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.
Nick Castle was no stranger to Hollywood before his turn as “The Shape” in John Carpenter’s Halloween. Nick’s father was a mainstay in television, theater and film as an actor/dancer/choreographer and after young Nick was born, he was often used in small roles in his dad’s films.
However, it was while studying film at USC that he and his classmate/friend John Carpenter first got a taste of the big time as a short film that they both co-wrote (The Resurrection of Broncho Billy) won the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film in 1970.
Nick then worked on Dark Star with John Carpenter before John asked him to portray the killer Michael Myers in 1978’s Halloween and we look forward to seeing him return to that role for the 2018 sequel.
We are thrilled to announce Nick Castle as a featured guest at CT Horror Fest for the 40th anniversary of Halloween!
Actor:Halloween (1978 & 2018), Escape from New York, Dark Star
Writer: Skatetown USA, Escape from New York, Hook, August Rush
Director: Tag: The Assassination Game, The Last Starfighter, The Boy Who Could Fly
Icon. It’s a word that may be tossed around too often these days but it really cannot be used enough when it comes to Pam Grier.
Bursting onto the scene opposite Sid Haig in Jack Hill’s 1971 prison movie The Big Doll House, Pam made her presence known right away but it was 1973’s Coffy and then 1974’s Foxy Brown that solidified her status as “the baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town”.
Then in 1997, Quentin Tarantino made one of the best casting decisions of all-time by changing the character name of Jackie Burke from Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punch to Jackie Brown for Pam and the rest is history.
CT HorrroFest is honored to welcome the legendary Pam Grier this September!
Films:Coffy, Scream Blacula Scream, Foxy Brown, Fort Apache the Bronx, Jackie Brown, Mars Attacks!, Above the Law, Ghosts of Mars
Television: Roots: The Next Generations, The Love Boat, Night Court, The Cosby Show, Miami Vice
Over the years, the 1975 joint-casting session for George Lucas’ Star Wars and Brian De Palma’s Carrie has become the stuff of legend. Tons of people who went on to become Hollywood royalty attended those auditions and lucky for us, one of them brought along her red baseball cap.
Brian De Palma instantly took a liking to P.J. Soles and ended up increasing her role of Norma in Carrie from a one-line role to a much larger part. Another young filmmaker named John Carpenter happened to catch P.J. Soles’ performance in Carrie and “totally” wrote the role of Lynda in 1978’s seminal film Halloween just for her.
Here, in this 40th anniversary of Halloween, CT HorrorFest is thrilled to welcome P.J. Soles to Danbury!
Films: Carrie, Halloween, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, Stripes, Private Benjamin, Jawbreaker, The Devil’s Rejects.
Television: Cheers, Airwolf, Simon & Simon, Knight Rider.
As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween, we would be remiss not to include Laurie Strode’s best friend Annie Brackett in the fun. After working with John Carpenter on 1976’s Assault on Precinct 13, Nancy Kyes (Loomis) was chosen by Carpenter to round out the trio of friends that included PJ Soles and Jamie Lee Curtis in 1978’s Halloween.
Having retired from her acting career shortly after it really began, Nancy now spends her time sculpting and teaching acting classes in Los Angeles.
We look forward to welcoming Nancy to CT HorrorFest this year!
Films: Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog.
There aren’t many “Scream Queens” that can boast a resume as robust as Dee Wallace. Dee’s film career started with a small role in the Connecticut thriller The Stepford Wives followed by a much larger role in Wes Craven’s 1977 classic The Hills Have Eyes.
Starring roles in The Howling, Cujo, Critters and more solidified her as a star in horror fans’ eyes but unlike a lot of her female colleagues of that era, Dee was able to step outside of the horror genre with huge roles in major Hollywood productions like 10 and E.T. due mainly to her superb acting and great attitude.
Dee is still very active in the industry with recent roles in Rob Zombie films and the recent Death House.
