The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Concert

The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Concert
Tim Burton fans are in for a fantastic experience this Halloween! For two spooky nights only, The Nightmare Before Christmas will be screened with a special concert performance by the Chicago Philharmonic! Watch the beloved seasonal film in the most spectacular way, with composer Danny Elfman’s score performed live against the film in The Auditorium... Read more »

Poltergeist III: Behind the Mirrors with Director Gary Sherman

Poltergeist III: Behind the Mirrors with Director Gary Sherman
Chicago Filmmakers presents an exclusive film event on Friday, October 26th, 2018. Director Gary Sherman (Dead & Buried, Death Line aka Raw Meat) will be in attendance offering a live director’s commentary on Poltergeist III (1988). Learn what happened behind the scenes as he takes viewers through how he created the incredible special effects in-camera.... Read more »

Chicago Horror and Halloween Events (Part 1)

Chicago Horror and Halloween Events (Part 1)
Halloween is still a week and a half away, but Chicago is celebrating NOW. As a result, the events lists is so long and jam-packed that it’s got to be split up (for the sake of sanity). Please check back in a few days for the second half (events starting after October 25th). Good luck... Read more »
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Horror Madness: Music Box of Horrors, Creepy Plays, Haunted Houses

Horror Madness: Music Box of Horrors, Creepy Plays, Haunted Houses
More Chicago horror insanity is in progress! 35mm movies, annual horrorthon, horror film screenings with several venues having a monthly horror series, macabre plays (several Frankenstein productions), haunted houses, dark art, Splatter Theater, Poe improv, haunted puppetry, and much more! (FYI – Looks like Facebook is having sync issues again, so it may help to... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival After Dark Horror Program

Chicago International Film Festival After Dark Horror Program
The 54th Chicago International Film Festival is back for another round of screenings of over 150 new films from 50 countries. Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the festival runs October 10th-21st, 2018. The delicious part saved for those who crave the darker, more frightful side of cinema is their After Dark program. This genre program offers Chicago... Read more »

Weekend: Horror Screenings, Book Release Parties, Plays, Exhibits

Weekend: Horror Screenings, Book Release Parties, Plays, Exhibits
Chicago’s overflowing with horror this weekend as we make the countdown toward Halloween. Be sure to peruse this list carefully, as each section has been updated with quite a few interesting options for tonight through next week and beyond! Horror films and monthly horror series, macabre plays, horror book release events, haunted houses, witchy fairs,... Read more »
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October Horror Challenge 2018

October Horror Challenge 2018
The best time of the year, October 1st, is here! How will you spend it to celebrate the season? For many horror film fans, it’s time to begin the October Horror Challenge (aka “31 Days of Horror/Halloween”), which is a personal, customized, month-long horror movie marathon! The simple plan is to watch at least 31... Read more »

Weekend: The Massacre, CHFF, Dracula, Horror Theatre, Haunted Houses

Weekend: The Massacre, CHFF, Dracula, Horror Theatre, Haunted Houses
One of the biggest movie weekends of the year! A handful of film festivals, 24-hour horror marathon (The Massacre), many haunted house openings, horror theatre, and even more on the way. “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: 35mm Universal Horror Series – (Sept. 29th-Oct. 28th) The Music Box Theatre hosts a classic horror matinee series... Read more »

Horror Movie Madness Series Returns to the Logan Theatre

Horror Movie Madness Series Returns to the Logan Theatre
The Logan Theatre in Chicago brings back its “Horror Movie Madness” film series for the 7th year in a row. The venue’s regular late night series tends to have horror and cult screenings throughout the year, but straight horror is guaranteed each night in October! Horror Movie Madness 2018 runs October 2nd-31st, screening classic Halloween-themed... Read more »
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The Massacre and Mini Massacre Horror Marathons at the Davis Theater

The Massacre and Mini Massacre Horror Marathons at the Davis Theater
It’s that wonderful time of year when the weather begins to cool down, the leaves start falling into crispy piles, and horror fans begin to prepare for enduring 24 hours of horror movies with a ton of other like-minded individuals. The Massacre Horror Fest is happening September 29th at the Davis Theater. The main room... Read more »
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