Chicago horror events may have slowed down since Halloween, but that will change on November 30th. Terror in the Aisles 13 will be back at the Portage Theater with plenty of horror gracing the big screen, plus one very special guest for a Q & A, director Brian Yuzna! He will be introducing his 1989 film, Society, and meeting fans after answering questions on stage. Brian has directed many films in the horror genre, such as Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III, and Beyond Re-Animator. He has produced even more films, like Dagon, The Beyond, Re-Animator, Dolls, and more.
These events are great because for the price of one movie, you get three feature films, a handful of film shorts, a free autograph and photo with a horror genre celebrity, and you get to spend time with friends all night long. It's also the best way to meet people with similar interests. The event host will bring Mr. Yuzna up on stage before Society begins for a proper film introduction, then he'll be back after the movie to answer questions from fans. Next, fans will line up in the lobby to meet Yuzna, though I've personally found it best to get the autograph upon first arrival if the celebrity has a table set up. Who wants to wait in line when there's popcorn to be devoured?!
Schedule (Subject to change):
7:00pm - Doors open
7:30pm - AIR CONDITIONS film short by Ryan Oliver
8:00pm - SOCIETY (Followed by Q & A with director Brian Yuzna)
10:00pm - THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (Dario Argento classic!)
Midnight - PHANTASM (Don Coscarelli's cult film)
Additional film shorts screened throughout the night include: TREEVENGE by Jason Eisener (Director of Hobo with a Shotgun), THE DEVIL'S ORCHARD (Opeth music video by Phil Mucci), JASON VOORHEES: PERSONAL TRAINER (Lowcarbcomedy.com), G.O.P. GREEDY OLD PIGS (By The Wanton Looks), and possibly more to be added to the lineup! There will be vendors in the lobby for all your shopping needs, and a live charity auction for Vital Bridges.
Keep in mind, the feature-length films are in 35mm format and the independent film shorts contain a large amount of work created by Chicago residents. It's a great time to support your local community! This is also a rare moment where you can view a Dario Argento print on the big screen!
The Portage Theater is located at 4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641.