The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their full slate of 2018 programming and guests for the sophomore year of CINEPOCALYPSE, which will take place June 21 – 28 at Chicago’s majestic Music Box Theatre. The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, the festival’s organizers are proud to have Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill as Co-Presidents of their 2018 Feature Film Jury. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, FilmFreeway, and Twitter for regular updates.
Alongside the previously-announced Derrickson and Cargill, the festival is deeply proud to welcome writer-director Lana Wachowski, who will host a special screening of her debut 1996 film Bound. Wachowski, along with her sister Lilly, changed the face of science fiction cinema with 1999’s The Matrix, and continue to open eyes and drop jaws with Netflix’s acclaimed Sense8, which comes to an epic close this June.
Accepting Cinepocalypse’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award is the legendary Ernest R. Dickerson. The director of 1995’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, Dickerson began his career as a Director of Photography on John Sayles’ Brother from Another Planet (1984) and George A. Romero’s Tales from the Darkside television series (1985) before lensing the first five films from director Spike Lee. Having also directed the Tupac-starring gang drama Juice (1992) and Snoop Dogg horror title Bones(2001), Dickerson now regularly terrifies TV audiences as a director on Under the Dome, Dexter, and The Walking Dead. The festival is deeply humbled to also have Dickerson join them in hosting special 35mm screenings of both Juice and Demon Knight.
Closing out the festival with a bang, Cinepocalypse celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the most iconic cult films of all time, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE with the Chiodo Brothers in attendance! Also joining the festival this year is director Stephen Hopkins, who will host a special 25th Anniversary screening of his phenomenal Chicago-shot thriller, Judgment Night; and comedian Jonah Ray (Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000), who will appear on the first-ever live recording of Drew McWeeny and Scott Weinberg’s acclaimed, nostalgia-fueled podcast, “80s All Over.”
In addition to the previously-announced World Premiere of Michael Winnick’s Malicious (from Get Out producer Shaun Redick), Cinepocalypse is proud to host the first looks at eight other features, including our Opening Night film, Orion’s The Domestics; Blumhouse’s Boogeyman Pop (produced by Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyscreenwriter Chris Weitz); and Snowfort Pictures’ killer drone thriller Hover, starring The Last Man on Earth’s Cleopatra Coleman. The full slate of phenomenal feature films are being released today, with this year’s incredible selection of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and action representing the latest and greatest in genre cinema from around the globe.
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Chicago Zombie March 2018
2:00 pm, Saturday, June 23rd
It’s that time again, zombies! We are having another zombie march in June.
The rules are very simple: Dress and be made up as a zombie and just shamble and act like one.
We will all meet at Millennium Park and take it from there.
Please as a rule of courtesy please dont bother patrons (haunt rules: dont touch patrons and they wont bother you)
Also please be mindful of the city and dont smear/spill blood on the sidewalks and store/restaurant windows ( we can get sued and possibly banned from the city)
If folks want their makeup done, Colleen Jones and David Lasley are available to take appointments. ( just message them)
If you dont have the time to make an appointment, dont worry! We will have a crew of zombie makeup artists to zombify you up(for a fee)! ( We are currently working on getting a makeup spot.) Makeup will be taking place at the field near the orchestra pit at millennium park from 12 to 2
We are in the middle of working on a makeup crew for the march. If you or someone you know is interested in doing makeup, message me Colleen Jones or David Lasley for more info ( make sure you include a link to some pics)
So start those undead gears a rolling folks!
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ASH VS EVIL DEAD REUNION! Dana DeLorenzo & Ray Santiago Join the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con 2018The Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con is very pleased to announce that ASH VS EVIL DEAD stars Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago will be joining the list of Celebrity Guests, August 3-5, 2018!
Join us at Redemption as the Zombies come alive! Zombie Apocalypse takes over Redemption Saturday, June 2nd from 9pm-3am.
Over $500 in cash/prizes for best costumes! Zombie inspired craft cocktails, music! Winners announced at 1 am! Crawl in, and enjoy the show.
General Admission Free / VIP Access to the Zombie Room – $15/person
Redemption NightClub & Lounge
5505 West 127th Street
2nd floor of Southwest Ice Arena
Crestwood, IL 60445