[BATB 2] VA Beach gets 'Weird' Reunion at 2nd Horror Convention

Posted By on October 27, 2012

Cast members of the 1985 sci-fi comedy classic Weird Science will reunite for the first time ever at the second Blood at the Beach Horror Convention, taking over the Virginia Beach, Virginia oceanfront Nov. 9-11, 2012.

In the film, an ’80s flavored homage to Frankenstein written and directed by John Hughes, two high school nerds played by Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Anthony Michael Hall build their perfect woman (former supermodel Kelly LeBrock), who helps them find their inner coolness while getting a little revenge of the big brother of Mitchell-Smith’s character played by Bill Paxton and his pal, played by Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3).

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Hall, who has since starred in big budget features like The Dark Knight and Edward Scissorhands, is a regular on the convention circuit and will join his National Lampoon’s Vacation co-star Dana Barron at “Blood at the Beach II”.

Anthony Michael Hall - BATB 2

For Mitchell-Smith, however, this marks his first ever convention appearance, as he and Hall will join fellow Weird cast members Suzanne Snyder (Night of the Creeps), Judie Aronson (Hannibal), and Robert Russler (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge) in Virginia Beach.

Ilan Mitchell-Smith - BATB 2

Vernon Wells, who makes a cameo appearance in Weird Science basically reprising his memorable character from The Road Warrior (1981), is also scheduled to join more than 40 other celebrity guests at the convention, which runs from Friday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 11 at The Cavalier Hotel on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA.

Vernon Wells - BATB 2

You can watch the original theatrical trailer for Weird Science in the player below, and look for more special features on this killer event in the coming weeks, as OBXentertainment.com hits the road again to bring you exclusive local coverage of the Blood at the Beach II Horror Convention!

For ticket information and the complete list of guests, visit BloodAtTheBeach.com.

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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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