Pet Sematary: Bloodlines Invades Chicago This Weekend (Oct. 21/22, 2023)

  • Posted : October 20th, 2023
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The Paramount+ film brings Ludlow, Maine, to Chicago this weekend and kicks off spooky season with a PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES haunting procession to take place at the Arts in the Dark Parade (Saturday, October 21) and at the Chicago Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders game (Sunday, October 22).

Based on the terrifying and never before told chapter from Stephen King’s chilling novel Pet Sematary, PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES stars Jackson White, Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Henry Thomas, Natalie Alyn Lind and Isabella Star LaBlanc, Samantha Mathis with Pam Grier and David Duchovny.

In 1969 a young Jud Crandall and his childhood friends band together to confront an ancient evil that has gripped their hometown. PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES is a spine-tingling prequel exploring the never before told origins of how death became different in the small town of Ludlow.


  • Haunting Procession at the Arts in the Dark Parade (Saturday) and Chicago
  • Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders game (Sunday)

WHERE:  Arts in the Dark Parade 

  • State Street from Lake to Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60605
    PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES Haunting Procession taking place on State Street and surrounding Areas
  • Chicago Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders
    Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
    PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES Haunting Procession taking place at Soldier Field and surrounding areas


  • Saturday, October 21st
    Arts in the Dark Parade from 4:00-6:00PM on State
    Street parade route between Lake and Van Buren. Will proceed to surrounding areas when the parade begins at 6:00PM through 8:30PM.
  • Sunday, October 22nd
    Chicago Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders at Soldier Field from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Will proceed to surrounding areas when the game begins at 12:00PM.


  • To celebrate the release of PET SEMATARY BLOODLINES, now available to watch exclusively on Paramount+.
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Chicago’s Own David Dastmalchian TONIGHT at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 15)

  • Posted : October 15th, 2023
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Late Night with the Devil

Jack Delroy, a fictional ’70s talk show host played by rising horror star (and Chicago native) David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Oppenheimer), is in trouble. Jack and his show Night Owls were once the biggest names in late night. But now, with his personal life marred by tragedy and his ratings in free fall, he’s struggling to keep up. So Jack and his producers cook up a controversial plan for their 1977 Halloween special: A live possession, as performed by parapsychologist Dr. June Ross-Mitchell (Laura Gordon) and 13-year-old Lilly (Ingrid Torelli), the sole survivor of a Satanic mass suicide. What could possibly go wrong?

Told in a found-footage style that purports to cobble together rediscovered master tapes with dailies from a French documentary crew, Late Night with the Devil harnesses the anything-goes excitement of live television and combines it with the sinister aura of ’70s exorcism movies to unleash a demon into the airwaves.

David Dastmalchian will be in attendance to introduce the film!

9:15 pm at the Music Box Theatre – details and tickets at !

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Chicago Vampire Ball October 13th at the Tip Top Tap

  • Posted : October 12th, 2023
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For one night only, all of the Chicago Vampires gather to select their Queen Vampire and revel together with dance, drink and more at the Tip Top Tap!

Resurrecting an American tradition, BimBamBoom is hosting the infamous Chicago Vampire Ball! A wild evening of live entertainment for and by the Chicagoland Kindred. Culminating with the coronation of Chicago’s Newest Queen Vampire! Long may she reign!

Patrons enjoy…

  • Retro vampire films playing on the big screen!
  • Retro Horror Movie Trailers playing all night long!
  • Live burlesque entertainment by the bloodthirsty BimBamBoom bloodsuckers!
  • And other surprises!

General Admission ticket includes admission to the event and one vote for Queen. Additional votes may be purchased at the bar!
Vampire attire is required. Fangs will be checked. All topless patrons must wear pasties or otherwise cover nipples. No weapons of any kind permitted onsite (even as costume accessories). Improperly attired attendees will be refused entry without a refund!

