The largest event of its kind in the Carolinas, the Mad Monster Party horror convention returns to Charlotte, North Carolina the weekend of Feb. 22-24, bringing yet another epic gathering of genre icons.
James Jude Courtney, the most recent Michael Myers in Halloween 2018, will join Danielle Harris (Halloween 4/5, Halloween 2007, Halloween II 2009), Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 2007), David Howard Thornton (Art the Clown in Terrifier) and his Terrifier writer/director Damien Leone (All Hallows’ Eve), legendary creature actor Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Hocus Pocus, Hellboy), the great Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Ash vs. Evil Dead).
Additional guests include Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th VII-X, Hatchet I-III, Victor Crowley, Death House), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Fresh of the Boat), Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files, Shocker), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape from New York, Tales of Halloween), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary), and pro wrestling legends The Iron Sheik and Sgt. Slaughter.
Professional in-costume photo ops will be happening at the convention with Thornton as Art, Hodder as “8-Bit” Jason Voorhees, and Haig as Captain Spaulding.
For 2019, Mad Monster announced that it is “going old school” by streamlining the show and hosting only 13 special celebrity guests, focusing on “showcasing them properly”.
From a statement released by Mad Monster on Facebook in September: “Part of the fun of our show is that celebrity guests want to participate as much as the fans. Many of them become ‘family’ and have as much fun partying past the witching hour with the rest of us. Other cons go bigger and bigger while amazing guests slip through the cracks, not getting the attention they deserve. There are just not enough hours in a show to properly showcase 25+ guests. Worse, fans ask us to bring a guest back the following year because they couldn’t afford everyone’s autograph or had to make hard choices. Now fans will have the ability to enjoy quality time with ALL of our 13 celebrity guests.”
Mad Monster Party is happening Feb. 22-24, 2019 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tickets are on sale now at MadMonster.com.
Halloween Daily News will once again be at this event, and we look forward to bringing you complete coverage of the entire weekend.
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