Chicago Horror and Halloween Events Guide (Part 2)

Chicago Horror and Halloween Events Guide (Part 2)
F.W. Murnau's incredibly spooky NOSFERATU will screen at several venues this Halloween season!

Halloween weekend is finally here! The weather cooled down (quite a bit) and the leaves have finally changed into beautiful colors just in time! This is the second installment of the annual gigantic list of horror and Halloween events in the Chicago area and surrounding towns. The events list this year is out of control!

Brew up some coffee, put your feet up, and enjoy scouring this list for planning Halloween activities over the next 5 days!

“Don't walk to the theater–RUN!”

MOVIES:

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - (Oct. 27th-Nov. 2nd) New 4K restoration! Long live George A. Romero. Times vary. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

NOSFERATU (1922) - (Oct. 27th & 28th at 11pm) Live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren. Arrive at 9pm on the 27th for a limited Nosferatu poster release event hosted by Galerie F. The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

VICTOR CROWLEY - (Oct. 27th & 28th at midnight) Adam Green's latest horror film offers the return of Victor Crowley! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

34th Chicago International Children's Film Festival - (Oct. 27th-Nov. 5th) Check the schedule for genre options! Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.

Horror Movie Madness at the Logan Theatre - (October) Enjoy horror classics at the Logan include: HALLOWEEN, THE SHINING, and NOSFERATU. The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

scarefestSCAREFEST - NOTLD, NOSFERATU, THE EXORCIST - (Oct. 27th-31st) New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL. Only $3!

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 1 & 2 - (Oct. 27th & 28th) Trunk-or-Treat 6pm-7:30pm. Films begin at 7:30pm. Free popcorn for all kids in costume! Box Office opens at 6:30pm. Starts at 7:00pm. Adults $12; Kids 11 and under $6; Seniors/Military $6. McHenry Outdoor Theater, 1510 N. Chapel Hill Rd., McHenry, IL 60050.

THE UNKNOWN (35mm, 1927) - (Oct. 27th at 7pm) Lon Chaney classic directed by Tod Browning (Freaks). Includes live accompaniment by Kent Lambert and Sam Wagster. Film Studies Center. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL.

THE OLD DARK HOUSE - (Oct. 27th-Nov. 1st) New 4K digital restoration of this darkly comic, eccentric 1932 classic! Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

NOSFERATU / NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - (Oct. 27th) Campfire horrors at Northerly Island. Nosferatu screens at 7pm. NOTLD at 9pm. 1521 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. UPDATE: screenings will be INDOORS due to cold weather. Seating limited.

Tacos and Movies with Sinema Obscura - (Oct. 27th at 7pm) Short films, trailers, tacos, trivia contest, costume contest. Presented by Sinema Obscura upstairs in The Guest Room. Antique Taco, 1360 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60622.

SILVERHEAD / FLESH - (Oct. 27th at 7pm) View works by Lewis Vaughn (Silverhead) and Monika Estrella Negra (Flesh). Presented by the Black Cinema House, 6760 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL.

HALLOWEEN - (Oct. 27th-31st) Classic John Carpenter. Only $5! Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.

JIGSAW at IMAX - (Oct. 27th-Nov. 1st) Jigsaw returns (!) for more SAW shenanigans at various theaters, but why not make it a memorable Halloween event and see it at AMC Navy Pier IMAX, 700 E. Grand, Chicago, IL 60611.

Hollywood Palms Horror Movies - (October) FREE horror films all month! Oct. 29th & 30th - THE WITCHES. Oct. 28th & 31st - LABYRINTH. 352 South Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540.

MONSTER HOUSE / BEETLEJUICE - (Oct. 28th at 3pm & 5:30pm) Free outdoor screenings at Navy Pier! Family friendly. Complimentary treats first come, first-served. Fireworks show! Lake Stage at Polk Bros Park, 600 E. Grand, Chicago, IL 60611.

