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SiNister: A Night of Sanguine Ritual

  • Posted : October 21st, 2019
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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 melancholy, and who want an immersive experience that will haunt your dreams.

Show up at 7pm for your “transfusion” cocktail hour with custom drink specials. And then the danse macabre begins. Your ghostly host with the most, Noah Grey will guide you through SiNister, and it’s sanguine story of dark ritual with performances by Kat Sass, Shimmy LaRoux, Jimmie Swagger, Eva La Feva and more.  Bring your fears, your fantasies and folly to an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

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Halloween Horror Film Fest at the Catlow Theater, Oct. 26

  • Posted : October 17th, 2019
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Halloween Horror Film Fest

Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Catlow Theater , 116 W. Main St. in Barrington, IL, noon ’til late! – All-Ages – Handicapped Accessible


  • Noon – HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (Vincent Price)
  • 1:30pm – SPIDER BABY (Sid Haig Tribute)
  • 3:20pm – THE METHOD (short film by Lomai)
  • 3:30pm – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (George Romero)
  • 5:30pm – GRAY MATTER (Barrington Premiere)
  • 6:15pm – DEAD & BURIED (dir. GARY SHERMAN in Person!)
  • 8:30pm – EVIL DEAD 2 (Sam Raimi)
  • 10:15pm – TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Tobe Hooper)
    Sponsored by Illuminated Brew Works
  • Midnight – DEMONS (Lamberto Bava)


  • Time Warp Collectibles
  • Reel Art
  • Pretty Spooky Handmade
  • Chris Kutchka Artist
  • Horror Host
  • House of Monsters
  • Horror Mansion

Tickets only $18, $24 at the door. Presale tickets here:

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Catlow Theater website:

PLUS: Vendors, Free Posters, Charity Auction & More! Pay Once, Come and Go As You Like!

Films, Guests, Times Subject To Change, No Returns, No Refunds.

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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:



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.

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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 – 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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