The Sci-Fi Spectacular Film Festival with Victoria Price and More!

The Sci-Fi Spectacular Film Festival with Victoria Price and More!
It’s time once again for the Sci-Fi Spectacular, Chicago’s annual science fiction (and sci-fi horror) film festival hosted by Terror in the Aisles! The event takes place next Saturday, March 17th, beginning at noon. The festival lasts around 14 hours. Guests may come and go as needed throughout the day when wearing the festival wristband.... Read more »

Weekend: Chicago Irish Film Fest, Video Game Violence Exhibit, & More

Weekend: Chicago Irish Film Fest, Video Game Violence Exhibit, & More
The great thing about the horror genre is how exceptionally diverse it can be. There’s always a little something for everyone. Scour the program list of highlights at the Chicago Irish Film Festival, which includes horror shorts among the interesting films. The Picture of Dorian Gray opens at City Lit Theater, a horror escape room... Read more »

Macabre Screenings and Events this Weekend

Macabre Screenings and Events this Weekend
Another great selection of movie madness is on the table for genre fans this weekend. There’s a rare opportunity to see the 1946 French version of Beauty and the Beast, which is dripping with Gothic atmosphere and encompasses Expressionist attributes. I cannot recommend this one enough. (Probably a little too creepy for small children, even.)... Read more »
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Win Advance Screening Passes for THE STRANGERS: Prey at Night

Win Advance Screening Passes for THE STRANGERS: Prey at Night
We’ve currently got an advance screening pass opportunity available for Chicago-area horror fans to see THE STRANGERS: Prey at Night on Tuesday, March 6th, before it hits theaters on March 9th. Synopsis: A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and... Read more »

Valentine's Events for Lovers of the Weird, Scary, and Unusual

Valentine's Events for Lovers of the Weird, Scary, and Unusual
As Valentine’s Day approaches, a fun way to enjoy the holiday is to go off the beaten path and do whatever your heart desires. (It’s all about hearts, right?) Granted, experts expect a good foot of snow to drop on the Midwest today, but if you’re snowed in, many of these events last through next... Read more »

Weekend: The Shining Pop-Up Bar, Alien Bugs, & Dangerous Astrologers

Weekend: The Shining Pop-Up Bar, Alien Bugs, & Dangerous Astrologers
This weekend is a bit more relaxed due to so many events happening around Valentine’s week (which will be listed in a separate post), but it’s all about the midnight madness right now. Go to war with giant alien insects or follow an astrologer’s path to self-destruction? These are the kinds of difficult decisions sci-fi... Read more »
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Weekend Screenings: Wild Beasts, Good Time, B-Fest

Weekend Screenings: Wild Beasts, Good Time, B-Fest
This weekend, beat the Valentine’s rush a few weeks early and head out to the movies for 35mm screenings of Wild Beasts, Good Time, Mystery Train, and Blade. The annual festival, B-FEST, returns once again for 24 hours of bizarre genre flicks from the past while objects fly in the air. Last chance to see... Read more »

Weekend Horror and Sci-Fi: My Friend Dahmer, Mom and Dad, and More

Weekend Horror and Sci-Fi: My Friend Dahmer, Mom and Dad, and More
Great weekend for horror movie fans! Watch Selma Blair and Nic Cage in Mom and Dad, a gory, nasty entry that should make horror fans happy. My Friend Dahmer also opens tonight, which has very positive ratings already. Haunted house fans, please be sure to check back for the Valentine’s-themed haunts happening soon. Have a... Read more »

Weekend Events January 12th through Next Week

Weekend Events January 12th through Next Week
There’s actually quite a decent selection of films currently playing in theaters, so the movie portion of this list is a little slim this weekend. I recently went to see The Shape of Water and it was just as incredible as I’d hoped. Guillermo del Toro doesn’t disappoint because he makes the kind of films... Read more »
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Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art

Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art
Hello, 2018! If you’re reading this, you made it out alive. As my father recently stated, “Well, at least 2017 won’t be written on our gravestones.” That’s one way of looking at it. So, while we’ve got the threat of a nuclear holocaust weighing over our heads to start out the New Year, the best... Read more »
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    Horror movie fanatic. Sculptor of oddities. Owner of Chicago Creepster Yahoo!, festival volunteer, writer, artist, social media freelance. Officially a biomechanical Frankenlady. Doing what I can to support our spooky community.

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