Opening Night Keynote: Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions)
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Opening Night Keynote: Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions)

Blumhouse VP Ryan Turek will give the opening night keynote address at the Peabody Essex Museum following the Salem Haunted Happenings Parade. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the cult classic Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Turek will also host a Q&A with Cassandra Peterson live-onstage before a screening of the film!

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: 30th Anniversary Screening with Cassandra Peterson!
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: 30th Anniversary Screening with Cassandra Peterson!

Horror icon and legend Cassandra Peterson will host a 30th anniversary screening of her film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark at the opening night reception of Salem Horror Fest following the Salem Haunted Happenings Parade. With opening remarks from keynote speaker Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions VP), the evening program will also feature a panel discussion diving into the history and legacy of the world's most famous horror host! A pre-screening VIP reception will be offered for a very select few to meet and talk with Cassandra Peterson before the festivities begin.

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Meet Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead)
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Meet Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead)

Scream Queen and VHS workout legend Linnea Quigley will take on Salem Horror Fest this October. She has starred in more than one hundred horror films including The Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Graduation Day and Silent Night, Deadly Night), written three books, recorded two albums, released her own horror-themed workout video, and has been an animal rights activist since the 1980s. Don't miss your chance to party with her in the Halloween capital of the world! 

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The Toxic Avenger
Oct
5
9:00 PM21:00

The Toxic Avenger

Justice wields a mop in this landmark of DIY punk production from the shameless world of Troma. While fleeing a group of bullies, 98-pound weakling, Melvin Ferd, stumbles into a vat of toxic waste. This transforms him into the Toxic Crusader— a monstrous superhero who is hellbent on vanquishing the feckless and corrupt evildoers of Tromaville. 

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Meet Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th)
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Meet Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th)

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Horror legend and professional stuntman Kane Hodder returns to Salem! As featured in the new documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, he has made long career out of portraying some of the most prolific killers in Hollywood history - most notably Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series. 

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Blood Fest - New England Premiere!
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Blood Fest - New England Premiere!

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers - more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers - must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.

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Scary Stories - New England Premiere!
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Scary Stories - New England Premiere!

Over the course of its three volume run, Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories introduced children to gothic tales of terror with notoriously ghastly illustrations making them the most banned books of our time. This documentary follows the author’s son, Peter Schwartz, in an exploration of the collection’s legacy, folklore, and many controversies with interviews from iconic children’s authors R.L. Stine, Debbie Dadey, Bruce Coville, and Q.L. Pearce.

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St. Agatha - New England Premiere!
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

St. Agatha - New England Premiere!

Set in the 1957, an unmarried, pregnant conwoman seeks refuge in a southern convent where she is forced to atone for her sins. Protected within the confines of what first appears to be an ideal environment to raise her child, Mother Superior’s house of God descends into terror as the nuns inflict psychological warfare and brutal violence upon their unholy captives.

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