  • 8:00 PM – Doors Open.
  • 9:00 PM – Vampire Queen Pageant Begins
  • 9:30 PM – Costume Contest
  • 10:00 PM – Queen is Crowned / Live DJ set begins.
  • 1:00 AM – Last Call at the Bar.
  • 1:30AM – Event ends.

Visit for more details!

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Super-Horror-Rama Oct. 13-15 at Facets!

  • Posted : October 12th, 2023
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LOCATION: Facets, 1517 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

This October, don’t miss the horror event of the year as Barry Kaufman of House of Monsters and John McDevitt of FACETS present SUPER-HORROR-RAMA!, three days of must-see horror obscurities!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13: STRIKE FEAR! Stand in solidarity with striking SAG-AFTRA union members at this Double Feature of riotous low-budget horror-comedies about screenwriters! SCREAMPLAY (1984) exposes the cutthroat underbelly of Hollywood in a black-and-white dreamscape evoking German expressionism and film noir, and underseen anthology TERROR EYES (1989) sees a lowly office worker nudged by the devil to write her first screenplay, reminiscent of EC Comics and The Twilight Zone. THIS OPENING NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE IS OFFERED AT A SPECIAL PRICE OF $12, AND 20% OF ALL NET TICKET PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO THE SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATION.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14: WEIRD SISTERS! Believe in the power of magic as we conjure authentic depictions of witchcraft in a Triple Feature of spellbinding brews. THE CITY OF THE DEAD (1960), aka Horror Hotel, will chill you to the bone in its harrowing journey through a fog-shrouded village ruled by witches. THE WITCHES MOUNTAIN (1972) is a cursed production never released in its native country due to involvement of practicing witches. BURN, WITCH, BURN (1962), aka Night of the Eagle, is a stark account of dueling witches distinguished by faithful depictions of black magic rituals. THE EVENING WILL INCLUDE A CONVERSATION WITH EVELYN SPEAR, SPECIALIST IN THE OCCULT!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15: 3 DON’TS TO DO! Kick over the warning placards and cross the line for a Triple Feature of “video nasties” the authorities didn’t want you to see! Go on a short-shorts camping trip and meet a bloodthirsty berserker in DON’T GO IN THE WOODS (1981)—happy entrails to you! Solve the mystery of the walking dead and embrace your doom in DON’T OPEN THE WINDOW (1974), aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie and Living Dead at Manchester Morgue! Knock on the door and a flamethrowing maniac will answer in DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE (1979)! ALL THREE SCREENINGS WILL OPEN WITH BRAND NEW ANIMATED AD GALLERIES CREATED BY BILL VAN RYN OF DRIVE-IN ASYLUM!

HORROR POP-UP MARKET: Shop till you drop dead at our Horror Pop-Up Market on Saturday (4pm-10pm) and Sunday (4pm-10pm)! 13 unique vendors each day to keep you creeping back for more! Vendors include House of Movie Monsters, Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records, The Horror House, Deadly Prey Gallery, Graveface Records & Curiosities, The Shadowboxery, Witch Haus Alchemy, Grue Gallery, Spooky Scents, Pungent Basement Art, House of Wolfman, Horror 101 with Dr. AC, Quilting Creep, Super Edco, Art Fngrz, M00dyDreamer, Frankhouse Designs, vvitchroom, Tony Cooney, Kristen Miciotta, Johnny Misfit, M. Lorin, and more!

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Get Lit! With Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records and CINEMA OF SCREAMS, Tonight (10/10/23)!

  • Posted : October 10th, 2023
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From Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records: We’re partnering with the American Writers Museum on their upcoming Get Lit: The Cinema of Screams! Join us on October 10th as we celebrate the spooky world of horror movies! The night will feature ghostly crafts, a “Can You Survive a Horror Movie” challenge, access to the AWM’s exhibits, and more! Tickets include access to our Costume Contest, plus, enjoy beer, wine, and the night’s specialty cocktail, The Zombie. Prepare for a night of suspense, thrills, and eerie excitement at this after-hours museum party. Will you make it out alive?

Get $10 off your tickets with code BUCKET10. Get your tickets now at

Hope to see you there!

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