Attention horror fans! CT HorrorFest returns on August 27, 2016! The event is presented by Connecticut-based horror website Horror News Network, one of the top horror news and information sites on the web.

Come meet horror celebrities and shop horror themed vendors at The Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT.

Pre-order tickets here for only $20.
Tickets will also be available at the door (day of the show) for $25 Cash Only.

Children age 10 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

GUESTS: (so far)

Please note that guest list can change due to guest cancellation or events beyond our control.

Celebrity autograph prices vary and are at the discretion of the celebrity. CT HorrorFest does not control what celebrities may charge for autograph or photo opportunities.

George Romero

On October 1, 1968 a film was released that would come to define an entire genre of cinema; a film so important that, nearly 50 years later, it remains the internet's most downloaded movie.

Filmed on a miniscule budget near Evans City, Pennsylvania, Night of the Living Dead would become the standard that all "zombie" films are measured against and the new definition of what a "zombie" film is.

We are sincerely honored to announce that the "Godfather of the Dead", George A. Romero, will be appearing at CT HorrorFest this August. When presented with the Mastermind Award from SpikeTV, presenter Quentin Tarantino remarked that the "A" in Mr. Romero's name stood for "A f*cking genius"; we could not agree more.

Films: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Martin, Creepshow, The Crazies, Land of the Dead, etc.

The Ladies of The Evil Dead

In 1981, five college students took a trip to a remote cabin in the woods for what they thought would be a good time...and boy were they wrong. In 2016, three of those five will take a trip to Danbury, CT for what will definitely be a good time. CT HorrorFest is proud to welcome the Ladies of The Evil Dead; Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly, on August 27th!

Ellen Sandweiss Films/TV: The Evil Dead, My Name is Bruce, Oz the Great and Powerful
Betsy Baker Films/TV: The Evil Dead, ER, True Blood, Oz the Great and Powerful
Theresa Tilly Films/TV: The Evil Dead, Oz the Great and Powerful, Stomping Ground

Tyler Mane

Horror fans are probably most familiar with Tyler Mane as the iconic Michael Myers in the the 2007 Rob Zombie remake of "Halloween" and 2009 "Halloween II". Mane also appeared in "The Devil's Rejects" as Rufus and played Sabretooth in 2000's "X-Men". He appeared in several indie hits, including "Compound Fracture" which he also wrote and produced. Up next for Mane Entertainment is "Penance Lane" which Tyler both stars and produces. We are excited to have this millenium's "boogeyman" at CT HorrorFest in August!

Films/TV: Halloween, Halloween II, 247 degrees, Compound Fracture, Devil May Care, The Devil's Rejects, Penance Lane, Troy, WCW Wrestling

Ricou Browning

When you talk classic horror, you have to talk Universal horror. From the 1920's to the 1950's, Universal presented us with some of the most iconic movie monsters of all time.

However, it was in 1954 when Universal gave us their classic Creature from the Black Lagoon and introduced the world to Gill-man. CT HorrorFest is proud to bring Ricou Browning, the last surviving Universal Monster to Connecticut!

Films: Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us, Flipper.

Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan well known for his role as Billy Peltzer in the horror classic "Gremlins" will be headed to CT HorrorFest this year! Galligan also appeared in "Gremlins 2", Adam Green's "Hatchet III", and the upcoming flim "The Chair."

Films: Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Waxwork, Waxwork 2: Lost in Time, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Hatchet III, The Chair.

Erika Ervin

Erika Ervin also known as "Amazon Eve" is most recognized for her role on American Horror Story - Freakshow. She also appeared as Shelley on Eli Roth's "Hemlock Grove."

We welcome Erika to CT HorrorFest 2016!

TV/Films: American Horror Story, Hemlock Grove.

Robert Maillet

Robert Maillet is best known to horror fans as "The Master" on the hit TV show "The Strain," based on the book from Guillermo Del Toro. He has also appeared in SyFys "Haven" and had memorable roles in "Pacific Rim" and "300." Robert also spent time as a professional wrestler, Kurrgan, in the WWE.

We welcome Robert to CT HorrorFest 2016!

TV/Films: The Strain, Pacific Rim, Haven, 300, A Little Bit Zombie, Monster Brawl, Sherlock Holmes, Once Upon A Time, WWF RAW.

Tyler Green

As a 7 year old child in Litchfield, CT, this guest first began designing his unique creations in a workspace in his parents basement. Fast-forward a few years and he is now a successful SFX artist and inventor as well as the owner of his company, Creative Genius, LLC.

We are happy to welcome season 6 Face Off finalist, Tyler Green back to CT HorrorFest!

James Balsamo

Independent filmmaker James Balsamo has created many underground movies including "I Spill Your Guts", "Cool as Hell", "Catch of the Day", and his latest film, "Bite School."

We are happy to have James Balsamo return for CT HorrorFest 2016.

Carmine Capobianco

Carmine Capobianco began his career behind the camera but had more fun in front of it. He's co-written many of his earlier movies and has also been credited as assistant director, producer and composer. You can see him have fun in "Psychos in Love", "Galactic Gigolo", "Bikini Bloodbath", "Land of College Prophets", "I Spill Your Guts", "The Sins of Dracula", "Model Hunger" and many more.


PANEL NAME: Kids Costume Contest - Sponsored by Monster Mini Golf
Time: 4:30PM-5PM
Hosted by: Tyler Green

DESCRIPTION: The KIDS costume contest will take place at 4:30PM. Prizes are as follows: First Place: $50, Second Place: $25, Third Place: Family 4 Pack of Tickets to Monster Mini Golf.

PANEL NAME: Adult Costume Contest - Sponsored by Legends of Fear at Fairview Tree Farm
Time: 5PM-6PM
Hosted by: Tyler Green

DESCRIPTION: The ADULTS costume contest will take place at 5PM. Prizes are as follows: First Place: $350, Second Place: $200, Third Place: $75.


Matrix Conference Center
39 Old Ridgebury Road - Danbury, CT 06810


August 27, 2016 11AM - 8PM


Parking is free of charge.


Coming East from NY area

Take Exit 1 on 84
Make Right at the end of the Exit Ramp and drive .5 miles
Make Left onto Reserve drive
At the Roundabout, make a right up the hill and you have arrived.
There is plenty of parking in the garage.

Coming West from Hartford area

Take Exit 1 on 84
Make a Left at the end of the Exit Ramp and drive .5 miles
Make Left onto Reserve drive
At the Roundabout, make a right up the hill and you have arrived.
There is plenty of parking in the garage.


Legends of Fear at Fairview Tree Farm

Evidence of Evil Escape Room

Welcome to your own personal horror movie. You have found yourself locked inside an enclosure. You cannot see anything. You can only hear the howling wind and the screams of the tormented victims beyond the locked door. This is your only chance. Can you escape from this Blood Stained Hell before 'He' comes back? You better. Escape 'The Chamber' or die trying.

Please note: Admission: $5 cash / $5.63 for debit/credit. Time limit is 5 minutes.

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Monster Mini Golf Danbury CT


Pre-order tickets above for only $20.

Children age 10 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

*Please note - all sales are final.

The VIP Event ($225) includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • An autograph photo from George Romero
  • A picture with George Romero
  • Reserved front area seats in our panel room
  • Ticket to CT HorrorFest


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