CT HorrorFest

Attention horror fans! CT HorrorFest returns on September 16, 2017! 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 Danbury Arena (right across from the train station!) in Danbury, CT.

Tickets are only $25 at the door. (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.

Sid Haig

A true legend in his field. There is no other way to describe a man whose acting career has spanned nearly six decades and includes 144 titles. For fans of genre films, he is as recognizable as they come and for those who have been lucky enough to meet him, he is as approachable as a celebrity gets.

Bursting onto the scene in 60’s, it wasn’t long before his interesting look and amazing talents caught the eye of legendary filmmaker Jack Hill who worked with him on nearly every film he did. After numerous movies and television shows throughout the next three decades, he decided to retire from acting only to be brought back to the screen by Quentin Tarantino for 1997’s Jackie Brown.

It was six years later, however, that younger fans first got the chance to celebrate him as Rob Zombie pried him back out of retirement and got him into the Captain Spaulding makeup that everyone knows and loves.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to announce that Sid Haig will be appearing at our September show!

Films: Spider Baby, Foxy Brown, THX 1138, Jackie Brown, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween

Television: Batman, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files, Get Smart, Fantasy Island, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, The Dukes of Hazzard, MacGyver

Ken Foree

“My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, ‘When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth’.”

One of the baddest lines in horror history spoken in one of the baddest movies in horror history by one of the baddest men in horror history. The line is spoken by Mr. Ken Foree in his first starring role as Peter in George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie classic Dawn of the Dead. He again spoke the iconic line in the film’s 2004 remake because we’re sure that no one could deliver it better. Ken also played the unforgettable Charlie Altamont in The Devil’s Rejects.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to announce Ken Foree as a featured guest on September 16th, 2017.

Films: Dawn of the Dead (1978 & 2004), Knightriders, From Beyond, The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie’s Halloween.

Tom Morga

In 1985, the folks in charge of the Friday the 13th franchise could not foresee a future where Jason Voorhees was not killing nubile teenagers so Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning was born. Tom Morga was picked to portray everyone’s favorite slasher in this newest incarnation of the franchise and we are happy to bring him to this year’s CT HorrorFest.

He is the only actor to ever appear on film as Jason, Michael Myers and Leatherface!

Films: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Stunts: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Army of Darkness

Dick Warlock

In 1981, the greatest slasher film of all time picked up where it left off three years earlier; Halloween II was a direct sequel to the original film and was also intended to be the end for the “unstoppable” Michael Myers.

The man who played Myers in this historic sequel was none other than stunt legend Dick Warlock. Mr. Warlock has worked with some of the best in the business from Spielberg in Jaws to John Carpenter to being Kurt Russell’s stunt double for more than 25 years!

CT HorrorFest is proud to bring Dick Warlock to Connecticut for our 2017 show!

Actor: Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Firestarter, Pumpkinhead, Spider Man (2002) and Casino

Stunts: Escape from New York (Coordinator), The Thing (Coordinator), Jaws, Blazing Saddles, Friday the 13th Part V (Coordinator), Casino (Coordinator)

Adrienne Barbeau

Having first broken into the mainstream with her role as Carol Traynor in the hit TV show Maude, it wasn’t until her starring role as Stevie Wayne, Antonio Bay’s favorite radio DJ, in John Carpenter’s 1980 film The Fog that Adrienne Barbeau made her huge presence felt to horror fans around the world.

She quickly followed up with Escape from New York, Swamp Thing and then Creepshow further cementing her status as a queen of the horror/SciFi world.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to bring Adrienne Barbeau to our 2017 festival.

Films: The Fog, Swamp Thing, Escape from New York, Cannonball Run, Creepshow, Back to School.

Lisa Loring

In the span of two short years, a 1960’s black and white television show made its way into America’s heart and has never been forgotten. Based on 1930’s single-panel cartoons by New Jersey cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams Family had a run of 64 episodes between the years of 1964 and 1966 and fifty years later people still love those original shows.

CT HorrorFest is happy to bring the original Wednesday Addams, Lisa Loring, to Connecticut on September 16th!

TV and Film: The Addams Family, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., As the World Turns, Blood Frenzy, Death Feud.

Tom Atkins

Growing up as the son of a Pittsburgh steel worker, young Tom Atkins never gave a thought to a career in film. Although he was a sci-fi and horror film fan as a kid, he just figured he’d probably end up in the steel industry like his dad. After high school he joined the Navy and then, when his service was complete, he enlisted in college. Thankfully for us, his girlfriend was a theater major and that got him interested in acting.

Starting in the early 60’s, he did mainly television roles on shows like Hawaii Five-O and The Rockford Files, but it was his role in John Carpenter’s The Fog that brought him to the attention of horror fans. From there, he appeared in a bunch of horror favorites including the lead role in the cult classics Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to present Tom Atkins for our 2017 show!

