Posts tagged "Monsters"

“Creature Feature” Opening Reception at Sideshow Gallery

“Creature Feature” Opening Reception at Sideshow Gallery
It’s always exciting when a new gallery pops up–especially when it caters to the weird side of life. Freak shows, roadside attractions, and general oddball curiosities will never, ever go out of style. Anne-Katrin Elliott (local artist/teacher) and Revolution Tattoo owner/curator Cheri Basak are two highly creative women who have partnered up to open Sideshow... Read more »

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 »

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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Halloween Creeps in with September Horror Festivals

Halloween Creeps in with September Horror Festivals
As the wind begins to cool just a bit more each evening, it’s clear the spooky season is near. Night skies will soon become hazy, the moon’s glow will send a chill up the back of your neck as if lycanthropes lurk nearby, and a crisp in the air will creep in, feeling like every... Read more »

Weekend Horror/Sci-Fi Events July 27-29, 2012

Weekend Horror/Sci-Fi Events July 27-29, 2012
This weekend’s got plenty of genre-bending mayhem for all types of horror and science fiction movie fans. Zombies, Godzilla, Dinosaurs, Robots, King Kong, Dr. Who, and even Elvira will be sure to entertain. Tonight, get your zombie fix at Doc Films with Umberto Lenzi’s wild zombie gorefest, Nightmare City in 35mm! Also known as City... Read more »

20+ Year Wait Is Over for Nightbreed Fans

20+ Year Wait Is Over for Nightbreed Fans
It took over two decades for this to happen… Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED released in 1990. It is a very unique, dark, extraordinary film about outsiders and who the true monsters really are. Well, it’s much more than that. A film that’s always struck a chord with me, it instantly became one of my favorite films... Read more »
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7 Ways to Satisfy Horror/Sci-Fi Appetites in Chicago This Weekend

7 Ways to Satisfy Horror/Sci-Fi Appetites in Chicago This Weekend
No doubt, there is a surplus of madness going on this weekend in Chicago, but I’ve picked the events most likely to seduce the moviegoer who is more inclined to fall prey to the wide world of weird. We’ve got several summer movie sessions starting this very weekend, rare screening opportunities, monster festivals and a... Read more »

Two-Day Monster Mash-Up Stomping Through Elgin This Weekend

Two-Day Monster Mash-Up Stomping Through Elgin This Weekend
Halloween has arrived early in Chicago in the form of a B-movie monster-themed summer fest! The Elgin Monster Mash-Up is a new “Halfway to Halloween” party for every monster-loving fan around! So, turn down the flame on those cauldrons, gather all your little goblins, hop in a hearse and get those trick-or-treat bags ready for... Read more »

Monsters and Comics Collide for Weekend Show

Monsters and Comics Collide for Weekend Show
A day at the movies for a marathon of monster madness is a day well spent. There is something nostalgic about it. Once you enter those glorious double doors into the dark theater, it’s just you and the projector, escaping present dilemmas and falling back into the old days of hiding out at the movies.... Read more »
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