22365414_10154747658065163_8107710560531409631_nHorror Movies at Kuma's Corner - (October) Kuma's celebrates “Hops of Horror” all month, pairing a different beer with horror screenings on their TVs all month. Oct. 27th - THE WITCH, BLACK SHEEP, and FROM DUSK TIL DAWN. Oct. 28th - EVIL DEAD 2, ARMY OF DARKNESS, and EVIL DEAD (remake). Oct. 29th - NOES marathon noon until close. Oct. 30th - THE EXORCIST and HELLRAISER. Oct. 31st - HALLOWEEN marathon noon until close. 2900 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.

TIME TRAP / PEELERS - (Oct. 27th at 7pm) Celebrate Halloween with Bucket O' Blood with a free triple feature at their bookstore. Third film is a surprise. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL. BYOB.

Horror Movies at Slippery Slope - (October) No films Fri/Sat. Wednesday - EVIL DEAD II. Halloween party on the 31st. 2357 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

Cascade Drive-In Horror - (Oct. 27th-29th) A MADEA HALLOWEEN 2 at 7:30pm. HAPPY DEATH DAY at 9:10pm. 1100 E. North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185.

HOCUS POCUS / HALLOWEEN - (Oct 28th from 6pm-11:30pm) Creepy Company and Emerald City Coffee teamed up for a Halloween event screening HOCUS POCUS 7pm / HALLOWEEN 9:30pm. Free goodies, Creepy Company spooky merch vending, espresso bar, snacks, and more. First 50 attendees get a treat bag of Creepy Company goodies! Uptown Emerald City Coffee (by Wilson Red Line), 1224 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL. BYOB.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: The Director's Cut - (Oct. 29th & 31st) In theaters for two nights only! Features the original ending and an exclusive introduction by Frank Oz. Type in your zip code to find a theater near you.

12-Hour Bucket 'O Blood Fundraiser Horror Party (Oct. 29th at noon) This Sunday, help Bucket O' Blood Books & Records recover a bit more from flood damage last month by hanging out at a 12-hour horror marathon! Movies (THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, BLACK SABBATH, and more!), Halloween-themed drinks (Ecto-Coolers, Blood Orange Mimosas, Bloody Marys), Pentagram pizza from Pie-Eyed Pizza, and more! 20% of sales will go toward their fund. Party located at Underbar, 3243 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60618.

POLTERGEIST - (Oct. 29th at 10am) FREE! Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Return for horror trivia on the 31st!

eommHorror of the Humanities V: EYES OF MY MOTHER with director NICOLAS PESCE Q&A - (Oct. 30th) Annual Halloween event with a free screening of horror film EYES OF MY MOTHER and discussion with director Nicolas Pesce at the DePaul Student Center, Room 120, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

DRACULA (1931) - (Oct. 30th at 7pm) Nitecap Coffee Bar, 1738 W. 18th, Chicago, IL 60608.

TV PARTY 10: All Hallow's Eve - (Oct. 30th at 7pm) Horror short films, trivia, and a costume contest. Presented by Sinema Obscura. Township, 2200 N. California, Chicago, IL.

HOCUS POCUS Hex-a-Long [35mm] - (Oct. 30th at 7pm) Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

HOCUS POCUS - (Oct. 31st at 7pm) Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062.

THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM - (Oct. 31st at 7pm) Polish horror-fantasy about a man who visits his father at a mental institution where dreams and reality seem to merge as one. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

35mm screening of Guillermo del Toro's PAN'S LABYRINTH at Doc Films on Halloween!

35mm screening of Guillermo del Toro's PAN'S LABYRINTH at Doc Films on Halloween!

PAN'S LABYRINTH [35mm] - (Oct. 31st at 9:30pm) Special 35mm Halloween screening! Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

THE SEVENTH VICTIM [35mm] - (Oct. 31st at 7pm) Presented by the Chicago Film Society of Northeastern Illinois University. The Auditorium (Building E), 3701 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60625. Only $5!

