Chiller Theatre – April, 2017 – Review and Podcast

Acadia Einstein

The Gallery was in attendance for the April, 2017 Chiller Theatre show in Parsippany, NJ.  We met some cool people, got really hammered and all in all had a great experience.  And we met and did a photoshoot with Sherilyn who is now the real life version of Viv the logo girl!  You can listen to the podcast where I talk about it with the Grackles and give you some sweet stories by clicking below or subscribing to Waiting for the Train!

Now, if you checked out our last horror convention review, you know we judge on four criteria.

  1. Guests / Panels
  2. Vendors
  3. Facility
  4. Attendees

So let’s get right into it, because I need to make sure the two most important parts of the NON show business gets addressed, too.

Guests / Panels

I will be honest.  I drank a lot at this show.  It’s nice having an attached room so we don’t have to worry about driving.  And I am SURE the booze made me way cooler to the stars I was hob-nobbing with.  Stars like:

  • Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky from Starsky and Hutch)
  • Tom BERENGER!
  • Chris Sarandon
  • Flavor Flav.
  • I’m not kidding, Flavor Flav wass there.
  • George Hamilton
  • Lizzy and Enid from The Walking Dead which was the jailbait starter pack.
  • Dwight and Gregory from The Walking Dead who did something AMAZING but you will have to listen to the show to find out what!
  • Bai Ling *drools*
  • Mena Suvari >_<
  • Shannnon Elizabeth >_<

Seriously I have to give the guest docket a 4.75 out of 5.  It was random and amazing and a lot of fun.  The only thing I didn’t like was that Chiller was where Jenn and I met our special kissing movie star girlfriend, Gianna Michaels last year.  This year they didn’t have any special kissing movie stars.  Prudes!  But not you, Bai Ling.  No.  Not you.

Vendors

Straight up junk.  Didn’t see a thing I liked, even when I was sober.  And the wrestler booth?  WELL THERE IS A STORY ABOUT THAT WRESTLER!  but, yep, you guessed it, it is in the show.

2 out of 5

Facility

New venue this year.  The lines were nuts in the beginning but the giant hotel in Parsippany sucked everyone up.  Some choke points in hallways and signage was atrocious but the signing rooms (which were small and semi targeted) worked out pretty well.  One of the kids who was in Stranger Things was in the same room as Bai Ling.  Story about that in the podcast, too!

3.5 of 5.

Attendees

7 of 5.  Why?  One word:  TINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Find out why in the show.

Special Mention

  1. Sherilyn, who is now a part of the Gallery family whether she likes it or not.  GET IN THE VAN, SHERILYN AND KIM!  NO TIME TO EXPLAIN!
  2. New staff photographer and Facebook Live chohost BONGO.  Couldn’t have done it without you, m8!  Thanks!

Final Chiller Theatre April 217 Score:

Now listen to the show!

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7 Comments

  1. Cider
    CiderReply
    May 8, 2017 at 8:17 am

    My favorite thing is you repeatedly admitting that you drank a lot. Best. #alwayskeepitclassyatthegallery

  2. Martin Conterez
    May 8, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I’m sensing a severe lack of drinking happening here.

  3. Acadia Einstein
    May 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Drinking is important for your hydration.

  4. Christy
    May 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

    The logo girl looks pretty great tho.

  5. Joey C
    May 10, 2017 at 8:34 am

    So was Scotty real?

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