A Nightmare on Backstreet at the Public House Theatre

  • Posted : February 10th, 2016
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Freddy’s Back! Backstreet’s Back! The hit musical is back and ready to invade your dreams again. Once upon a time, a town burned a baby killer alive. Now, Teddy Crooner is back, and he’s stalking the dreams of heart-sick teenagers with impossibly catchy music and a crew of pop-tastic back-up dancers.

“A Nightmare on Backstreet” hilariously goes where no musical has gone before: it combines the story of the original Nightmare on Elm Street movie with the music of ’90s boy band sensation Backstreet Boys. In this new live action horror parody, the teenagers of Backstreet are all having devilish nightmares about the same guy, Teddy Crooner. And no matter how distracted they get by all the ’90s boy band singing and dancing, just like in Nightmare on Elm Street, if they die in their dreams, they die in real life. A Nightmare on Backstreet combines ’90s nostalgia and classic horror tropes to make a musical parody not to be missed.

“A Nightmare on Backstreet” runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and again on Saturdays at 10pm through March (3/4-3/26/16), with a preview on Tuesday, March 1st at 8pm. The show is produced by The Public House Theatre and weAreproductions (Maul Santa, Babysitter Massacre ’78: The Musical, and BATES: An 80’s Psycho Musical Parody.) Written by Ricky Glore and directed by Molly Todd Madison. Music Director: Amber Linde. Choreography by Holly Gombita. Starring: Brittny Congleton, Xavier Euzarraga, Ashley Geron, James Grino, Emily Hawkins, Zach Madison, Roy Samra, Aaron Sarka.

Runtime: 75 min.

Tickets: $15


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Julian Sands Appearing at Flashback Weekend 2016

  • Posted : February 9th, 2016
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Flashback Weekend is pleased to announce that Julian Sands (Warlock franchise, Boxing Helena, Tale of a Vampire, Naked Lunch) will be joining our line up of celebrity guests, August 5-7, 2016!

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The First Chicago Escape Rooms Directory!

  • Posted : January 29th, 2016
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ChicagoEscapeRooms.com is the very first Chicago Escape Rooms Directory, designed to be your one-stop destination to find the escape room attraction near you!

The very first Chicago Escape Rooms Directory just launched this week, created by Dark Chicago, the group that brings you ChicagoHorror.com and HauntedHouseChicago.com (among other things).

New to escape rooms? Now it’s easy to find a Chicagoland Escape Room near you using ChicagoEscapeRoom.com’s Zip Code Search or the map on the escape room listings page! Already been to a Chicago Escape Room and eager to try another? They’ve got you covered!

Be sure to Like ChicagoEscapeRooms.com on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current Chicago Escape Rooms news and updates, and follow Dark Chicago on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news about Chicago Escape Rooms, horror movie advance screenings, haunted house special events and all things spooky and entertaining in Chicagoland!

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Rachel True, "The Craft", Appearing Flashback Weekend 2016

  • Posted : January 28th, 2016
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Flashback Weekend is pleased to announce that Rachel True will join fellow "The Craft" star Neve Campbell as one of the celebrity guests appearing at Flashback Weekend, August 5-7, 2016!

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FREE PASSES to an Advance Screening of THE WITCH with Director Robert Eggers on Feb. 8

  • Posted : January 23rd, 2016
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Dark Chicago has received a set of FREE PASSES to a special advance screening of the much-anticipated Sundance Film Festival hit THE WITCH, complete with Q&A afterwards with writer/director Rober Eggers! To get yours, go to http://tinyurl.com/TheWitchDarkChi!

Passes are first-come, first-served. Time and location will be disclosed to those who win the passes.

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.


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