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CT HorrorFest 2018’s ‘Child’s Play’ Panel with Alex Vincent

On Saturday September 15th, CT HorrorFest presented a Child’s Play panel and Q&A from the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT.  On the 30th anniversary of that seminal horror film, HNN staff writer Sean McLaughlin was honored to interview actor Alex Vincent in front of the packed crowd.

At just six years old, Vincent portrayed Alex Barclay, the youngster terrorized by the murderous doll Chucky, in the 1988 film.  The New Jersey native would go on to reprise the role in the 1990 sequel Child’s Play 2, before taking a break from the franchise (and acting in general) for more than two decades.  2013 would see Vincent’s surprise return to the Child’s Play lineage in the after-credits scene of Curse of Chucky. read more

CT HorrorFest 2018’s ’40 Years of Halloween’ Panel with Nick Castle, PJ Soles and Nancy Loomis

On Saturday September 15th 2018, three of the cast members from John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 film Halloween delighted the crowd at Connecticut’s annual CT HorrorFest convention with stories about working on the popular slasher film. The three were busy most of the day signing tons of Halloween memorabilia for the thousands of fans who flocked to the Danbury Ice Arena in hopes of meeting stars from their favorite films/television shows.

In attendance were Nick Castle, who played Michael Myers in the original film (he’s also reprising his role for 2018’s Halloween), PJ Soles who played Laurie Strode’s friend Lynda and Nancy Loomis (Kyes) who played Laurie’s other friend Annie Brackett. read more

WiHM: An Interview with CT Horrorfest Co-Founder Christine Caprilozzi

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. read more

CT HorrorFest Rocks Danbury

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

CT HorrorFest Movie Night and Q&A With Sid Haig A Hit With Fans

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

Sid Haig Announced for CT Horrorfest 2017 and House of 1000 Corpses Movie Night

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 Announced for 2017 CT HorrorFest

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 – 35 Years Later Exclusive Interview

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

Costumed Crazies and Mini-Killers Shine at the 2016 CT HorrorFest Costume Contest

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

Ricou Browning Talks Becoming the Gill-Man And More in Exclusive Interview

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