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Event Recap: Spooky Empire 2019

Spooky Empire has come and gone for another year and this fall show was truly the perfect way to close out the Halloween season. Last year’s October event was, for many, a bit of a misfire. For me, pe...

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Spooky Empire 2018 [Event Recap]

I’ve been going to Spooky Empire since literally the first week that I moved to Florida. It was just a convention that happened to be going on around me with a great guest list and I needed to decompr...

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Highlights from Spooky Empire’s IT Q&A

I was lucky enough to attend the IT cast panel at Spooky Empire, which still remains a surreal and exciting experience. The Q&A room was massive and came close to being completely filled. Red ball...

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Event Recap: Spooky Empire Retro

Spooky Empire Retro was clearly designed with an attitude of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The location is exactly the same as last April, at the Wyndham Orlando, which was once a longtime home f...

The Stylist 2016

Short Film Review: The Stylist (2016)

One of the best shorts I had the opportunity to see at Spooky Empire’s film festival, The Stylist is, well, stylish. This does the best thing a short film can do: It feels like a feature. It doesn’t f...

The Night Whispered

Short Film Review: The Night Whispered

My favorite thing about Nicholas Vince’s directorial debut “The Night Whispered” is that it feels like something I would have read in one of my favorite horror anthologies as a kid. It feels right at ...

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Highlights from the Stranger Things Panels at Spooky Empire

There was no bigger draw to Spooky Empire this past weekend than the cast of Stranger Things. The line to get into the panel featuring the lead three boys—Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLoughlin and Finn Wo...

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Event Recap: Spooky Empire Retro

I’m a longtime Spooky Empire attendee. My first show was May of 2012 and I haven’t missed one since. This is a smaller show, just to hold people over until October comes. Yet it was a very enjoyable t...

Event Recap: Spooky Empire

This past weekend’s Spooky Empire convention was an improvement over the last and one of the most fun experiences I’ve had at a con in a long time. For a few years, Spooky Empire has been located at t...

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