Archive for 2012

Four Tasty Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Through Winter

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies - These are not regular cookies, but have a cake-like consistency like little pumpkin bread cookies! I omitted walnuts. The use of real pumpkin leaves them heavier and more moist. They seem to get soggy when left out, so I recommend refrigerating them. They actually taste better cold! Follow the directions and they'll be a hit.
If you’re like me and are pumpkin-obsessed when it comes to food every fall, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve stocked up on a few extra cans of pumpkin to survive through the winter. I’ve attached some photos of the results of four recipes I’ve tried this year with anecdotes on how I strayed from... Read more »

Ralphie vs. Billy: A Bob Clark Christmas Double Feature December 18, 2012

Ralphie vs. Billy: A Bob Clark Christmas Double Feature December 18, 2012
Tomorrow, December 18th, the Music Box Theatre will present a very special Bob Clark Christmas movie night! Clark directed quite an interesting range of films, including the horror and comedy genres that will be the focus of this event. Fans will get to see 35mm prints of classics A Christmas Story and Black Christmas! A... Read more »

Holiday Horror Viewing: The Twelve Days of Axe-mas

Holiday Horror Viewing: The Twelve Days of Axe-mas
December tends to bring a little extra leisure time, so a holiday horror-themed activity like The Twelve Days of Axe-mas sounds like joy to my world! Wanna play? Simply pick out horror flicks with titles blatantly focusing on the holiday (Christmas Evil, Santa Claws, Santa’s Slay, Satan Claus, etc.) or ones with time frames that... Read more »
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Terror in the Aisles 13: Director Brian Yuzna to Appear at the Portage Theater November 30th, 2012

Terror in the Aisles 13: Director Brian Yuzna to Appear at the Portage Theater November 30th, 2012
Chicago horror events may have slowed down since Halloween, but that will change on November 30th. Terror in the Aisles 13 will be back at the Portage Theater with plenty of horror gracing the big screen, plus one very special guest for a Q & A, director Brian Yuzna! He will be introducing his 1989... Read more »

Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats: Seven Examples Why Horror Fans Aren't Hired to Design Them

Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats: Seven Examples Why Horror Fans Aren't Hired to Design Them
Let’s face it, the diehard horror fan will never, ever get permission to design their own floats for Thanksgiving Day parades – even though the ones we do see are scary enough as it is. Here are some float ideas the city will probably never grant approval for any time soon: MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN –... Read more »

World Premiere of Chicago Filmmaker Ryan Oliver's Work

World Premiere of Chicago Filmmaker Ryan Oliver's Work
It’s quite true that if you work hard at something, success shall come in due time. Director/actor/special effects artist Ryan Oliver knows this well. After having spent three years working on a film titled Air Conditions, it is finished and ready for the masses to enjoy on the big screen. Ryan’s always got a few... Read more »
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Days of the Dead Convention Infects Chicago

Days of the Dead Convention Infects Chicago
Horror conventions are the greatest things ever for a movie fan. Do you have to be a diehard horror fan or a gorehound to enjoy yourself? No. The thing about these events that makes them so popular is diversity. There’s got to be something in it for everyone. The guests have to come from a... Read more »

Vote! Choose Your President to Fear... In Movies

Vote! Choose Your President to Fear... In Movies
Today, history will be made. It’s scary. Why not embrace these jitters by relaxing with a few horror movies after the election? There aren’t a lot of horror films with a strong presidential theme, but this has changed as of late. With the election dividing both friends and foes, don’t be surprised if a few... Read more »

October Horror Challenge Recap (As Promised)

October Horror Challenge Recap (As Promised)
Halloween season has come and gone, but most assuredly has not been forgotten. Last month, I did a post on the October Movie Challenge aka 31 Days of Horror Movies, and promised to post my tally when it was over. I hope everyone that played had fun along the way. I watched 71 films last... Read more »
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Why Halloween is Like Christmas for Some

Why Halloween is Like Christmas for Some
“Halloween is like Christmas for me!” This exclamation is often heard around the spooky scene. While many state that every single day is Halloween, October 31st is a very special day in particular. Some, in fact, look forward to it all year long, even more than Christmas. It’s a nostalgic time where we reflect on... Read more »
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