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Creepy Christmas Gift Guide 2013

Crash Landing Flyer Saucer Alien Spacecraft Statue from Design Toscano, $249.
This 40 lb. UFO sculpture stands almost two feet high and is sure to get the neighbors talking! 
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Christmas is arriving faster than expected, as usual! Have you purchased enough creepy gifts? Granted, it’s probably too late to order much online at this point, but there are items on this list available in stores (books, toys). Plus, it’s always a good idea to bookmark a gift guide for future reference or for ideas... Read more »

Chicago Horror Thrives with Weekend Options

Chicago Horror Thrives with Weekend Options
Whether exposed to bitter temperatures or heavy snowfall, anyone living in the Midwest can handle whatever winter may bring forth. This weekend is expected to be in the low/mid twenties, but that won’t stop horror fans from having plenty of fun. A lot of genre events are happening in and around Chicago this weekend, and... Read more »

Pretty Spooky Handmade: Horror Clothing Trunk Show

Pretty Spooky Handmade: Horror Clothing Trunk Show
Christmas is right around the corner, and now is the time to get an early start on shopping for friends, family, and ourselves. (We all do it. “One for you… One for me…”) Horror fans tend to be stuck ordering goods online, which can be frustrating when it comes to clothing. Shopping in person is... Read more »
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Suspiria, Black Cat, Devil in My Ride at Terror in the Aisles Horror Fest

Suspiria, Black Cat, Devil in My Ride at Terror in the Aisles Horror Fest
Snow may have fallen, but that doesn’t mean horror festivals are over. The folks behind Movieside Films are putting on yet another great Terror in the Aisles show this Saturday, November 30th at the Patio Theater. Films screening are Dario Argento’s Suspiria, Lucio Fulci’s The Black Cat, and Gary Schultz’ Devil in My Ride. Schedule:... Read more »

Chicago Movies: Indie Thriller “Still” Focuses on Motion Blindness

Chicago Movies: Indie Thriller “Still” Focuses on Motion Blindness
Movies about Akinetopsia do not pop up often, if ever, which is why director Jason Coffman‘s story for his feature film debut is so intriguing. The aforementioned affliction is a rather frightening, extremely rare neuropsychological disorder that causes a person to see static images instead of moving objects. Imagine trying to watch a movie but... Read more »

Halloween Artist Reception to Showcase Work by Leading Dark Artists

Halloween Artist Reception to Showcase Work by Leading Dark Artists
The third annual Maleficium dark art exhibition opening Saturday features artwork by many of today’s leading horror artists. Curated by J. Anthony Kosar (FACE OFF Season 4 Champion), this Halloween-themed show offers art in various media from Nov. 2nd through Nov. 30th at Kosart Effects Studios. Maleficium means “mischief” in Latin for describing black magic... Read more »
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Chicago's Biggest, Spookiest Guide to Halloween 2013

Chicago's Biggest, Spookiest Guide to Halloween 2013
After searching far and wide, this blogger conjured up the largest Halloween guide yet for events in the Chicagoland area. It’s never safe to call any list “comprehensive” because parties are always going to pop up during Halloween week. However, this is still a very long list, so grab a coffee, scroll down, plan ahead,... Read more »

Red Clark Paints Town Red with Gray Matter Movie

Poster by The Dude Designs Tom Hodge!
Chicago filmmaker Red Clark has been making his own movies as long as he can remember, and his latest project, Gray Matter, is an adaptation of a story in Stephen King‘s Night Shift collection of short horror stories. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Clark went on to create a promising short horror film that excited... Read more »

Best Weekend Bet: The Massacre 24-Hour Fest with Genre Stars

Best Weekend Bet: The Massacre 24-Hour Fest with Genre Stars
October is a wonderful time of the year when horror movies are playing everywhere you look and movie theaters bring on the festivals in full force. The Movieside Massacre is back with twenty-four hours of creeping, crawling, blood-dripping horror on the big screen. This year, it will occur at the Patio Theater at 6008 W.... Read more »
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Celebrate 31 Days of Horror Starting Today

Celebrate 31 Days of Horror Starting Today
Today, it’s time again to start the October Horror Movie Challenge for the 31 Days of Horror celebration! Celebrate any way you like, but it’s more fun joining up with others in conversation as your challenge goes along, be it in the form of art, film, baking, or books. The 31 Days of October Horror... Read more »
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