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Chicago Movies: Help the Midway Drive-In Stay Open

Chicago Movies: Help the Midway Drive-In Stay Open
The Midway Drive-In still needs help in order to stay open this year. Digital projectors cost somewhere around $125,000 and the owners (Mike and Mia Kerz, Flashback Weekend) are calling on fans to help them in the home stretch to keep this establishment afloat. Paramount Pictures is no longer going to issue film prints, therefore... Read more »

Red Clark Paints Town Red with Gray Matter Movie

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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 »

In the Name of Horror, Vote for the Midway Drive-In

In the Name of Horror, Vote for the Midway Drive-In
Drive-ins and horror movies go together as spectacularly as peanut butter and jelly, which is why the Midway Drive-in needs our vote. Owned and operated by Mike and Mia Kerz (who also run Flashback Weekend Horror Con), the Midway has been dedicated to the preservation of what they accurately call “The Drive-In Horror Legacy.” A... Read more »
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Horror Movies in the Parks

Horror Movies in the Parks
Every year, a free movie series occurs in the parks surrounding the Chicago area and quite a few are tailored toward fans of horror movies. Obviously, the city wouldn’t screen gory mutilations or anything, but they do offer fun, spooky classics as well as a few modern options that fit the bill. Think “family friendly”... Read more »

The Portage Theater: Closed Until Further Notice

The Portage Theater: Closed Until Further Notice
Tonight, the Portage Theater announced their doors shall be closed until further notice. Saturday’s Universal Monster marathon is cancelled, so please make a note of that if you saw my previous post. Per the Portage Theater’s Facebook page, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Portage Theater is closed until further notice. The May 25th... Read more »

The Last Film Critic: Fans Mourn Roger Ebert on Twitter [Gallery]

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Goodbye Roger Ebert, we had fun. The balcony is closed.</p>&mdash; Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveMartinToGo/status/319913174751129601">April 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The announcement of Roger Ebert’s passing popped up in my Twitter feed today, coming as a total shock to the system, despite knowing it shouldn’t be a huge surprise, given his ongoing health situation. Yet, it was a shock. I figured he’d keep kicking ass as he has magically done over the past few years... Read more »
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Summer Drive-In Madness Has Begun!

Summer Drive-In Madness Has Begun!
There are people out there who think the drive-in is dead. At one point in my life, I’d feared the same notion. Oh, no. Not the case. That’s just silly talk. While the number of operating drive-ins has been greatly reduced over the years, they are far from dead. In fact, there are two of... Read more »

Finding a Diet of Horror in the Magical Fridge of Life

For me, the horror genre is like the ultimate refrigerator. I’m talking fancy, high-tech, revolving compartments amidst a plethora of shelves, all different sizes to suit one’s fancy. This particular fridge is always so full of diverse delicacies that making a decision is often a painstaking process. Each shelf represents a different subgenre, containing various... Read more »
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