Satanic Panic: An Evening of Paranoia and Power

  • Posted : March 20th, 2017
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Was a generation being preconditioned for devil worship through heavy metal music & He-Man? In a time of deep social upheaval, paranoia is paramount! Recall the power that misunderstanding & moral panic hold to destroy lives & experience it all at Satanic Panic.

The ballroom transforms into an occult ritual space where infamous talk show host ‘Gerald Rivers’ will conduct an expose on the dangers of Satanism. Whether you are for or against or simply a morbid curiosity seeker — be part of the studio audience while the host confronts this moral binary of good versus evil. Allow yourself to be lured into an immersive evening of entertainment that brings together 40 plus visual artists, designers, & performers from across the country who have created pieces that touch on specific media stories & personal experiences related to the 1980s-1990s cultural phenomenon of Satanic Panic!

In addition to 3 ritual sets of burlesque & variety performances audience members will have the chance to interact with floor characters, engage in games, purchase from vintage pop culture vendors, engage with roleplaying photo opportunities & earn badges of “sin”. Guests are encouraged to dress in punk/rock/goth/heavy metal attire to help transport the event to a time & place. The goal is to push the boundaries of live entertainment into an engaging immersive environment where patrons can reflect on events of the past & discover ways that this same kind of moral panic & hysteria is thriving today.

When: Friday, March 24, 8 pm to Midnight
Where: MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60603
Public Transportation: CTA 3, 4, 6, 26, 143, J14 buses; ½ block from Brown, Green, Pink, Orange and Purple lines.
Cost: $30 – $350
Age: 18+, 21 to drink
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More Nightmare on Elm Street Alumni Coming to the 2017 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con

  • Posted : March 11th, 2017
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The Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con is very pleased to announce that none other than Nancy herself, Heather Langenkamp, will be joining us for our 2017 Freddy Fest, along with NoES4's Brook Theiss!
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Four More Nightmare on Elm Street Alumni Added to the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con Celebrity Guest Lineup for 2017

  • Posted : March 1st, 2017
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Flashback Weekend's Chicago Horror Con is pleased to announce the addition of 4 more Nightmare on Elm Street celebrity guests to the roster for 2017: Ronee Blakley, Brooke Bundy, Danny Hassel & Andras Jones!

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Celebrate ART On March 4th at Reel Art and Ars Memoria Gallery

  • Posted : February 22nd, 2017
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Saturday, March 4th will be a great day for fans of dark and fantasy artwork in Chicagoland!

First, Reel Art in Berwyn will be having their 4th Annual Artists Day from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come out to this free event and meet Jim Engel, Aaron Miller, Dave Dorman, Chris Peuler and Chad Savage. The artists will be signing and selling their work.

Reel Art is located at 6727 W. Stanley Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402. Additional details at!

Reel Art 4th Annual Artists Day

Then from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Ars Memoria Gallery presents STAND, a combination art exhibition, pop up market and tattoo event to benefit Planned Parenthood and PPIA.

Ars Memoria is located at 1770 West Berteau Ave, Suite 506 in Chicago. Additional details at!

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FREE Screening of The Barn with Director Justin Seaman at Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records on Friday 2/24

  • Posted : February 22nd, 2017
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Horror Society has some particularly eerie talent rising from its tombs this February. So to celebrate, we’re going to party like it’s Halloween night, featuring two films set on the greatest holiday of all!

Friday, February 24th starting at 7:00 pm at Bucket o’ Blood Books and Records

THE BARN (7:00 pm)
With star ARI (Jason in original FRIDAY THE 13th) LEHMAN, director JUSTIN SEAMAN and cinematographer ZANE HERSHBERGER in the house!!!

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (The original 1988 Halloween cult classic at 8:45pm)

Stop by early to shop around at one of the coolest stores in the world for genre fans! Free giveaways in between films! BYOB!!! Donation Bar as well!!! TOTALLY FREE to enter!

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Bucket O’ Blood is located at 3182 N Elston Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618.

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