Special Photo Op with Matthew Lillard & The Mystery Machine at Flashback Weekend 2016

  • Posted : July 18th, 2016
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Our biggest guest ever, literally! “The Mystery Machine" from the movie Scooby Doo will be appearing all three days, and we have a Special Photo Op with Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and the iconic van. Get your tickets for this very special photo op HERE, courtesy of

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Get FREE Tickets to a Special Advance Screening of LIGHTS OUT on July 18th

  • Posted : July 12th, 2016
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Dark Chicago has received a set of passes to a special advance screening of LIGHTS OUT this Monday (July 18) at 7:00 pm. To claim yours, visit!

This screening is first-come, first-served, so we advise arriving early. Seats are not guaranteed.

From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

Lights Out opens nationwide on July 22, 2016.

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Countdown to Chicago Frights

  • Posted : July 12th, 2016
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Only 2 weeks to Chicago’s own Halloween Expo! Dealer Room selling props, makeup and costumes to take your October to the next level. Prop building workshops, actor training classes, product demonstrations, haunted garage sale, hearse rally, zombie walk and the infamous Chicago Frights Costume Party!

Join in the frightfully fun weekend and get a head start on your Halloween preparations at Chicago Frights! July 29-31, Georgios Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, Orland Park.

Visit for details or reserve a booth in the dealer room.

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Don Coscarelli to Present 4K Remaster of PHANTASM Friday & Saturday Nights at Flashback Weekend 2016

  • Posted : July 11th, 2016
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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention is very pleased to announce two special advance screenings of the eagerly awaited 4K digital restoration of Don Coscarelli’s 1979 Horror Classic “PHANTASM”!

In addition to “PHANTASM: REMASTERED” in a stunning 4K process and remixed 5.1 stereo sound introduced in person by Don Coscarelli, each showing will also include an extended trailer for “PHANTASM V: RAVAGER”.

Get tickets now by clicking HERE. Full details about the screenings HERE.

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Svengoolie Live Saturday & Sunday at Flashback Weekend 2016!

  • Posted : July 5th, 2016
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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention presents Svengoolie (Rich Koz) for two days, Aug. 6-7. Svengoolie will sign autographs, pose for photos & host the Sinister Visions Costume Contest on Saturday, then on Sunday see Sven live on stage emceeing “ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN” with audience participation & prizes! Tickets & Details HERE.
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