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Attention horror fans! CT HorrorFest returns on September 18, 2021! 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 Naugatuck Event Center in Naugatuck, CT.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

*Children age 10 and under 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.

Matthew Lillard

After honing his craft at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Matthew Lillard got his start in the horror genre with a role in Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College and then hopped right into an awesome role as one of Kathleen Turner’s kids in John Waters’ 1994 black comedy Serial Mom.

Two years later, however, he solidified his status in the eyes of horror fans with his portrayal of Stu in Wes Craven’s 1996 slasher hit Scream. Mr. Lillard has had a very busy career working with actors like George Clooney in The Descendants and Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve, just to name a few.

Also, a talented voice actor, Lillard is well-known for his portrayal of Scooby Doo’s Shaggy both in voice and live-action.

Television: Robot Chicken, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds, Twin Peaks, Supernatural

Movies: Scream, Serial Mom, SLC Punk!, Thirteen Ghosts, She’s All That, The Descendants, Trouble with the Curve, Scooby Doo

C.J. Graham

Over the years, CT HorrorFest has been honored to be able to celebrate some of the great actors who have portrayed Jason Voorhees in the series; from Ari Lehman to Tom Morga to Warrington Gillette to the late, great Steve Dash – we’ve had a good bunch of them, and we are super excited to add another to the list!

Please join us in welcoming the man behind the mask in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives – C.J. Graham – to CT HorrorFest in 2021!

Films: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Highway to Hell

Chris Durand

Chris Durand was already a well-known stunt man before signing on to don the iconic mask of The Shape for 1998’s Halloween H20. In addition to his stunt cred, he’d also played Ghostface in the previous year’s hit Scream 2 so the team at H20 knew that they were getting someone who could perform while inside a costume.

Famously, Chris had never seen any of the Halloween films before being cast as Michael, nor did he visit them before playing the part. “We wanted the character to be right but didn’t want to mimic previous portrayals”, he said; so they developed how they thought this Myers should play out on the screen for H20 and he knocked it out of the park – so much so that when they were casting the next Michael Myers for Halloween (2018), thousands of fans petitioned for Chris to play the role in the new addition to the franchise!

Let’s welcome New Haven, CT’s own Chris Durand, to 2021’s CT HorrorFest!

Films (actor): Demolition Man, Scream 2, Halloween H20, Class of 1999 II: The Substitute, Outta Time

Films: (stunts): Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Crow, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Resident Evil: Extinction, Talladega Nights, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, The Mask, Encino Man

Bob Elmore

Getting his start in Hollywood as a stuntman in 1985, Bob Elmore probably never thought that his name would be mentioned alongside one of the greatest horror movie villains of all time – Leatherface. Bob’s interest in stunts began in the 1970’s when he was hired to do chainsaw stunts in a Wild West show at California’s Knott’s Berry Farms. Soon after, he began pursuing a career doing stunts in movies.

In 1986, Bob was hired to do stunts on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and he figured he was in for a pretty easy day of work. That easy day of work grew as the director realized that the actor hired to portray Leatherface for the film wasn’t strong enough to wield the 75-pound chainsaw, so, they had to keep Bob on and he ended up being “the man behind the skin-mask” through-out approximately 98% of the film.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to bring Bob Elmore to our 2021 show!

Stunts: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, The Monster Squad, License to Drive, Dr. Giggles, Casino, Delirious, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Nothing But Trouble

Actor: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Usual Suspects, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End


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Naugatuck Event Center
6 Rubber Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770

September 18, 2021 11 AM – 7PM (Pre-order ticket holders get in at 10AM)

Parking is free in the main lot and there will be plenty of other lots and street parking available.


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.


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