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Weekend Horror: Zombie Prom, Chicago Critics Film Festival, and More

Weekend Horror: Zombie Prom, Chicago Critics Film Festival, and More
This weekend, a great opportunity to see new horror films is happening at the Chicago Critics Film Festival, hosted by the Music Box Theatre. Running through the 26th, all kinds of hot new films will be at your fingertips (each hand-picked by esteemed Chicago critics). Feeling too ghoulish to sit around? Head to the Chicago... Read more »

Friday the 13th and Weekend Horror Events

Friday the 13th and Weekend Horror Events
Another packed weekend full of horror-themed madness awaits! MOVIES: Green Room - Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) directs another brilliant, unsettling thriller starring Patrick Stewart. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613. Runs through May 19th. Times vary. High-Rise – Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) directs a new dramatic thriller about strange tenants... Read more »

Chicago Zombie Prom: Ghoulish Attire Encouraged

Chicago Zombie Prom: Ghoulish Attire Encouraged
The largest undead dance of the year is set to return as Zombie Army Productions will host their 8th Annual Chicago Zombie Prom party at The Cubby Bear on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. It is required to dress in zombie attire, but the great thing about that is the variety of zombie types there are... Read more »
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Legendary Director Bert I. Gordon to Appear at the Sci-Fi Spectacular

Legendary Director Bert I. Gordon to Appear at the Sci-Fi Spectacular
The annual Sci-Fi Spectacular presented by Movieside Films returns to the Patio Theater for more sci-fi madness lasting around fourteen hours! As if the movies aren’t exciting enough, fans will also get to meet legendary director/writer/producer Bert I. Gordon! “Mr. B.I.G.” directed B-movie gems like Empire of the Ants, The Amazing Colossal Man, War of... Read more »

Lady Deadly: Women of the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema Poster Exhibit

Lady Deadly: Women of the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema Poster Exhibit
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Deadly Prey Gallery is curating an exhibit showcasing a selection of hand-painted movie posters from Ghana depicting strong female characters in action and horror cinema. Over 50 works of art will be on display! In addition, there will be signs, textiles, hand-carved masks, handmade toys, tote bags, and more... Read more »

Book Club: Lovecraft's “At the Mountains of Madness”

Book Club: Lovecraft's “At the Mountains of Madness”
Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records presents their third “Bloody Reads” Horror Book Club event tonight in their store with a focus on H. P. Lovecraft’s famous dark tale, At the Mountains of Madness. The event is free to the public. A few copies of the book may still be available for purchase. Mention the... Read more »
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A Bloody Valentine's Day Weekend of Events

A Bloody Valentine's Day Weekend of Events
Many horror fans I know seem to prefer to stay in during the weekend of Valentine’s Day and spend it gleefully powering through horror films that tend to fall into the holiday’s theme. Nothing wrong with that! If you’re looking for something else to do or have been getting serious cabin fever (not the rotting... Read more »

Return of the Living Dead 30th Anniversary Horror Fest

Return of the Living Dead 30th Anniversary Horror Fest
Scream Queen Linnea Quigley is returning to Chicago this weekend for an extra special time to party with fans of Return of the Living Dead in celebration of its 30th anniversary this year. The film released on August 16th, 1985, and has definitely not grown tiresome with repeated viewings. It’s one of the best horror... Read more »

Krampus and Killer Piñatas: 25 Weekend Options

Krampus and Killer Piñatas: 25 Weekend Options
December has arrived and that means a deluge of sparkly visions of KRAMPUS will be spreading around Chicago like you’ve never seen before. Krampus only cares about the naughty children, so many of you (er, I mean, your children) will be safe… Or, not? Santa brings treats for those who have been good all year.... Read more »
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Krampus! Christmas Horror Show

Krampus! Christmas Horror Show
Strangeloop Theatre presents a delightfully frightful way to start out December properly with four nights of KRAMPUS! While based on the darker side of history, this play will ensure enough humor to keep any fears of Christmas devils at bay. As long as children are good, the cloven-hoofed, long-tongued, horned Krampus won’t make an appearance... Read more »
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