Sometimes, the Halloween tradition is to watch gore-soaked horror on the big screen as much as possible in October. If that is your case, this triple feature is your best bet this Friday. On October 19th, Days of the Dead and Horror Society will present a night of horror films in Wilmette, just one day before the 24-hour Massacre event on Saturday. Two rare screenings of independent features and one cult classic! Can you pack in that many genre films in one weekend? But, of course! ’Tis the season! Even better, they are giving away TWO FREE PASSES to Days of the Dead in Chicago this November after each film!
The order of the films is still TBA, but here's a little bit about them:
REDSIN TOWER is an independent horror film by Toetag Pictures about a group of teens who visit the abandoned Redsin Tower, only to have their party turn into the ultimate nightmare when a girl's psychotic ex follows them, not to mention one of the teens becoming possessed! It goes without saying that Toetag has produced some of the most realistic gore FX on film. Director Fred Vogel has autographed an 11x17 poster (See below) for one lucky fan! This poster is from the debut screening held at Cinema Wasteland in 2006! I was actually at that screening, and quite enjoyed the film! Chicago Premiere. Trailer HERE.
FOUND is a rare little indie treat that's been knocking fans’ socks off at film festivals this year. It won Best Feature, Best Director and Best Actor awards at Elvira's Horror Hunt Film Festival this summer. It's about a young boy whose life is quite normal until he realizes his older brother is a serial killer. His life slowly spirals out of control as he tries to harbor this secret. It's a harrowing coming-of-age story that may leave you speechless after viewing. Highly recommended. Director Scott Schirmer will be in attendance to introduce the film and meet fans!! Grab a DVD while you're there. Chicago Premiere. FoundMovie.net.
CHILDREN OF THE CORN is the original 1984 cult classic based on the Stephen King short story that is particularly disturbing if you grew up near cornfields in Indiana like I did. Beware of “He Who Walks Behind the Rows!”
Northside Nightmares will go from 7pm to midnight. Enjoy concessions and alcoholic drinks will be available for the 21+ crowd. Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091.
Tickets ($10) can be purchased HERE.