a young fan about monsters.
Signing a Ramones banner for a fan.
What’s this about clown business?
Showing off our Joel Robinson Devil Rejects shirts!
In addition to PJ and Angus there were many more celebrities at the show.
Speaking of nice celebrities, Felissa Rose from Sleepaway Camp is awesome as well.
Felissa signing a Sleepaway Camp picture for me.
Kane Hodder was a guest at the show and was busy signing all weekend. Kane played Jason in three of the Friday The 13th movies and is always very popular. Any yes that is a live tarantula climbing up his shirt.
This years show featured a Devils Rejects Reunion. It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since this film first came out. It was an instant classic. Bill (Otis) Moseley was a guest at Days Of The Dead.
Ginger Lynn Allen was a part of The Devil’s Rejects Reunion as well. She had some interesting stories to tell about filming he scene with Sid Haig in the movie.
Getting a kiss on the cheek from Ginger.
Leslie Easterbrook has been in many roles from that of Rhonda Lee on Laverne & Shirley to Mother Firefly in The Devils Rejects.
Got a kiss from Leslie too!
You can’t have a Devils Rejects Reunion without Capt. Spalding, Sid Haig. Always great seeing Sid.
Dave Sheridan played Officer Ray Dobson in The Devils Rejects!
William Forsythe was Sheriff Wydell in The Devil’s Rejects.
Artist Joel Robinson with PJ Soles and his poster design for The Devils Rejects.
In addition to The Devil’s Rejects Reunion, Days Of The Dead Atlanta also featured a Hellraiser Reunion as well.
Doug Bradley starred in Hellraiser as Pinhead. He created a horror icon in that role.
Barbie Wilde player the Female Cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
Simon Bamford played the Cenobite known as Butterball.
Nicholas Vince was Chatterer, another Cenobite.
Valentina Vargas was someone I was really looking forward to meeting. She played Angelique in Hellraiser: Bloodline. She was a very sweet lady to talk to.
Some of the other guests at the show:
Tiffany Shepis was one of the first interviews I did for this website and I always love seeing her at conventions. One of her latest roles was in Sharknado 2.
John Kasser who did the voice of The Crypt Keeper is an awesome guy. I love hearing him do his Crypt Keeper voice as well as the many other voices he has done over the years.
Melissa Cowan who played the part of Bicycle Girl in the first episode was a last minute guest addition.
Jamison Newlander from Lost Boys.
You never know what costume you will see next at Days Of The Dead.
PJ with Vampire Mickey & Minnie
Larry Lutze of Monsters Among Us co-host of the Costume Contest.
Jeff Wickedbeard and Larry hosting the contest.
I really thought this girl’s costume was great. She got my vote!
Zombie Princess Leia
Baby from The Devil’s Rejects
The winner of the contest was Shredder from TMNT. His costume really impressed the judges because it was 100% hand made.
Shredder with judges Chris Pezzano, John Dugan, Jonathan Tiersten and Felissa Rose.
Here are a few other the other creatures from the show.
Jeff Wickedbeard as Twisty The Clown from American Horror Story: Freakshow.
Larry Lutze as The Ice Cream Man
There seemed to be more ladies dressed up this year.
My good friend Circus Envy
Well, there you have it boils and ghouls….Days Of The Dead Atlanta 2015. This is just a small sample of the fun going on 24 hours a day at any Days Of The Dead Show.
Once again I would like to thank the shows promoters Adolfo Dorta and Bill Philputt for putting on one of the best horror conventions in the country!!!