THE MASSACRE 2016 at the Patio Theater, Oct. 22

  • Posted : September 22nd, 2016
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The Massacre: 24-Hours-of-Horror-Movie-Madness! Saturday, Oct. 22nd at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641

Special Guests: Lynn Lowry (star of They Came From Within, The Crazies, Cat People) and Tommy McLoughlin (director of Friday the 13th Pt. 6: Jason
Lives, One Dark Night)

Doors open at 11am.

Noon ’til Noon

Partial Film Line-Up:

  • DR. PYCKLE & MR. PRIDE (Stan Laurel Silent film with live
    organ by The Phantom)
  • HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr.)
    Sponsored by House of Monsters
  • BLACK SUNDAY (Mario Bava!)
  • ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (John Carpenter!)
  • 50’s Fake Trailer Shorts
    (Cronenberg Craziness!) with star Lynn Lowry in Person!
  • FRIDAY THE 13th Pt. 6: JASON LIVES (30th Anniversary!)
    Director Tommy McLoughlin in Person!
  • HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (Lucio Fulci) with star
    Giovanni Frezza! Sponsored by Blu-Underground
  • EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN (Raimi Rules!)
  • INFERNO (Dario Argento Classic!) Sponsored by
    The Secret Cinema!
  • THE GRAPES OF DEATH (Jean Rollin!)
  • LOST BOYS (80’s Awesomeness!)
  • More Films To Come!

Plus: Fake 50’s B-Movie Trailer Competition Entries:

  • The Giant Hand – by N.M.E. Films
  • The Eighth Victim – by Nathaniel Sexton & Christopher Green
  • Red Herring – by Ava Nancy & Bryan Behooved
  • SOME THING – by weAREproductions
  • Coco’s Revenge – by The Terrible Terrazas Gang
  • Monsters Against Mars – by Bargain Basement Productions
  • It Came From Everywhere! – by Grand River Pictures
  • The Invasion of the Disco Loving Robots From Planet X -by Lomai
  • Midnight Mystery – by Bernie Gonzalez
  • Flamhimibimimus – by Taylor Cook
  • It Sucks – by Landon Reese Deaton & Michael Jones
  • The Rug Bug from Outer Space – by StarLight Pictures
  • El Gato by The Perez Brothers
  • It Came From The Night – by Andrew Bertholf
  • Evil Waves – by Champions of the Cosmos
  • Donna and Daphne – by Katryna Oliveau
  • The Satanic Panic of Boddington Village – by Christopher Kahler
  • The Atomic Cat – by Lloyd James Emmons
  • American Nightmare – by Suburban Scum Studios

Short Films Include:

  • BLOODSPRAY – by Pat O’Sullivan & Mike Vanderbilt (Presented by Daily Grindhouse)
  • PLAY DEAD WITH ME – by Adam Michaels & Chaz Dray
  • Sausage Fingers – by
  • A Diary of Fear ‘Chapter One’ By Patrick Miken Lewtschanyn
  • “Pay Your Respects” by Actual Murderers Comedy
  • Whoa, I’m Dating a…Werewolf – by Tim Troemner

Vendors include:

  • The Cryptic Closet
  • Horrorbles
  • House of Monsters
  • Reel Art
  • The Art and Musick of Judgehydrogen
  • Bric-a-Brac Records
  • 12 Gauge Gore
  • The Art of Ruff
  • Infected Resin Toys
  • Chris Kuchta Painter
  • Pat’s Toy Trunk
  • Chicago Sci-Fi Horror
  • Sci-Fi Horror Chicago
  • Ferrule Child – The Art of Jeff Busch
  • Taco In A Bag
  • Alan Table

Tickets are $20 presale, $25 at the door, day of show.

Presale tickets at these fine store:

  • LAURIE’S PLANET OF SOUND (4639 N. Lincoln Ave.,Chicago)
  • ALLEY CAT COMICS (5304 N. Clark St., Chicago)
  • HORRORBLES (6729 Stanley Ave., Berwyn)
  • BUCKET O’ BLOOD BOOKS AND RECORDS (3182 N. Elston, Chicago)

Presale tickets available online here:

Pay Once, Come And Go As You Like!

Free Parking On Side Street (Please Check For Permits!)

Plus: Vintage Trailers, Short Films, Vendors, Prizes, Surprizes & More!

Films, Guests, Times Subject To Change.

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5th Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl, Oct. 22

  • Posted : September 21st, 2016
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Join us on October 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. for your chance to win a $500 cash prize along with other great prizes. Come dressed as your best Zombie or Vampire and celebrate Halloween with 1000’s of awesome party-goers. This event takes place in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. For a discounted ticket price use the promo code CHIZOM16 during checkout at!

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Waking a Legend: The Making of HellsGate | Days of the Living Dead Season 7, Episode 1

  • Posted : September 13th, 2016
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The Zombie Army crew spent 2015 working insane hours and pushing themselves to the limits to build a revolutionary new haunted attraction, HellsGate Haunted House, only to find themselves unable to open for the Halloween season due to… reasons they still can’t disclose. Now it’s 2016 and The Gates are finally ready to open… but there may be something besides actors lurking in these haunted halls!

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Days of the Living Dead, a reality web series that takes you backstage at two of Chicago’s top haunted houses. From Yokai Films, sponsored by Froggy’s Fog and featuring Zombie Army Productions.

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See Episode 1 of Fox TV’s THE EXORCIST Before Anybody Else!

  • Posted : September 11th, 2016
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The Exorcist on FOX

Dark Chicago has received 50 pairs of tickets to a special advances screening of Episode 1 of Fox TV’s new series The Exorcist. You and a friend can see the first episode more than a week before it premieres on September 23rd, and get free concessions to boot!

To claim your ticket pair, just go to The screening is on September 14th at 7:30 pm; details will come with your ticket. Tickets are first-come, first-served, and these events tend to be full to capacity, so plan to arrive early!

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades later, THE EXORCIST returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Premiering Friday, Sept. 23, at 9/8c on FOX. The series stars Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”), Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” “The Chosen”), Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) and more.

“Like” THE EXORCIST on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheExorcistFOX and join the discussion using #TheExorcist. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheExorcistFOX.

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Get FREE Tickets to an Advanced Screening of #BLAIRWITCH on Sept. 8

  • Posted : August 18th, 2016
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Dark Chicago has received a set of passes to an advanced screening of BLAIR WITCH, a sequel to 1999’s cultural phenomena THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. To claim your passes, visit

Passes are first-come, first-served. Screenings of this type usually fill up to capacity, so plan to arrive early! The screening will be at 7:00 pm on September 8th; additional details and location can be found at the link above.

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

BLAIR WITCH opens nationwide on September 16, 2016.

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