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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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Music Box of Horrors at the Music Box Theatre, October 19-20!

  • Posted : October 7th, 2019
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Visit https://musicboxtheatre.com/events/music-box-of-horrors-2019 for full details & tickets!

24 Hours of Movie Madness! | Saturday, October 19th 12pm to Sunday, October 20th 12pm | Sponsored by Creepy Co. | Exclusive Craft Beer from Half Acre Beer Co.

Once again, the chilling air of October signals the return of THE MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS, our annual 24-hour frightfest of the most terrifying, pulse-pounding movies you’ll ever see. Additional Films, Special Guests, and more to be announced!


General Admission – $30/$25 Music Box Members

Day of Show – $35/$30 Music Box Members


Film Schedule- Showtimes Approximated

12:00pm – THE MAN WHO LAUGHS – 1928 | 110 min. | Dir. Paul Leni | 35mm 

– Featuring a live musical score by Maxx McGathey

02:00pm – OFFICE KILLER – 1997 | 82 min. | Dir. Cindy Sherman | 35mm Print Courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

03:45pm – LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH – 1971 | 89 min. | Dir. John Hancock| 16mm

– Dir. John Hancock in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A


06:00pm – DEMONS 2 – 1986 | 88 min. | Dir. Lamberto Bava | 35mm

07:55pm – BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL – 1992 | 62 min. | Dir. Shinichi Fukazawa | Blu-Ray

09:15pm – DOG SOLDIERS – 2002 | 105 min. | Dir. Neil Marshall | 35mm

– Dir. Neil Marshall in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A

11:45pm – EVENT HORIZON – 1997 | 96 min. | Dir. Paul W.S. Anderson | 35mm

01:30am – RETRIBUTION – 1987 | 107 min. | Dir. Guy Magar | UCLA 35mm | Director’s Personal Print!

03:30am – ALLIGATOR – 1980 | 91 min. | Dir. Lewis Teague | 35mm

05:15am – TETSUO: THE IRON MAN – 1989 | 67 min. | Dir. Shin’ya Tsukamoto | DCP

06:45am – HALLOWEEN II – 1981 | 92 min. | Dir. Rick Rosenthal | 35mm

08:30am – THE FLY II – 1989 | 105 min. | Dir. Chris Walas | 35mm

10:30am – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – 1992 | 86 min. | Dir. Fran Rubel Kuzui | DCP

Between films, check out the excellent Vendors, Guests, & Food Trucks in the Music Box Lounge, including:


Creepy Co. / Bric-A-Brac Records / Pretty Spooky Handmade /  House of Movie Monsters / Graveface Records and Curiosities / Tattoos by Chloe Pinnock / Leaf Blower Massacre / Artist Chris Kuchta / Deadly Prey Gallery / Miss Lixx


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Blvd’s Month of Horror at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge!

  • Posted : September 30th, 2019
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Hollywood Blvd Cinema, Bar & Eatery – 1001 West, 75th St, Woodridge, IL 60517.

October 2 – 30, 2019

A month full of Zombie Nights, Costume Parties, Throwback Horror Movies and of course Horror Movie Trivia.

Horror Movie Throwbacks: Individual Movie tickets are $6, on sale now – just click the title! 

Full info & tickets: http://www.hollywoodblvdcinema.com/events/2019/10/02/special-events/horror-month/

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