Killer ‘Halloween’ Panels Announced For Flashback Weekend Chicago

The full schedule of events for next weekend’s epic Halloween gathering at the annual Flashback Weekend Horror Convention in Chicago has been revealed, featuring some once-in-a-lifetime photo ops and a killer lineup of Q&A panels.

In addition to the full schedule of events listed below, additional highlights this year include Halloween 2-6 soundtrack composer Alan Howarth live in concert on Friday night, August 7, and an outdoor screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween with the cast and crew in attendance, on Saturday night, August 8. You can still get tickets here, and be sure to join the official Facebook event page here.

You can scroll down to view the amazing guest list and the complete schedule of events, and then click here for all of our Flashback Weekend coverage!

‘Halloween’ GUESTS: 
Nick Castle (Halloween)
Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween; director, Halloween III)
Dean Cundey (cinematographer, Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III)
Nancy Loomis (Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III)
Charles Cyphers (Halloween, Halloween II)
Will Sandin (Halloween)
Alan Howarth (composer, Halloween 2-6)
Dick Warlock (Halloween II, Halloween III)
Jeffery Kramer (Halloween II)
Tom Atkins (Halloween III)
Stacey Nelkin (Halloween III)
Danielle Harris (Halloween 4-5; Halloween 2007; Halloween II 2009)
George Wilbur (Halloween 4; Halloween 6)
Don Shanks (Halloween 5)
Tamara Glynn (Halloween 5)
Matthew Walker (Halloween 5)
Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween 2007; Halloween II 2009)
Kristina Klebe (Halloween 2007)
William Forsythe (Halloween 2007)
Jeff Daniel Phillips (Halloween II 2009)
Erik Preston (Halloween 4)

Additional guests include John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Pat Healey (Tales of Halloween), John Russo (Night of the Living Dead), Barbera Magnolfi (Suspiria), Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (Re-Animator), Charles Band (Re-Animator), and Richard Band (Re-Animator, Puppet Master)



Crowne Plaza 
2:00PM – 8:00PM      Registration Booth Open
3:00PM – 8:45PM      Dealers room open (Ballrooms 3-5)   
4:00PM – 8:45PM      Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)  
Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
Celeb Photo Ops

5:00PM – Scout Taylor Compton 
5:15PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 
5:30PM – Danielle Harris 
5:50PM – HALLOWEEN 5 Photo Op 
6:15PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Photo Op 
6:30PM – Michael Myers Group Photo 
6:45PM – Nick Castle 
7:15PM – HALLOWEEN 3 Group Photo 
7:35PM – Jeffrey Combs 
7:45PM – RE-ANIMATOR Group Photo 
7:55PM – Jeffrey Combs & Stuart Gordon 
8:15PM – Naomi Grossman
Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
9:00PM – ALAN HOWARTH IN CONCERT Admission free for Flashback Weekend attendees! Preferred seating for ULTIMATE & Halloween Event passholders 

10:30PM – Q & A with Stuart Gordon & Jeffrey Combs
11:00PM – Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Carolyn Purdy Gordon, & Richard Band introduce “RE-ANIMATOR” (1985) screening


Crowne Plaza  
9:30AM – 6:00PM Registration Booth Open
10:00AM – 6:45PM Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
10:00AM – 6:00PM Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)    
2:00PM – 4:00PM Svengoolie autograph signings – Balmoral Room
Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
12:30PM – Scout Taylor Compton 
12:45PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 
1:00PM – Danielle Harris 
1:15PM – HALLOWEEN 5 Group Photo 
1:45PM – Jeffrey Combs 
2:00PM – RE-ANIMATOR Group Photo 
2:10PM – Jeffrey Combs & Stuart Gordon 
2:45PM – Michael Myers Group Photo 
3:00PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Group Photo 
3:10PM – Nick Castle 
3:40PM – HALLOWEEN 4 Group Photo 
4:40PM – Naomi Grossman 
4:50PM – American Horror Story Duo 
5:00PM – John Carroll Lynch
Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
11:00AM – “SUSPIRIA” restoration – Barbara Magnolfi, Don May Jr. – Prizes!
11:30AM – HALLOWEEN 4-6  – George P. Wilbur, Don Shanks,  Tamara Glynn, Alan Howarth, Erik Preston 
12:00PM – Sean Clark:  Halloween, Horror’s Hallowed Grounds & more!  Featuring a look at never before seen cut footage from Halloween!
1:00PM – John Carroll Lynch
1:30PM – Scout Taylor Compton
2:00PM – HALLOWEEN (1978) – Nick Castle, Tommy Lee Wallace, Charles Cyphers, Dean Cundey,  Nancy Loomis, Will Sandin
2:40PM – Pat Healy
3:00PM – Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 1 & 2 – Kristina Klebe, Jeff Daniel Phillips, William Forsythe
3:30PM – Danielle Harris
4:00PM – Naomi Grossman 
4:20PM – 5:00PM 10th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
5:05PM – 6:00PM 8th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
6:00PM – MOVIE: “Starry Eyes” introduced by Pat Healey 
11:00PM – Master Ron Fitzgerald’s Horror Spookshow
11:30PM – MOVIE: MANOS: The Hands of Fate
Crowne Plaza Lower level – Midway Room – Movie Screenings
3:00PM – “THE INNKEEPERS” (2011) courtesy of Dark Sky Films
5:00PM – “FROM THE DARK” (2014)   courtesy of Dark Sky FIlms
Crowne Plaza Outdoor Courtyard
8:15PM – Giant Screen Outdoor Movie! JOHN CARPENTER’S HALLOWEEN (1978)* Introduced by the cast and crew
*Separate ticket required


Crowne Plaza 
10:00AM – 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
11:00AM – 4:00PM Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)   
Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
Celeb Photo Ops
11:45AM – Naomi Grossman 
11:55AM – American Horror Story Duo 
12:00PM – John Carroll Lynch 
12:20PM – Scout Taylor Compton 
12:30PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 
12:40PM – Danielle Harris 
1:50PM – Michael Myers Group Photo 
2:05PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Group Photo 
2:15PM – Nick Castle 
2:30PM – HALLOWEEN 3 Group Photo
Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
11:30AM – Q & A HALLOWEEN 3 – Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Nancy Loomis
1:00PM – 3:00PM Monster Family Fun Day: Svengoolie live on stage presenting MAD MONSTER PARTY, the Rankin Bass stop-motion animated classic starring Boris Karloff. Audience participation & surprises!

Flashback Weekend 2015 is happening August 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. You can get your tickets online HERE.

Click here for all of our Flashback Weekend 2015 coverage, and keep watching as we continue to cover this landmark event, including live reports, photos, and interviews from Chicago!


Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.