Can You Survive 24 Hours of Horror Movies?

Can You Survive 24 Hours of Horror Movies?
The Burning (1981)

This Saturday marks the first of two horror movie festivals that will last no less than twenty-four hours. The Music Box of Horrors awaits!! What other October tradition could be more memorable than spending an entire day and night (and morning!) in a big movie theater with hundreds of like-minded people in good spirits? It's the coolest slumber party ever invented. You push each other to keep going. Your competitive streak comes out as you attempt to be the last one awake. The Music Box Theatre's annual all-night horror marathon will occur October 13th, so bring your essentials and get plenty of sleep Friday night!

As always, there are a few genre guests scheduled for Q&As in connection with some of the films screened. Actress Sybil Danning will be there to talk about Howling II, and director Jeff Lieberman will be ready for all of your Satan's Little Helper and Squirm-related questions! Autographs and photos will take place in the lobby.

Hang out with the vendors set up in the lobby selling fun, spooky goods. It may be a noble deed to chat them up to help them stay awake, too! There will be food trucks outside, and many moviegoers will be happy about the new seats. A charity benefit will be held to raise funds for Vital Bridges. Tickets are $35 this week, $40 at the door. Wristbands will allow you to come and go as you please. Come join the fun at the Music Box, located at 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Schedule (Subject to change):

Noon - The Golem (Silent with organ accompaniment)

1:45pm - Mark of the Vampire (Starring Bela Lugosi)

3:00pm - The Invisible Man (1933 version)

4:30pm - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

6:30pm - Squirm

8:20pm - Satan's Little Helper (Director Jeff Lieberman Q&A for this and Squirm)

10:30pm - Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (Star Sybil Danning Q&A)

12:15am - The Beyond

2:30am - Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

4:15am - Phantasm

6:00am - The Deadly Spawn

7:30am - Blood Diner

9:15am - The Burning

11:00am - Evil Dead 2

There's one thing we can all agree on when it comes to preparing for a 24-hour movie fest. Before going, it is essential that you SHOWER. This is common courtesy. We want to smell the tantalizing aroma of popcorn popping – not a collective mishmash of body odor stank concentrate. Be considerate of others and they just may enjoy sitting next to you. And, hey, who wants to be known as a grown-up Pigpen?

If you survive this one, be sure to hit the Massacre next weekend!

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