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!

<cite>Squirm</cite>

Squirm

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

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!

<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

<cite>Phantasm</cite>

Phantasm

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!

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

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