The first batch of guests have been announced for this October’s H40: 40 Years of Terror Halloween franchise event, celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s original Halloween movie and four decades of Michael Myers.
The first guests confirmed to be attending the convention include Nick Castle (Halloween, Halloween 2018); P.J. Soles (Halloween); Charles Cyphers (Halloween, Halloween II); John Michael Graham (Halloween); Will Sandin (Halloween); David Kyle (Halloween) making his first convention appearance; Kim Gottlieb-Walker (set photographer for Halloween and Halloween II); Dick Warlock (Halloween II, Halloween III); Tommy Lee Wallace (production designer/editor Halloween, writer/director Halloween III); Don Shanks (Halloween 5); A. Michael Lerner (Halloween 6); Gary J. Clayton (Halloween: Resurrection) making his first convention appearance; Donna Keegan (Jame Lee Curtis’ stunt double for Halloween: Resurrection) making her first convention appearance; Tyler Mane (Halloween 2007, Halloween II 2009); and James Jude Courtney (Halloween 2018) making his first ever convention appearance. UPDATE: Additional guests have since been added, including Tom Atkins (Halloween III); Tom Morga (Halloween 4); Erik Preston (Halloween 4); George P. Wilbur (Halloween 4, Halloween 6): Brad Loree (Halloween: Resurrection); Daeg Farech (Halloween 2007); and Chase Wright Vanek (Halloween II 2009) making his first convention appearance.
That’s already the largest gathering of Michael Myers actors ever in one place, with an astounding 15 (so far) actors and stuntmen who brought the iconic killer to life from all 11 films in the franchise, and that’s just the first wave of announcements. We expect even more guests to be added in the coming weeks.
Every five years, since 2003, fans from the Halloween franchise travel across the globe to celebrate one of the most endearing, imposing, and enduring horror movie franchises of all time. John Carpenter’s Halloween premiered in cinemas and on drive-in screens 40 years ago, changing the landscape of horror cinema forever. The movie served as the launching pad for a series of films that would go on to span ten entries to date – and this fall, the original Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis (“Laurie Strode”, Nick Castle (“The Shape, Michael Myers”), and co-creator John Carpenter (the original film’s director and composer), return to deliver the most terrifying sequel yet! To celebrate this storied 40-year old film franchise, this October 12-14th at the Pasadena Convention Center, the Halloween-based convention, H40: 40 Years of Terror is set to make waves in the convention industry.
For this special anniversary convention event, Trancas International Films is teaming up with HorrorHound Ltd., the promoters responsible for the mid-west event HorrorHound Weekend, to deliver what will be the biggest Halloween convention to date. Celebrity guests (including directors, stars, and crew) from all eleven Halloween films are set to be in attendance as the H40 convention expands into a larger convention space than ever before. More space means more exciting vendors – including notable Halloween licensees – and a number offerings, cast Q&As, exclusive H40 and Halloween merchandise offerings, and for the first time ever at the Halloween “Terror” event – professional photo opportunities (thanks to CPO).
Ticketing launch date and pricing information (as well as special VIP packages) are expected to be announced soon, not to mention exact guest attendee information, event and programming schedules and plans, and special surprises revolving around the upcoming Halloween film. Tickets will be available soon at Halloween40.com.
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