Sci-Fi Spectacular: 16-Hr Film Fest with Doug Jones and Kyra Schon in Person

Sci-Fi Spectacular: 16-Hr Film Fest with Doug Jones and Kyra Schon in Person
The annual Sci-Fi Spectacular event in Chicago is back and the lineup is better than ever! Twice a year, Movieside puts on a festival with an all-night movie marathon. The Massacre brings 24 glorious hours of horror in October, while the Sci-Fi event is usually 14-16 hours (save for the one beautiful time it went... Read more »

Free Event: Edward Gorey Lecture at Loyola University

Free Event: Edward Gorey Lecture at Loyola University
Artist Edward Gorey left behind a curious body of work that begs one to wonder exactly what this mysterious artist was like and what other fun oddities we can learn about him. Two Gorey exhibitions (Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey and G is for Gorey–C is for Chicago: The Collection of Thomas Michalak)... Read more »

Weekend Movie and Art Events: Rare Screenings, Monster Marathon

Weekend Movie and Art Events: Rare Screenings, Monster Marathon
Now that the weather is warming up a little, the temptation to leave the house will be strong. In case anyone needs more reasons than nice weather to go out, keep reading. This weekend promises more movie fun (preferably in support of indie theaters), ongoing art shows, and a few more spooks here and there.... Read more »
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Best Weekend Events: Art, Festivals, Movies, New Horror Store

Best Weekend Events: Art, Festivals, Movies, New Horror Store
This weekend, the options are plentiful in and around the Chicagoland area: a few big conventions, a new horror store grand opening, a selection of films to see on 35mm, and a few really cool ongoing art exhibits among other things! MOVIES: Sci-fi horror film Almost Human screens Friday and Saturday at Music Box Theatre... Read more »

Eight Little Zombies: Elgin Team Transforms Classic Children's Story

Eight Little Zombies: Elgin Team Transforms Classic Children's Story
Many classic children’s stories bring forth fond memories for adults, but most of us probably never grew up reading anything ghoulishly fun like a good old-fashioned zombie story. The idea makes perfect sense at this point in time because zombies have become completely mainstream. For instance, it wasn’t common for families to sit around the... Read more »

Ghana Movie Art Poster Exhibit: Demons, Snake Girls, & Evil Trees

Ghana Movie Art Poster Exhibit: Demons, Snake Girls, & Evil Trees
Three years ago, I became obsessed with the hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, which depict not-so-accurate scenarios of films gloriously advertised on the backs of used flour sacks during a time (around the ’80s) when these films were being taken from village to village and needed colorful, marketable advertisement. The exhibit I’d attended, “Movie Mojo:... Read more »
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Edward Gorey Art: Two Chicago Exhibitions

Edward Gorey Art: Two Chicago Exhibitions
Humorously sadistic. Frightfully delightful. Curiously macabre. These are just a few of the common phrases used to describe the witty, eccentric style of Edward Gorey’s artwork. Fans of his quirky illustrations will get the rare opportunity to see his work in person at the Loyola University Museum of Art located at 820 N. Michigan Avenue... Read more »

Valentine's Day: Bloody Good Horror Happenings

Valentine's Day: Bloody Good Horror Happenings
For the seasoned horror fan, Valentine’s Day generally means thoughts of watching fun horror films like My Bloody Valentine among others, rather than the lovey-dovey aspect shoved down consumers’ throats every February. Surely, every day with a significant other should be special, so let’s focus on the bloody good fun waiting to be had this... Read more »

The Asphyx: Rare British Horror May Screen in Chicago

The Asphyx: Rare British Horror May Screen in Chicago
UPDATE: EVENT HAS BEEN CALLED OFF. Due to lack of reservations, this event will not occur. Peter Newbrook’s 1973 British horror film, The Asphyx, could be screening in Chicago on March 6th, 2014 if enough people show interest. TUGG events only come to fruition if the designated amount of seats are snatched up in advance.... Read more »
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Weekend in Movies: Crispin Glover Q&A and More

Weekend in Movies: Crispin Glover Q&A and More
More snow may be on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean the city’s movie scene is going to stop being incredibly awesome. If you look hard enough, a good ten things to do or see can be found at any given time. With the announcement of the Des Plaines Theater closing, it is now more... Read more »
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