The Massacre and Mini Massacre Horror Marathons at the Davis Theater

The Massacre and Mini Massacre Horror Marathons at the Davis Theater

It's that wonderful time of year when the weather begins to cool down, the leaves start falling into crispy piles, and horror fans begin to prepare for enduring 24 hours of horror movies with a ton of other like-minded individuals. The Massacre Horror Fest is happening September 29th at the Davis Theater.

The main room holding the Massacre is indeed SOLD OUT. However, there are options! The MINI-MASSACRE will be held in another room with some of the films screening, so fans will still get to see and meet star Tuesday Knight, shop from the vendors in the lobby, enjoy the bar, and meet up with friends. The only difference is fewer movies, reduced price, and it will be open from midnight to 7:30am.

Another option is buying the Mini Massacre ticket and checking in to see if anyone returned their regular Massacre wristband on the way out. If so, it is possible to switch to the main room using that person's pass.

As far as buying anything at the door, it's probably best not to depend on this option, but some tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. It depends on how many attendees turn in their tickets if they leave the main Massacre early.

Doors open at 11:00am. While the regular show begins at noon Saturday, September 29th, running until noon on Sunday, September 30th, the Mini-Massacre will run from Midnight to 7:30am. Vendors will be set up for most of the show for all your shopping needs! Food vendors, vintage trailers, free posters, and a charity auction for Vital Bridges. The Davis Theater is located at 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625.

The Massacre-themed merchandise will also be available in the form of mugs, T-shirts, posters, and buttons. The Carbon Arc Bar connected to the Davis Theater is offering $10 off a $30 purchase in the restaurant with proof of wristband. They even have trays that fit into theater seats!


  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: The Dream Master (with guest star Tuesday Knight in person!)
  • THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Sponsored by Dark Sky Films)
  • NIGHTBREED (Director's Cut)
  • ZOMBIE 3 (Sponsored by Severin Films)


  • Noon - THE SEALED ROOM (Silent short film with live organ)
  • 12:15 - THE MUMMY (Sponsored by House of Monsters)
  • 1:50pm - THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES (Sponsored by House of Monsters)
  • 3:40pm - Short Film Block
  • 4:20pm - FEMALE TROUBLE (Sponsored by Jason Swanson)
  • 6:15pm - PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (Sponsored by the Neon Movie Bunker)
  • 8:15pm - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: The Dream Master (guest star Tuesday Knight in person!)
  • 12:15am - THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (Sponsored by Dark Sky Films)
  • 1:45am - NIGHTBREED (Director's Cut)
  • 4:05am - ZOMBIE 3 (Sponsored by Severin Films)
  • 5:50am - GOD TOLD ME TO (Sponsored by House of Monsters)
  • 7:45am - THE CHANGELING (New 4K restoration) (Sponsored by Severin Films)
  • 9:45am - PSYCHO II

TICKETS: Mini Massacre ticket page and the regular Massacre. Tickets to the Mini Massacre are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.

Pay once, come and go as you like! Films, Guests, Times are subject to change. No outside food or drinks allowed. No returns or refunds.

Follow The Massacre event page for updates and photos and the Mini Massacre event page!

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