I thought I was dreaming when I first read the news! Earlier this week HalloweenMovies announced that Trancas International Films and HorrorHound Ltd will team up for the H40: 40 Years of Terror convention which will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 John Carpenter classic, Halloween. The convention comes just in time as we will see the release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween the following weekend.
Check out the press release below for additional info… #StayScary
PASADENA, California – 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 of not-to-be-missed events, such as a special Horror’s Hallowed Grounds filming location tour, special gallery 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 within the month. Not to mention exact guest attendee information, event and programming schedules and plans, and special surprises revolving around the upcoming Halloween film. Make sure you keep an eye on the official H40 Web site at www.Halloween40.com – plus as the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Halloween40.
Be sure to check out the official Web site for the upcoming Halloween film, which is set to hit theaters this October 19th (directed by David Gordon Green), by visiting www.HalloweenMovie.com. The official trailer for the film (which stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Will Patton) is now online.
HOTEL & VENDOR INFORMATION:
To secure hotel rooms for this exciting event, you can currently visit: reservations.arestravel.com/hotel/list/1637/m1240.
To inquire about vendor opportunities, please email email@example.com for details.
ABOUT TRANCAS INTERNATIONAL FILMS:
Trancas International Films is a motion picture production and distribution company based primarily in Los Angeles but operating worldwide. In addition to numerous other films in its library, Trancas, along with its subsidiary, Compass International Pictures, has been involved with each film in the iconic Halloween franchise, including this fall’s upcoming Universal Pictures release “Halloween” starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Trancas has production and distribution deals with companies including Miramax, Dimension Films, Blumhouse, Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment.
ABOUT HORRORHOUND LTD.
HorrorHound is a magazine publishing house and convention organizer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2005 HorrorHound Magazine has established itself as the best-selling genre magazine in America. Launching their own convention in 2007, HorrorHound Weekend (with annual events in Indiana and Ohio) has grown into the largest horror convention in the country, drawing over 20,000 attendees annually to their mid-west events. For more information on HorrorHound, please visit www.horrorhound.com