Tickets for the upcoming Halloween: 45 Years of Terror franchise reunion event just went on sale this afternoon, and VIP passes promptly sold out in just seven minutes.
Guest announcements began last week, kicking off 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.
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.
The third official guest announcement confirmed 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.
Most recently, Tyler Mane, who played Michael Myers on director Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009), and James Jude Courtney, who played The Shape in the most recent David Gordon Green-directed trilogy of Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, and Halloween Ends, have been added to the growing lineup of guests. Watch our 2022 interview with James Jude Courtney here!
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 are on sale now at Halloween45.com.
Stay tuned and keep watching this site for more guest announcements and updates on this landmark event.
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