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Chicago Zombie March 2017: June 24th!

  • Posted : April 19th, 2017
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Chicago Zombie MarchIt’s that time again, zombies! The annual Chicago Zombie March is set for June 24th. The rules are very simple: Dress and be made up as a zombie and just shamble and act like one.

We will all meet at Millennium Park by the bean at 3:30 pm and proceed from there.

The last few years we have walked to the Tribune Center, then to Daley Plaza, back to Millennium Park and if we still have able-bodied zombies left, we will head over to the ABC7 news station for the 5:00 pm show.

Please as a rule of courtesy please don’t bother non-participants. The city of Chicago is kind enough to put up with our shenanigans – let’s not make them regret it!

Also please be mindful of the city and don’t smear/spill fake blood (or other gross stuff) on the sidewalks and store/restaurant windows (we can get sued and possibly banned from doing this again!)

If folks want their makeup done, look up Colleen Jones and David Lasley on Facebook.

If you don’t have the time to make an appointment, don’t worry! We will have a crew of zombie makeup artists to zombify you up (for a fee)! We are looking for a makeup spot.

More details will come as the march gets closer and closer.

We are in the middle of working on a makeup crew for the march. If you or someone you know is interested in doing makeup, message Colleen Jones or David Lasley for more info (make sure you include a link to some pics!)

So start those undead gears a rolling folks!

Keep up to date with the Chicago Zombie March on Facebook and Twitter.

RSVP at the official Facebook Event Page, and keep an eye on it for updates!

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Massive Celebrity Guest Updates for the 2017 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con

  • Posted : April 11th, 2017
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Flashback Weekend's Chicago Horror Con 2017 is pleased to welcome the following celebrity guests to the roster:

  • Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints, Dexter, Saw 3D)
  • David Della Rocco (Boondock Saints 1 & 2)
  • Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Better Off Dead, Risky Business, Supernatural)
  • JoAnn Willette (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2)
  • Kelly Jo MInter (A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Popcorn, The Lost Boys)
  • Ricky Dean Logan (Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare)

Visit the Celebrity Guests page of the FBWCHC website to see already-announced celebrity guests, and stay tuned for more announcements!
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Assault on the Grindhouse: An Interactive Improv Experience

  • Posted : April 3rd, 2017
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Assault on the Grindhouse: An Interactive Improv Experience

Gorilla Tango Originals presents a show B-Movie show like no other.

This is ASSAULT ON THE GRINDHOUSE!

Assault on the Grindhouse is an interactive horror comedy improv experience like you’ve never seen before.

For nine weeks, we will be taking a classic horror or cult film and reinventing it with some supremely talented improv artists.

It’s part What’s Up Tiger Lily and part Rocky Horror as we take nine different B-movies and recreate them as the films screen behind our actors and a foley artist/musician who will be rebuilding the entire film as you see it screen behind them.

Think of it as a variety show for your favorite cult movies.

First up will be a re-imagining of the 1936 drug scare film REEFER MADNESS on April 20th at 8:00 pm.

Assault on the Grindhouse will then run Thursdays for the next 8 weeks at Gorilla Tango starting on May 11th with a different film screening each week.

Tickets are available now at gorillatango.com

Directed by Matt Storc & improv Coaching by David Schwartzbaum

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/218038408675973/

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Legendary Chicago Zombie Movie CHICAGO ROT Get Unleashed Tomorrow!

  • Posted : April 3rd, 2017
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Years ago when Dark Chicago co-presented the one-off Chicago Fear Fest, I heard about a movie that had apparently been in production for some time called Chicago Rot (which immediately had the coolest logo ever, below). Those who talked about it (mostly other Chicago film people) spoke of it in almost reverential tones, clearly impressed by the footage that they had seen.

Chicago Rot

So I’ve been intrigued and waiting to see it every since (at least 5 years now, I think). Tomorrow, my wait (and everybody else’s) is over, as Chicago Rot gets unleashed across all major VOD platforms.

Chicago Rot April 4

Synopsis:

“After years of rotting in Joliet, Les, a wrongfully imprisoned street legend known as “The Ghoul,” is released into a mad search through Chicago’s back alleys for the man who slaughtered his mother and robbed him of his soul.

Aided by enigmatic benefactors, he must delve beneath the city into a modern labyrinth of gutters whose tendrils have grown deep while he was gone.

What unfolds is a desperate tale of brute force tragedy set in the supernatural underworld of Chicago, where heroes are reduced to horror-shows, villains dream of their own demise, and good and evil prove to be antiquated concepts.”

So support your local Chicago horror filmmakers and rent Chicago Rot this week on your favorite VOD service of choice, then tell us what you thought in the comments below!

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Satanic Panic: An Evening of Paranoia and Power

  • Posted : March 20th, 2017
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Was a generation being preconditioned for devil worship through heavy metal music & He-Man? In a time of deep social upheaval, paranoia is paramount! Recall the power that misunderstanding & moral panic hold to destroy lives & experience it all at Satanic Panic.

The ballroom transforms into an occult ritual space where infamous talk show host ‘Gerald Rivers’ will conduct an expose on the dangers of Satanism. Whether you are for or against or simply a morbid curiosity seeker — be part of the studio audience while the host confronts this moral binary of good versus evil. Allow yourself to be lured into an immersive evening of entertainment that brings together 40 plus visual artists, designers, & performers from across the country who have created pieces that touch on specific media stories & personal experiences related to the 1980s-1990s cultural phenomenon of Satanic Panic!

In addition to 3 ritual sets of burlesque & variety performances audience members will have the chance to interact with floor characters, engage in games, purchase from vintage pop culture vendors, engage with roleplaying photo opportunities & earn badges of “sin”. Guests are encouraged to dress in punk/rock/goth/heavy metal attire to help transport the event to a time & place. The goal is to push the boundaries of live entertainment into an engaging immersive environment where patrons can reflect on events of the past & discover ways that this same kind of moral panic & hysteria is thriving today.

When: Friday, March 24, 8 pm to Midnight
Where: MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60603
Public Transportation: CTA 3, 4, 6, 26, 143, J14 buses; ½ block from Brown, Green, Pink, Orange and Purple lines.
Cost: $30 – $350
Age: 18+, 21 to drink
Tickets: www.satanicpanicevents.com
Event Email: SatanicPanicBurlesque@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/satanicpanicburlesque/
Venue: http://www.saic.edu/saicballroomrental/

 

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