Music Box of Horrors
Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 October 2012
The 24-hour marathon of horror returns this October with new thrills and chills! With special guests Sybil Danning and Jeff Lieberman scheduled to appear!
The Music Box Theatre is a beautiful and historic cinema on Chicago’s Northside known for being Chicago’s year round film festival, a haven for fans of foreign, independent and art house film… most of the time. For one 24-hour period in October however, the Music Box welcomes fearless moviegoers (or inmates as we like to call them) as it is transformed into the…
Music Box of Horrors
- Special guests Sybil Danning and Jeff Lieberman scheduled to appear!
- More vendors (Does your business want a booth? Please email email@example.com.)
- More events (The night before includes special screenings of Nosferatu and Chained Head, plus more to be announced!)
- More food options! Remember the food truck last year? Well, this year they’re bringing friends.
- And finally… NEW SEATS! Have you been to the Music Box Theatre this year? Have you sat in the reupholstered seats? They are still the historic beauties, but with 2012 comfort. No, there are no cup holders, but you wouldn’t have found cup holders when the place was built in 1929 anyway.
So, why are you waiting? You know you’re going to go this year. Buy your ticket now and save! If you buy early you’ll save $10 over the day of purchase price. You’ll guarantee that your butt can be in a seat at the Music Box of Horrors 2012!
Our Benefit: Vital Bridges
As in years past, we will once again be working with Vital Bridges as a benefit to help raise much needed donations. Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care – at the forefront of helping men, women and children impacted by HIV and AIDS build healthier lives for over twenty years.
(All films and guests are subject to change.)
Saturday, October 13th
- 12:00pm: The Golem
- 1:45pm: Mark of the Vampire
- 3:00pm: The Invisible Man
- 4:30pm: Dr Terror’s House of Horrors
- 6:30pm: Squirm
- 8:20pm: Satan’s Little Helper
- 10:30pm: Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf
Sunday, October 14th
- 12:15am: The Beyond
- 2:30am: Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal
- 4:15am: Phantasm
- 6:00am: The Deadly Spawn
- 7:30am: Blood Diner
- 9:15am: The Burning
- 11:00am: Evil Dead 2
- $30 from 8/15 – 9/15 only 350 available at this price!
- $35 from 9/16 – 10/12 only 220 available at this price!
- $40 day of show * only 80 available at this price! Available at the door for day of sales only!
Sat 13 Oct, 12:00pm
The Golem (1920)
directed by Carl Boese, Paul Wegener starring Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, and Ernst Deutsch
A rabbi in 16th-century Prague creates a creature from clay, called The Golem, to protect the Jewish residents of Prague from persecution. A German Expressionist masterpiece that influenced the look of horror films like Frankenstein (just watch the Golem playing with children!), this silent film will be accompanied by Music Box organist Dennis Scott!
Sat 13 Oct, 1:45pm
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
directed by Tod Browning starring Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, and Bela Lugosi
Basically an excuse for Tod Browning and Bela Lugosi to revisit Dracula for a completely different studio, this film has all of the goofy cobwebs, bats on strings, and people looking TOTALLY SCARED that we really love in early horror movies! It’s a throw-away plot involving some murdered nobleman and a legend about a vampire, but boy do we love watching Bela Lugosi turn into a bat!
Sat 13 Oct, 3:00pm
The Invisible Man (1933)
directed by James Whale starring Claude Rains
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. This movie goes from laff-riot jokes to “holy shit did he just strangle that police officer??” violence in .0002 seconds and good lord does that make this film amazing!
Sat 13 Oct, 4:30pm
Dr Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
directed by Freddy Francis starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland
An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand. All because five strangers on a train let Peter Cushing do a tarot card reading! Long available only as a shitty pan-and-scan version, this staple of late-night British television is getting a rare Techniscope screening, in an original Technicolor print!
