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>The Beyond</cite>

Sun 14 Oct, 2012, 12:15am

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>Blood Diner</cite>

Sun 14 Oct, 2012, 7:30am

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>

Sun 14 Oct, 2012, 9:15am

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>The Deadly Spawn</cite>

Sun 14 Oct, 2012, 6:00am

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>Dr Terror’s House of Horrors</cite>

Sat 13 Oct, 2012, 4:30pm

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>Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal</cite>

Sun 14 Oct, 2012, 2:30am

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>Evil Dead 2</cite>

Sun 14 Oct, 2012, 11:00am

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!

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

Sat 13 Oct, 2012, 10:30pm

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 Invisible Man</cite>

Sat 13 Oct, 2012, 3:00pm

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>Mark of the Vampire</cite>

Sat 13 Oct, 2012, 1:45pm

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!


Sun 14 Oct, 2012, 4:15am


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

Where the dead are no longer that way…

<cite>Satan’s Little Helper</cite>

Sat 13 Oct, 2012, 8:20pm

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!


Sat 13 Oct, 2012, 6:30pm


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

This was the night of the CRAWLING TERROR!

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