Music Box Massacre 5

Friday 9 – Saturday 10 October 2009

24 hours of horror movie madness! Special guests Stuart Gordon, Art Hindle and more! Dealer tables in the lobby with amazing deals!

Can you survive the Massacre?! The Music Box Massacre has become one of the largest horror film festival events in the country. Be a part of our 24-hour horror movie marathon filled with horror classics both old and new. This year’s special guests include Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Art Hindle (The Brood & Black Christmas), Greg Hollimon (Strangers with Candy), and Tim Kazurinski (Shakes the Clown, Saturday Night Live). Films include Roger Corman’s Bucket of Blood, the Chicago theatrical premiere of Pontypool, and Stephen King’s Carrie and Maximum Overdrive.

Dealer tables in the lobby with amazing deals. One admission lets you come and go as you please. We encourage you to dress in a costume or bring your pajamas. See an audience filled with horror movie maniacs gone mad from too much excitement and terror.

(Films and guests subject to change.)


Saturday, October 10th, 2009

  • 11:59am: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 2:15pm: Isle of the Dead
  • 3:45pm: Bucket of Blood
  • 5:00pm: The Black Cat
  • 6:15pm: The Brood
  • 8:30pm: Re-Animator
  • 10:45pm: From Beyond

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

  • 12:30am: Pontypool
  • 2:05am: Dark Night of the Scarecrow
  • 4:20am: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • 6:10am: Blood Feast
  • 8:15am: Maximum Overdrive
  • 10:15am: Carrie


  • Sat 10 Oct 2009, 11:59am

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

directed by Wallace Worsley

In this a sumptuous dramatization of Victor Hugo’s classic novel Lon Chaney plays Quasimodo, the deaf bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral. Chaney is a marvel of makeup and nonverbal expression, shuffling through the streets of medieval Paris, communing with the cathedral gargoyles, and expressing a heart-rending love for a beautiful gypsy girl. (presented with recorded musical score)

  • Sat 10 Oct 2009, 2:15pm

Isle of the Dead (1945)

directed by Mark Robson

Set during the 1912 war on a Greek Island, the film focuses on six people staying on a remote island in order to escape the plague. Boris Karloff gives a typically strong performance as General Pherides, while Ellen Drew plays a Greek girl suspected of being a vampire. Constant winds and creepy sets illustrate each character’s anxiety as disease and suspicions build to a chilling climax.

  • Sat 10 Oct 2009, 3:45pm

Bucket of Blood (1959)

directed by Roger Corman

A busboy longs to be an artist and tries his hand at sculpting. When he accidentally kills a cat and covers it with clay, it becomes a celebrated work of art. Soon Walter has moved on to killing people and is the hit of the local art scene. Roger Corman’s little gem of black comedy has become a true cult classic.

  • Sat 10 Oct 2009, 5:00pm

The Black Cat (2007)

directed by Stuart Gordon

The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his wife Virginia’s black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories.

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  • Sat 10 Oct 2009, 6:15pm

The Brood (1979)

directed by David Cronenberg starring Oliver Reed

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist’s therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband’s investigation.

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  • Sat 10 Oct 2009, 8:30pm

Re-Animator (1985)

directed by Stuart Gordon starring Jeffrey Combs

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

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  • Sat 10 Oct 2009, 10:45pm

From Beyond (1996)

directed by Stuart Gordon starring Jeffrey Combs

Scientists create a resonator to stimulate the pineal gland (sixth sense), and open up a door to a parallel (and hostile) universe.

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  • Sun 11 Oct 2009, 12:30am

Pontypool (2009)

directed by Bruce McDonald starring Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts

Shock jock Grant Mazzy hosts a early morning show radio in the small town of Pontypool. One morning bizarre reports start piling in of people developing strange speech patterns and evoking horrendous acts of violence. But there’s nothing coming in on the news wires. So… is this really happening?

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  • Sun 11 Oct 2009, 2:05am

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

directed by Frank De Felitta

A mentally challenged man is unjustly accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot. Later, after it is revealed he saved the girl from a vicious dog attack, members of the search posse are killed by a mysterious scarecrow.

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  • Sun 11 Oct 2009, 4:20am

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

directed by Tobe Hooper starring Dennis Hopper

A radio host (Caroline Williams) is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall (Dennis Hopper) hunts them.

  • Sun 11 Oct 2009, 6:10am

Blood Feast (1963)

directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis

An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective try to track him down.

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  • Sun 11 Oct 2009, 8:15am

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

directed by Stephen King

A nightmare world of machines are taking over the Earth. At first the problems seem minor as gas pumps stop pumping fuel, video games flash and beep uncontrollably, and soda machines spit change and soda pop wildly. However, when the carnage begins, a small group of people make a last stand against a horde of massive 18-wheelers.

  • Sun 11 Oct 2009, 10:15am

Carrie (1976)

directed by Brian De Palma starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving in English

Three high school girls plot to avenge themselves on ostracized fellow student and budding telekinetic Carrie (Sissy Spacek) after they get in trouble for pelting her with tampons. When they get popular boy Tommy Ross (William Katz) to be her date for the prom, the stage is set for some heart-rending cruelty and fiery retribution.

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