Music Box of Horrors 2012

Saturday, October 13th – Sunday, October 14th, 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!

<cite>Mark of the Vampire</cite>

Mark of the Vampire

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!

<cite>The Invisible Man</cite>

The Invisible Man

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!

<cite>Dr Terror’s House of Horrors</cite>

Dr Terror’s House of Horrors

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!



directed by Jeff Lieberman starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy and R.A. Dow

This was the night of the CRAWLING TERROR!

<cite>Satan’s Little Helper</cite>

Satan’s Little Helper

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!

<cite>Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf</cite>

Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf

directed by Philippe Mora starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe and Sybil Danning

The rocking, shocking, new wave of horror!

<cite>The Beyond</cite>

The Beyond [35mm]

directed by Lucio Fulci starring Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck and Cinzia Monreale

A remote and cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to Hell, becomes a yawning malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, chunkblowing chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies. The Beyond is a towering achievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror!

<cite>Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal</cite>

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

directed by Boris Rodriguez in English starring Thure Lindhardt, Dylan Smith and Georgina Reilly

Part muse. Part sleepwalking cannibal.

“Beneath the surface outrageousness lies a surprisingly, satisfyingly dark little fable about the essentially cannibalistic nature of artistic inspiration.” —Mike D'Angelo, AV Club



directed by Don Coscarelli starring A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister

Where the dead are no longer that way…

<cite>The Deadly Spawn</cite>

The Deadly Spawn

directed by Douglas McKeown starring Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco and Richard Lee Porter

They’re here and they’re hungry.

<cite>Blood Diner</cite>

Blood Diner

directed by Jackie Kong starring Rick Burks, Carl Crew and Roger Dauer

First they greet you, then they eat you.

<cite>The Burning</cite>

The Burning

directed by Tony Maylam starring Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres and Brian Backer

“A brutal horrific act made him kill and kill and kill”

<cite>Evil Dead 2</cite>

Evil Dead 2

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!


  • $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!

Music Box of Horrors tickets now on sale!

by Dave Jennings, Wed 15 Aug 2012, 12:22pm

Tickets are now on sale for the 24 Hour Horror Marathon known as the Music Box of Horrors this October 13th at noon through October 14th at noon


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
  • 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.)

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