Charles Cyphers — 2010 IHSFF Hall of Fame Inductee


Charles Cyphers has starred in many diverse films and television shows but is best known in the horror movie community for his work with John Carpenter, especially his role as Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Carpenter's 1978 hit horror movie Halloween.

After appearing in Halloween, Cyphers worked with Carpenter two years later, playing Dan O'Bannon in The Fog (1980) and then portraying the Secretary of State in Escape from New York (1981). In 2007 he appeared in the film Methodic in a role which paid homage to his character in Halloween. More recently, he has appeared in Sliders, ER, Seinfeld, JAG, and Any Day Now. From 1996 to 1998, Cyphers played Al Yaroker in the 1990’s series Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher.

Aside from his many film and tv credits Cyphers is especially proud of his work in the LA theatre. He was a member of the Company of Angels for 25 years. He is a recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for best performance by an actor for his role in The Caretaker and a Drama-Logue Award for best performance by an actor.

Cyphers currently resides in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Fog

The centennial of the small town of Antonio Bay, California has finally arrived. But something else has rolled into Antonio Bay as well. Events from the towns past have returned to threaten the tiny community.

One hundred years ago, a conspiracy of the town's founders resulted in the deaths of several lepers in a shipwreck. The conspirators had planned to lure the lepers' ship towards the rocks so that it would sink and they could recover the cargo of gold and use it to pay for the building of the town.

The sinister plot succeeded when a fog rolled in, blinding the crew and forcing them to follow the false fire on shore. Now the ghosts of the Elizabeth Dane's crew are back and so is the fog that led them to their doom. Only now, it conceals and protects the ghosts of the crew, as they seek their revenge on the residents of Antonio Bay.