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Haunted House News: Terror Awaits at HellsGate and Statesville

Haunted House News: Terror Awaits at HellsGate and Statesville
It’s time to start thinking about which haunted houses, prisons, asylums, boats, (and so on) that you’ll be wanting to visit this Halloween season. Luckily for fans of the macabre, the Midwest is loaded with a ton of haunts happening throughout October. Two of the top haunted houses around the Chicago vicinity are HellsGate Haunted... Read more »

Weekend of Horror Genre Insanity in Chicago

Weekend of Horror Genre Insanity in Chicago
The Chicago horror insanity has officially begun! Oh, yes, the horror scene is alive and well in the city. This weekend is going to give Midwest horror fans a run for their money, as well as a few very difficult decisions to make. An old school, gory horror fest or a festival promoting new, independent... Read more »

The Horror! Chicago International Film Festival Reveals After Dark Lineup

The Horror! Chicago International Film Festival Reveals After Dark Lineup
The Chicago International Film Festival returns to share the best new cinema from across the globe October 13th-27th. Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. Its 52nd edition is once again jam-packed with an impressive selection of films covering multiple categories. Of course, for horror fans like us, the cream... Read more »
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Chicago Horror Events Weekend Roundup

Chicago Horror Events Weekend Roundup
Once again, another busy weekend around Chicagoland. Stay safe and enjoy the madness! ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS – (1958) See the amazing French crime drama classic on September 10th, 11th, & 15th. (It’s pretty darn great.) New 2K DCP Digital Restoration. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601. MIAMI CONNECTION –... Read more »

Three Nights of Mexican Horror and Fantasy with Director Ulises Guzmán

Three Nights of Mexican Horror and Fantasy with Director Ulises Guzmán
Comfort Films hosts “Cine-Iconoclasta,” a program presented by Mexican horror and fantasy director Ulises Guzmán running September 14th – 16th. Two nights will be held at Comfort Films while La Catrina Cafe will host the event on the 15th. Guzmán is a director, producer, screenwriter, professor, and a programmer whose work travels down the intriguing... Read more »

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Fest Returns with Killer Lineup

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Fest Returns with Killer Lineup
The third annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival returns to Rosemont, Illinois in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago this weekend, starting tonight! Running Thursday, August 18th through Sunday, August 21st, the fest offers rare screenings and world premieres of the most talked about films in the world of horror today. Fans will get exclusive peeks... Read more »
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Weekend: Godzilla Mini-Fest, Flashback Horror Con

Weekend: Godzilla Mini-Fest, Flashback Horror Con
A few festivals highlight the weekend’s best bets around the Chicago area. The annual Flashback Weekend Horror Convention is already gearing up and Godzilla fans may want to check out a small, cool festival going on in Niles. A few genre flicks can be seen at local independent cinemas, along with ongoing plays and exhibits.... Read more »

Weekend Horror: Fulci, Chicago Frights, First Jason

Weekend Horror: Fulci, Chicago Frights, First Jason
The weekend events list returns with a bloody vengeance full of midnight madness, haunt cons, apocalyptic zombie mayhem, and more. On a personal note, I’d like to thank the kind comments from many of you for understanding my absence the last week or two. Medical emergencies in the family and the internet going down for... Read more »

Weekend: Chicago Premieres, Coen Brothers Retrospective, and More

Weekend: Chicago Premieres, Coen Brothers Retrospective, and More
The weather may be hot, but it sure feels like fall is on the way with so many genre events popping up out of the woodwork. Weekend movie premieres of Tabloid Vivant (free!), Drifted, The American Side, and Director’s Cut (check below to find information on special Q&A discussions!). The Music Box Theatre will present... Read more »
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 35mm Screening and More Weekend Fun

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 35mm Screening and More Weekend Fun
David Lynch is a creative pioneer extraordinaire. His visions and dreams often become nightmares for viewers. Whether we’re disturbed by and/or in love with his work, we’ll never forget any of it. The world of Twin Peaks has gained an enormous cult following over the years and we’ll be lucky to see a long-awaited, highly-anticipated... Read more »
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