Just a quick list of a selection of genre options for the next few days. It's a bit late, but I've been under the weather all week after having obtained a nasty cold at HorrorHound Weekend/Mask-Fest in Indianapolis last weekend. Small price to pay for an overabundance of fun! Maybe a gallery post with some photos from the show would be of interest? Have a nice weekend!
“Don't walk to the theater–RUN!”
MANOS: The Hands of Fate - (Sept. 15th-18th) The September Cringe Cinema Late Night series continues with this wonderfully weird film at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. A sequel was shot, but the release date still hasn't been announced yet.
HEATHERS - (Sept. 16th at midnight) Dark comedy classic! The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.
RESERVOIR DOGS [35mm] - (Sept. 15th-21st) 25th Anniversary screenings with a brand new print! Times vary. Includes short film “Valentine” by Paul Thomas Anderson and HAIM. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.
RAT FILM - (Sept. 15th-21st) A “genre-defying” documentary about rat problems in Baltimore that is said to be both disturbing and informative. Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.
THE DEAD NEXT DOOR - (Sept. 16th at 9:15pm) September Scares at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - (Sept. 17th & 20th) TCM Big Screen Classics presents remastered 35th Anniversary screenings in theaters for two nights only!
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - As always, the Rocky Horror fun continues with a full cast performance each Saturday at Midnight at the Hollywood Blvd. Cinema, 1001 W. 75th St., Woodridge, IL 60517. (630) 427-1880. RHPS
REALITY - (Sept. 18th at 7pm) Presented by Ready Freddy Films and Sinema Obscura. Township, 2200 N. California, Chicago, IL 60647.
SAFE INSIDE - (Sept. 18th at 8pm) Director Jason Paul Collum will be in attendance. Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625.
BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut - (Sept. 19th at 7pm) Screening with sci-fi discussion group. Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062.
1984 - (Sept. 14th-Oct. 8th) AstonRep Theatre Company presents a stage adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel. The West Stage at The Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60660.
Alias Grace - (Sept. 1st-Oct. 15th) World premiere adaptation of Margaret Atwood's story about Grace Marks, a young lady in Canada, who was charged with murder in 1843. She was imprisoned for years, despite having no recollection of having committed these brutal crimes. Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.
Machinal - (Aug. 11th-Sept. 24th) Inspired by the true story of the 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, who killed her husband. Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60614.
Night in Alachua County - (Sept. 5th-Oct. 7th) (Previews 9/5-9/7.) By Jennifer Rumberger. Directed by Christopher M. Walsh. WildClaw Theatre presents a new disturbing play that tosses in mother-daughter woes, an eyeless demon, and necromancy. Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60622.
Improvised Twilight Zone - (Fridays at 8pm through 10/27) Improv comedy using audience suggestions to create three episodes. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.
STRANGER THINGS-Themed Bar - Visit this pop-up bar in Logan Square through the end of September! Check out the pictures! 2367 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL.
September Scares - (Sept. 5th-19th) Enjoy various indie horror screenings at the Davis all month. Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625.
House of Torment Haunted House Chicago - Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for their opening on September 22nd. Two new attractions this year!
Chicago Ghost Tours App - A free app for enjoying audio and photo tours of Chicago's Haunted Archer Avenue is available, courtesy of Edward Shanahan, a fellow ChicagoNOW blogger (check out his blog, Chicago Paranormal & Spiritual). He is also a psychic and paranormal host who has worked on making his app a great addition to fans of Haunted Archer. The app includes 16 locations and 6 cemeteries. Free download! Shanahan also has a free online magazine.
Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.
Chicago Hauntings Bus Tours - One of the longest-running ghost tours in Chicago, each 2.5 hour tour is led by founder, paranormal investigator, and author Ursula Bielski and her partner, author David Cowan. Routine stops include locations of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Death Alley, gangland sites, murder sites, and more. Departs at the Congress Hotel. For schedules, all tours, and background information, please see ChicagoHauntings.com.
Summer Exhibits at LUMA - The Loyola University Museum of Art offers three photography exhibitions this summer: Susan Aurinko: Searching for Jehanne – The Joan of Arc Project, Jeffrey Wolin: Pigeon Hill: Then and Now, and Michelle Murphy: Responsive Beauty. To celebrate, the museum offers free admission through November 11th! 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg - (June 6th - Sept. 24th) Retrospective of over 3 decades of his whimsical work! Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611.
Bucket O' Blood Flood Sale Party - (Sept. 22nd from noon-9pm) Help out the fine folks at Bucket O' Blood Books & Records by shopping their store after a flood damaged their vinyl section (mostly, just the sleeves were damaged, so the vinyl will be deeply discounted). Raffles and craft beer! 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618.
GOBLIN Live in Concert - (October 25th) Start planning Halloween early with tickets to another rare chance to see Goblin live! Their first stop in North America this year will be in Chicago.
John Carpenter: Anthology Tour - (November 9th) The Master of Horror returns to Chicago for more chilling music at the Aragon Ballroom. Tickets are now on sale! 17+.
DUSK-TO-DAWN HORROR FEST - (Sept. 23rd) ALIENS, DAY OF THE DEAD, HALLOWEEN II, and MANIAC! Midway Drive-In, 91 Palmyra Rd., Sterling, IL.
Windy City Horrorama Film Festival - Submit your entries to this new film festival by October 6th. The fest will be in late April.
Times are subject to change.
~Rest in peace Basil Gogos and Harry Dean Stanton.~
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