Posts tagged "Halloween"

Rob Zombie Bringing Great American Nightmare to Villa Park

Rob Zombie Bringing Great American Nightmare to Villa Park
Attention boils and ghouls! A very unique Halloween attraction is coming your way… Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is set to open in Villa Park this fall for its Midwest Halloween premiere. This year, the attraction expands to two shows (also located in Scottsdale, AZ), which Rob Zombie has stated his intentions to make the... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Retail Halloween Shopping: How to Get the Good Stuff

Retail Halloween Shopping: How to Get the Good Stuff
Every fall, my mind races with anticipation of what retail stores will have for Halloween shopping, and the only way to get what you want (i.e. the good stuff) is to have a solid plan. Here are a few suggested pointers that may help if you always find yourself standing in the store aisle staring... Read more »

Halloween Dreams in May

Halloween Dreams in May
May is a time for warmer weather to finally creep in, flowers to bloom, and the sun to shine – so why am I dreaming about Halloween? My last post was about the Creepout’s one-year “blogiversary” and within it I referred to the dream that started the idea for this blog in the first place.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Go Big or Go Home! Elgin Monster Mash-Up and Nightmare on Chicago Street Festivals

Go Big or Go Home! Elgin Monster Mash-Up and Nightmare on Chicago Street Festivals
If you’d like to celebrate Halloween on a grander scale this year, head on over to Elgin for spooky fun of epic proportions. Costumes (as ghastly as you want it) are strongly encouraged, especially at Nightmare on Chicago Street. Nothing like shambling around a street decorated like the apocalypse just happened. The lengths these folks... Read more »
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Best Weekend Bet: 24 Hours of Horror Movies at Portage Theater

Best Weekend Bet: 24 Hours of Horror Movies at Portage Theater
The Halloween season tends to be a popular time for movie fans to search for horror movies to see on the big screen with their friends. “Horrorthons” are a great option that draw viewers from all over, driving long distances just to experience the all-night movie marathon in a crowded room. This weekend is no... Read more »
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