Cast member Richard Dreyfuss arrives at a special screening of the film "Red" in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.
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Days of the Dead Atlanta (Feb 7-9, 2020) featuring Richard Dreyfuss, John Cusack, Kathleen Turner, Steve Guttenberg

Originally posted Monday, January 6, 2020 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The Days of the Dead convention next month at the downtown Sheraton will include a major dose of nostalgia courtesy of Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (”Jaws”), John Cusack (“Say Anything”), Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner (“Body Heat”), Steve Guttenberg (“Police Academy”) and Stacey Dash (“Clueless”).

Tickets February 7-9 range from $30 for Friday and Sunday to $75 for the entire weekend. A VIP package is $189, limited to 100 people.

The biggest stars for this convention have been part of some huge films over the years. 

Dreyfuss, 72, besides “Jaws,” starred in some big films such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “American Graffiti,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “What About Bob?”

Cusack, 53, was in Atlanta just last year for an Atlanta Symphony Hall to celebrate the film “High Fidelity.” His notable films over the years include “The Thin Red Line,” “Identity,” “Being John Malkovich,” “The Grifters,” “Grosse Pointe Blank” and “Con Air.” 

Actor John Cusack is screening the film “Say Anything” around the country and doing a Q&A afterward in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. The tour stops at the Taft Theatre on Nov. 3. CONTRIBUTED
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Turner, 65, was nominated for an Oscar for 1987’s “Peggy Sue Got Married.” Among her other notable films include “Body Heat,” “Romancing the Stone,” “War of the Roses” and “Serial Mom.” 

Kathleen Turner is getting real about Donald Trump and working with the "Friends" cast during a wide-range interview with "Vulture."

Guttenberg, 61, is best known for the “Police Academy” films,””Diner,” “Cocoon” and the “Three Men and a Baby” movies. 

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Actor Steve Guttenberg attends the "Run All Night" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris

Stacey Dash of “Clueless” fame was originally set to show up but has cancelled. 

Others scheduled to show up: Linda Blair from “The Exorcist,” Doug Jones from “Star Trek: Discovery,” Danielle Harris (multiple “Halloween” films) and Michael Biehn (“Aliens”)

Naturally, like a lot of these conventions, it’s as much about the camaraderie and late-night partying as it is about celebrities. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.