Weekend Weirdness: The Boxer's Omen, Rubin & Ed, Twin Peaks, Alien

Weekend Weirdness: The Boxer's Omen, Rubin & Ed, Twin Peaks, Alien
When the world seems to be in a constant state of wild upheaval, sometimes a little genre entertainment can provide a bit of therapy right when you need it. Just for a few hours, you are in a new world and it doesn’t matter if there are flying monkeys and witches surfing upside-down while blowing... Read more »

Weekend: David Lynch Documentary, Monster Mash-Up Anniversary Events

Weekend: David Lynch Documentary, Monster Mash-Up Anniversary Events
This weekend has a nice selection of options around the city, from movies to annual events like Free Comic Book Day and Chicago Zine Fest. The fine folks in Elgin are celebrating their 5th Anniversary for Monster Mash-Up, where there’s no time to wait for October to party like it’s Halloween. No complaints there! With... Read more »

Weekend: David Lynch Retrospective, Sci-Fi Spectacular, Devil's Candy

Weekend: David Lynch Retrospective, Sci-Fi Spectacular, Devil's Candy
This weekend, Chicago will be a great place for movie buffs to be, as the Sci-Fi Spectacular Film Festival returns with 14 hours of fantastic films and the Music Box is hosting a complete David Lynch Retrospective Film Fest! As if that’s not enough excitement, The Devil’s Candy brings heavy metal horror madness and the... Read more »
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Meet Vernon Wells at the Sci-Fi Spectacular Movie Marathon in Chicago

Meet Vernon Wells at the Sci-Fi Spectacular Movie Marathon in Chicago
The annual Sci-Fi Spectacular Film Festival returns to Chicago this Saturday, April 29th! The fest runs about 14 hours long, but you may come and go as you like throughout the day. Movie marathons are special treats that give one a strange sense of accomplishment as far as the endurance category is concerned. Since the... Read more »

CHICAGO! Get Free Advance Screening Passes to ALIEN: Covenant

CHICAGO! Get Free Advance Screening Passes to ALIEN: Covenant
The highly-anticipated sci-fi thriller fans have been waiting quite some time for will soon hit theaters! ALIEN: Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott, opens May 19th through 20th Century Fox. However, a lucky group of Chicago horrorhounds will have the opportunity to see this movie at an advance screening in the city. The Chicago Creepout has... Read more »

Weekend Horror: Donnie Darko, Trouble Every Day, C2E2, The Void

Weekend Horror: Donnie Darko, Trouble Every Day, C2E2, The Void
Sci-fi and horror fans of the Midwest, rejoice! This weekend is absolutely packed with entertainment options around Chicago. C2E2 returns, The Void continues, Donnie Darko is back on the big screen with a new 4K restoration, Béatrice Dalle goes wild in Trouble Every Day, Lana Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) will be speaking at the Music... Read more »
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Weekend Events: THE VOID Delivers the Old School Horror Show

Weekend Events: THE VOID Delivers the Old School Horror Show
The weekend is upon us and there are a few options that may convince you to turn off the electric blanket and get out to the movies. The highly-anticipated release of The Void is finally here, a film which has been called a throwback to ’80s chillers and the deliciously disturbing practical FX horror fans... Read more »

Revenge Thriller Chicago Rot Screening Event, Streaming News

Revenge Thriller Chicago Rot Screening Event, Streaming News
When considering the independent feature film, Chicago Rot, I can’t think of a truer phrase than calling it a “labor of love.” Besides being a production featuring Chicago-based actors, crew and locations, it was a project everyone involved had placed their heart and souls into so much that it even meant working for free. Today, all... Read more »

Best Bets in Horror Entertainment This Weekend

Best Bets in Horror Entertainment This Weekend
It’s great to see another fantastic weekend enabling horror fans to find quality genre films in both independent and mainstream cinemas! Chicago events include benefits to help support organizations (WildClaw Theatre, the ACLU) and a wild afternoon of listening to McBeardo talk about heavy metal, horror films, a mixture of the two, and the direct... Read more »
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Heavy Metal Horror Films Lecture by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

Heavy Metal Horror Films Lecture by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden
The Satanic Panic era in the 1980s was quite an interesting time. Real-life horrors inspired widespread paranoia and high-profile legal cases in direct connection with the rising popularity of heavy metal music. America was ready to blame the Devil for problems associated with defiant teenagers. Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden will be discussing the connection between... Read more »
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