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Weekend Horror: Krampus, Creepy Art and More

Weekend Horror: Krampus, Creepy Art and More
The creepy Christmas events are piling up around the Chicago area! Are you ready for Krampus fun? Ghostly chillers? A Steampunk Christmas Carol? Plenty of that and more listed below. As always, I’ve included some free events so you can enjoy a fun weekend without breaking the bank. MOVIES: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER –... Read more »

Weekend Horror: The Eyes of My Mother, I Drink Your Blood, and More

Weekend Horror: The Eyes of My Mother, I Drink Your Blood, and More
December has arrived, but this weekend’s events prove that Chicago is still stuck in October horror mode. Nothing wrong with that! A handful of premieres, small film festivals, and midnight genre fun help round out the weekend properly. MOVIES: I DRINK YOUR BLOOD – Midnight madness this Saturday at midnight, courtesy of Odd Obsession Movies.... Read more »

Chicago Horror and Halloween Guide 2016

Chicago Horror and Halloween Guide 2016
**More events added! List updated 10/27/2016** Chicago horror fans are really getting the full treatment this year. After working on event postings for many, many years, I’ve never seen as many options pop up as they have for the 2016 Halloween season. It’s time to share as many Halloween / horror events as I could... Read more »
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Pontypool Q&A at Horror of the Humanities IV

Pontypool Q&A at Horror of the Humanities IV
The DePaul Humanities Center presents their fourth annual “Horror of the Humanities” Halloween event on October 26th, which will take a good long look at the film Pontypool (2008). Director Bruce McDonald and star Stephen McHattie (The Strain, Haven, Watchmen) are scheduled to appear for a lengthy discussion! Stephen currently has a recurring role on... Read more »

Chicago! Watch 24 Hours of Horror Movies at The Massacre This Saturday

Chicago! Watch 24 Hours of Horror Movies at The Massacre This Saturday
The Massacre 24-hour horror movie marathon–a long-standing annual tradition for many Midwest horror fans like myself–is happening this weekend at the Patio Theater in Chicago. Movieside Films has lined up all kinds of entertainment for attendees this year, including THREE celebrity guests, star Giovanni Frezza (The House By the Cemetery, Manhattan Baby), director Tommy McLoughlin... Read more »

Weekend Horror: Festivals, Free Screenings, 35mm Terror!

Weekend Horror: Festivals, Free Screenings, 35mm Terror!
Choosing which delicious terror to enjoy this weekend is going to be a difficult one. Choose wisely, my horror-loving friends! Many of the stage performances will run a while longer. Plenty of free screenings for the budget-conscious, haunted houses, and great festivals like the Chicago International Film Festival and the Music Box of Horrors! 52nd... Read more »
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Stay Up All Night at the Music Box of Horrors 2016

Stay Up All Night at the Music Box of Horrors 2016
The Music Box of Horrors returns this year on Saturday, October 15th, once again programmed by Will Morris, assistant programmer at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Running from noon Saturday to noon on Sunday this weekend, the annual horror movie marathon will offer plenty of 35mm prints, a short film block, special guests, vendors, contests, and... Read more »

Sex Ghosts and Sicilian Catacombs Lecture with Dr. Paul Koudounaris

Sex Ghosts and Sicilian Catacombs Lecture with Dr. Paul Koudounaris
One would be hard-pressed to find someone as informed about Sicilian Sex Ghosts as Dr. Paul Koudounaris, who has become quite an expert along his travels to over 70 countries studying mummies, ossuaries, and mortality itself across the globe. Last year, he visited Chicago to discuss Demonically Possessed Cats at Sideshow Gallery, which was also... Read more »

Weekend Horror Extravaganza: Films, Haunts, Stage Frights, Dark Art

Weekend Horror Extravaganza: Films, Haunts, Stage Frights, Dark Art
Pumpkins purchased, decorations have probably been up since September, pumpkin spice-flavored foods consumed, candy at the ready. However, are you prepared for this weekend? Chicago horror is ready for you. UNDER THE SHADOW – Chicago premiere of Iranian director Babak Anvari’s tense horror thriller that’s been highly recommended from festival-goers. Watch the trailer HERE. Facets... Read more »
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Halloween Events at Comfort Film

Halloween Events at Comfort Film
Comfort Film presents five events celebrating the Halloween season all month-long. Paul Freitag-Fey (Daily Grindhouse) will curate a free film series titled, “Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era” each Wednesday in October (starting tonight), highlighting strange, long-forgotten horror films. In addition, Comfort Film will play host to a night of palm... Read more »
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