Chicago Vampire

Chicago Vampire

Chicago was created in 2009 as True Blood and the Twilight film series reinvigorated the genre. Over the years it evolved to include anything vampire-related in the Chicagoland area. In 2015, along with, was combined with to give horror fans in Chicago a more centralized place to find news and upcoming events.

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Win 2 Passes to See a Special Advance Screening of RENFIELD (3/23/2023) - Dark Chicago has received 40 sets of Admit 2 Passes to give away to a special advance screening of RENFIELD at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 5th at the Hollywood Blvd Theater in Woodridge, IL. To claim yours, simply visit! Please note: These screenings are first-come, first-served and tend to fill up to capacity,... Read more »
SiNister: A Night of Sanguine Ritual (10/21/2019) - On October 25th, join us beyond the veil for an evening of dark, ritualistic drag & burlesque acts by some of Chicago’s most twisted and talented performers. SiNister is for lovers of the macabre, the odd and occult. For those who love a heavy dose of ceremony with their cocktail, who equally love melodrama and... Read more »
Dark Labyrinth: Descent Dark Labyrinth: Descent, a Horror LARP (10/9/2019) - Dark Labyrinth is an all-inclusive weekend of gothic intrigue, mystery, magic, and blood. Form alliances between the Vampire families, conjure demons to bend to your will, and discover the secrets hidden throughout the opening weekend of The DeKoven Hotel. Stay the weekend at the DeKoven Estate, transformed into a roaring 1920’s hotel – full of terrors and... Read more »
Martin V. Riccardo Martin V. Riccardo Presents VAMPIRES: The Creatures of the Night at the Palos Park Library, 10/24 (10/8/2019) - Join Mr. Riccardo as he conducts a presentation exploring the mysteries of the vampire in legend, fantasy, and fact. Many aspects of the undead are covered, including the origin and history of vampire beliefs, ancient lore of blood and the restless dead, and the attraction of the vampire in literature, movies and popular culture. Thursday,... Read more »
Countess Dracula at Otherworld Theatre Countess Dracula at Otherworld Theatre (10/7/2019) - This re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s classic novel throws our expectations out of the window and establishes Countess Dracula as much more than a monster in her story. While Otherworld Theatre’s adaptation takes place in the same time period as the original novel, the play has been transports us across the pond to post-Civil War America.... Read more »
Chicago Vampire Ball VampCon Chicago Postponed/Cancelled, Chicago Vampire Ball Announced for 10/25 (9/13/2019) - On September 10th, VampCon Chicago, which was scheduled to take place September 20-22, announced that the event will not take place as planned and will be “rescheduled”. Not much other info has been made available, but you can read the Press Release at The following day, the Chicago Vampire Ball was announced for October... Read more »
Masquerade d'Vampire Masquerade D’Vampire brings the best of Halloween to Urbana on Sat., Oct. 13th (10/11/2018) - For Halloween enthusiasts, vampire lore fanatics, and anyone looking for something new to do, the event of the year is approaching. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, the doors open for Masquerade d’Vampire at Blackbird Urbana. “Anyone age 19 and up should have fun here,” said organizer J.L. Benet. Attendees should dress to impress... Read more »
Facebook Photo Contest! Win a Weekend Pass to The Vampire Diaries / The Originals Official Convention, May 3-5! (4/28/2018) - CONTEST! Dark Chicago has received one Weekend General Admission Pass to Creation Entertainment‘s The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention, May 3-5 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont.   Since we only have one of these to give away, we figured a quick photo contest was the way to go – so! Go to, find... Read more »
Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl 5th Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl, Oct. 22 (9/21/2016) - 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... Read more »
