Category: Events

This Week: Valentine's Day Haunts, Nosferatu, Blue Velvet, Atlantics

This Week: Valentine's Day Haunts, Nosferatu, Blue Velvet, Atlantics
Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a stab at a few holiday haunts this weekend, catch a play (Evil Dead!), or relax at the movies with genre films like VFW, Brazil, Lady Vengeance, Nosferatu (with live organ accompaniment), Blue Velvet, Atlantics, a “Roses Are Dead” Valentine’s event screening horror shorts, and more! “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!”... Read more »

Sci-Fi/Horror Week: The Elephant Man, Mars Attacks!, The Brood, Tetsuo

Sci-Fi/Horror Week: The Elephant Man, Mars Attacks!, The Brood, Tetsuo
Another great week of genre events in the city includes screenings of: The Elephant Man, Come to Daddy, Color Out of Space, Silence of the Lambs, The Brood, Disco Godfather, Mars Attacks!, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, The Hitch-Hiker, a black-and-white version of Parasite (!), and 24 hours of b-movies at B-Fest. Be sure to catch... Read more »

Horror Events: Color Out of Space, Evil Dead Musical, Bug, Zombi Child

Horror Events: Color Out of Space, Evil Dead Musical, Bug, Zombi Child
Let’s get to it. “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: COLOR OUT OF SPACE – (through Jan. 30th) Daily at 9:30pm; also at 11:20am Sat./Sun. The long-awaited directorial return of Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, Hardware) is finally here with a dazzling, ultra vivid, sci-fi horror film starring Nic Cage and Joely Richardson. Based on a... Read more »
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Holiday Horror: Krampus, Haunted Houses, Films, Craft Shows

Holiday Horror: Krampus, Haunted Houses, Films, Craft Shows
Things are picking up again in the land of spooky Chicago. Take a break from holiday prepping with one of the many entertainment options listed below (Christmas-themed haunted houses!). Be sure to check out the new section dedicated to all the holiday craft markets happening this weekend! Let’s get to it. “Don’t walk to the... Read more »

Horror Entertainment, Holiday Markets, & More November Events

Horror Entertainment, Holiday Markets, & More November Events
Now that the inevitable post-Halloween blues have passed, it’s time to look into what horror events might be fun for fighting off stress during Thanksgiving season. This list covers a selection of screenings, events, holiday markets, horror plays, and more happening over the next two weeks! “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES: SANTA SANGRE –... Read more »

Chicago Horror and Halloween Guide 2019

Chicago Horror and Halloween Guide 2019
Halloween is coming faster than we can blink, and the list of events is bursting with horror and Halloween happenings throughout October and early November. Take your pick of screenings, parties, haunted houses, horror pop-ups, creepy plays, family-friendly events, pub crawls, scary cruises, vampire balls, and so much more! “Don’t walk to the theater–RUN!” MOVIES:... Read more »
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Block Cinema's Perspectives on Horror Film Series

Block Cinema's Perspectives on Horror Film Series
This month, Block Cinema will take a critical eye deep into the history of horror cinema with a selection of screening events. Each film will be introduced by a special guest, leading into in-depth discussions and highlights. These screenings are absolutely FREE. October 10th (7pm-10pm) – THE ELEPHANT MAN [35mm] (1980) – David Lynch accomplished... Read more »

Hereditary Director Ari Aster Joins DePaul's Horror of the Humanities

Hereditary Director Ari Aster Joins DePaul's Horror of the Humanities
Heads-up, horror fans! Director Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) will be making an appearance for a screening and discussion on Monday, October 28th in Chicago at DePaul’s Humanities Center for their 7th annual Halloween event, Horror of the Humanities. Their goal for this event is to peer deeper into the horrors within everyday life and the... Read more »

Weekend Horror: The Massacre, Splatter Theater, Film Festivals, & More

Weekend Horror: The Massacre, Splatter Theater, Film Festivals, & More
Chicago horror fans, get ready for another huge weekend of horror. It’s going to be that way for a while, of course! The Massacre 24-hr film festival returns Saturday, while Splatter Theater returns to the stage with buckets of blood in tow. Countess Dracula will also spray fans with blood, and, since it’s raining, maybe... Read more »
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The Chicago International Film Festival's AFTER DARK Horror Program

The Chicago International Film Festival's AFTER DARK Horror Program
The Chicago International Film Festival heads into its 55th year for the 2019 season, running October 16th-27th. This year’s After Dark horror program holds an impressive slate of genre films from around the world with seven features and a short film block. Chicago horror fans will be pleased to know the program is kicking off... Read more »
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