‘Halloween’ 45 Years of Terror First Guests Announced

The ultimate franchise reunion is beginning to take shape, as the first guest reveals for the upcoming Halloween: 45 Years of Terror event launched this week, including Nick Castle, Dick Warlock, and Tommy Lee Wallace.


The announcements began fittingly on Monday (#MichaelMyersMonday) with the original man behind the mask in John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween, Nick Castle (read our interview here). Most recently, Castle reprised his role as Myers for a cameo appearance in Halloween 2018 and then had a cameo as a different character Halloween Ends, while he performed Myer’s breathing for all three of the recent David Gordon Green-directed films.

On Tuesday, The Shape from the 1981 sequel Halloween II, our friend Dick Warlock (watch our interview here) was announced next. In addition to playing Myers and serving as stunt coordinator for Halloween II, Warlock of course also was stunt coordinator and portrayed a Silver Shamrock assassin in Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Later on Tuesday evening, a third official guest announcement was made, confirming that Halloween production designer, editor, and sometimes Shape performer and Halloween III director Tommy Lee Wallace (watch our interview here) will be appearing at the event, as well.

Unofficially, Daeg Faerch (young Michael Myers in Halloween 2007) told us during our recent interview that will be at 45 Years of Terror, as well. You can watch our interview with Daeg here.

UPDATE 4/19/23: Tyler Mane, who played Michael Myers on director Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009) was announced on Wednesday.

UPDATE 4/21/23: James Jude Courtney, who played The Shape in the most recent David Gordon Green-directed trilogy of Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, and Halloween Ends, has now been added to the lineup of guests. Watch our 2022 interview with James Jude Courtney here!

UPDATE 4/28/23: Brad Loree (read our interview here) of Halloween: Resurrection and Chris Durand (read our interview here) of Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later have been announced, and tickets are on sale now.

UPDATE 5/5/23: Recent guest additions include Tom Morga (read our interview here) of Halloween 4, Don Shanks (read our interview here) of Halloween 5, A. Michael Lerner (read our interview here) of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Douglas Tait (watch our interview here) of Halloween Kills, and Airon Armstrong of Halloween Kills.

At this rate and considering all of the many guests we anticipate to be a part of this event, we expect announcements to continue each day over the coming weeks, and we will continue to update this article as additional guests are announced. (Please refresh the page for the latest version.)

While we broke news of the dates for this year’s Halloween: 45 Years of Terror franchise reunion on our YouTube channel back in November, the event was officially announced in March to be taking place this Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, once again in Pasadena, California, where the original 1978 classic movie was filmed and the legend of Michael Myers began.

According to the official announcement posted to social media: Every five years since 2003, fans from the Halloween franchise have traveled 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 45 years ago, changing the landscape of horror cinema forever. The movie served as the launching pad for a series of films that would span thirteen entries to date… What better time than now to start building hype for 45 Years of Terror!?

That’s right! Mark your calendars! Halloween: 45 Years of Terror is set to return to Pasadena, California, from September 29th through October 1st, 2023!

For this special anniversary convention event, the Producer of the Halloween Franchise, Trancas International Films, is once again teaming up with Sean Clark (who helped organize the Halloween conventions with the 25th anniversary in 2003, as well as the 30th (2008), 35th (2013), and 40th (2018).

HorrorHound Ltd. also returns after having helped put on the successful H40 event in 2018. HorrorHound Ltd. are responsible for the Midwest events, HorrorHound Weekend, which aim to deliver what is sure to be the largest Halloween convention to date. Celebrity guests (including directors, stars, and crew) from all thirteen Halloween films are set to be in attendance as H45 takes over the Pasadena Convention Center.

We expect the largest selection of vendors any prior “Terror” convention has provided, including notable Halloween licensees and some of the most notable artists in the ever-growing gallery scene – there will be a number of not-to-be-missed events, including the highly anticipated return of the Horror’s Hallowed Grounds filming location tour, galleries, exciting social media photo displays, cast Q&As, lots of exclusive H45 and Halloween merchandise offerings, and professional photo opportunities.

Make sure you bookmark the official website – www.Halloween45.com – as the page will soon begin to populate with guest, artist, and vendor reveals, programming information, and additional surprises the promoters are hard at work finalizing. Not to mention discount Hotel block options (yet to be launched). And, of course, ticket launch information and details regarding new and exciting ticket package opportunities.

In addition to the two-day fan convention portion of the event, where attendees can meet their favorite cast members from all 13 Halloween movies on Saturday and Sunday, the 45th anniversary weekend will kickoff with the Horror’s Hallowed Grounds tour of various filming sites from the films on Friday.

Halloween: 45 Years of Terror will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Tickets sales have not yet opened as of this writing, but will eventually be available at Halloween45.com.

Stay tuned and keep watching this site for more guest announcements and more details of this landmark event.

You can see all of our exclusive coverage from Halloween 40 Years of Terror in 2018 here.

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Matt Artz

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