Posts tagged "Sci-Fi"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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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 »

Top 6 Chicago Summer Festivals and Conventions for Horror/Sci-Fi Lovers

Top 6 Chicago Summer Festivals and Conventions for Horror/Sci-Fi Lovers
If you’ve been paying any attention to the glowing, hellishly-tinted heat index charts lately, you know that summer is officially here. There are a lot of big events going on in the sci-fi/horror community, especially in the horror realm. All but one event are in Chicagoland, but I had to mention Days of the Dead.... Read more »

Hitchcock and Pod People: Classics on the Stage and Screen This Week

Hitchcock and Pod People: Classics on the Stage and Screen This Week
It is my belief that fans of cinema must try to experience as many films in 35mm (and even 16mm if you’re lucky) on the big screen as possible. Despite revival houses and documentaries currently being made about preservation efforts, it seems like 35mm is a format we fans have to consider as precious as... Read more »
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A Week of Apes, Zombies, and Aliens... The Usual

A Week of Apes, Zombies, and Aliens... The Usual
As it’s become normal to find horror fun in Chicago most weeks, I’m going to mention a few of this week’s highlights that may interest just about any fan of supernatural, horror and sci-fi films. Midnight movies are especially fun for those nights you spend time with friends at a bar or party, and want... Read more »
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