Horror Realm will be a-haunting this weekend

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Horror Realm’s summer convention celebrates all things macabre and scary while letting fans get up close with genre celebs such as “Day of the Dead” and “The Addams Family” cast members.

And where else will you find a zombie luau by the pool?

Terry Alexander, Lori Cardille, Antone DiLeo and Joe Pilator from the George Romero zombie film and Lisa Loring and Felix Silla (Wednesday and Cousin Itt from the “Addams” TV show), along with William Forsythe and Steven Railsback from “The Devil’s Rejects” are scheduled to haunt the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South for panels and photo ops Friday and Saturday. “Dad of the Dead” will be shown at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by a final appearance by cast members.

The three-day convention features short- and long-form films, including director James Feeney’s “Killer Kart,” named Best Short Film by the Horror Realm Film Festival. There also will be panels, contests, activities and entertainment at the venue, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park. Vendor hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Photo op hours are 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday; check www.horrorrealmcon.com for details.

Tickets, available at showclix.com or at the door, are $35 for Friday through Sunday, $15 for Friday or Saturday, $20 for Saturday and Sunday, and $10 Sunday; children under 12 are free with an adult admission (note that some events are adults only). Fees for autographs and photo ops can be prepaid with admission tickets. For a full schedule of films, activities and appearances, check www.horrorrealmcon.com.

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