Cinepocalypse 2018 Announce First Feature!

Cinepocalypse 2018

Chicago’s own Music Box Theatre had already announced the return of Cinepocalypse, taking place from June 21st to June 28th, featuring over 50 features being screened! They have announced that Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill have been slated to be the Co-Presidents of the 2018 Cinepocalypse Feature Film Jury!

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Killer Klowns 30th Year Anniversary Celebration!

Killer Klowns in Concert

Everyone may not love clowns, but everyone LOVES Killer Klowns from Outer Space, right? Well fans of this cult classic that live in the Los Angeles area are in for a big treat this May because the creators of this crazy feature are having a 30th Anniversary celebration of the film, that is going to feature circus performers, magicians, contortionist, balloon artists, fortune tellers, and all sorts of fun things, not to mention a screening of the picture with a live score!

The craziness begins at 6pm with all the above stuff. Then at 7pm, there is a Q&A with Stephen Chiodo (writer/director), Charles Chiodo (writer/art director), and Edward Chiodo (writer/producer), actors Grant Cramer & Suzanne Snyder, and members of the band The Dickies, and composer John Massari, all moderated by Jim Branscome of Cinematic Void.

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Monster Bash Movie Marathon

Godzilla Monster Bash Marathon

While we’ve been going to the Monster Bash Conference for the last few years (and loving every minute we’re there, I might add), they are now holding a 2-day movie marathon that is tempting me to make the drive out. Yeah, it might be a 8 hour drive just to see some movies, but it really is much more than that. Last year, they played the whole Universal Frankenstein series. But this year, they are going with something much BIGGER!

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A Celebration of Slashers

Celebration of Slashers

Next month, in their annual DePaul Pop Culture Conference, this year’s theme is A Celebration of Slashers, which will be taking place on April 28th, from 9am to 6pm, at the DePaul University Loop Campus, Daley Building (247 S. State Street, Chicago, IL). These events are to “host thoughtful discussions from fans, scholars, and media makers about popular culture and cult media. Each year’s event is themed for an important Pop Culture anniversary.”

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King Kong Celebrates 85 Years!

King KongThe granddaddy of all monster movies, the one and only original King Kong (1933), celebrates its 85 year anniversary this year. To help commemorate this event, the Park Ridge Library and the Pickwick Theatre are doing something special. At the library, they have a huge display of different items from or pertaining to this classic movie. These items are from the estate of director Ernest Schoedsack and his screenwriter wife, Ruth Rose. This collection is on public display for the first time.

Then on Thursday, March 15th, the Pickwick Theatre will be screening the original 1933 feature, once at 2pm and then again at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $6 for the matinee screening to $10 for the evening one. Advance tickets can be purchased for a little bit less.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see this film in a theater, on a huge screen like it was originally intended, I can’t say enough what you’ve been missing. It really is amazing to see it like this. So make plans to stop by the Park Ridge Library, see the exhibit, then head over to the Pickwick for the screening. You won’t regret it. For more information, just click HERE.

King Kong Display

Rollin Screens at Music Box

fascination

The Music Box Theatre in Chicago just announced it’s next bunch of titles for their weekend midnight screenings and there were a few that caught my attention. They will be screening 3 different films from French director Jean Rollin! Now, I admit that I’m not a huge fan of all of his movies, he has made some that I do think are amazing. One of those films, Fascination (1979), is one of the three being screened, on March 30th & 31st! The other two films are Lips of Blood (1975), showing Mar. 2nd & 3rd, and The Iron Rose, showing Mar. 9th & 10th.

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