It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for horror fans! Midsummer Scream’s haunting holiday event Season’s Screamings returns to Pasadena this December. And now, we know all about the stars, creators, and other talent who will appear.
“Keith David, star of this year’s NOPE, and Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House, Ouija) – who we all first loved as Elliott in E.T. – are both part of a great line-up of stars who will greet fans,” said David Markland, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Season’s Screamings. “We will also welcome legends like Imagineer Bob Gur and Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff.”
Other big names appearing at this year’s event include prolific horror creator Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep, Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass); Steven Weber (The Shining series, Tales from the Crypt); Annabeth Gish (Midnight Mass, The X-Files); and Kate Siegal (HUSH, Haunting of Bly Manor).
Check out the panels and guests for Season’s Screamings 2022 below.
Preview Day: Friday, December 2
8 p.m. – Peepshow Menagerie’s ISLAND OF MISFIT TEASE
From the creators of “Famous Monstergirls of Burlesque” comes a PG-13 rated, creepy, holiday-themed revue.
Season’s Screamings Day 1: Saturday, December 3
The Shining Legacy
Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Stephen King’s The Shining and the 25th anniversary of the Mick Garris directed TV mini-series adaptation with Mike Flanagan (director of Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining), Steven Weber (Jack Torrance in The Shining mini-series), Henry Thomas (Torrance in Doctor Sleep), Mick Garris and other special guests. Moderated by Fangoria’s KINGCAST.
How the Grinch Stole Our Hearts
A heartfelt discussion about How the Grinch Stole Christmas! with Sara Karloff, whose father, Boris Karloff, narrated the beloved animated classic, members of animation legend Chuck Jones’ family, and Emmy Award-winning Animator and Director Phil Roman, who was part of the team that brought the Grinch to life.
Holiday Horror Secret Screening
James A. Janisse and Chelsea Rebecca from Dead Meat will introduce a secret screening of a brand new, unreleased holiday horror film that promises a healthy kill count – starring the lead of one of this year’s most terrifying films.
Season’s Screamings Day 2: Sunday, December 4
A Scary Little Christmas
Author Matt Dupee moderates a panel about holiday horror films with the stars of genre favorites, Robert Brian Wilson (Silent Night, Deadly Night) Eric Freeman (Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2) and Scott MacDonald (Jack Frost).
Cast members of The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass, Doctor Sleep and more join director Mike Flanagan for a talk about the making of his The Haunting anthology series on Netflix and other projects. Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Alex Essoe, and Annabeth Gish are scheduled to appear.
About Season’s Screamings
Midsummer Scream and Season’s Screamings are presented by David Markland (Co-Founder/Executive Director), Gary Baker (Co-Founder/Executive Producer), Claire Dunlap (Co-Founder/Producer), and Rick West (Co-Founder/Creative Director). Their goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking, and non-stop spooky fun!
This year’s event runs from December 2-4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Grab your tickets here.