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Meet Vernon Wells at the Sci-Fi Spectacular Movie Marathon in Chicago

Meet Vernon Wells at the Sci-Fi Spectacular Movie Marathon in Chicago
The annual Sci-Fi Spectacular Film Festival returns to Chicago this Saturday, April 29th! The fest runs about 14 hours long, but you may come and go as you like throughout the day. Movie marathons are special treats that give one a strange sense of accomplishment as far as the endurance category is concerned. Since the... Read more »

Weekend: Bill Paxton Double Bill, Film Fests, Strangest Things Musical

Weekend: Bill Paxton Double Bill, Film Fests, Strangest Things Musical
This weekend offers quite a bit of entertainment for film fans, as there are several film fests (European Union, Juggernaut Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and the Irish Film Festival) and the Vic Theatre has a two-night only double feature of Bill Paxton’s films, Frailty and Twister. His recent untimely death was a great loss to the entertainment industry.... Read more »

Legendary Director Bert I. Gordon to Appear at the Sci-Fi Spectacular

Legendary Director Bert I. Gordon to Appear at the Sci-Fi Spectacular
The annual Sci-Fi Spectacular presented by Movieside Films returns to the Patio Theater for more sci-fi madness lasting around fourteen hours! As if the movies aren’t exciting enough, fans will also get to meet legendary director/writer/producer Bert I. Gordon! “Mr. B.I.G.” directed B-movie gems like Empire of the Ants, The Amazing Colossal Man, War of... Read more »
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New Monthly Horror and Sci-Fi Book Clubs at Bucket O' Blood

New Monthly Horror and Sci-Fi Book Clubs at Bucket O' Blood
The start of a new year means fresh beginnings, new horizons, and any other phrase we use for early January as being a prime time to do something new for ourselves. Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records (owned by Grant and Jennifer Mckee) is an indie bookstore showcasing a heavy emphasis on horror, science fiction,... Read more »

Sci-Fi Spectacular: 16-Hr Film Fest with Doug Jones and Kyra Schon in Person

Sci-Fi Spectacular: 16-Hr Film Fest with Doug Jones and Kyra Schon in Person
The annual Sci-Fi Spectacular event in Chicago is back and the lineup is better than ever! Twice a year, Movieside puts on a festival with an all-night movie marathon. The Massacre brings 24 glorious hours of horror in October, while the Sci-Fi event is usually 14-16 hours (save for the one beautiful time it went... Read more »

C2E2: Twelve Cool Panels to Catch Today

C2E2: Twelve Cool Panels to Catch Today
There are at least twelve really cool panels to check out while attending C2E2 in downtown Chicago today, Saturday, April 27th. C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) is a huge event bringing comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and more into one fan-filled mecca, which we’ll just call McCormick Place! Enjoy any of these panel options today!... Read more »
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Ten Strangely Thrilling Chicago-Area Events April 20th

Ten Strangely Thrilling Chicago-Area Events April 20th
This week’s shocking news events and the severe weather took its toll on many people, but take a look at this list of strangely thrilling events in the surrounding areas of Chicago happening TONIGHT, Saturday, April 20th, that may satisfy any urgent needs for escapism. Thrilling? Sure. Fans of weird cinema and macabre exhibits flock... Read more »

Event Recap: Sci-Fi Spectacular Movie Marathon [Photos]

The Sci-Fi Spectacular 24-Hour Marathon held at the Portage Theater on March 9th, 2013.
The Sci-Fi Spectacular (run by Movieside Films) has become an annual tradition over the past few years. It’s particularly special for fans of the annual horror movie marathon, The Massacre, which occurs each October. This year on March 9th at the Portage Theater, the sci-fi festival was a few notches cooler than before because it... Read more »

Got the Guts? Play the October Movie Challenge!

Got the Guts? Play the October Movie Challenge!
Hello ghouls and boils! It’s time for the October Movie Challenge! 31 Days of Horror! 31 Films to Die for! Whatever you call it, there’s a cool DIY event many horror fans play every fall. One finds out their potential stamina for marathon horror movie viewing by testing their limits with this challenge. The Chicago... 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 »
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