Weekend Events: Zombie Prom, Ghostbusters Exhibit, Svengoolie, and More

Weekend Events: Zombie Prom, Ghostbusters Exhibit, Svengoolie, and More

June horror is in full swing and the variety of ways to indulge in the darker side of entertainment can't be beat. Dancin' socialite? “Gore up” and hit the zombie prom or join the march. Art lover? The Ghostbusters Art Exhibit may hit the spot. Feeling lethargic? Lay on the lawn and watch movies in the parks. Let's just jump on in with the list...

Chicago Zombie Prom - Tonight, Zombie Army Productions presents a night of ghoulish fun from 9pm-2am. Includes live band Wedding Band and makeovers are available. NOTE: zombie attire and makeup is required. 21+. Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL. Tickets HERE. For more information, see zombiepromchicago.com.

Filth - Tonight, Filth premieres at Music Box Theatre at 6:30pm. Includes a Q&A with author Irvine Welsh, hosted by David Canfield (Twitch) and Steve Prokopy (AICN). Info and tickets HERE. (Hurry, could sell out quickly.)

Rocky Horror Picture Show Convention - Head to their site for all information HERE or HERE. Screenings will be held at Music Box Theatre tonight with Shock Treatment and RHPS. An after party will be held at NEO nightclub.

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit - This special Ghostbusters-themed art show is one weekend only, Friday through Sunday at Rotofugi Gallery, 2780 N. Lincoln. Prints and apparel are very limited. More information on my previous post HERE.

“Are You a God?” by Dan Mumford

“Are You a God?” by Dan Mumford

Ghostbusters - Movies in the Parks presents a viewing of Ghostbusters outdoors at dusk. Bring your friends! It screens in various parks through August 5th. Tonight, see it in Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland. Tuesday, see it in Millennium Park downtown. Full schedule HERE.

Sexy and Scary Vinyl - Tonight, check out a really cool vinyl art show curated by StudioLab, displaying album covers, rare music, film trailers, and more. 1200 W. 35th, 5th Floor, Bridgeport Art Center. 6pm until late. Free booze. Event page.

Witchboard - Tonight, Scream Factory presents a special online viewing of Witchboard at 7pm PDT/10pm EDT for their Summer of Fear series this month. Info HERE, plus check out the DVD sales available with limited horror coasters! (Only available to U.S. and Canada IP addresses)

Zombie Outbreak Chicago - Three more weekends left to experience live-action, zombie laser tag in Aurora, IL. Shoot hordes of zombies with realistic, tactical weapons. Located in a 12,000 sq. ft. building, 100 years old and supposedly haunted! Learn more HERE.

Chicago Zombie March - Saturday at 3:30pm, meet up with fellow ghouls in Millennium Park at the Cloud Gate sculpture (The Bean, that is.). This is the only info I have.

hearse show

Hearse Show with Svengoolie - Saturday at 2pm, meet Chicago's famous horror host Svengoolie at Brauerhouse! Presented by Hardcore Hearse Club, Funeral Antiques, Illinois Funeral Car Club, and Brauerhouse. All funeral cars are welcome. Movie schedule: Harold & Maude, Ghostbusters, and The Hearse. Doom metal band Avernus and Misfits tribute band The Devilocks perform. Vendors, Bands, Raffles. Corner of RT 53 & North Avenue, Lombard, IL. Event page HERE.

Back to the Future - Saturday. Not horror, but super cool to have the chance to see this in the park! Hollywood Park, 3312 W. Thorndale. Info HERE.

Gravity - Another movie in the park! Saturday in Ellis Park, 3600 S. Cottage Grove. Info HERE.

Kevin Tenney Live Chat - Sunday, a live online chat with director Kevin Tenney (Witchboard, Night of the Demons) will commence via the FDTC Network. Ask him questions, make comments, etc. Hosted by Jabb Pictures' David Manifest and Bill Cesavice. More info at fromdusktillcon.com/radio. Event Page HERE.

High Anxiety - One more goodie to mention and I'll quit. High Anxiety is another personal fave. If you haven't seen it, please do head out to Grant Park on Monday for some Mel Brooks madness! It's a zany tribute to Hitchcock's Vertigo. Info HERE.

Have a great weekend and BE SAFE!

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