Chiller Theatre Expo had the wrong kind of dramatic horror take place within its walls today. The entire event, which takes place at the Hampton Inn in Parsippany, New Jersey, had to be evacuated with everyone staying 100 feet back from the building itself when a "suspicious device" was allegedly discovered. Police and Fire were called to the scene, and reports of "bomb trucks" spread across social media.
Me and @carmenelectra chillin at the Chiller Theater signing.(@bigeventny)
The event was evacuated because of a gas leak and bomb threat but we're still in good spirits.. Thanks everybody for coming out to see us too bad it was cut short! pic.twitter.com/6X3Mg4H5RY
— Coco (@cocosworld) October 27, 2018
Chiller Theater Expo is one of the most popular and longest-running horror conventions in the country. It focuses on horror but including pop culture as a whole and it is in its 28th year. This editions guest list included include Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, Stefanie Powers, Barbara Eden, T.K. Carter, Kim Fields, Pauly Shore, pro wrestlers Bob Backlund and Paul Orndorff, Bai Ling, P.J. Soles, Ken Foree, Ice-T and Coco, Carmen Elecktra, Gumby, artist Ed Pepka, and cast reunions from shows like L.A. Law, Good Times, and The Love Boat, and films like Evil Dead, Day of the Dead, and more. It has also been featured on the Travel Channel on shows like Toy Hunter and more.
The show has not made comment yet but we will update after they do. The Expo was supposed to be open tomorrow but they have not confirmed or denied if it will go ahead as planned.
First seen on Dread Central