Special Guest Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead)
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60641
Doors open at 11am.
Show starts at Noon.
Current line-up of films (more soon):
THE BLACK CAT (Karloff & Lugosi!)
WITCHFINDER GENERAL (Vincent Price!)
FRENZY (Rare Hitchcock!)
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (with Linnea Quigley in Person!)
DEAD SNOW (Modern Monster Mayhem!)
HALLOWEEN II (Michael Myers is Back!)
NIGHTMARES (80's Anthology Awesomeness!)
PRINCE OF DARKNESS (Carpenter Craziness!)
PHANTASM II (The Ball is Back!)
More films & Guests TBA.
Tickets are $15 until August 24 Midnight.
$20 until Sept. 24
$24 until October 19
$25 at the door day of show.
Get tickets at Brown Paper Tickets - RSVP on Facebook.
Chicago Friends: THE MASSACRE 24-Hour Horror Film Fest returns in new location...Written by James Zahn
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For the better part of the past decade, horror fans in and around the Chicago area have been attending the annual 24-hour film festival known as THE MASSACRE each and every October. With the spooky Fall season close at hand (my favorite season of all), The Massacre will return once more, moving to a larger location - The Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641) on October 20th. Presented by Movieside, as always, The Massacre (Get tix | RSVP on Facebook) will boast round-the-clock feature films, vintage trailers, vendors, special guests, a costume contest, zombie make-up station, a charity auction for Vital Bridges, and more. Having attended several of these myself, I heartily recommend checking it out. Full details below...
James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.
He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.
Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.
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