Films: The Fog, Escape from New York, Creepshow, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Night of the Creeps, Lethal Weapon

Jordan Ladd

As the daughter of Charlie’s Angels star Cheryl Ladd, Jordan Ladd was destined for film. She began acting in commercials at age two but it wasn’t until she graduated high school that she devoted herself to acting full time.

Thankfully for us horror fans, she began starring in a string of horror films starting with 2002’s Cabin Fever and later received rave reviews for her role as Madeline in 2009’s Grace.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to welcome Jordan Ladd to this year’s show!

Films: Never Been Kissed, Cabin Fever, Club Dredd, Grindhouse (Death Proof), Hostel II, Grace

Nick King

Only once in a great while does a horror film break through to the mainstream and have the opportunity to petrify the masses. In 2012, the terrifying pagan deity Bughuul first graced the screen in the breakout hit Sinister. Then again in 2015, the “devourer of children” hit the theaters and scared countless people out of their seats.

We are happy to welcome Nicholas King, the man behind the “sinister” Bughuul makeup, to CT HorrorFest this September!

Actor: Sinister, Sinister 2

Stunts: Paranormal Activity 3

Tom Fitzpatrick

A veteran of the stage, Tom Fitzpatrick has been acting for more than 50 years. From being Kelsey Grammer’s understudy in Richard II to spending ten years in the production company of the master of experimental theater productions, Reza Abdoh; Tom has certainly left his mark in theater.

Horror fans, however, know him not for his stage work, but for his turn as the Bride in Black in Insidious: Chapters 2 &3.

CT HorrorFest is proud to welcome Tom Fitpatrick (in full “Bride” costume and makeup) to our 2017 show!

Film: Insidious: Chapter 2, Insidious: Chapter 3, The Basketball Diaries, Date Movie

Carmine Capobianco

CT native, 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.

He will be signing at the Vinegar Syndrome booth.

Velvet Sky

CT native, Velvet Sky is best known for her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). She is a former two time TNA Women’s Knockout Champion and is a former TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion as part of The Beautiful People.

She also is devoted to animal rescue and is a volunteer for this year’s CT HorrorFest charity raffle recipient Animals for Life.

Jason McLeod

Jason McLeod is a paranormal investigator, spiritualist, and empath. He has spent the last 28 years helping individual families deal with both the human spirits who linger in their lives, and the inhuman spirits who seek to ruin them. His training and experience began by following in the footsteps of his close personal friends and mentors – the late Ed Warren and his wife Lorraine, bestselling authors, and movie consultants – who started the modern ghost hunting craze that thrives today. He conducts engaging presentations on the subjects of spirituality, consciousness, quantum physics, meditation, metaphysics, paranormal investigation, and demonology on radio blog broadcasts, and at paranormal conventions, spirituality expositions, in churches and at New Age events throughout the world.

Reverend Larry Elward

Reverend Larry Elward also started out as a paranormal investigator, since 1986, first working with the Warrens and currently John Zaffis.

Larry studied demonology for many years and this interest lead him into the seminary. He graduated from Holy Apostles Seminary in 1988 with a Masters Degree in theology. He has performed or assisted at hundreds of exorcism/deliverance for people of all faiths.  Larry was ordained an Independent priest with the Home Temple on June 5, 2004. Through this he hopes to reach out to more people in need of his ministry.  Along with his wife, Debbie, they have been featured on many TV programs helping people in need.

Debbie Elward

Debbie Elward has been a paranormal investigator since 1990,  first starting out with the Warrens and for the past 17 years working with John Zaffis.

Born with the ability to Discern Spirits, she is able to use her gift to evaluate, or “discern” spirit activity, whether divine, human or preternatural, often being able to obtain the names and numbers of spirit entities. She is also excellent at taking “psychic” photography and capturing images on film. She is currently doing tarot card readings as yet, another way to help people.  Along with her husband, Larry  together they bring many years of experience to the paranormal field.

Jeff Zornow

When you talk about today’s comic book artists who specialize in horror work, Jeff Zornow has to come to mind. The Horror Comic Award-winning artist has worked on titles such as “Godzilla,” “Halloween,” “Jurassic Park,” and “68”.

In addition to comics, he is also a frequent artist for Fright-Rags t-shirts. Zornow also provides art for many bands and record labels including Misfits, Blood Freak, Razorback Records and Ex Dementia.

CT HorrorFest Kickoff – Movie Night

On Friday night, September 15th we are holding a movie night at the Palace Theatre in Danbury to kick off CT HorrorFest! We will be showing House of 1000 Corpses with special guest…SID HAIG! After the movie we will have a panel with Sid Haig followed by a Q+A with the crowd.

We will open the theatre to the public at 7PM. There will be a bunch of movie trailers before the film. House of 1000 Corpses will start at 8PM.

*Please Note: Sid will not be signing autographs or taking pictures at this event. He will be doing that all day on Saturday at CT HorrorFest.


Can you survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out at CT HorrorFest!

