No better way to get into the upcoming Halloween season than to plan some all night movie marathons of some classic movies, right? Well, there’s a couple of events coming up in the Chicago area over the next couple of months that everyone should not only know about, but make plans to attend at least some of them. Of course, it is not just because we are going to have a vendor table set there either! But honestly, these are the kind of events where crazy horror film fans can get together and celebrate some incredible films amongst their peers!
The first event is in a little over two weeks away, on Sept. 19th, at the Midway Drive-In, for their annual Dusk to Dawn Drive In Horror Fest. We’ve been to the Midway countess times and always have a blast there. For this event, they are screening a couple of features in tribute to Wes Craven, with screenings of A Nightmare on Elm Street and the original Hills Have Eyes. But they are also screening An American Werewolf in London and Motel Hell. Lots of fun to be had there. Of course, there will also be plenty of vintage trailers and classic drive-in advertisements, as well as yours truly set up outside the concession booth, along with our good friends at Lix. Tickets are only $12 for adults and $5 for kids 3-11. Head over to their website HERE for all the details, and we hope to see you there.
Then near the end of October, on the 24th, we return to the Music Box for this year’s Music Box of Horrors 2015! And this year should be pretty interesting now that they have the lounge open, which is going to have plenty of room for vendors and for people to move around during the marathon. No more cramped lobby! Really looking forward to this one. They only announced a few titles so far, but we all know they will have plenty more coming out over the next few weeks. But right now, they have announced The Serpent and the Rainbow (nice Wes Craven tribute), Child’s Play 2, and Dario Argento’s Deep Red, which they is the Hatchet Murders cut, which is considerably shorter, with some of the gore and violence cut out. While we all would prefer the uncut version, I do have to give them credit for being up front with it. I’ve been to other screenings where the promoters tend to not mention that the version they are screening is the cut version. They also haven’t announced any guests yet, but once they do, we’ll make sure we forward that info here as well. Tickets are only $25 now until the end of September, then they will go up to $30. For all the information on this show, just click HERE.