Vampires: The Creatures of the Night – A Slideshow Presentation by Martin V. Riccardo (10/16/2015) - Chicago vampirologist Martin V. Riccardo will present a slideshow/lecture “Vampires: Creatures of the Night” at the Lyons Public Library on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 pm. The Lyons Public Library is located at 4209 Joliet Ave., Lyons, IL 60534. Admission is free. Vampires have penetrated all aspects of popular culture. Vampire researcher Martin V. Riccardo... Read more »
4th Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl 4th Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Halloween Pub Crawl (9/23/2015) - Chicago’s 4th annual Zombies Vs. Vampires Halloween Pub Crawl takes place on October 24, 2014 starting at 2 pm. Save $10 during checkout by entering the promo code: CH2015 Purchase tickets at Admission includes: Chance to win a $500 cash prize for best costume Bloody-red tickets for the chance to win great prizes Custom... Read more »
Laura L. Enright Chicago Horror Author Laura L. Enright Signing at Printers Row (6/5/2015) - Local author Laura L. Enright will be featured at the Rook Creek Books tent (tent BB near the intersection of Dearborn and Polk) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6 during the Printers Row Literary Fest. She’ll be selling and signing copies of her books including “Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Bloodthirsty Biters,... Read more »
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE at the Gene Siskel Film Center (1/7/2015) - This spookily sumptuous neo-noir shot in velvety black-and-white is the American indie discovery of the year, possibly of the decade. Iranian American director Amirpour, a former rock band diva, emerges from the shadows a full-blown cinema auteur with a cryptic vampire tale set in a dusty ghost town somewhere left of Spaghetti Western territory and... Read more »
Creatures of the Night, Evening 2, with Martin V. Riccardo (9/26/2014) - Creatures of the Night, a presentation by author and vampire subject expert Martin V. Riccardo, FREE at the Riverside Public Library on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm. 1 Burling Rd., Great Room in Riverside, Illinois.
Creatures of the Night, Evening 1, with Martin V. Riccardo (9/26/2014) - Creatures of the Night, a presentation by author and vampire subject expert Martin V. Riccardo, FREE at the Romeoville Branch Library on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm. 201 W. Normantown Rd., Meeting Room A, Romeoville, Illinois.
To Touch the Sun by Laura L. Enright (4/1/2014) - To Touch the Sun, the new novel by Laura L. Enright, was released Feb. 25 through Dagda Publishing. The novel, set in Chicago, is the first in Enright’s Sentient/Feral Vampire Series set in Chicago and is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. 1916: France, World War I Narain Khan was 25 when he […]
Just in Time For Holidays: Afternoon Tea…and a Coven of Vampires Hit Streeterville (12/12/2013) - The folks at farm-to-table hot-spot Local Root (601 North McClurg Court) bring their mission of locally-sourced freshness one step further with a bit of a macabre touch, hosting a book signing by new, locally-grown, vampire-sleuthing author Jilly Langlan, as part of Local Root’s just-launched Afternoon Tea, available through December 31. Jilly’s suspenseful debut novel, A Mile of Mayhem, […]
Etude: The Vampire Musical – Playing at the Des Plaines Theatre Through Nov. 3 (10/23/2013) - 150 years ago in the secluded mountains of France there lived a legendary and reclusive pianist and composer, a talent so prodigious that leading musicians, poets and philosophers traveled far and wide to study with this master. His name was Alkan. Everything about his existence is shrouded in mystery, including his “accidental” death in 1888. […]
2nd Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl, October 26th (10/4/2013) - is proud to present the 2nd Annual Zombies Vs. Vampires Pub Crawl. Join in the Halloween fun on October 26, 2013 by dressing up in your best Zombie or Vampire costume. At 2:00 PM they will unleash hundreds of Chicago’s gored up Zombies and Vampires to wreak havoc on the Wicker Park bar scene. […]
FREE Fangoria Screening of Fright Night 2 (9/3/2013) - Get ready to sink your teeth into some Halloween season movie fun, as FANGORIA will be hosting free advance screenings of the bloody unrated sequel FRIGHT NIGHT 2 in New York City, Chicago and Austin, TX throughout September! Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (CURANDERO, FEAR ITSELF) and written by Matt Venne (BAG OF BONES, MASTERS OF HORROR, WHITE […]

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