Armed with a laser tag gun, you enter an area crawling with zombies. You have 5 minutes to grab the medical supplies you need and escape the area.

Humans can take out zombies with headshots! Zombies can terminate humans when within close proximity!

Will you survive and come out on top? Or will you be overtaken by the undead?

Come to CT HorrorFest and KILL…SOME…ZOMBIES!

Please Note: This is an extra event which costs $10 per person, per game. You must purchase a CT HorrorFest ticket to gain entrance to this event.


1:00PM – 1:30PM Jess-O-Lantern

Enjoy an acoustic set of music by Jess-O-Lantern.

1:30PM – 2:00PM Kid’s Costume Contest – Sponsored by Monster Mini Golf in Danbury, CT.

1st place: $50.

2nd place: $25.

3rd place: Family 4-pack of tickets to Monster Mini Golf in Danbury, CT.

2:15PM – 3:00PM Adult’s Costume Contest – Sponsored by Trail of Terror in Wallingford, CT.

1st place: $250.

2nd place: $150.

3rd place: $100.

3:15PM – 4:00PM Paranormal Panel

Join Reverend Larry Elward, an Independant priest who has performed hundreds of exorcisms,  Debbie Elward, a paranormal investigator who has the ability to discern spirits, and Jason McLeod, a paranormal investigator and bestselling author. All three have worked with the Ed and Lorraine Warren. A Q+A will follow.

4:15PM – 4:45PM Indy Film Panel

Thinking of making your own movie? Learn tips, trials and tribulations from CT Indy film-makers Kurtis Spieler, Nick Papazoglou, ( from Invasive Image-“Sheepskin” “The Devil’s Well”) and also Frank Wihby, Joe Pisani (from Big Caper Films – “The Sadist”).

5:00PM – 5:45PM Tom Atkins and Adrienne Barbeau Panel

80’s legends Tom Atkins and Adrienne Barbeau will talk about their extensive horror careers!

6:00PM – 6:45PM Jason vs. Michael Panel

Tom Morga and Dick Warlock sit down to discuss their careers.

7:00PM – 7:45PM Ken Foree and ?? Panel

Ken Foree and another one of our guests will sit down and talk about their career in horror.



Danbury Arena –
1 Independence Way
Danbury, CT 06810


September 16, 2017 11AM – 8PM


There’s plenty of parking around the location which includes parking garages and lots.


Coming East from NY area

Coming soon.

Coming West from Hartford area

Coming soon.



In December of 2015, long-time Horror News Network/CT HorrorFest staff member, Sarah Mathews passed away suddenly. Her love of all things pop culture was only over shadowed by her love of cats. It is in her honor that we are donating the 2017 raffle prize and table to Animals for Life-CT at CT HorrorFest.

Animals for Life is an all-volunteer, not for profit animal rescue based out of CT. Since 1996, Animals for Life has had the simple goal of finding needy animals loving homes. Now, almost 20 years later, their goal remains the same–to place homeless cats and dogs into wonderful, forever homes.

They are also are huge believers in education and outreach and work to educate and assist the public on companion animal issues, and address the issue of pet overpopulation that is rampant in CT and the world in general.


What time should I arrive as an attendee?

Attendees are let in to the event at 11AM. Pre-order tickets get you in at 10AM!

What if I need to BUY tickets day of the event?

You may purchase tickets the day of event for $25 cash only at the front table.

Can I come in costume?

Of course!

How much are autographs?

Autographs are priced at the discretion of the talent. The last few years on the East Coast, autographs have ranged from $20-$80.

Is there an ATM onsite?


How much does it cost to play zombie laser tag?

$10 per game.

Is there a hotel offering a special rate?

Yes. The Hampton Inn of Danbury is offering a special rate. Click here to reserve a room.


We have two different tickets this year.

We have a movie night on Friday, September 15th where we will show House of 1000 Corpses with a Q+A with Sid Haig afterwards.

The other ticket is for CT HorrorFest, which is on Saturday, September 16th. The zombie laser tag event at CT HorrorFest is an additional $10 per person per game. You  must have a CT HorrorFest ticket to gain entrance to the overall event.  Note: There are no pre-sale tickets for the zombie laser tag. It is on a first come/first serve basis.

CT HorrorFest General Ticket

Tickets are $25 for pre-order.
(Children 10 and under get in free with paid adult)

*If you pre-order your ticket, it gets you in an hour early, at 10AM!

Please note, celebrities area not expected to be at their table until 11AM, but vendors and zombie laser tag will be available.

CT HorrorFest Movie Night Ticket

Tickets are $15 each.

*Please note: For the movie night on Friday (September 15th), kids do not get in free. Everyone must purchase a ticket/seat regardless of age.

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CT HorrorFest 2016: Horror News Network Coverage, CTNow Coverage, News Times

CT HorrorFest 2015: Horror News Network Coverage, CTNow Coverage

CT HorrorFest 2014: Horror News Network Coverage, CTNow Coverage

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