One of the most exciting genre celebrations in recent years, the Salem Horror Fest celebrated another successful gathering of horror lovers last year, and Daily Dead was thrilled to be a media sponsor of the 10-day event. With the festival preparing to kick off again this October, it's been announced that the Queen of Halloween herself, Cassandra Peterson, will be returning to Salem!

At Salem Horror Fest from Friday, October 11th–Sunday, October 13th, Cassandra Peterson will appear as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark for autograph signings, photo ops, and a private tea time event at the Salem Waterfront Hotel (225 Derby Street Salem United States).

To learn more about prices and times for Peterson's appearances, visit:

"Cassandra Peterson is returning to Salem Horror Fest, and this time she is bringing Elvira, Mistress of the Dark with her! Visit the Haunted Harbor for photo opps, autographs, and selfies! For the first time ever, Cassandra Peterson will be hosting a super exclusive, private tea time event! Unpleasant dreams do come true."

Salem Horror Fest 2019 will begin on Thursday, October 3rd and run through Sunday, October 13th. If you're looking to book a hotel or secure an Airbnb, then you'll want to do it here sooner rather than later, as space is limited.

The Daily Dead team had an amazing time at last year's Salem Horror Fest, with Jonathan James hosting a conversation with George A. Romero's son, George C. Romero, and Bryan Christopher hosting witch-themed trivia at the Daily Dead Trivia Tweetup during the festival's "Weekend of the Witch."

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on Salem Horror Fest as more events are announced, keep an eye on their official website for more information, and in case you missed it, check out their call for submissions.

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.