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Season’s Screamings Confirms Talent Slate and Programming Schedule for 2022 Event

December 2-4 2022, Season's Screamings, Pasadena Convention Center

Season’s Screamings, the sinister holiday-themed counterpart to Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention, has unveiled its final programming schedule and confirmed talent for this year’s event, which returns to the Pasadena Convention Center, December 2-4.

Iconic stars from Hollywood’s latest thrillers and timeless favorites anchor a weekend of holiday horror at Season’s Screamings. “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, Season’s Screamings. “We will
also welcome legends like Imagineer Bob Gur and Sara Karloff – daughter of Boris Karloff.”

Steven Weber, instantly recognizable for his seven seasons on “Wings” but known by horror fans for his work in “The Shining” mini-series and “Tales from the Crypt,” and Annabeth Gish – who starred in “Midnight Mass” but is most loved by the mainstream for “Mystic Pizza” – are also on the long list of who’s who meet and greets.

Rounding out the list of celebrity appearances are Mike Flanagan (“Doctor Sleep,” “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” “The Haunting of Hill House”), Scott MacDonald (“Jack Frost”), Kate Siegel (“HUSH,” “The Haunting of Bly
Manor,” “Midnight Mass”), Robert Brian Wilson (“Silent Night Deadly Night”), and Eric Freeman
(“Silent Night Deadly Night: Part 2”). Photo opportunities are available for purchase with all of the confirmed celebrities and can be pre-purchased through

The final programming schedule for the unique holiday event has also been announced. This year’s presentations and panels include:

Friday, December 2

8 PM – Peepshow Menagerie’s Island of Misfit Tease
From the creators of “Famous Monstergirls of Burlesque” come a PG-13 rated, creepy, holiday-themed revue.

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.

7 PM – 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.

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).

Flanaverse Reunion
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.

The full, up-to-date schedule with times, vendors, guests, and more will be available soon via
the Midsummer Scream app.

Season’s Screamings also features holiday-themed haunts and yard displays, plus 200 vendors
offering everything a horror fan could want in their Christmas stocking.

Single-day and weekend passes are available; premium weekend “Naughty List” passes include
one-hour advance entry on Saturday and Sunday, priority entry to panels, presentations, and
attractions, an exclusive lanyard, and a limited-edition commemorative collectible inspired by
“The Shining.”

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