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Hey Horror Fans, check out what’s coming up at the Music Box!
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Hey Horror Fans,

Fall is upon us, which means it’s nearly time for the Music Box of Horrors! Beginning at Noon on October 19th, we’re hosting a 24 hour frightfest is not for the faint of heart. We’ve got special guests (William Lustig from Maniac! David Schmoeller from Puppetmaster), special presentations, amazing merchandise, and an eclectic mix of horror films from across the ages. Recent additions to the ever-growing schedule include a new print of Mario Bava’s Twitch of the Death Nerve, one of the original Video Nasties (and the inspiration for FRIDAY THE 13TH!), and the overlooked supernatural possession film The Manitou!
Tickets are $30 if purchase until Sept 15th (Only 350 available at this price). From Sept 16 on, tickets are $35, and day-of tickets are $40. Don’t delay, buy your tickets today!

On October 25th, we open brand new restorations of two classic horror films. Horrifying and darkly comic, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby stars Mia Farrow as a mother-to-be who suspects other-worldly forces may be endangering her unborn baby. Screening in a new digital restoration, made for its 45th Anniversary.
The Wicker Man has been seen for decades in mutilated versions, but now we’re proud to present The Wicker Man – The Final Cut, a new restoration in time for the cult classic’s 40th anniversary! A devout Christian and dedicated cop visits a small island town in search of a missing girl. His investigation takes him deeper into the town and its customs, until he may be in over his head.

October wraps up with a Chicago tradition, Halloween screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This cult musical is a wild ride like no other, with Midnight Madness presenting a live shadowcast during the screening. So come do the Time Warp again at the Music Box, Chicago’s home of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Halloween shows sell out, so buy your tickets now.

Finally, take a look at our Midnight Movie schedule, which includes the original summer camp slasher Friday the 13th, David Lynch’s trippy Eraserhead, and much more!

Tuesday, September 10th – Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Rosemary’s Baby

A film by Roman Polanski starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon


Farrow plays a pregnant woman who fears that her husband may have made a pact with their eccentric neighbors, believing he may have promised them the child to be used as a human sacrifice in their occult rituals in exchange for success in his acting career.

“It is a creepy film and a crawly film, and a film filled with things that go bump in the night. It is very good.”
–Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life. A 45th Anniversary restored version of the classic film.


The Wicker Man - Final Cut

A film by Robin Hardy starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento


Brand new 2K restoration for the 40th Anniversary!
Starring Edward Woodward (Breaker Morant), horror film legend Christopher Lee, stalwart Hammer vampiress Ingrid Pitt, and Swedish blonde bombshell/Bond Girl Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun, Get Carter), The Wicker Man is regarded as a quintessential psychological thriller, with the search for its integral version one of cinema history’s great detective hunts.

The Wicker Man has been seen for decades in mutilated versions, but now we’re proud to present The Wicker Man – The Final Cut, a new restoration for the cult classic’s 40th anniversary!

After receiving an anonymous letter about a missing 12-year-old girl, devout Christian and dedicated cop Woodward travels by seaplane to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But the islanders welcome neither his badge nor religious devotion, for laird of the isle Lee and his devoted followers worship only the pagan gods of old – and those gods demand a sacrifice.

Woodward fears for the missing girl’s life and follows every possible lead to find her – despite the islanders’ interfering machinations – before she becomes a human sacrificial lamb.


Friday the 13th

A film by Sean S. Cunningham starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor


Twenty years after several mysterious deaths shut it down, Camp Crystal Lake reopens — but the place clearly hasn’t shaken its “death curse,” as a deranged killer terrorizes the teen counselors in this original version of the classic slasher flick. Gruesome makeup and effects by Tom Savini, a nubile cast (including a young Kevin Bacon) and an iconic villain make this horror film a genre-defining classic for the ages.



A film by David Lynch starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph


Auteur David Lynch sets this early effort in an industrial wasteland of a town, where young factory worker Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) dwells alongside grotesque characters and bizarre creatures — not the least of which is his own child. Henry’s girlfriend, Mary X (Charlotte Stewart), announces that she’s expecting, but the real surprise comes when she gives birth to a deformed, squalling aberration — and leaves the mutant in Henry’s care. Brand-new 35mm print!!


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