HORROR MOVIE TRIVIA at the Davis Theater - (Oct. 31st at 8:30pm) Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.

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

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - (Oct. 27th, 28th, & 31st) Halloween edition at midnight Friday & Saturday; Tuesday at 9:30pm. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

EVENTS (By date):

Chicago Park Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, More Pumpkin Patches & Farms

Family-Friendly Halloween Events & Haunted Houses in the Parks - (Oct. 27th-31st) Huge list of more kid-friendly activities within the Chicago Park District!

Chicago Halloween Bar Crawl - (Oct. 27th) Chicago Halloween Bars presents their pub crawl going to the Flat Iron Building and nearby locations. 1565 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60622. $15. *almost sold out*

Emporium Arcade Bar Halloween Party - (Oct. 27th at 10pm) Gramps the Vamp and Terrible Spaceship perform free shows, Halloween party. 1366 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

Nocturna All Hallows' Eve Ball - (Oct. 27th from 10pm-4am) American Gothic Productions presents their annual large Halloween event. Costume contest, DJs, “Pin the Skull on the Skeleton” game, spooky balloon artist, and more. 18+ only. Doors open at 10pm. $15 with costume; $18 without. Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613.

Spellbound III - (Oct. 27th from 6pm-11pm) Premiere of STRANGER THINGS Season 2, nail art, tarot & palm readings, smudge stick station, DJ, witchy vibes, cocktails. Freehand Chicago, 19 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Witches Ball - (Oct. 27th at 8pm) Costumes required. $10 or bring a dish, wine, mead, or cider. Alchemy Arts Bookstore, 1203 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60660. 21+. BYOB.

Freaky Tiki - (Oct. 28th from 8pm-2am) Pumpkin punch bowls, Galerie F Pop-Up Shop, live painting, DJs. Hawaiian zombie attire suggested. Freehand Chicago, 19 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Berwyn Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl - (Oct. 28th at 4:30pm) Arrive at 4:30 for makeup. Event runs 6pm-11pm. $25 includes admission, drink specials, makeup, commemorative monster cup, and entry to a catered afterparty at 9pm . 21+. 6943 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL.

Boo at the Zoo - (Oct. 28th & 29th) The Chicago Zoological Society presents family-friendly spooky activities at Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield IL 60513.

Crawl-O-Ween - (Oct. 28th at 6pm) 7 bars. MB Financial Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont, IL. $15.

Creepy Company's Halloween Hangout - (Oct 28th from 6pm-11:30pm) Creepy Company and Emerald City Coffee are teaming up for a Halloween event at the coffee shop this Saturday. HOCUS POCUS 7pm / HALLOWEEN 9:30pm. Free goodies, Creepy Company spooky merch vending, movie double feature, espresso bar, snacks, and more. First 50 attendees will get a treat bag of Creepy Company goodies! Uptown Emerald City Coffee (by Wilson Red Line), 1224 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL. BYOB.

Day of the Dead Mini-Fest - (Oct. 28th from 2pm-4pm) Crafts, face painting, sweet bread, and more. Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120.

Halloween ComicFest - (Oct. 28th from 11am-5pm) Grab yourself some free exclusive Halloween ComicFest comics and Stranger Things 2 merchandise. G-mart Comics, 2641 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL.

Hardcore Hearse Club at Archer Halloween Parade - (Oct. 28th from 11am-1pm) The hearse club will be passing out candy at the Halloween parade with a hot dog/chips party afterward in the parking lot. 6245 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60638.

Haunted Halloween Ball - (Oct. 28th at 9pm) Large ballrooms of the hotel are transformed into abandoned areas overrun by zombies. Costume contest, DJ, and more. 21+. Congress Plaza, Chicago, IL.

