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Year-End Horror Events and Screenings

Year-End Horror Events and Screenings
Things are winding down a little as the holidays draw near, but there’s always something happening for those looking for some festive FEAR. A few haunted houses are still open, macabre plays continue on the Chicago stage, and a few choice selections in film at some of the greatest independent venues in the country. “Don’t... Read more »

Weekend: Yuletide Terror Author Event, Christmas Haunted Houses

Weekend: Yuletide Terror Author Event, Christmas Haunted Houses
This weekend is full of holiday horror options, such as Christmas-themed haunted houses, movies & plays, and so much more. The events are piling up, with pop-up galleries and art gift shopping, Krampus fun, and SNL official exhibit’s “Schweddy Ball” costume party. Chicago film writer David Canfield will be heading a lively discussion about the... Read more »

Bring a Poncho and Get Spattered with Blood at Evil Dead the Musical!

Bring a Poncho and Get Spattered with Blood at Evil Dead the Musical!
EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL is coming to town in January! Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago storefront premiere of this production to finish their 2018-2019 season. A direct parody of the 1981 beloved classic directed by Sam Raimi, this hilarious production celebrates the spirit of the Evil Dead films with all the laughs and... Read more »
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Weekend Horror: Krampus Haunts, Krampus Oddities Market, Gremlins

Weekend Horror: Krampus Haunts, Krampus Oddities Market, Gremlins
This weekend begins the wonderful time when Krampus decides to haunt the town, the markets, and even the streets. Enjoy the scares at a few haunted houses this weekend (more next weekend!) and holiday craft markets. Anna and the Apocalypse finally screens in limited theaters, as well as good holiday classics like Gremlins. Meanwhile, The... Read more »

Holiday Horror: Krampus Mart, Deathscribe, The Woman in Black, 35mm

Holiday Horror: Krampus Mart, Deathscribe, The Woman in Black, 35mm
Weekend screenings offer fun genre entertainment, along with some 35mm options next week (FREE 35mm viewing of Night of the Comet!). Horror Theatre is still holding steady, with great selections like The Woman in Black, Deathscribe, Witch, and Frankenstein (ends Dec. 2nd!). Like it or not, the holidays are creeping up and that means an... Read more »

WildClaw Theatre Presents Deathscribe HELLeven

WildClaw Theatre Presents Deathscribe HELLeven
WildClaw Theatre returns with DEATHSCRIBE: HELLeven, their 11th Annual International Festival of Horror Radio Plays! Deathscribe is a one-night-only annual event taking place on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at 8:00pm. Chicago actors and directors will be bringing the top five original nightmares to life at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln, Chicago), accompanied by a live... Read more »
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Events 11/22-11/29: Chicago Pop Culture Con, The House that Jack Built

Events 11/22-11/29: Chicago Pop Culture Con, The House that Jack Built
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Thank you kindly for reading this horror-filled blog over the years. Things are finally slowing down a bit in the land of Chicago genre entertainment, but there are still some interesting selections offered now through next week! “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: SUSPIRIA (2018) – (Oct. 31st-Nov. 29th)... Read more »

Weekend: Chicago Film Festivals, Cult Classics, Horror Plays

Weekend: Chicago Film Festivals, Cult Classics, Horror Plays
“Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: 30th Polish Film Festival – (Nov. 3rd-18th) See site for the variety of films on the schedule. Dark thriller/drama WEREWOLF (Wilkołak) screens next Friday, Nov. 16th at 7:30pm at AMC Rosemont 18. It follows the story of a group of boys who survived a concentration camp, only to take... Read more »

Frights Continue! More Horror Movies, Macabre Theatre, Haunted Houses!

Frights Continue! More Horror Movies, Macabre Theatre, Haunted Houses!
Halloween may be over, but the horror fun doesn’t stop there. Get your last haunted house fix this weekend! There are still a ton of horror stage performances available, as well as screenings and a few events. Next week, catch a free 35mm screening of Rear Window with special guest speaker Gary Rydstrom (Academy Award-winning... Read more »
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Chicago Halloween and Horror Events Guide 2018

Chicago Halloween and Horror Events Guide 2018
The Halloween, Haunt, and Horror scene in Chicago grows exponentially each year. Take care examining this list to make sure you don’t miss out on anything great. Remember, the freaks come out at night, which means you belong out there! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: NIGHT OF THE DEMON [35mm] – (Oct.... Read more »
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