Horror Sideshow Market Review | Story & Photos By: Janel Spiegel

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Story & Photos By: Janel Spiegel

Horror Sideshow Market Review

September 7th and 8th

1901 S. 12th Street

Allentown, PA





The guests included:

Felissa Rose (SLEEPAWAY CAMP) http://www.felissarose.com/

Jonathan Tiersten (SLEEPAWAY CAMP) @jonathantiersten

Amelia Kinkade (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS) https://www.ameliakinkade.com/

Sharon Smyth Lentz (DARK SHADOWS)

FATHER EVIL http://www.fatherevil.com/

Brian J. Cano (PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA) @BrianJCano on Twitter and Instagram

Deadly Grounds Coffee

Mike MaManis (Pennywise, Jason Cosplay)

Paul Gmitter (cosplay)

The Art of Scott Spillman






It was a beautiful day today in Allentown, PA. A beautiful day for the Horror community to gather at Merchants Square located at 1901 S 12th Street in Allentown, PA. The event ran from 10AM to 5PM. It was a fun, relaxed event. Guests mingled with the celebrity guest and took photos, autographs and chatted about films and horror. The vendors shared the same room and each person had a different set-up. Tables filled with some of the coolest horror related items. A lot handmade by artists. There was a lot of different art and collectibles.


Inside Merchants Square, the stores also braced for the Horror fans and Halloween is right around the corner like Michael Myers lurking. The stores decorated and added fun items from the seventies and eighties. Decorations and signs. Everyone was accommodating and kind. The staff was helpful and answered any questions you may have thought of. The guest took time to speak with everyone.

One of the best things about this event is the Lehigh Valley hasn’t had a Horror-related event quite like this. It brought some true talent including Father Evil who is often traveling all over the country with his family as one unique character. The horror community is known for being close. These events are fun and it gives you a chance to catch up with friends, make some new friends and get to know the Lehigh Valley.


These events are the only place you can go and see Clowns mingling with Vampires and people who just love horror films having in-depth conversations.

Some of the stand out artists included Derrick Draws.

The multi-talented, Lord Damian MacDonovan who is a Horror Host in the same fashion as Elvira. https://www.rcn.com/rcntv/damians-dreadfuls/   https://www.youtube.com/user/LordDamianMacDonovan

The cast of the film, “Interment” and its writer/drecor, SEAN MURRAY. Sarah Stranger who runs ART AFTER DEATH. She had a beautiful set-up.

Victor Baello Etsy.com/shop/smallmedialargeart  WWW.SMLPOPART.COM


I spoke with Jason from WWW.LETS REANIMATE.COM Reanimate Apparel. He had a great collection of t-shirts and more.

LIPSTICK LEGION The Darker Side of Imagination – JANEEN WEST is the Owner.

Ghost Girl Greetings, she creates and makes the cutest and most subtle yet they stand out. Greeting cards. GHOSTGIRLGREETINGS.COM

The amazing ladies from Pinups for PitBulls were in attendance. The set-up was excellent. The vendors were all so cool and kind to talk with.




THE NEW JERSEY HORROR CON AND FILM FESTIVAL will be held in Atlantic City, NJ from October 11th, 12th and 13th, 2019.


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