The Massacre 24-Hr Horror Film Festival 2019

The Massacre 24-Hr Horror Film Festival 2019

As the most wonderful time of the year approaches, one of the top events leading up to the spooky season is The Massacre, the original 24-hour horror film festival in Chicago! At this movie marathon, fans can not only spend an entire day and night inside a movie theater, they'll have the rare opportunity to meet Alfred Sole (director of ALICE, SWEET ALICE) and Lewis Teague (director of CUJO and CAT'S EYE)!

The annual event will be held at the Davis Theater (4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago) on Saturday, September 28th, 2019, running from noon until noon. All ages are welcome to attend.

THE MASSACRE Film Schedule:

  • Noon - THE PILLAR OF FIRE (George Méliès silent short with live organ accompaniment)
  • Followed by - SUSPENSE (1913 silent short by Lois Weber with live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren)
  • 12:20pm - THE BODY SNATCHER (starring Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi) Sponsored by House of Monsters.
  • 2:00pm - VIY (1967, Russia's first horror film) Sponsored by Severin Films.
  • 3:45pm - TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) Sponsored by House of Monsters.
  • 5:40pm - ALICE, SWEET ALICE (Director Alfred Sole Q&A) Sponsored by House of Monsters and Jon Putnam.
  • 8:00pm - CUJO (Director Lewis Teague Q&A)
  • 10:05pm - THE HUNGER Sponsored by John Ormond and Stacey Hanlon.
  • Midnight - THE FOG
  • 1:50am - THE BEYOND
  • 3:30am - DEATH SPA Sponsored by Dark Sky Films.
  • 5:10am - BRIDES OF DRACULA
  • 6:50am - CECIL B. DEMENTED
  • 8:45am - NEXT OF KIN Sponsored by Severin Films.

Free autographs and photos with the guests! Vendors, artists, free posters, vintage trailers, charity auctions for and more.

TICKETS are $35 at the door (very limited after the pre-sale tickets sold out). See info below about how to join the Mini-Massacre to not miss out on the fun!

Spend $30 in the Carbon Arc Bar adjacent to the theater and receive $10 off after showing your Massacre wristband. Food may be brought into the theater using a tray that fits into the seat. Concessions include gourmet popcorn, chocolate, and beer! Please do not bring in outside food or drinks.

Films, times, and guests are subject to change.

70678399_2416912575051528_3436085076452966400_nTHE MINI-MASSACRE

Another option for getting into the mostly sold out show on Saturday, Sept. 28th, is to join the Mini-Massacre that night! Entry will be at midnight going until 7:30am. Doors open at 10pm for this show. Fans can still meet the special guests. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.

Films screened:


Access to vendors, posters, trailers, and charity auction. The same restaurant discount deal at the Carbon Arc Bar with your wristband is available.

Massacre Schedule

Mini Massacre

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