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Upcoming Horror: Body(s) Trailer Premiere [Video]

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A new, intriguing short film is coming soon from Chicago film production company Vitamin Pictures. Body(s) was directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio (creative director at Vitamin Pictures) whose previous sci-fi/horror film Other won multiple awards at festivals including Fantasia, Screamfest, SXSW, and Elvira’s Horror Hunt. Other simply blew me away. It’s insanely impressive and mesmerizing. I... Read more »

Workshop: 3D Pumpkin Carving with Andy Bergholtz (Halloween Wars)

Workshop: 3D Pumpkin Carving with Andy Bergholtz (Halloween Wars)
The art of pumpkin carving has advanced to a whole new level in recent years. It’s been a joy to watch Halloween-themed competition shows turn up on television during the month of October. The Food Network’s Halloween Wars more than exceeded expectations and surely inspired many fans to want to learn how to rock their... Read more »

Stephen King-Inspired Sketch Comedy at The Annoyance Theatre

Stephen King-Inspired Sketch Comedy at The Annoyance Theatre
While the internet is buzzing with talk of masterful horror genre author Stephen King and sending him birthday wishes (born September 21st, 1947), a comedy troupe has already been celebrating their own love letter to him. Perfectly timed, Chicago group Awful People presents a sketch comedy show inspired by King, Stealing from the King: Unabridged,... Read more »
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Rob Zombie Bringing Great American Nightmare to Villa Park

Rob Zombie Bringing Great American Nightmare to Villa Park
Attention boils and ghouls! A very unique Halloween attraction is coming your way… Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is set to open in Villa Park this fall for its Midwest Halloween premiere. This year, the attraction expands to two shows (also located in Scottsdale, AZ), which Rob Zombie has stated his intentions to make the... Read more »

Bucket O' Blood Books and Records Anniversary Party

Bucket O' Blood Books and Records Anniversary Party
One more awesome event happening this weekend in the wonderful city of Chicago is a celebration in Logan Square with the owners of Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records, Grant McKee and Jennifer Kilgore. They are celebrating their one-year anniversary of managing the store, where they spend endless amounts of time making sure customers get... Read more »

Faces of Eternity: Gemstone Skull Exhibit

Faces of Eternity: Gemstone Skull Exhibit
A remarkable skull exhibit is heading to Elmhurst for the summer months. “Faces of Eternity” will run July 1st through November 2nd at the The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (“Lapidary” is the art of cutting and polishing stone). Peruvian artist Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio carved fifteen skulls from different gem crystals and ornamental rock with... Read more »
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Remembering Vincent Price

Remembering Vincent Price
Yesterday (May 27, 2014) marked what would have been Vincent Price‘s 103rd birthday. In looking back at my photos from the Vincentennial, I realized that no one has seen these photos because I didn’t have a blog back then. ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooza Hour” tonight asks all CN bloggers to think about a person we never met... Read more »

Eight Little Zombies: Elgin Team Transforms Classic Children's Story

Eight Little Zombies: Elgin Team Transforms Classic Children's Story
Many classic children’s stories bring forth fond memories for adults, but most of us probably never grew up reading anything ghoulishly fun like a good old-fashioned zombie story. The idea makes perfect sense at this point in time because zombies have become completely mainstream. For instance, it wasn’t common for families to sit around the... Read more »

Tonight: SOV Horror Director Chester Turner Lives! Q&A, Screening, Book Party

Tonight: SOV Horror Director Chester Turner Lives! Q&A, Screening, Book Party
Chester Turner, known for directing shot-on-video insanity Black Devil Doll from Hell, was long thought to have met his demise in a car crash years ago. Turns out, he’s been just fine and has been quietly living in Illinois! Louis Justin of Massacre Video found him living in Chicago, promptly escorted him to a few... Read more »
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Tonight: Snowstorm Discount for WildClaw's The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Tonight: Snowstorm Discount for WildClaw's The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The end of the holidays brought with it a heavy snowstorm looming over the Midwest. Could there be monsters in the endless drifts of snow piled all over the city? Possibly. One place sure to have such monsters is the Athenaeum Theatre on this very night! WildClaw Theatre‘s ongoing production of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow... Read more »
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