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Countess Bathory, an Original Tragedy in Elizabethan Form (Free)

Countess Bathory, an Original Tragedy in Elizabethan Form (Free)
The story of Elizabeth Bathory remains a memorable one in history, as well as an enticing delight for fans of the macabre. Hailing from a noble family in Hungary, she was a countess and was considered a serial killer in the 16th and 17th century. Legend states that she bathed in the blood of countless... Read more »

CASTING CALL: Extras Needed for ‘The Exorcist’ TV Pilot

CASTING CALL: Extras Needed for ‘The Exorcist’ TV Pilot
A casting call has been announced by 4 Star Casting for extras to fill roles for the pilot in the new upcoming television series, The Exorcist. The show will be a modern version of the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, as well as inspiration coming from the 1973 film. Brianne Howey (Scream Queens) is... Read more »

Celebrating Edward Gorey's Birthday [Exhibit Photo Recap]

Celebrating Edward Gorey's Birthday [Exhibit Photo Recap]
Today would have been Edward Gorey’s 91st birthday. The delightfully macabre artist was born and raised in Chicago in 1925. While one can’t expect Google to give him a doodle tribute every year, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate on our own. I’d like to share some quips about my experience visiting the wonderful exhibit... Read more »
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New Monthly Horror and Sci-Fi Book Clubs at Bucket O' Blood

New Monthly Horror and Sci-Fi Book Clubs at Bucket O' Blood
The start of a new year means fresh beginnings, new horizons, and any other phrase we use for early January as being a prime time to do something new for ourselves. Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records (owned by Grant and Jennifer Mckee) is an indie bookstore showcasing a heavy emphasis on horror, science fiction,... Read more »

Hand-Painted Ghanaian Horror Movie Poster Exhibit

Hand-Painted Ghanaian Horror Movie Poster Exhibit
Deadly Prey Gallery’s got another fantastic exhibit coming up, and it’s one horror fans won’t want to miss. The “Deadly Poison” exhibit will feature a large selection of hand-painted Ghanaian movie posters colorfully promoting American and Nollywood horror films! The opening reception is on Saturday, October 24th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Deadly Prey Gallery,... Read more »

Macabre Haunts Unleashes Antioch Asylum II

Macabre Haunts Unleashes Antioch Asylum II
Like a ghost sneaking up on a visitor in a cemetery, the haunting season slowly creeps into our lives a bit sooner than expected. We knew it was coming, but one can never be prepared for the terrors that await. In this case, it’s a good kind of spook show and the ghosts are always... Read more »
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HellsGate Haunted House Returns

HellsGate Haunted House Returns
*EVENT CANCELLATION* – Unfortunately, this haunt has been postponed for one year. Taken from the Facebook page: “The opening of HellsGate Haunted House has been postponed until 2016. Although Zombie Army Productions worked tirelessly to get the doors open for the 2015 season, a project this massive simply has too many variables, many of which... Read more »

Bucket O' Blood Books & Records Expansion Project

Bucket O' Blood Books & Records Expansion Project
Whenever a friend planning on visiting Chicago for the first time asks where to shop for music and books, the first place I usually mention is Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records. Despite being a very small shop, it’s packed with genre fun like old school horror and sci-fi paperbacks, new and used vinyl, and... Read more »

Innsmouth: Ambitious Photography Project by Joshua Hoffine, J. Anthony Kosar, & Doug Jones

Innsmouth: Ambitious Photography Project by Joshua Hoffine, J. Anthony Kosar, & Doug Jones
Spring of 2015 has revealed a large amount of indie horror projects blooming around Chicagoland and there will be a lot of announcements coming up through the next week and beyond. Since Doug Jones was mentioned (with Q&A photos) in my last post, let’s start with an intriguing new project, Innsmouth, starring Doug himself! Joshua... Read more »
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Opinion: Cyborgs and Our Future

Opinion: Cyborgs and Our Future
I am joining ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” writing exercise. The general topic asked of us is, “Pick any point in time in the future and write about what you hope/think/fear/expect your life will be like then.” Since we are all different types of writers, all of our answers will be wildly different. The only problem is... Read more »
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    Kristin Wicks

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