Lincoln Park Zoo Halloween - (Oct. 28th from 10am-1pm) Free! Bring your kids in costume for trick-or-treating, music, craft activities, and a haunted house at the Spooky Zoo Spectacular. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.

Navy Pier Halloween - Free movies (October 28th), Haunted Maze (Oct. 27th-31st), Haunted Cruise, Halloween Ball, and more. 600 E. Grand, Chicago, IL 60611.

Night of the Crawling Dead - (Oct. 28th & 31st) $10. Crossroads Public House, 2630 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60614.

Nightmare on Hubbard Street Bar Crawl - (Oct. 28th at noon) 12-hour Halloween bar crawl! (Early registration is sold out, but you can still get in for an extra fee and also join the after party.)

River North Day Crawl - (Oct. 28th at 11am-6pm) 149 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL 60654. $15-$30. *almost sold out*

Sanctuary Halloween - (Oct. 28th from 9pm-3am) Costume contest, cash prizes, DJs, dancing, industrial/EBM/synthpop music. $7. Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport, Chicago, IL 60657.

Scariversary 4 - (Oct. 28th from 9pm-1:30pm) Food, drinks, games, photo booth. $15-$20. 21+. The Laboratory, 1100 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL 60608.

Meet Svengoolie! Source: Volo Auto Museum / facebook

Meet Svengoolie!
Source: Volo Auto Museum / facebook

Svengoolie - (Oct. 28th from 11am-2pm) The Volo Auto Museum presents a meet 'n greet with the host with the most, Svengoolie! Also a corn roast and magic show afterward. 27582 Volo Village Rd., Volo, IL 60073.

12-Hour Bucket 'O Blood Fundraiser Horror Party (Oct. 29th at noon) This Sunday, help Bucket O' Blood Books & Records recover a bit more from flood damage last month by hanging out at a 12-hour horror marathon! Movies (THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, BLACK SABBATH, and more!), Halloween-themed drinks (Ecto-Coolers, Blood Orange Mimosas, Bloody Marys), Pentagram pizza from Pie-Eyed Pizza, and more! 20% of sales will go toward their fund. Party located at Underbar, 3243 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60618.

Day of the Dead - (Oct. 29th from 11am-4pm) Treats, food truck, skull painting, craft vendors, and more activities. Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Blvd., Lords Park, Elgin, IL 60120.

Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration - (Oct. 29th from 10am-3pm) Live performances, kids costume contest, pumpkin decorating, and more. Maxwell Street Market, 800 S. Desplaines, Chicago, IL 60607.

Día de los Muertos Xicágo - (Oct. 29th from 3pm-8pm) Live music, face painting, art activities, and more. Free and open to the public. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608. On Nov. 2nd, enjoy the Day of the Dead After Dark at 6:30pm and the Masquerade Ball on Nov. 4th!

John Borowski “Dahmer's Confession” Book Signing - (Oct. 30th from 7pm-9pm) Chicago author, director, and serial killer expert John Borowski will be signing copies of his book, Dahmer's Confession: The Milwaukee Cannibal's Arrest Statements at Lakeview Rewired Cafe, 3508 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL.

Northalsted Halloween Parade - (Oct. 31st at 7:30pm) The parade route will go up Halsted from Belmont to Cornelia. Registration begins at 5pm. Costume contests and more.

STAGE (Horror, Sci-Fi, Macabre):

Arsenic and Old Magic - (Oct. 26th-Nov. 3rd) Presented by Livingstone Magician Unique. Vaudeville magicians, mysteries, and murder. Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago, IL.

Bloodlust - (Oct. 27th at 10pm) Sketch duo Jim and Melissa pay tribute to all things horror and Halloween with a gory, campy, original sketch revue. $10. (Not recommended for children.) The iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642.

carrie 2Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody) - (Oct. 13th-Nov. 19th) Underscore Theatre Company presents a rockin' musical comedy following the story of the sequel to Carrie.

