Rogue Syndicate’s “Halfway to Halloween” Macabre Market, Saturday 5/11 in Valparaiso, IN

  • Posted : May 6th, 2024
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Halfway to Halloween Macabre Market

Rogue Syndicate presents the second annual “Halfway to Halloween Macabre Market”, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 11 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso, IN (Northwest Indiana, a shorter-than-you-might-think hop from Chicago, South Bend and even the southern tip of Michigan). $5 cash gets you through the door where you’ll enjoy the weird wares of over 100 spooky vendors, food trucks, a cash bar, coffee, gourmet goodies and even a costume contest! for more information!

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Win Tickets to See STING on April 10, 2024

  • Posted : April 1st, 2024
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Dark Chicago has received Admit 2 Passes to give away to a special advance screening of STING at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th at the AMC River East in Chicago. To claim yours, simply visit!

Please note: These screenings are first-come, first-served and tend to fill up to capacity, so plan to arrive early! The pass you print does NOT guarantee entry if the venue is full!

STING opens in theaters nationwide on April 12th.

STING spins a web of thrilling terror when 12-year-old Charlotte’s pet spider rapidly transforms into a giant flesh-eating monster, forcing the young girl to fight for her family’s survival.

One cold, stormy night in New York City, a mysterious object falls from the sky and smashes through the window of a rundown apartment building. It is an egg, and from this egg emerges a strange little spider…

The creature is discovered by Charlotte, a rebellious 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books. Despite her stepfather Ethan’s best efforts to connect with her through their comic book co-creation Fang Girl, Charlotte feels isolated. Her mother and Ethan are distracted by their new baby and are struggling to cope, leaving Charlotte to bond with the spider. Keeping it as a secret pet, she names it Sting.

As Charlotte’s fascination with Sting increases, so does its size. Growing at a monstrous rate, Sting’s appetite for blood becomes insatiable. Neighbours’ pets start to go missing, and then the neighbors themselves. Soon Charlotte’s family and the eccentric characters of the building realize that they are all trapped, hunted by a ravenous supersized arachnid with a taste for human flesh… and Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.

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Remembering “Kreeplylady” Kristin

  • Posted : February 13th, 2024
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Devastated to learn of the untimely passing of Chicago horror fixture “Kreepylady” Kristin. She was one of the kindest, most supportive members of the horror scene (both in Chicago and nationally), as well as a genuinely lovely and creative person. More than that, though, she was my friend.

Words fail. She will be sorely missed.Kristin

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Pet Sematary: Bloodlines Invades Chicago This Weekend (Oct. 21/22, 2023)

  • Posted : October 20th, 2023
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The Paramount+ film brings Ludlow, Maine, to Chicago this weekend and kicks off spooky season with a PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES haunting procession to take place at the Arts in the Dark Parade (Saturday, October 21) and at the Chicago Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders game (Sunday, October 22).

Based on the terrifying and never before told chapter from Stephen King’s chilling novel Pet Sematary, PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES stars Jackson White, Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Henry Thomas, Natalie Alyn Lind and Isabella Star LaBlanc, Samantha Mathis with Pam Grier and David Duchovny.

In 1969 a young Jud Crandall and his childhood friends band together to confront an ancient evil that has gripped their hometown. PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES is a spine-tingling prequel exploring the never before told origins of how death became different in the small town of Ludlow.


  • Haunting Procession at the Arts in the Dark Parade (Saturday) and Chicago
  • Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders game (Sunday)

WHERE:  Arts in the Dark Parade 

  • State Street from Lake to Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60605
    PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES Haunting Procession taking place on State Street and surrounding Areas
  • Chicago Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders
    Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
    PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES Haunting Procession taking place at Soldier Field and surrounding areas


  • Saturday, October 21st
    Arts in the Dark Parade from 4:00-6:00PM on State
    Street parade route between Lake and Van Buren. Will proceed to surrounding areas when the parade begins at 6:00PM through 8:30PM.
  • Sunday, October 22nd
    Chicago Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders at Soldier Field from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Will proceed to surrounding areas when the game begins at 12:00PM.


  • To celebrate the release of PET SEMATARY BLOODLINES, now available to watch exclusively on Paramount+.
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Chicago’s Own David Dastmalchian TONIGHT at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 15)

  • Posted : October 15th, 2023
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Late Night with the Devil

Jack Delroy, a fictional ’70s talk show host played by rising horror star (and Chicago native) David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Oppenheimer), is in trouble. Jack and his show Night Owls were once the biggest names in late night. But now, with his personal life marred by tragedy and his ratings in free fall, he’s struggling to keep up. So Jack and his producers cook up a controversial plan for their 1977 Halloween special: A live possession, as performed by parapsychologist Dr. June Ross-Mitchell (Laura Gordon) and 13-year-old Lilly (Ingrid Torelli), the sole survivor of a Satanic mass suicide. What could possibly go wrong?

Told in a found-footage style that purports to cobble together rediscovered master tapes with dailies from a French documentary crew, Late Night with the Devil harnesses the anything-goes excitement of live television and combines it with the sinister aura of ’70s exorcism movies to unleash a demon into the airwaves.

David Dastmalchian will be in attendance to introduce the film!

9:15 pm at the Music Box Theatre – details and tickets at !

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