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Zombie Nightmare! at the Baderbräu, June 29th

  • Posted : June 27th, 2017
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Do you have what it takes to be a voodoo priestess? Take this simple quiz to find out:

Your neighbor approaches you, telling a tragic tale of woe involving her young son who, on the cusp of adulthood, was run over by a car driven by the son of the man who killed his father. She is overtaken with the desire for revenge. Do you:

A) Take her to the police station and hold her hand while she gives her statement?

B) Make a melodramatic, warbly speech before bringing him back from the dead so he can avenge himself?

C) Take her home, then treat yourself to a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and a bubble bath?

If you chose B), you may have the makings of an excellent voodoo priestess.

Um, yeah. That’s basically what happens in this movie. Also, the late — and I say this without a trace of irony — great Adam West is in it! It’s basically The Crow, only more metal than goth and without all those obnoxious production values getting in the way.

We meet at our new venue, Baderbraü, which Time Out Magazine describes as a cool and massive brewery space with approachable beer, and which the Chicago MST3k Meetup Group describes as a welcoming new place to get your beer and cheese on. This place is awesome.

I request a $5 donation to help cover the cost of meetup fees, equipment, and materials but if you can only afford to donate or eat and drink, I prefer you eat and drink because Baderbraü (2515 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616) is very generously letting us use the space for free.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/234082397096722/

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour Live! at The Vic Theatre, July 16

  • Posted : June 27th, 2017
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MST3K

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of “MST3K” to a city near you on the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour.

Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow (Hampton Yount), Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be “MST3K” without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt), checking up on their unwilling test subjects via a video screen.

The tour consists of two separate, completely unique shows, each with its own admission. Fans wanting the complete tour experience should purchase two tickets, one for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an “MST3K” experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, plus – for the first time – audience participation! Show # 1 is the MST3K favorite “Eegah,” featuring all-new riffs and sketches. Show # 2 is a “Secret Surprise Film!” It’s a fun, sci-fi thriller never before featured on “MST3K” and it will be performed only in select cities.

Following its record-breaking #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter campaign, the new season of the show launched on April 14, 2017, exclusively on Netflix. The two live shows are written by the cast and writers of the new Netflix Original Series, which has earned a critics’ rating of 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.. The New York Times hails, “At last, a revival of something actually worth reviving… a different cast but the same outlook and style — and mercifully, the same reliable, giddy humor.”

“MST3K is just as hilarious as ever in rebooted form, turning its bemused eye on old, schlocky fare for some good, old-fashioned riffing,” raves Vanity Fair. And Nerdist says “The references are updated, the sets are snazzier, but the heart and soul of MST3K certainly remains intact.”

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950487058530442/

Official Site: http://www.mst3k.com/tour

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Chicago Premiere of CarousHELL! – Horror Society at Carbon Arc on July 9th

  • Posted : June 27th, 2017
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Horror Society is bringing you one of the most insane Chicago premieres to date!

8:30pm – CarousHELL
Review: https:// www.horrorsociety.com/2016/ 09/07/caroushell-review/

After the screening of the film, we will be hanging out for a talk back about indie horror. In between the film and talk back, we will be screening similarly themed trailers and giving away a good chunk of FREE stuff from both the Davis/Carbon Arc and us.

So come hungry, thirsty and ready for some indie horror. Bring and share this page with as many friends as you can.

See you at 8:30 pm July 9th at Carbon Arc (4614 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625). FREE to enter!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/676377662572626/

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New Celebrity Guests and Preliminary Schedule Announced for 2017

  • Posted : June 23rd, 2017
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The Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con is pleased to announce that our extensive Nightmare on Elm Street reunion has expanded to include Toy Newkirk (NOES4) and Jesse Hutch (Freddy vs. Jason). We've also posted a preliminary schedule, with additional information to be added as we get closer to the big weekend. Are you excited yet? WE ARE!!
Toy Newkirk
Jesse Hutch
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Win 2 Tickets to a Special Advance Screening of #ItComesAtNight

  • Posted : May 22nd, 2017
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Dark Chicago has received a set of tickets to give away to a special advance screening of IT COMES AT NIGHT at 7:00 pm on June 1st. To claim yours, simply visit http://tinyurl.com/ItComesAtNightChi! These screenings are first-come, first-served and tend to fill up to capacity, so plan to arrive early!

Imagine the end of the world— Now imagine something worse.

Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within.

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge.

Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

IT COMES AT NIGHT opens nationwide on June 9th.

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