The Woman in Black Arrives at the Royal George Theatre

The Woman in Black Arrives at the Royal George Theatre
The Woman in Black has been terrifying audiences for 30 years in London. Royal George Theatre is prepared to shock Chicago audiences with this chilling production presented by PW Productions and Pemberley Productions. Susan Hill’s deeply unsettling Gothic ghost story (adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt) is the American premiere of the original London... Read more »

Weekend: Chicago Film Festivals, Cult Classics, Horror Plays

Weekend: Chicago Film Festivals, Cult Classics, Horror Plays
“Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: 30th Polish Film Festival – (Nov. 3rd-18th) See site for the variety of films on the schedule. Dark thriller/drama WEREWOLF (Wilkołak) screens next Friday, Nov. 16th at 7:30pm at AMC Rosemont 18. It follows the story of a group of boys who survived a concentration camp, only to take... Read more »

Frights Continue! More Horror Movies, Macabre Theatre, Haunted Houses!

Frights Continue! More Horror Movies, Macabre Theatre, Haunted Houses!
Halloween may be over, but the horror fun doesn’t stop there. Get your last haunted house fix this weekend! There are still a ton of horror stage performances available, as well as screenings and a few events. Next week, catch a free 35mm screening of Rear Window with special guest speaker Gary Rydstrom (Academy Award-winning... Read more »
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Chicago Halloween and Horror Events Guide 2018

Chicago Halloween and Horror Events Guide 2018
The Halloween, Haunt, and Horror scene in Chicago grows exponentially each year. Take care examining this list to make sure you don’t miss out on anything great. Remember, the freaks come out at night, which means you belong out there! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: NIGHT OF THE DEMON [35mm] – (Oct.... Read more »

The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Concert

The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Concert
Tim Burton fans are in for a fantastic experience this Halloween! For two spooky nights only, The Nightmare Before Christmas will be screened with a special concert performance by the Chicago Philharmonic! Watch the beloved seasonal film in the most spectacular way, with composer Danny Elfman’s score performed live against the film in The Auditorium... Read more »

Poltergeist III: Behind the Mirrors with Director Gary Sherman

Poltergeist III: Behind the Mirrors with Director Gary Sherman
Chicago Filmmakers presents an exclusive film event on Friday, October 26th, 2018. Director Gary Sherman (Dead & Buried, Death Line aka Raw Meat) will be in attendance offering a live director’s commentary on Poltergeist III (1988). Learn what happened behind the scenes as he takes viewers through how he created the incredible special effects in-camera.... Read more »
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Chicago Horror and Halloween Events (Part 1)

Chicago Horror and Halloween Events (Part 1)
Halloween is still a week and a half away, but Chicago is celebrating NOW. As a result, the events lists is so long and jam-packed that it’s got to be split up (for the sake of sanity). Please check back in a few days for the second half (events starting after October 25th). Good luck... Read more »

Horror Madness: Music Box of Horrors, Creepy Plays, Haunted Houses

Horror Madness: Music Box of Horrors, Creepy Plays, Haunted Houses
More Chicago horror insanity is in progress! 35mm movies, annual horrorthon, horror film screenings with several venues having a monthly horror series, macabre plays (several Frankenstein productions), haunted houses, dark art, Splatter Theater, Poe improv, haunted puppetry, and much more! (FYI – Looks like Facebook is having sync issues again, so it may help to... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival After Dark Horror Program

Chicago International Film Festival After Dark Horror Program
The 54th Chicago International Film Festival is back for another round of screenings of over 150 new films from 50 countries. Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the festival runs October 10th-21st, 2018. The delicious part saved for those who crave the darker, more frightful side of cinema is their After Dark program. This genre program offers Chicago... Read more »
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Weekend: Horror Screenings, Book Release Parties, Plays, Exhibits

Weekend: Horror Screenings, Book Release Parties, Plays, Exhibits
Chicago’s overflowing with horror this weekend as we make the countdown toward Halloween. Be sure to peruse this list carefully, as each section has been updated with quite a few interesting options for tonight through next week and beyond! Horror films and monthly horror series, macabre plays, horror book release events, haunted houses, witchy fairs,... Read more »
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