One of Chicago's longest running horror movie marathons is back and we have two pairs of admit two tickets to giveaway. The show is going to be great. Linnea Quiggley will be on hand for a special screening of Return of the Living Dead (1985). But the big news for me is the presence of legendary horror/exploitation filmmaker Jack Hill and the special screening of his cult classic Spider Baby (1968)! If you've never seen Spider Baby there's really no preparing yourself. The film stars Lon Chaney Jr. as the caretaker of a bizarre and savage young family that includes Sid Haig in one of his earliest roles. Whether you find it disturbing, funny, or a metaphor for our current national identity, you will be wildly entertained. Make sure to get on youtube and learn the words to the theme song so you can sing-a-along.
In addition, a late-night pristine 35mm print of Hausu (1977) will be presented under the auspices of Chicago Cinema Society.
As usual there will also be a ton of other films and shorts, vintage trailers, a lobby full of vendors, a Zombie Make-Up Station, and a live charity auction for aids help organization Vital Bridges.
To win tix email me here with I WANNA GET MASSACRED in the subject line
DATE: October 20 at 12:00pm until October 21 at 12:00pm PLACE : Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.,Chicago, IL 60641, 773.736.4050
Doors open at 11am - Show starts at Noon.
11:30am - Trailer Trash (Vintage Trailers & Short Films) Noon - Un Chien Andalou (Silent with Live Organ!) 12:30pm - The Black Cat - (Karloff & Lugosi!) 1:45pm - The Curse of the Werewolf (Oliver Reed & Hammer Horrors!) 3:30pm - The Witchfinder General (Vincent Price!) 5:15pm - From The Drain (Cronenberg Rare Short!) 5:30pm - Spider Baby (dir. Jack Hill in person!) 7:45pm - Return of the Living Dead (Linnea Quigley in Person!) 10pm - Phantasm II (The Ball is Back!) 11:45 - The Captured Bird (Guillermo Del Toro Producer!) Mid. - A Nightmare On Elm St. 3: Dream Warriors (Freddy!) 1:45am Hausu (Japanese Insanity!) 3:15am - Nightmares (80's Anthology Awesomeness!) 5am. - Prince of Darkness (Carpenter Cult Film!) 6:45am Dead Snow (Modern Monster Mayhem!) 8:30am - Frenzy (Classic Hitchcock!) 10:30am - Halloween II (The Original!)
Trailers & Short Films Include:
The Captured Bird by Jovanka Vuckovic & Executive Producer Guillermo Del Toro Fertile Green (High on Fire Video) by Phil Mucci Lowcarbcomedy's Slash and Burn The Secret Cinema by Jason Coffman (7 mins.) Snuff by Andrew Klass (1 mins.) The Empty Chair by Tim Chapman (1 min. 30 secs.)