• Friday, October 12, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • 40 Years of Terror

    The 40 years of Terror convention will celebrate the entire Halloween franchise from its inception in 1978 to present day.

    Show Hours

    Friday | Horror’s Hallowed Grounds Bus Tour – 10:00 am start time.

    Saturday | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Sunday | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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    Children 12 and under| Free

    Weekend Pass | $50.00 (Access into Saturday Night After Party event, until capacity).

    Saturday Admission | $30.00

    Sunday Admission | $30.00

    Purchase Tickets

    Special Guest

    Nick Castle | Halloween, Halloween 2018

    Irwin Yablans | Halloween, Halloween II

    PJ Soles | Halloween

    Charles Cyphers | Halloween, Halloween II

    David Kyle | Halloween

    John Michael Graham | Halloween

    Will Sandin | Halloween

    Mickey Yablans | Halloween

    Kim Gottlieb Walker | Halloween Photographer

    Compete List


    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.

    Official Trailer for Halloween 2018

    Venue & Parking

    Halloween 40 will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center. Parking is $15 per day for up to 16 hours or $21 per day for in and out privileges (Cost is subject to change).  The convention center’s subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena; the entrance is located on Euclid Ave. between Green St. and Cordova St. Additionally, parking is available in several private structures around the convention center, most of these parking facilities are operated by Paseo Colorado and not the convention center. More info→

    Metro Gold Line

    The Metro Gold Line is a light rail train system that runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. There are two train stations within walking distance, (1) Del Mar Station is three blocks away, it is about ten minutes to walk to to the Pasadena Convention Center and there is a small hill. Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes about eight minutes to walk to the convention center and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way.

    Hotel Information

    Westin Pasadena

    The Westin Pasadena is within walking distance to the convention center, three and a half blocks away and is partnering up with Halloween 40 by offering rooms at a discounted rate for attendees. Shuttle services to the center and surrounding businesses will also be available. You can make your reservations by calling the Westin Reservations Department directly at (866) 837-4181 – just inform them that you are part of “Halloween 40 Years of Terror- Room Block”.

    Additional Hotels

    Hilton Pasadena

    Hilton Pasadena is conveniently a block from the Pasadena Convention Center. The hotel’s guestrooms offer lovely views of the San Gabriel Mountains or views of the city. The hotel completed a $25 million renovation of guest rooms, lobby, bar and meeting spaces in 2017.

    dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena

    The dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena is located one block from the South Lake Avenue district in downtown Pasadena, and less than a mile from the Pasadena Convention Center.

    Sheraton Pasadena

    The Sheraton Pasadena adjacent to the Pasadena Convention Center, across from Paseo Colorado, and within walking distance of Old Pasadena. Sheraton Pasadena recently completed a $20 million renovation of guest rooms, lobby and meeting spaces in 2017.

    Use our directory to learn about other hotels near the Pasadena Convention Center.

    Full List of Hotels

    Nearby Dining

    There are several dining options to explore in nearby Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, and the South Lake District.  Visit our directory  for more information.

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