Death Toll: A Halloween Drinking Game - (Oct. 27th & 28th) Corn Productions' 8th annual Halloween sketch show. BYOB. Drink whenever someone dies! Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm. $10 online/$15 cash at door. The Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL.

Dracula - (Oct. 7th-Nov. 5th) The Hypocrites present a modern retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula adapted and directed by Sean Graney. Wednesdays through Sundays. Mercury Theatre Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613.

Ghosts & Zombies - (Sept. 29th-Oct. 29th) Akvavit Theatre presents a new twist on Henrik Ibsen's classic 1881 story, Ghosts. (Link directs to my previous post about this play). Special Halloween event Oct. 27th. Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, Chicago, IL.

I Love You, Jane Doe - (Oct. 27th/28th) A mortician's apprentice falls in love with a corpse. Presented by Dead Whale Productions. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Improvised Black Mirror - (through Nov. 17th) Styled after the popular techno horror television show, Black Mirror, the group performs a new episode based on a suggestion. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. $12.

21768002_1513693998691800_3999923577261551316_nNight of the Living Dead - (Oct. 20th-Nov. 5th) Monochromatic live performance of George A. Romero's classic! Adapted by Lori Allen Ohm. Includes stage fighting. Presented by Theatre-on-the-Hill Indoors. Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

Par for the Corpse - (Oct. 12th-Nov. 19th) Murder mystery whodunit by Jack Sharkey. Special performance on Halloween night. Oil Lamp Theatre, 1723 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL 60025.

Red Wrench: Real Plays, Fake Blood - (Oct. 30th at 8pm) The Neo-Futurists perform 60 minutes of short macabre plays involving dark humor, heavy metal, and candy. The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60640. $25.

Splatter Theater - (Oct. 28th, 31st) Watch the white walls become blood-spattered by the end of the night and enjoy this parody of Friday the 13th-type slashers. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.

Theatre Hikes: Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe - (Oct. 7th-29th) Spooky outdoor theatre! See website for locations, directions, and pertinent information.

The Basement Company - (Oct. 26th-28th; Nov. 2nd-18th) Death & Pretzels present the Chicago premiere of Adam Harrel's production. Three actors wake up chained down in a basement. The owner is a psychotic playwright who forces them to do the performance of their lives to stay in the realm of the living. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613. $18. BYOB.

The Man-Beast - (through Nov. 5th) Two person thriller by Joseph Zettlemaier. In the 18th century French countryside, a mysterious beast is ravaging livestock and citizens, but no one has seen it. The King puts a bounty out on a werewolf. Mystery and horror around this enigma deepens. Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st and Rt. 83, Oak Brook, IL. $34-$44.

You're a Good Man, Mary Shelley - (Oct. 28th) Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley join up to rent a home in Switzerland. Stuck inside, they decide to have a competition to write the scariest ghost story. Mary's won, of course, but what about the other stories? The Annoyance explores the five ghost stories that lost to Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL. (Mature content)

EXHIBITS:

Dia de los Muertos Celebration - (Nov. 2nd from 5pm-9pm) Free, festive event! Drinks, snacks, and good times. Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

Halloween Art Show: Phobias - (October) Sideshow Gallery presents more horror art, drinks, and more! Conquer your fears by viewing phobia-themed artwork! Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

Haunted Tour at LUMA - (Oct. 31st at 6pm) The Loyola University Museum of Art hosts a spooky tour of the medieval and Renaissance galleries to guests. Learn about the beheadings, superstitions, and hauntings of the time. Festive food and drink provided. 820 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611.

screen-shot-2017-10-23-at-10-30-04-pmRAPTURE Dark Art Exhibition - (Oct. 28th-Jan. 7th, 2018) Group dark art show featuring artists of all skill levels from around the world. Avant Garde costumes encouraged, but are optional. ($5 fee on opening night.) Doors open 8pm-1am. 18+. Viewings available Wednesdays through Sundays 2pm-7pm. Aeon Gallery, 10331 Main St., Richmond, IL 60071.

