Otherworld Theatre Company Grand Opening

Otherworld Theatre Company Grand Opening
Chicago-area fans of science fiction and fantasy will soon have a new place to interact with others in the community, as Otherworld Theatre Company will be opening their doors on July 14th, 2018. This venue (3914 N. Clark) will be dedicated to live performances of these genres with a pay-what-you-can plan to allow all fans... Read more »

Nightshade Horror Anthology Offers Scares Through One-Act Plays

Nightshade Horror Anthology Offers Scares Through One-Act Plays
Memoriam Development presents NIGHTSHADE, an anthology of one-act horror plays to be performed at the Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park. After receiving around 100 submissions of horror plays ranging between 5-10 pages each from around the world, twelve were selected. This resulted in a diverse group of work they are excited to offer their... Read more »

Weekend: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Nosferatu, Ari Lehman, Outdoor Films

Weekend: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Nosferatu, Ari Lehman, Outdoor Films
This weekend has a nice mix of classic and modern film screenings, genre plays, and exhibits. The opportunity to see free outdoor films around the city is currently in full swing thanks to several organizations. “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE – (June 17th at 3pm) The Silent Film Society of... Read more »
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Horror Writers! Submit to Deathscribe Now!

Horror Writers! Submit to Deathscribe Now!
Submissions are currently open for DEATHSCRIBE, WildClaw Theatre’s 11th Annual International Festival of Horror Radio Plays. WildClaw, a talented company dedicated to bringing tales of horror to the Chicago stage all year-long, seeks terrifying radio scripts running ten minutes long. These stories need to be truly scary, smart, full of dread, suspenseful, horrifying, or just... Read more »

Weekend: Hearse Show, Film Fests, Surreal Art, Dark Plays, First Jason

Weekend: Hearse Show, Film Fests, Surreal Art, Dark Plays, First Jason
“Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” LOWLIFE – (June 8th & 9th) Midnight. This fast-paced, bloody, bizarre film follows an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador who fail spectacularly in an organ harvesting scheme. Cinepocalypse jury award-winning film. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613. Chicago Underground Film Festival – (June 6th-10th)... Read more »

Weekend: Stanley Kubrick Filmworker Series, Juggernaut Film Fest

Weekend: Stanley Kubrick Filmworker Series, Juggernaut Film Fest
Quick rundown of highlights for the weekend and beyond… “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” STANLEY KUBRICK: The Filmworker Series at the Music Box – (June 1st-7th) THE SHINING, EYES WIDE SHUT, and more! Times vary. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613. FILMWORKER – (June 1st-7th) A documentary for Kubrick fans!... Read more »
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Chicago Horror and Sci-Fi Events in May

Chicago Horror and Sci-Fi Events in May
I will be on vacation today through next weekend, so the events list is filled with screenings, horror plays, exhibits, and more genre fun going on throughout the rest of the month of May. The list is as comprehensive as it can be right now, but venues could be adding more films next week. Enjoy... Read more »

Casting Call for MIASMA: A Terror Experience

Casting Call for MIASMA: A Terror Experience
Miasma: a terror experience is an adult-only, interactive, extreme, immersive experience exploring darker psychological themes than the average person is used to having during haunt season. Their goal is to perform a truly terrifying moment for each person on a unique case-by-case basis. They’re currently casting for their upcoming show in Chicago this September (official... Read more »

Weekend: Chicago Critics Film Fest, Ivan Albright Exhibit, Zombie Prom

Weekend: Chicago Critics Film Fest, Ivan Albright Exhibit, Zombie Prom
Festival season continues this weekend with the Chicago Critics Film Festival and the First Nations Film and Video Festival. The annual Chicago Zombie Prom takes over the Cubby Bear for a night of undead dancing and ghastly festivities. The beautiful, grotesque, macabre works of artist Ivan Albright go on display today at the Art Institute... Read more »
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Weekend Horror: Celebration of Slashers, 35mm, Windy City Horrorama

Weekend Horror: Celebration of Slashers, 35mm, Windy City Horrorama
This weekend, the city will be bursting at the seams with horror madness. Two new Chicago film festivals will debut independent films from all over the world, but only one will strictly offer horror. DePaul celebrates the genre with a huge event filled with a full day of panels with horror experts and guest speakers.... Read more »
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