Chicago’s first and foremost 24-hour marathon is back again this year for another fun-filled, terror-packed deluge of demented cinematic treasures! This year’s event will be taking place from noon on Saturday, Oct. 7th to the following noon on Sunday.
What do they have in store for you this time? Well, more details will be coming soon, and trust me, you won’t be disappointed. But so far, they have announced that they will be screening John Carpenter’s highly underrated, Lovecraftian tale, In the Mouth of Madness (1994), a rare screening from the only surviving 16mm print of Rusty Cundieff’s Tales from the Hood (1995), and one of the THE best Christmas horror movies ever filmed, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010).
If that’s not enough, here’s what the Music Box is saying about their upcoming marathon:
“Join us for this year’s incarnation of the Music Box of Horrors as we swiftly descend into madness through the exploits of zombified police run-ins and adolescent lycanthropy, dizzying dives into the wicked seductions of the occult, uber-degradation of the otherwise-sane mindscape, nunsploitation in a water-locked covenant, and oh-so much more.”
Hmmm….I think there just might be some clues in there for some of their upcoming titles and possible guests. Once they announce more titles, guests, and information about the event as far as ticket prices and such, we’ll pass them on here.
We will be vending there once again, with our usual array of horror reference books, and pillows, tote bags and other misc. goodies from our partners-in-crime, Horror Slave. We’ll be joining the other hundreds of demented film fans that come out each and every year to celebrate this genre and all it has to offer. It’s a real up-hill battle to make it through these marathons, but we are professionals, right?
Ticket prices are:
Through 9/5: $25 GA / $20 Music Box Members
9/6-10/6: $30 GA / $25 Music Box Members
10/7 (Day of): $35 GA / $30 Music Box Members
Hope to see you there. For more information, head over to the Music Box’s website by clicking HERE.