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Win 2 Passes to See a Special Advance Screening of US!

  • Posted : February 22nd, 2019
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Dark Chicago has received a set of Admit 2 Passes to give away to a special advance screening of US at 7:30 pm on March 19th.

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

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut,Get Out, Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.

Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.

After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home to discover the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway. Us pits an ordinary American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

US opens nationwide on March 19th, 2019. #Us #UsMovie #WatchYourself

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Seances of the Victorian Era Unveiled, March 15th

  • Posted : February 20th, 2019
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Seances of the Victorian Era Unveiled

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM CDT

The Charnel House, 3421 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Atlas Obscura Society Chicago presents a one-of-a-kind reenactment of an authentic Victorian-era seance in celebration of the birth of one of the world’s great acts- Harry Houdini.

Harry Houdini’s birthday approaches on March 24th. His legend lives on for his escape acts, but Houdini was also one of the most famous “ghostbuster” of the roaring 20s. Attending seances in disguise, he debunked fraudulent mediums quicker than some of the smartest scientists and academics. In preparation for his birthday, we’re crashing our own seance as we reveal some of Houdini’s tricks for catching frauds.

This original stage show is put on by Thom Britton of FreakShow & Tell (and costar of our Sideshow and Sleight of Hand series) and Jonathan Pritchard. Using original practices, this performance will take us through the history of the seance, tell stories of the participants and demonstrate the exact techniques used by psychics and mediums who claimed to contact the dead.

It is important to note that The Seance is not an “actual” seance, nor is it a cheesy ghost tour. This seance is a demonstrative performance of historical techniques and tell stories based on the real history of seance shows from the early 1900s. But that doesn’t mean you won’t leave feeling spooked…

This performance will take place in the Charnel House, a former funeral parlor turned theatre space. The gothic interior woodwork of the chapel dates back to 1928 and still features a few relics from its funerary past.


Ages 21+ only.
Doors open at 7:30 pm; show begins at 8 pm
A cash bar will be open in the lobby with drinks available for purchase.
ADA: This venue may not be accessible for all guests. Please contact kirby.barth@atlasobscura.com for additional accessibility information/questions.

Email Kirby Barth at kirby.barth@atlasobscura.com.

Stay connected! Subscribe to the Atlas Obscura Society Chicago newsletter (www.atlasobscura.com/newsletters) and join our Atlas Obscura Society Chicago Facebook Group for a first glimpse at upcoming events.

Advance ticket sales only. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2167974343260657/

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Win 2 Passes to See HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U!

  • Posted : January 25th, 2019
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Dark Chicago has received a set of Admit 2 Passes to give away to a special advance screening of HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U at 7:00 pm on February 11th. To claim yours, send an email to darkchicago@gmail.com with the subject header “HAPPY DEATH DAY 2 ME” – the first 50 people will get a link to a printable ticket good for 2 people at the screening.

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

Jessica Rothe leads the returning cast of Happy Death Day 2U, the follow-up to Blumhouse’s (Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 smash hit of riveting, repeating twists and comic turns. This time, our hero Tree (Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Happy Death Day 2U opens nationwide on February 13th, 2019. #HDD2U

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Sam Raimi Will Be at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con, August 2-4, 2019

  • Posted : January 23rd, 2019
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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con and Dangerous Entertainment are proud to announce that legendary director Sam Raimi will be a very special guest at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con held August 2-4, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Sam Raimi is the groundbreaking and innovative director of the Evil Dead trilogy (“THE EVIL DEAD”, “EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN”, and “ARMY OF DARKNESS”), the original Spider-Man trilogy (“SPIDER-MAN” (2002), “SPIDER-MAN 2” (2004) and “SPIDER-MAN 3” (2007)), and many more classics including “DRAG ME TO HELL”, “A SIMPLE PLAN”, and “OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL”. In 2015 Sam Raimi also co-created and directed the pilot of the Starz series “ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”. As a producer, Mr. Raimi’s credits include the films “30 DAYS OF NIGHT”, “DON’T BREATHE”, “THE GRUDGE”, and the TV series “XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS” and “HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS”.

Sam Raimi will be appearing at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con Sat.-Sun. August 3-4, 2019 and will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and participating in a must-attend Q & A. Mr. Raimi will be joining Bruce Campbell (“Ash” from the “EVIL DEAD” trilogy), Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”), Ted Raimi (“EVIL DEAD 2”, “ARMY OF DARKNESS”, “ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”), a “CANDY MAN” reunion featuring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, and many more celebrity guests to be announced. For Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con ticket sale information visit www.flashbackweekend.com.

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Evil Dead: The Musical Returns to Chicago in January!

  • Posted : December 15th, 2018
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It just wouldn’t stay dead. Black Button Eyes Productions brings this loving and cheerfully profane musical parody of Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead films back to the city for its Chicago Storefront Premiere. When a group of fresh-faced college kids go to a cabin in the woods for spring break, it’s only a matter of time before spells are spoken and demonic possession begins. Take in the horror and hilarity in the gritty storefront setting where this show belongs!

January 11-February 16, 2019 At The Broadway at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway Ave, Chicago

Performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, plus one industry/off-night performance on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 pm.

Official Opening Night: Friday, January 18 at 7:30 pm

Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 10 minute intermission

For details and tickets, visit https://www.blackbuttoneyes.com/evil-dead!

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