Chicago offers a huge weekend in horror, including movie fests, an anatomical art show, a Q&A with actress Julie Adams, the Chicago Horror Film Festival (CHFF), and a few zombie events to properly end September with a bang. The fun thing about the Chicago horror scene is its diversity. There is almost always something interesting going on for different types of horror fans.
Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D in 35mm with star Julie Adams in person on Saturday, September 28th! Two shows are available: 2pm with Q&A at 3:30pm or 7pm with Q&A at 8:30pm. Autographs and picture taking with the actress are encouraged. Julie will also be signing her book, “The Lucky Southern Star, Reflections from the Black Lagoon.” For the complete schedule and all other information, please visit the ticket page. Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634. 773-685-4291.
Bone & Blood: Structural Bodies in Motion gallery event on Saturday, September 28th, 6-10pm. This anatomical art-themed show will have an opening night to remember! Besides the amazing art constructed out of various media by numerous artists, watch the trapeze artists, wall climbers, circus artists and more perform at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. A few artists include NY blood artist Jordan Eagles and Chicago's own J. Anthony Kosar, champion of last season's Face Off! For photos and all information, please see my previous post about this exciting event! Squid3 Gallery, 1907 N. Mendell, Ste. #4-H, Chicago, IL 60642.
Chicago Horror Film Festival - The CHFF is back for another round of horror movies Friday through Sunday. This year, it is located at the Des Plaines Theater on 1476 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016. On Saturday, catch the Q&A with Child's Play star Alex Vincent at 5:45pm. Plenty of great shorts and features to fill out the weekend! For the full schedule, please visit chicagohorrorfest.com
Men in Suits movie premiere Saturday, September 28th. Fans for Living, a visual arts education organization, presents the Men in Suits documentary screening as well as the Skype interview with director Frank H. Woodward! 920 W. Wilson Avenue. 872-237-4742. Cost is only $5! Tickets.
2nd Annual Zombie Save the Brains Charity Crawl on Saturday, September 28th. This crawl benefits ALS research and is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Jaycees. Randhurst Mall, Mount Prospect, IL. Facebook event page. Prep makeup 4pm-5pm at Bar Louie.
Plus One (+1) Chicago movie premiere at Facets Cinematheque Friday, Sept. 27th and Saturday, Sept. 28th at 11pm. $9 admission. 2013 film blends sci-fi, horror, teen comedy, and coming-of-age drama all in one intriguing film! Guests at a wild college party start wondering if the kegs were spiked with drugs as they begin to see clones of themselves hanging out at the party, leaving them to wonder if aliens or something more sinister are to blame. Facets info page. 1517 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.
Zombie Shoot at Aurora Sportsmen's Club on Saturday, September 28th. 9am-5pm. Located at the Rifle/Pistol complex at 7641 Rueff Rd., Waterman, IL 60556. Registration info at zombieshoot.com.
Zombieland midnight screening at Tivoli Theatre on Friday, September 27th. Tickets are only $5! First 50 guests get Twinkies! Midnight, 5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL.
Enjoy your weekend! Keep the blood on the screen!
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