Please join us in welcoming Dee Wallace to CT HorrorFest!
Films: E.T., 10, The Howling, Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes, Popcorn, The House of the Devil, Halloween (2007), Lords of Salem, The Frighteners
Television: The Office, Supernatural, Starsky and Hutch, Trapper John M.D., Grey’s Anatomy
A Yale grad born in Stamford, CT, Bill Moseley got his start writing for magazines like ‘National Lampoon’ and ‘Omni’ before turning his sights to acting in his late twenties. In only his second role, he won over horror fans with his portrayal of Leatherface’s brother “Chop-Top” in Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in 1986.
Bill kept busy during the rest of the 80’s and 90’s with films like Silent Night, Deadly Night 3, Tom Savini’s Night of the Living Dead and Army of Darkness but it was his turn as Otis in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses that truly reignited his legend in the horror genre.
Please join us in welcoming the incredible Bill Moseley to CT HorrorFest in 2018!
Films: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Army of Darkness, Night of the Living Dead (1990), Honey I Blew Up the Kid, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, 3 from Hell
Danbury Arena –
1 Independence Way
Danbury, CT 06810
September 15, 2018 11 AM – 7PM (Pre-order ticket holders get in at 10AM)
PARKING FOR CT HORRORFEST
The Patriot Garage is directly across the street from the arena. It has 550 parking spaces and costs $4 for the day.
There is also another lot right across from the area charging $4 for parking for the day.
The Bardo Garage is located at 10 Library Place, a 3 minute walk from the venue (After you park walk down to the bottom of Library Place. Cross to the other side of Main St and cut through where the Post Office used to be on Main Street. That will bring you to Ives St and it is literally one minute from there. The Bardo Garage has 386 spaces and costs $1.25 an hour.
There are also lots of metered spaces on Main St. and Liberty St. Metered spots cost $1.25 an hour.
See the map below for some visual details.
CT HORRORFEST RAFFLE:
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 2018 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?
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?
Is there a hotel offering a special rate?
My costume has a weapon is that OK?
All costume props must be inspected at the front desk. Because of safety reasons, we cannot allow any real or sharp weapons into the venue.
Can I have my machete/knife, etc. signed by a celebrity?
If you collect signatures of Jason, Michael, or any other character on a real weapon you must present the weapon to a CT HorrorFest staff member at the FRONT desk. We will then take the weapon and bring it to the celebrity where you can have it signed. After the celebrity signs the item you must either exit and put it in your vehicle or give it to a CT HorrorFest staff member who will keep it at the front desk for safe keeping.
PANELS AND EVENT PROGRAMMING:
Start preparing your creepy costumes for the 2018 CT HorrorFest Costume Contest! This year’s adult costume contest is sponsored by friends and haunt sponsors Evidence of Evil.
First Prize – $250
Third Prize- $75
Prepare yourselves…CT HorrorFest’s KIDS COSTUME CONTEST is back! Once again sponsored by our friends at Monster Mini Golf of Danbury, kids 13 and younger are welcomed to dress up as creepy as they want to enter. Prizes include:
FIRST PRIZE: $50
SECOND PRIZE: $25
THIRD PRIZE: Family Four pack to Monster Mini Golf
Pre-Order Ticket: Pre-ordering your ticket lets you get in at 10AM instead of 11AM.
*Please note that celebrities are not scheduled to be at their tables until 11AM.
VIP Ticket: Only 15 available! Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Halloween with a special breakfast with Nick Castle, PJ Soles, and Nancy Kyes.
VIP Ticket includes: Entry into CT HorrorFest, Continental Breakfast, Photo and signed picture with Nick Castle, PJ Soles, and Nancy Kyes, Reserved seating in the Panel Room, a VIP CT HorrorFest Swag Bag
*Please note, they will be signing their photo, any other merch is not included in the price of the VIP breakfast
Breakfast begins at 9:30am, attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior
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