May-Hem Horror Festival and Halloween Extreme Come to Orlando May 24-26, 2013

The May-Hem Horror Festival takes place this weekend, May 24-26, here in Orlando, and it features guest stars from the worlds of movie, TV, books, music and more.

Spooky Empire logoAmong the special guests that will be appearing are:

  • Cast members from The Warriors, including Michael Beck, Deborah van Valenburgh, David Harris, and more
  • Musician Zakk Wylde
  • Actor Zach Galligan (Gremlins, Waxwork)
  • Actress Betsy Russell (Saw III – VI)
  • Actress Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story: Asylum)
  • Cast members from Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, including Peter Barton and Judie Aronson
  • Cast members from The Walking Dead, including Nick Gomez and Daniel Thomas May
  • Horror director Adam Green (Hatchet I-III, Frozen, Holliston) and his fellow Holliston castmate Joe Lynch

There will also be a Zombie Walk, a Tattoo Festival where you can get a horror tattoo right on the show floor from well known ink masters, bands and live performances, a Celebrity Poker Tournament, movie screenings, huge parties by the pool and a dealers room full of horror memorabilia.

Running in tandom with May-Hem, is Halloween Extreme, which is designed to introduce the best products of the Haunted House industry to attendees, and to create a place where horror fans and Halloween fanatics can mingle, attend classes, dress up like zombies, meet celebrities and celebrate a true “Halloween in May.”

General admission to May-Hem is $50 for a weekend pass, or you can buy individual day passes for $30 (Friday and Sunday) or $35 (Saturday).

Admission to Halloween Extreme is $30 for a weekend pass, $15 for Friday only, $20 for Saturday or Sunday only.

You can also buy a combo weekend pass to both events for $70 online or $85 at the door.

Some special events during the fests (such as the Zombie Prom), as well as autographs from the celebrities in attendance, are an additional fee.

Both May-Hem and Halloween Extreme are being held at the Rosen Centre Orlando (9840 International Dr.).

For more information, visit spookyempire.com or halloweenextreme.com.


About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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