More Celebrity Guests Added for Flashback Weekend 2015

  • Posted : April 20th, 2015
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John Russo
Alan Howarth
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon

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INNSMOUTH: A Joshua Hoffine Photograph

  • Posted : April 16th, 2015
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If you wanted to create the climactic scene from H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” as a still image, you could draw it. Or you could paint it. Or, if you’re dark photographer Joshua Hoffine, you think bigger!

Concept art for the photograph INNSMOUTH

Concept art for the photograph INNSMOUTH

Joshua has teamed with frequent collaborator and Chicago-based makeup FX artist  J. Anthony Kosar to physically create the scene in question, fish-men and all, using practical makeup and effects, and it’s even going to feature none other than horror fan favorite Doug Jones as the protagonist. Then he’s going to photograph it!

As you might imagine, such an endeavor comes with a hefty price tag, and that’s where you come in – backing this project comes with a list of great rewards, not the least of which is (at the $50 level) an 8.5″ x 11″ print of the final image (larger versions will be available). So by backing the project, you’re also just pre-ordering the print!

Anthony & the Kosart Studio artists making Deep Ones

Anthony & the Kosart Studio artists making Deep Ones

This is a ghoulishly fun Chicago-based horror project that NEEDS to happen. To see the pitch video and get the full details visit

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7th Annual Zombie Prom Chicago, June 20th at The Cubby Bear!

  • Posted : April 15th, 2015
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Zombie Prom Chicago 2015

Zombie Army Productions will once again be hosting its annual Chicago Zombie Prom at The Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60613) on Saturday, June 20th, from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. As Chicago’s #1 Zombie Event, Zombie Prom is a ghastly, affectionate, cheesy blend of nostalgic high school Americana and the living dead. Zombie attire and makeup are required, but if you do not have your own makeup, zombie makeovers will be available for a $10 donation. This year’s Chicago Zombie Prom is pleased to welcome Libido Funk Circus as the live zombie band, guaranteed to animate your corpse on the dance floor all night!

Other Chicago Zombie Prom highlights include the annual crowning of the Zombie Prom King & Queen, a photo booth and a free buffet (open from 8:00-9:30pm). Throughout the night there will be door prizes and giveaways from Zombie Prom Chicago’s sponsors which currently include Zombie Army Productions, Statesville Haunted Prison, Sinister Visions, Dark Chicago, Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Tactical Laser Tag and

This event is 21 & over only. For more info and to get tickets, visit, and Follow/Like/Circle/Watch Zombie Prom Chicago and Zombie Army Productions on:

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BUNNY Is Coming and Easter May Never Be the Same… Maybe

  • Posted : April 3rd, 2015
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Here at Dark Chicago, we think you’ll agree that we’ve all lived long enough without a signature, ironic horror movie to watch on Easter. Oh, sure, you can play the “Jesus was a zombie” card and watch zombie movies, but that’s not the same thing. Christmas has a dozen or so horror movies (many of them classics). Valentine’s Day has a few. Even Thanksgiving has “Thankskilling”. Now, with your help, Easter will have BUNNY.

The guys over at Chicago-based Yokai Films have dreamed up what they hope to be the “best damn Easter Bunny horror film this world has ever seen,” and they need your help to bring it to the big (OK, probably smaller) screen. If the Kickstarter video is any indication, we’re all on the verge of a hilarious and creepy new Easter tradition… go fund Bunny and LIKE them on Facebook!

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More HALLOWEEN Guests Added to Flashback Weekend 2015

  • Posted : April 1st, 2015
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The Halloween Franchise Guest List gets longer and longer with a massive dose of Halloween 5 at Flashback Weekend 2015, which may have the highest concentration of Michael Myerses ever assembled in one place...?
George Wilbur
Don Shanks
Tamara Glynn
Matthew Walker
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