Before he was Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy or riding raptors in Jurassic World, Chris Pratt was CURSED by Rae Dawn Chong!
Mad Monster’s special guest Rae Dawn Chong has not only starred in over 70 movies and TV shows (Commando, Quest for Fire, The Color Purple, Tales from the Darkside, etc.) but her directorial debut, Cursed Part 3 (2000), featured Chris Pratt in his very first credited role! A 19-year-old Pratt was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui when he was discovered by Rae Dawn Chong who cast him in her horror-comedy. As you know, Pratt has risen to super-stardom in hits like Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie and Jurassic World. Rae Dawn Chong will be joining us for Mad Monster Party, Phoenix, May 8th-10th where she’ll be meeting fans, signing autographs and telling stories. We’ll also be screening the film that started it all for Chris Pratt, Cursed Part 3, marking it’s 15-year anniversary.
Mad Monster is a celebration of horror entertainment featuring your favorite Hollywood movie stars. The family-friendly Mad Monster convention returns for a 2nd year to Phoenix, May 8th – 10th at the Pointe Hilton, Squaw Peak – an Arizona desert resort surrounded by a “lazy river” swimming pool, water slides and where every room is a suite!