CT HorrorFest

CT HorrorFest returns to the Danbury Arena on September 15th, 2018.

Tickets are $25 (cash only) at the door.
*Children age 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.


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

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

Pam Grier

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

PJ Soles

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.

Nancy Kyes(Loomis)

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.


Bill Moseley

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


Alex Vincent

Born in New Jersey, Alex Vincent got his start in acting at a young age by playing the six-year old Andy Barclay in the 1988 hit Child’s Play. After surviving his run-in with the Charles Lee Ray possessed ‘Good Guy’ doll, Alex did a few movies with heavy industry names like Faye Dunaway, Joe Mantegna, Dee Wallace and Jay Sanders before reprising his role of Andy for the sequel Child’s Play 2.

Having mostly retired from acting, Alex got started in sound recording and owns and runs a successful recording studio in Florida called AV Productions.

Lucky for us, Alex came out of acting retirement to star in last year’s surprise hit Cult of Chucky, reprising his role as an older, and tougher, Andy Barclay.

CT HorrorFest is proud to welcome Alex Vincent to our 2018 show!

Films: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Curse of Chucky, Cult of Chucky, Just Like in the Movies, Descending


Mark Patton

In 1985, New Line Cinema brought us maybe the wildest entry into the “Freddy Krueger” franchise with A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. Following up on the huge success of 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, the team decided to go a different way and have a male lead opposite Freddy Krueger and so the character of Jesse Walsh was born.

When it came time to cast the role of Jesse Walsh, the powers-that-be decided upon former Junior Olympics gymnast Mark Patton who made a name for himself on Broadway opposite acting giants Cher, Kathy Bates and Karen Black in Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and then starred in the film adaption as well.

After playing Jesse, Mark soured on Hollywood as a whole and left it behind in 1986 before coming back to discuss the Nightmare series in 2010’s Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to welcome Mark Patton in 2018!

Films: Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Anna to the Infinite Power, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Family Possessions, Amityville: Evil Never Dies


Courtney Gains

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Courtney Gains knew from a young age that he wanted to act but it wasn’t until he began studying acting with veteran character actor Virgil Frye (Graduation Day, Colors) that he really started honing his skills.

When he got the call to read for the part of Malachai in Children of the Corn, he pulled a fake knife on the dialect coach that he was reading with but, thankfully for horror fans, they looked past that bad decision and cast him in the role anyway.

From there, Courtney became a staple in well-known 80’s films and continues to work in film as well as sing with his band Ripple Street.

CT HorrorFest is happy to welcome Courtney to Danbury this September.

FILMS: Children of the Corn, Back to the Future, Can’t Buy Me Love, The ‘Burbs, Colors, Memphis Belle


John Franklin

Raised in Blue Islands, IL, John Franklin grew up acting in every school play and community theater program that he could get involved in. After high school, he majored in theater at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana and made the decision to head for Los Angeles after graduation.

After earning some money for his trip by doing theater in Chicago, John hit the road for LA and immediately caught the eye of casting agents. Although he was 23, his young looks paired with his acting abilities helped him land some commercial work and then the role of Isaac in Children of the Corn before he had been in Los Angeles for even a month.

After retiring from acting in 2001, John taught high school English and theater in California and has co-written a series of YA novels title “Prime Cuts” which puts a modern spin on the legend of Sweeney Todd.

CT HorrorFest is pleased to welcome John Franklin to CT HorrorFest on September 15th!

FILMS: Children of the Corn, Children of the Corn 666, Child’s Play, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values


Butch Patrick

Starting out at age 8 in a film alongside Hollywood big-timers Eddie Albert (Green Acres), Jane Wyatt (Father Knows Best) and Soupy Sales, it’s safe to say that Butch Patrick was a star from a very young age. That film led to roles on hit shows like General Hospital, The Untouchables, My Favorite Martian and Mister Ed.

