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Jam-Packed Weekend of Horror Kicks Off October

Jam-Packed Weekend of Horror Kicks Off October
Chicago horror is alive and well, and fans are ready for October as a heavy weekend of events flows through town and beyond. Movie screenings, haunted houses, classic horror plays, a sci-fi and fantasy short play festival, and so much more. Let’s toss in a Freddy Krueger roast to round up the weekend! POSSESSION [35mm]... Read more »

Boo! A Madea Halloween Advance Screening with Tyler Perry Intro

Boo! A Madea Halloween Advance Screening with Tyler Perry Intro
The trailer for Tyler Perry’s new movie, Boo! A Madea Halloween, is surprisingly clever and spoofs all sorts of fun horror movie tropes with zingers that had me laughing pretty hard. While the name Tyler Perry is not exactly synonymous with horror films, his tribute looks like a lot of fun and there is indeed... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Memorial Day Weekend of Horror Events

Memorial Day Weekend of Horror Events
This Memorial Day weekend, genre events hit all the right spots, though some of it does fit more into a category of weirdness than horror. Something tells me you all won’t mind one bit! Be sure to check this space next week, as there will be a ton of great stuff happening! Have a great... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Weekend Bets: 70mm Film Festival, They Look Like People, and More

Weekend Bets: 70mm Film Festival, They Look Like People, and More
The weekend is here, bringing good tidings of genre films around the city–especially for Hitchcock fans. The Music Box Theatre has gathered an impressive lineup for their 70mm Film Festival running February 19th through March 10th, starting with Vertigo. Hitchcock/Truffaut screens at both Facets and Doc Films over the weekend, and the Chicago Cinema Society... Read more »
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Free Advance Screening for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Free Advance Screening for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
The time has come for the release of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (official release is February 5th, 2016) with an advance screening happening in Lombard, Illinois tomorrow, Wednesday, January 20th! The screening will be held at 7:00pm at AMC Yorktown Cinema 18, 80 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148. Suggestion: it would be appropriate to... Read more »
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