Weekend: Black Sunday, Horrorbles Returns, and More

Weekend: Black Sunday, Horrorbles Returns, and More
Events in the Chicago area are going strong this weekend, mostly starting today through the next few days. The Mario Bava Italian horror film series continues at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Berwyn’s beloved horror store Horrorbles returns with an official launch today, The Nightingale’s garage sale offers items filmmakers might want to check out,... Read more »

Weekend: Mario Bava Series, Suspiria at Flashback Weekend, Twin Peaks

Weekend: Mario Bava Series, Suspiria at Flashback Weekend, Twin Peaks
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone. As I like to say, “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: MARIO BAVA Film Series – (August 4th-29th) The Gene Siskel Film Center presents Mario Bava: The Baroque Beauties of Italian Horror, a selection of nine films from the highly-admired Italian horror director throughout the month! Bava was known for... Read more »

Goblin Begins “Sound of Fear” Tour in Chicago

Goblin Begins “Sound of Fear” Tour in Chicago
Iconic Italian progressive rock band Goblin, famous for their glorious contributions to horror movie soundtracks, are returning to the States for “The Sound of Fear” tour. Their very first stop will be in Chicago at Thalia Hall. The band’s first North American tour was in 2013, which brought out so many horror fans that it... Read more »
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Weekend Thrills: Jodorowsky, Creepshow, Dark History and Horror Con

Weekend Thrills: Jodorowsky, Creepshow, Dark History and Horror Con
The weekend is already here, so in case you need another bowl of options thrown onto your plate, please get some coffee and take a look. Chicago cinema lovers now have the chance to see a brand new film by cinematic visionary Alejandro Jodorowsky! The Brew & View offers a tribute screening for George A.... Read more »

Weekend Bets: Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Indie Horror, and More

Weekend Bets: Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Indie Horror, and More
This weekend is a great one for checking out art exhibits in the city. I’ve listed a handful that genre fans like yourselves might be interested in viewing. Deadly Prey Gallery, a personal favorite, will be showing some hand-painted movie posters at Comfort Film’s location in Logan Square on Sunday. These pieces are very large... Read more »

Weekend Horror: G-FEST, EEGAH, Grotesque Art Exhibit

Weekend Horror: G-FEST, EEGAH, Grotesque Art Exhibit
Have a great weekend. As I like to say, “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: G-FEST – (July 14th-16th) Godzilla, Kaiju, Mothra… It’s all here at this huge festival where classic Godzilla movie fandom reigns! Amazing artwork, toys, movies, and celebrity guests (including Shinji Higuchi, director of SHIN GODZILLA). Full schedule of events HERE. Crowne... Read more »
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Weekend: Santa Sangre, Van & Chopper Art Show, 70mm Film Fest

Weekend: Santa Sangre, Van & Chopper Art Show, 70mm Film Fest
Movies, parties, weird ‘n crazy art shows, and 70mm! Have a great weekend. As I like to say, “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: SANTA SANGRE – (July 8th at 7pm & 9:30pm) Director Alejandro Jodorowsky has always been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the imagination department. His films defy... Read more »

Weekend Options: The Sadist, 70mm Film Festival

Weekend Options: The Sadist, 70mm Film Festival
Have a great, safe weekend! MOVIES: THE SADIST [35mm] – (July 1st at 7pm & 9pm) Arch Hall, Jr. stars in this Thrill Killers-themed exploitation classic from 1963. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637. 2,001: A Space Odyssey [70mm] – (June 30th-July 6th)... Read more »

Weekend Thrills: Anguish [35mm], Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D [35mm]

Weekend Thrills: Anguish [35mm], Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D [35mm]
Have a great, safe weekend! MOVIES: ANGUISH [35mm] – (June 23rd & 24th) Zelda Rubinstein in all her glory! This 1987 psychological horror shocker from Spain has all the right elements for midnight movie weirdness. (This film made quite an impression when I was a wee teenager! Unforgettable moments with dizzying spirals, close-up eyeball-slicing fun,... Read more »
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Jaws in Concert Live by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jaws in Concert Live by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
On this date, June 20th, the film JAWS was unleashed to the masses in 1975. This event caused unsuspecting audiences to leave theaters with a newly appreciated fear of water, sharks, and anything generally boat or ocean-related. This unforgettable thriller still packs a solid punch over 40 years later. On June 28th, 29th, and 30th,... Read more »
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