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Win 2 Passes to See a Special Advance Screening of COUNTDOW

  • Posted : October 14th, 2019
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Dark Chicago has received sets of Admit 2 Passes to give away to TWO special advance screenings of COUNTDOWN at 7:00 pm on Wednesday October 16th & Wednesday October 23rd. To claim yours, simply visit:

10/16: http://stxtickets.com/COUNTDOWN.DARK

10/23: http://stxtickets.com/COUNTDOWN.DC

Please note: These screenings are first-come, first-served and tend to fill up to capacity, so plan to arrive early! The pass you print does NOT guarantee entry if the venue is full!

In COUNTDOWN , when a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Countdown hits theaters nationwide on October 25, 2019.

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Dark Labyrinth: Descent, a Horror LARP

  • Posted : October 9th, 2019
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Dark Labyrinth: Descent

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 mystery.
  • Orientation Lunch Friday, Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Brunch.
  • A ball on Saturday night with 1920’s themed dancing.
  • An immersive adventure of intrigue and blood.
  • With help from our Game Master, you will create your own character and backstory.

When: November 15th-17th, 2019

Where: The DeKoven Estate in Racine, WI

Tickets are $450 and include food and accommodations at The DeKoven Estate. Payment plans are available.

Purchase Tickets at https://www.darklabyrinthlarp.com

22 years ago, a massacre at the DeKoven Estate devastated the town of Racine, Wisconsin. A pile of bodies desecrated the bridal suite of the onsite cathedral, fresh blood profaning the holy ground. Three more corpses lay before the cathedral altar, pure silver staining their lips.

22 years ago, the townsfolk turned the basement of Taylor Hall into a morgue.

22 years ago, the townsfolk closed the gates, leaving the grounds to the ghosts.

22 years ago, DeKoven Estate was abandoned.

No living soul disturbed that soil until now. Mr. Martin VanBorsen purchased the deed, intent on transforming the grand manor into a luxury hotel despite the protestations of the townfolk.

Mr. VanBorsen invites you all to bury the past and embrace the future. The grand opening is set for 1921, and he guarantees a night to remember. Are you brave enough to face DeKoven’s bloody legacy?

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Enter to Win One of Five Blu-Ray Copies of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK!

  • Posted : October 8th, 2019
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Dark Chicago has received 5 copies of the SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK blu-ray to give away to YOU!

Enter for your chance to win at https://tinyurl.com/SSTTITDarkChicago – winners will be chosen on November 5th!

Get ready to be absolutely terrified when Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark arrives on Digital October 22 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand November 5 from global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). The highly anticipated film adaptation of the iconic book series brings the thrills and chills of some of Alvin Schwartz’s scariest stories to life.

Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is produced by Academy Award® winner Guillermo del Toro (2017, The Shape of Water, Best Director), with screen story by Guillermo Del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, written for the screen by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, and directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter). The film stars Zoe Margaret Colletti (Annie, Wildlife, “Rubicon”), Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, “Wayward Pines,” “Timeless”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad,” “Claws,” “Scandal”), Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, “Into the Badlands,” “Orange is the New Black”), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, “Wonder Pets!,” “Kidding”), and Natalie Ganzhorn (“The Stanley Dynamic,” “Make it Pop”).

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time. For a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home, the stories become all too real in this spine-tingling film.

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK will be available on Blu-Ray & DVD on November 5th!


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Martin V. Riccardo Presents VAMPIRES: The Creatures of the Night at the Palos Park Library, 10/24

  • Posted : October 8th, 2019
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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, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., Palos Park, IL.

Details at http://palosparklibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1126&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/10/07

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Countess Dracula at Otherworld Theatre

  • Posted : October 7th, 2019
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Countess Dracula at Otherworld Theatre

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. The title character becomes more hero than villain, as an African American woman navigating the complexities of her own power and those around her. The production offers inspiring diversions from the classic story we all know while still offering an action-packed bloodbath that will quench any horror fan’s thirst.

This show uses haze machines as well as copious amounts of washable stage blood. This is an immersive show so audience members are encouraged to accept a poncho at the box office if they don’t want to wear a little blood home with them.

All wickets are pay-what-you-can but advanced reservations are encouraged, as seats are limited.


More about Otherworld Theatre at https://www.otherworldtheatre.org

Performances take place through Nov 2, 2019:

  • Thursdays: 7:30pm
  • Fridays: 7:30pm
  • Saturdays: 7:30pm
  • Sundays: 2:30pm

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