Sat 13 Oct, 6:30pm
directed by Jeff Lieberman starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy and R.A. Dow
City-slicker Mick comes down to Georgia to visit his college girlfriend, but wouldn’t ya know it, an electrical storm causes a tidal wave of killer earthworms to rise to the surface, where they begin eating the local townspeople! Inventively photographed with gut-wrenching close-ups of the creepy crawlies, this is one of the all-time greatest animal attack films! With director Jeff Lieberman in attendance!
Sat 13 Oct, 8:20pm
Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
directed by Jeff Lieberman starring Alexander Brickel, Katheryn Winnick, and Stephen Graham
It’s Halloween, everyone’s in costume, and a naïve young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer in Jeff Lieberman’s latest film. This right here is the first Chicago screening of the film! With director Jeff Lieberman in person!
Sat 13 Oct, 10:30pm
Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1985)
directed by Philippe Mora starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe and Sybil Danning
The world is full of werewolves and they are trying to take control! Literally nothing can prepare you for the orgiastic onslaught of this movie! A group of werewolf hunters go on a mission to kill Stirba, Queen of the Werewolves. Featuring a werewolf three-way and a climatic magic lightning-bolt showdown between Christopher Lee and Sybil Danning!! With Queen of the Werewolves Sybil Danning in person!
Sun 14 Oct, 12:15am
The Beyond (1981)
directed by Lucio Fulci starring Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck and Cinzia Monreale
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, after a series of supernatural ‘accidents’, she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. Featuring Lucio Fulci’s trademark over-the-top cinematography, just remember: don’t go into the basement!
Sun 14 Oct, 2:30am
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)
directed by Boris Rodriguez starring Thure Lindhardt, Dylan Smith and Georgina Reilly in English
A struggling artist is in need of inspiration. While decamping in the middle of nowhere, he’s found it in a new friend, Eddie…a sleepwalking cannibal.
Eddie pushes the boundaries of the horror-comedy genre, weaving together a story that blends twisted friendship, love and, of course, the gory reality of sleepwalking cannibalism. Eddie is fun, fresh, entertaining and seriously warped, the way a sleepwalking-cannibal movie should be.
Sun 14 Oct, 4:15am
directed by Don Coscarelli starring A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister
Mike, a young teenage boy, and his brother, face off against a grave robber known as Tall Man, who is reanimating dead bodies as slaves. If you’re looking for a film with some balls….IT’S FOUND YOU!
Sun 14 Oct, 6:00am
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
directed by Douglas McKeown starring Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco and Richard Lee Porter
A meteorite crashes on Earth, with aliens hitching a ride. After devouring some campers, they head to the nearest town to devour more humans…but not before four teenagers try to stop them! This home-made horror film has some of the best, most inventive latex puppetry around! Hope you’re still awake for it!
Sun 14 Oct, 7:30am
Blood Diner (1987)
directed by Jackie Kong starring Rick Burks, Carl Crew and Roger Dauer
Two cannibalistic brothers kill people and animals to make their flesh part of their new special dish at their vegetarian restaurant while also seeking blood sacrifices and trying to sew together women’s body parts so they can resurrect the five-million-year-old goddess Shitaar with their dead uncle’s brain inside. A very loose remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast, the film also features some wrestling and at least three musical numbers.
Sun 14 Oct, 9:15am
The Burning (1981)
directed by Tony Maylam starring Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres and Brian Backer
A campground caretaker is horribly scarred by some teenagers’ prank gone wrong. He goes crazy, turns into Cropsy, and uses the campground to kill campers in brutal fashion with some gardening shears. Written by the Wienstein brothers, with a killer Rick Wakeman analog synth soundtrack, and starring a young, not-bald Jason Alexander and Holly Hunter? Oh and did we mention gore FX by Tom Savini?? We’re screening the uncut version of the film!
Sun 14 Oct, 11:00am
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
directed by Sam Raimi starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry and Dan Hicks
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while demons continue their attack. Has it really been 25 years since this puppy came out?? Bruce Campbell hasn’t aged a bit! Say it with us: Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn!