Weekend Horror: Midnight Madness and Campfire Stories

Weekend Horror: Midnight Madness and Campfire Stories

Horror is always a little more special when enjoyed late at night, which explains why both Midnight Madness movies and stories told by a campfire tend to plant solid memories within our minds. There's just something about the crackle of a fire that demands concentration on the terrifying words being recited to us and aloud to the still of the night.

WildClaw Theatre is gearing up for their second “Stories by the Fire” night this Sunday, promising to be a relaxing time with chills and a bonus musical guest. Midnight movies are the perfect outing for weekend nights out with friends or just by yourself. I've never been one to feel ashamed going to a movie theater alone. Do what makes you happy.

Here are a few great options screening both Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd at midnight:

Aliens (1986) - Directed by James Cameron. When has there ever been a bad time to watch this? Sigourney Weaver kicking ass and taking names. Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark Street. Tickets. Event info here.


Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012) - Directed by Matthias Hoene. What happens when a group of grandfather-saving bank robbers find out that cops are not the worst of their problems, but they've got to deal with ravenous, flesh-eating zombies? Why, comedy ensues, of course! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. Event info here. (Image infographic source: Elliot Cardona)

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park (1993) - Directed by Steven Spielberg. This is definitely an exciting film to see on the big screen. Now's your chance to catch it to celebrate its 20th anniversary! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. Event info here.


Sunday, August 4th:

WildClaw in the Wild: Stories by the Fire. Listen to horror plays read aloud by actors around a fire, sip drinks and enjoy snacks. “My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer” by Brian Watkins. Reading begins at 7:30pm. Doors 7:00pm. Musical guest: Jessie Fisher. Suggested donation $5. 3031 N. Honore Street. Event info here.

Read about the first Stories by the Fire event in my previous POST.

Whatever you choose to do, have a wonderful and safe weekend! Keep the horror where it belongs – on the movie screen!

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