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Chicago! See an Advance Screening of Blair Witch

Chicago! See an Advance Screening of Blair Witch
The rumors are true. The Blair Witch is back to haunt your dreams with a new film directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett simply titled, Blair Witch. Together, they’ve added quite a few notable projects to the genre (You’re Next, The Guest, V/H/S) and do not seem to be anywhere close to... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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Weekend: Carrie, Phantom of the Paradise to Screen at De Palma Fest

Weekend: Carrie, Phantom of the Paradise to Screen at De Palma Fest
A Brian De Palma retrospective at the Music Box Theatre will offer screenings of highlights from the director’s career in celebration of the recent documentary, De Palma, tonight through next Thursday. Genre fans may want to experience many of these on the big screen. It looks like many of the films will be in 35mm.... Read more »

Weekend Bets: Blue Velvet 30th Anniversary, Svengoolie, Hearse Show

Weekend Bets: Blue Velvet 30th Anniversary, Svengoolie, Hearse Show
June is a busy month, so I’ve compiled a list of weekend events below for those of you who like to get out and about during the summer days. Chicago’s horror host with the most, Svengoolie, will be doing a meet-and-greet at the annual Hardcore Hearse Show in Lombard on Saturday. Printers Row Lit Fest... Read more »

The Neon Demon Advance Screening!

The Neon Demon Advance Screening!
Chicago film fans! An opportunity has become available for the chance to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon before its theatrical run, courtesy of Broad Green Pictures. NWR has directed some very unforgettable films (Drive, Valhalla Rising, Only God Forgives) that contain a strong element of visual appeal. Synopsis: When aspiring model Jesse moves... Read more »
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Hot Weekend of Horror: Gates of Hell, The Final Girls, The Witch, CUFF

Hot Weekend of Horror: Gates of Hell, The Final Girls, The Witch, CUFF
Horror and sci-fi fans spending time in the Chicago area this weekend will be happy to know there is not going to be a shortage of options available! Modern horror, horror shorts, gore, exploitation, 35mm fun, a free screening, and even a conversation with the attorneys from Making a Murderer. Read on! MOVIES: Chicago Underground... Read more »
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