However, it was in 1964 when Butch was 10 years old that he landed the role that would define his career for fans like ourselves. Screen testing alongside the beautiful Yvonne De Carlo, Butch landed the role of Edward Wolfgang Munster and “Eddie Munster” was born.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to welcome Butch Patrick to Connecticut on September 15th!

Films: Munster, Go Home!, Scary Movie, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Bite School

TV: The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Bonanza, Rawhide, The Real McCoys, Gunsmoke, Macabre Theater

Michael C Williams

In 1999 the horror community was abuzz with the upcoming release of a film called The Blair Witch Project. Based on the pre-film release of a “mockumentary” titled Curse of the Blair Witch on the Sci-Fi Channel, many people thought that the upcoming film was the release of actual found footage of three real missing “documentarians” named Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard.

Love or hate the film, you cannot deny the impact that this independent film had on the entire filmmaking community as it helped to spawn the entire genre of “found footage” films.

CT HorrorFest welcomes Michael C Williams to the show!

Films: The Blair Witch Project, Curse of the Blair Witch, Altered, The Objective

TV: Without a Trace, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Bull

Bobby Steele

In 1977, what was to be one of punk’s most important bands formed in Lodi, New Jersey: The Misfits. The original line-up recorded some of the songs that would later appear on the record Static Age but by 1978, Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only began taking the band in a more horror-themed direction; a few of the other members did not agree with the direction the band was headed and quit which led to the hiring of guitarist Bobby Steele.

Bobby Steele was with The Misfits for some of their best work; he can be heard on the Horror Business EP, the Beware EP, 3 Hits from Hell, the Halloween EP and more. After leaving The Misfits in 1980, Bobby formed the horror-punk band The Undead who have been rocking since 1980 and now includes his wife Diana Steele on keys, guitar and backing vocals.

CT HorrorFest is proud to welcome punk legend Bobby Steele!

Bands: Misfits, The Undead

Frank Romano

After serving in World War 2, Frank Romano decided to pursue his dream of being an artist. Frank’s wife saw an ad in the newspaper that a local Brooklyn, NY company called Ben Cooper Inc. was looking for an artist. After meeting with the legendary Ben Cooper, Frank had landed his dream job where he spent his career creating iconic art for the beloved Ben Cooper company.
Over the years, millions of children have worn his costume designs (including Star Wars) on their Halloween costumes.
At 94 years young, we are happy to welcome Frank Romano to CT HorrorFest.

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.

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.

Dee Wallace

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

UPDATE: Dee had to cancel her appearance due to other obligations. 7/16/2018




Danbury Arena –
1 Independence Way
Danbury, CT 06810


September 15, 2018 11 AM – 7PM (Pre-order ticket holders get in at 10AM)


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.


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?

Any time! The event runs from 11AM-7PM. Attendees can come to the show during those hours. Pre-ordering your tickets allows you to enter 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?


Is there a hotel offering a special rate?

Coming soon..

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.


Time: 1:15-2:00

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:

THIRD PRIZE: Family Four pack to Monster Mini Golf

Time: 2:15-3:00

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
Second Prize-$175
Third Prize- $75

Time: 3:15-3:45

Hear stories of the Child’s Play franchise from Andy Barclay himself, Alex Vincent.

Hosted by: Sean McLaughlin

Time: 4:00-4:30

Outlander! The Children of the Corn have come to CT! Now is your chance to learn more about the film and hear from the actors themselves.

Hosted by: Nick Banks

Time: 4:45-5:30

Pam Grier is a Hollywood legend. Listen to some of her stories in this panel.

Hosted by: Christine Caprilozzi

Time: 5:45-6:15

Bill Moseley returns to his home state! In this panel Bill will discuss everything from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 to the upcoming 3 From Hell.

Hosted by: John Evans

Time: 6:15-7:00

Join PJ Soles, Nancy Kyes(Loomis) and Michael Myers  himself, Nick Castle as they look back 40 years and discuss Halloween.

Hosted by: Larry Dwyer