Okay Chicago Horror fans… mark your calendar! June 4th through the 7th will be this year’s Cinepocalypse at the one and only Music Box Theatre! This was just announced yesterday, so there isn’t a lot of information yet, but now is the time to make sure you have that time free because I’m pretty sure they are going to have another amazing lineup for this year’s event.
I’ve been trying hit this film festival every year but something has always come up to stop me from making it more than a couple of nights, so I’m really hopefully that I can make it this year! Fingers crossed. You can check out the website HERE for more info, but we’ll be posting updates here as well. We’ve been going to the Music Box for close to 30 years and I was so thrilled with they started their own film fest. So Chicago area horror fans… let’s show our support!
Cinepocalypse, the genre film festival taking place at Chicago’s own Music Box Theater has unleashed it’s lineup of films and special guests for this year’s event. Starting on Thursday, June 13th, and running thru June 20th, the festival will have 8 days of features, shorts, events and guests, including 8 world premieres.
Some of the highlights right off the bat would be the world premiere of Verotika, Glenn Danzig’s directorial debut, which is opening the festival, with Danzig in attendance! Director Joel Schumacher will also be in attendance for screenings of Falling Down (1993) and Flatliners (1990), and will be there for Q&As after the screenings. Actor Michael Ironside will be there to receive Cinepocalypse’s annual achievement award, who has contributed to so many genre pics over the years. He will accept this award after a 70mm screening of Total Recall (1990).
You can get the entire list of films and when they are playing by heading over to the Music Box website HERE.
The Music Box Theatre in Chicago has already announced the dates for next year’s Cinepocalypse, which was recently named a top genre festival by MovieMaker Magazine. They had over 50 films playing at this year’s festival, with 9 world premieres, not to mention all the special guests that attended the event. While they haven’t announced any features just yet, with the path they’ve been on the last two years, 2019 should be just as epic. It will take place June 13th-20th. Mark your calendar.
Speaking of epic, if you purchase your tickets before January 1st, you can get an All Access Pass for only $100. If you break that down to another 50 features, that’s only $2 a movie. How can you beat that?!?! But you only have a few more weeks, so don’t delay. After the first of the year, they go up to $150 a ticket, so get them now! Or better yet, put it on your Christmas list, or maybe purchase a pass for that fellow horror film fiend. Sure would make an awesome holiday gift!
For all the information about the event, just click HERE.
I was so excited when first heard that the Music Box Theatre was going to move up their Cinepocalypse Film Festival to early in the year. Last year’s was in November and it made it tough for me to make most of the films. But as it turns out, I’ll be out of town at the Monster Bash convention that week, so I will be missing what looks to be another amazing lineup of features.
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!
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.
Last November, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago held the first Cinepocalypse Film Fest and it was a smashing success. So much so, that they have already announced the dates for this year’s festival. And even better, we don’t have to wait until November!
Mark your calendars because this year’s festival will take place from June 21st through June 28th, bringing another round of amazing horror films from around the world. Last November, we were there catch a rare screening on an Italian 35mm print of Dario Argento’s Suspiria with star Jessica Harper in attendance! We also got to see Housewifem the newest film from director Can Evrenol, which just blew me away.
So start making your plans to attend this year’s Cinepocalypse for another week of international horror!