Countess Bathory, an Original Tragedy in Elizabethan Form (Free)

Countess Bathory, an Original Tragedy in Elizabethan Form (Free)
The story of Elizabeth Bathory remains a memorable one in history, as well as an enticing delight for fans of the macabre. Hailing from a noble family in Hungary, she was a countess and was considered a serial killer in the 16th and 17th century. Legend states that she bathed in the blood of countless... Read more »

Cinema Sacrifice Theater

Cinema Sacrifice Theater
The Public House Theatre, weAREproductions, and Byron Hatfield present CINEMA SACRIFICE THEATER, an MST3K-styled live performance of actors commenting on the best of the worst movies in a live theatre setting. Fans of RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000 can enjoy this humorous experience on the last Tuesday of each month during its open run.... Read more »

Chicago Zombie Prom: Ghoulish Attire Encouraged

Chicago Zombie Prom: Ghoulish Attire Encouraged
The largest undead dance of the year is set to return as Zombie Army Productions will host their 8th Annual Chicago Zombie Prom party at The Cubby Bear on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. It is required to dress in zombie attire, but the great thing about that is the variety of zombie types there are... Read more »
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Great Weekend for Chicago-Area Horror Fans

Great Weekend for Chicago-Area Horror Fans
If otherworldly creatures, hardcore thrillers, scissor-wielding mothers, and dinosaurs gone rogue is your cup of tea, then this is the weekend you should get out and enjoy some genre fun. Aside from the long list of films screening at local independent venues, there are a few exhibits and curious plays to check out or bookmark... Read more »

Legendary Director Bert I. Gordon to Appear at the Sci-Fi Spectacular

Legendary Director Bert I. Gordon to Appear at the Sci-Fi Spectacular
The annual Sci-Fi Spectacular presented by Movieside Films returns to the Patio Theater for more sci-fi madness lasting around fourteen hours! As if the movies aren’t exciting enough, fans will also get to meet legendary director/writer/producer Bert I. Gordon! “Mr. B.I.G.” directed B-movie gems like Empire of the Ants, The Amazing Colossal Man, War of... Read more »

Free Advance Passes to New Fede Alvarez Thriller ‘Don't Breathe’

Free Advance Passes to New Fede Alvarez Thriller ‘Don't Breathe’
Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead 2013) has a new horror thriller out for 2016 titled Don’t Breathe, which is scheduled for release later this summer. It recently premiered at SXSW and Chicago horror fans now have a chance to see this a whopping five months in advance on behalf of Sony Screen Gems! Filmed in both... Read more »
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Win Passes to Green Room with Director Jeremy Saulnier Q&A

Win Passes to Green Room with Director Jeremy Saulnier Q&A
Enter to win a pair of free passes to an advance Chicago screening of highly anticipated horror thriller Green Room! Director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Murder Party) has written and directed all of his films so far, which have all been original and downright fantastic. The film stars Patrick Stewart (Star Trek and X-Men fame),... Read more »

Lady Deadly: Women of the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema Poster Exhibit

Lady Deadly: Women of the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema Poster Exhibit
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Deadly Prey Gallery is curating an exhibit showcasing a selection of hand-painted movie posters from Ghana depicting strong female characters in action and horror cinema. Over 50 works of art will be on display! In addition, there will be signs, textiles, hand-carved masks, handmade toys, tote bags, and more... Read more »

Weekend Picks: Sci-Fi, Body Horror, and More

Weekend Picks: Sci-Fi, Body Horror, and More
Science Fiction dominates the weekend events around Chicago in the form of movies, book club events, and more. Body horror indie Delirium premieres tonight at Chicago Filmmakers, and those who need a zombie shooting fix can obtain that as well. FILMS: Videodrome [35mm] – A 35mm print of any Cronenberg film is worth a watch,... Read more »
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Book Club: Lovecraft's “At the Mountains of Madness”

Book Club: Lovecraft's “At the Mountains of Madness”
Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records presents their third “Bloody Reads” Horror Book Club event tonight in their store with a focus on H. P. Lovecraft’s famous dark tale, At the Mountains of Madness. The event is free to the public. A few copies of the book may still be available for purchase. Mention the... Read more »
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