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Attention horror fans! CT HorrorFest returns on July 18, 2015! 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 Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT.

Purchase tickets for the event here.

Please Note: 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.

GUESTS: (so far)

Please note that guest list can change due to guest cancellation or events beyond our control.

Doug Bradley

The year was 1987 and a young flimmaker named Clive Barker unleashed his debut film Hellraiser unto the world. Based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart, Hellraiser quickly took the horror world by storm and Pinhead (or Lead Cenobite, if you prefer) became one of the most beloved, and feared, monsters in all of filmland.

CT HorrorFest is proud to announce that the one and only Doug Bradley will be a feautured guest on July 18, 2015. To quote Clive Barker, "there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley".

Films: Hellraisers 1-8, Nightbreed, Wrong Turn 5

Gunnar Hansen

In 1974, what many consider to be the scariest film ever made was released to audiences across the world. Billed as a true story and the "account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin", The Texas Chainsaw Massacre shocked audiences with it's disturbing look at a sadistic Texas family and introduced the world to the character of Leatherface.

CT HorrorFest is proud to announce that the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, will be a featured guest on July 18, 2015.

Films: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Texas Chainsaw 3D

Warrington Gillette

In 1981, the company that brought us the suprise hit Friday the 13th were busy trying to capitalize on that success. They knew that they wanted their new film to be a direct sequel, taking place five years after the first, but they needed someone to be the face of the new and older Jason Voorhees. A young actor who initially auditioned for the male lead role of Paul left such an impression on director Steve Miner that he knew that he had to utilize him in the film and so the next incarnation of Jason Voorhees was born.

CT HorrorFest is proud to announce Warrington Gillette as a featured guest on July 18th, 2015.

Films: Friday the 13th Part 2, Penny Dreadful, Time Walker

Mick Foley

While this legend may not have his roots in the horror genre, he has probably spilled more real blood in the ring than most of our cherished movie villains have spilled fake blood in the movies. With a storied wrestling career spanning four decades in the WWE, WCW, ECW, NWA and TNA, this hardcore legend and multi-time best-selling author is a world-wide fan favorite.

Aliases: Cactus Jack, Dude Love, Mankind, Saint Mick

CT HorrorFest is proud to announce Mick Foley as a featured guest on July 18th, 2015.

Films: Anamorph, Hellevator Man

Ed Neal

Back in 1974, a young student from the University of Texas at Austin auditioned for a role as a hitchhiker in a horror movie that was shooting locally. He went in to his audition, acted as a crazy relative of his and won the part of Nubbins Sawyer in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Aside from being a central figure in one of the best horror films of all time and playing Lord Zedd in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, this actor is a top voiceover actor in countless cartoons and video games.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to announce that Ed Neal will be appearing on July 18, 2015.

Films: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, JFK, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

John Dugan

A young actor doing a children's play in Chicago received a phone call from his sister's husband with the news that he and a friend had written a script and were planning on making it into a movie. The writer, Kim Henkel, asked if he'd be willing to drop everything, come to Texas and check out the script. After reading the script titled Head Cheese, he agreed to play the role of Grandpa Sawyer in the film that was eventually named The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to welcome John Dugan on July 18, 2015.

Films: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Bite School

Felissa Rose

At the tail end of the golden age of slasher films came a fantasticly bizzare entry to the genre called Sleepaway Camp. While most slashers of the era followed similiar storylines, Sleepaway Camp took that recipe and packed it so full of genuine WTF moments that it became an instant classic. Based on the strong performance of then 13 year old Felissa Rose as Angela Baker and one of the craziest endings in horror movie history, Sleepaway Camp is still as amazing and relevant today as it was thirty-two years ago.

CT HorrorFest is thrilled to welcome Felissa Rose to CT HorrorFest on July 18, 2015.

Films: Sleepaway Camp, Return to Sleepaway Camp, Satan's Playground, Love Bites

Tyler Green

As a 7 year old child in Litchfield, CT, this guest first began designing his unique creations in a workspace in his parents basement. Fast-forward a few years and he is now a successful SFX artist and inventor as well as the COO of his company, Creative Genius, LLC.

CT HorrorFest is happy to welcome season 6 Face Off finalist Tyler Green back to CT HorrorFest!

The VIP Event ($135) includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • An autograph photo from Gunnar Hansen
  • A picture with Gunnar Hansen
  • An autograph photo from Ed Neal
  • A picture with Ed Neal
  • An autograph photo from John Dugan
  • A picture with John Dugan
  • Reserved front row seats in our panel room
  • Ticket to CT HorrorFest


We will have our first official horror costume contest the day of the event. Those judged to have the best costumes will win the following cash prizes!

First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place $100



DESCRIPTION: Special make-up effects artists Tyler Green will offer insight on how is team took an original design from conceptualization to realization. Costume designer Ebony Amber will also explain how costume can play an important role when creating a character from head to toe. Creature performer Alec Green will bring the character to life following the makeup demo.


Matrix Conference Center
39 Old Ridgebury Road - Danbury, CT 06810


July 18, 2015 11AM - 8PM


Parking is free of charge.


The haunted Graveyard



Children age 10 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

*Please note - all sales are final.


Here are a bunch of pictures from the inaugural CT HorrorFest.

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