Something Wicked 5th Annual Art Exhibit - (All through October) Dark art exhibit. Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Ct., Elgin, IL 60120.

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.

The Lords of Chaos: Handmade Mayhem from Epyon5 and R6D4 Art Exhibit - (Oct. 27th from 6pm-10pm) Opening art reception. Serving drinks from Hop Butcher for the World and Essentia Water. Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

View spectacular work by artist Epyon5 at Galerie F on October 27th at the Lords of Chaos exhibit.

View spectacular work by artist Epyon5 at Galerie F on October 27th at the Lords of Chaos exhibit.

HAUNTED HOUSES / HAUNTS:

MIASMA - (Oct. 28th) One night only 18+ event. An immersive, extreme experience exploring pitch black themes in a one-on-one interactive environment. The goal is to give each individual a personal, terrifying experience.

Basement of the Dead Haunted House - (Sept. 29th-Nov. 4th) 42 W. New York St., Aurora, IL 60560.

House of Torment Haunted House Chicago - (Sept. 22nd-Nov. 4th) Two new attractions this year! See site for full schedule and pricing. Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 12. Located at 8240 Austin Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053.

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago - (Sept. 22nd-Nov. 4th) Now open! 7pm-10pm. See site for full schedule and pricing. 1940 George Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160.

Realm of Terror Haunted House - (Oct. 6th-Nov. 4th) Intense and extreme haunted house in its 15th year of haunting. Enjoy some drinks at the Haunted Bar! Not recommended for minors under 16. 421 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach, IL 60073.

Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead - (Sept. 29th-Oct. 31st) Navigate countless prison cells as undead convicts chase you! Beware the burial pit filled with prisoners in the City of the Dead. (Definitely wear comfortable shoes!) No one under age 10 allowed; Ages 11-15 must be with an adult. 17250 Weber Rd., Lockport, IL 60441.

Dungeon of Doom - (through Nov. 4th) 42,000 sq. ft.! 60-minute walk through the haunt! 600 29th St., Zion, IL 60099.

The Massacre Haunted House - (through Nov. 4th) Possibly too extreme for ages 13 and under. 299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, IL 60538.

Midnight Terror Haunted House - (through Nov. 4th) Try not to get lost in Chainsaw Alley! 5520 W. 111th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453.

Fright Fest at Six Flags - (through Oct. 31st) Scare zones and ghoulish entertainment await. Six Flags Great America, I-94 on Route 132 (Grand Ave.), IL.

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.

Haunted Chicago Walking Tour - (Sept. 2nd through Dec. 30th) America's Tours & Second City Tours, 2959 N. Springfield, Chicago, IL 60618. (Goldstar discount HERE.)

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.

UPCOMING:

John Carpenter: Anthology Tour - (November 9th) The Master of Horror returns to Chicago for more chilling music at the Aragon Ballroom. 17+.

CINEPOCALYPSE Film Festival - (Nov. 2nd-9th) Josh Goldbloom (Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Fest) and Ryan Oestreich (MBT) bring a new genre film fest to town. MOHAWK, SWEET VIRGINIA, TRAGEDY GIRLS, LOWLIFE, ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES, DEAD SHACK, new uncut 35mm 40th anniversary print of SUSPIRIA, and much more! World premieres, special guests, parties. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL - (Nov. 3rd) Takashi Miike's new film hits theaters!

OKJA - (Opens Nov. 3rd) Bong Joon-Ho's latest celebrated film. Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091.

OKJA - (Nov. 3rd, 4th, 8th, & 9th) Bong Joon-Ho's latest celebrated film! Recommended. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

CIMMfest - (Nov. 9th-12th) Chicago International Movies & Music Festival.

Windy City Horrorama Film Festival - The fest will be in late April.

Times are subject to change. If anything is amiss, please send a correction or update my way.

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