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Slideshow: Preview of 2017 ‘Days of the Dead’ Chicago with 2016 Exclusive Portraits

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Rocker Alice Cooper

CHICAGO – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors, and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Linda Blair (“The Exorcist”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”) and rocker Dee Snider (Twisted Sister). The 2017 convention will be held November 17th-19th at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (click link below for more information).

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Slideshow of Exclusive Portraits from the 2016 Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. DAYDEAD1: Rocker Alice Cooper
  2. DAYDEAD2: Alice Cooper poses with Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th series).
  3. DAYDEAD3: Shannon Elizabeth of ‘American Pie.’
  4. DAYDEAD4: Steve Dash of ‘Friday the 13th, Part 2.’
  5. DAYDEAD5: Chris Sarandon of ‘The Princess Bride.’
  6. DAYDEAD6: David Ellefson, bass player in the band Megadeth.
  7. DAYDEAD7: World Wrestling Federation legend Ric Flair.
  8. DAYDEAD8: Ray Park, Darth Maul in ‘Star Wars: Episode 1.’
  9. DAYDEAD9: Ilan Mitchell-Smith of ‘Weird Science.’
  10. DAYDEAD10: Caroline Williams of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.’
  11. DAYDEAD11: Sweet Caroline Williams, redux.

The “Days of the Dead” Convention will be take place November 17th through the 19th, 2017, at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott, 50 North Martindale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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