As part of our Women in Horror Month coverage, we caught up with our very own Christine Caprilozzi. Christine is not just a Senior Editor here at Horror News Network, but also the co-founder and Lead Organizer of CT HorrorFest. For readers outside of New England, CT HorrorFest is a Connecticut-based horror convention that began in 2014 and has continued to grow each year both in attendance and in events offered. What began with celebrities and vendors now includes panels, a costume contest, and screenings. Read on to hear Christine’s thoughts on being a horror fan as well as a horror entrepreneur.
This past Saturday, thousands of horror fans descended upon the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT to check out the fourth annual CT HorrorFest, Connecticut’s only convention dedicated to the horror genre. By 8am, there was a line down Delay Street of folks dressed in costumes and others wearing t-shirts depicting their favorite horror films.
While the festivities didn’t technically begin until 11am, doors were opened at 10am to allow those who ordered tickets in advance an extra hour to take in the ghoulish sights inside. Those folks had first dibs on tons of vendors that were set up inside of the arena; some selling horror-related merchandise, others selling their books and still others selling films both popular and independently made. read more
On Friday night, September 15th, Connecticut HorrorFest 2017 officially kicked off with a movie night in Danbury, CT. A packed house at the historic Palace Theatre were treated to a special screening of Rob Zombie’s 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses with none other than Captain Spaulding himself, the legendary Sid Haig, in attendance. Afterwards, a Q&A with Mr. Haig hosted by HNN’s Rob Caprilozzi had the audience clamoring for more of the iconic horror actor (which they would receive the next day at the HorrorFest convention.) read more
The co-founder of CT HorrorFest, Rob Caprilozzi, announced this week that actor Sid Haig will be appearing at this year’s convention and will also take part in a special movie night Q&A featuring House of 1000 Corpses.
The movie night is a new addition to CT Horrorfest and will take place on Friday night September 15th at 7:00 at the Palace Theater in Danbury, Connecticut, the day before the annual CT Horrorfest.
Haig, who is known for his recent work with director Rob Zombie as well as a wide variety of cult classics like Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Spider Baby (co-starring with the Wolf Man himself Lon Chaney Jr.) as well as appearances on virtually every genre t.v. show from the 1960’s to the 1980’s, will take part in a panel after a showing of House of 1000 Corpses and will also answer questions from the audience. He will not be signing autographs at the movie night, but he will the next day at CT Horrorfest. read more
Dick Warlock, the man behind the Michael Myers mask in Halloween II was just added as a guest for the 2017 CT HorrorFest.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dick Warlock has worked with some of the most well-known names in the business including Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Drew Barrymore and more. He was also Kurt Russell’s personal stunt double for more than 25 years
“Dick Warlock is a true legend in the horror industry,” said CT HorrorFest co-founder Christine Caprilozzi. “No one can forget his take on the masked-killer Michael Myers in Halloween II. I don’t think I have ever felt safe staying overnight in a hospital since seeing that film.” read more
The Ladies of the Evil Dead, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, and Theresa Tilly answered questions and wowed fans at CT HorrorFest on August 27th.
The forty-five minute interview by Horror News Network’s Senior Editor, Christine Caprilozzi focused on the 1981 horror masterpiece “The Evil Dead,” as well as had the ladies quizzing the audience in a Q&A of their own.
Besides the trio discussing the filming of the cult classic, Ellen Sandweiss also confirmed her reprisal of her role as “Cheryl”, “Ash’s sister on the upcoming season of “Ash vs the Evil Dead” and talked about what it was like revisiting her character. read more
The third annual CT HorrorFest held not one but two costume contests, where horror fans from around the area came and horrified fans on the HorrorFest catwalk. Both contests were hosted by Face Off’s Tyler Green. This year’s costume competitions drew more entries as well as a packed house in the panel area.
First up was the kids costume contest, which included Danbury’s Mayor Mark Boughton as one of its judges. The winners this year included a “broken doll,” “Chucky,” and a “Mini Michael Myers.” read more
During CT HorrorFest, Horror News Network’s Rob Caprilozzi sat down with Ricou Browning and discussed his career as the “Gill-Man” in Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The eighty-five-year-old actor who played the Creature in all three films said that he “Liked making the original Creature from the Black Lagoon film the best.” The role, which he nabbed while attending the Florida State University, launched his career in film. During the panel, Browning discussed the experience getting in the Creature from the Black Lagoon costume and being given shots of brandy to keep him warm in the 40 degree water. read more
After signing countless autographs for thrilled fans at CT HorrorFest on August 27th, horror legend and movie pioneer George Romero sat down with Horror News Network staff member Larry Dwyer to discuss his storied career.
The discussion began with his breakthrough 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead. “We had the very first print of Night of the Living Dead in the car”, Mr. Romero said, “Russ Streiner and I were driving it to New York. On the way to New York we heard that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated…we knew at that time that what had happened was going to make the film a racial statement which was never our original intention.” read more
Thousands of diehard horror fans descended upon the Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT this past Saturday to take part in the third annual CT HorrorFest which is put on by Rob and Christine Caprilozzi, Connecticut residents and founders of popular news website Horror News Network.
Those in attendance were greeted by a slew of incredible vendors which included Food Network Cupcake Wars winners Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, haunted attraction gurus Evidence of Evil and Face-Off finalist and SpecialFX wizard Tyler Green. read more