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Music Box of Horrors: Oct 11th-Oct12th!
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Hey Horror Fans,

We’re less than two weeks away from the 2014 Music Box of Horrors, 24 hours of terror, film and fun! Today is your LAST CHANCE to get tickets for the low price of $25 (Starting Oct 1st, tickets will be $30).

This year’s lineup includes director John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) presenting his 1991 sci-fi horror film THE BORROWER! Never available on DVD or Blu-Ray, and with all known 35mm prints lost to the sands of time, we will be screening McNaughton’s personal Laserdisc of the film.

We’ll also be showing a new 35mm print of THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE, a sneak peek at DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD, a 15th anniversary screening of the controversial Japanese AUDITION, and much much more!

Special guests EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE will provide special shorts between films to keep the weird going, and, direct from Fantasticfest and Mondo Con in Austin TX, we’ll be displaying a brand new exhibit of original VHS art canvases from Gorgon Video!

We’ve also got a few more surprise titles up our sleeves, so keep an eye on the schedule to see new films as they are announced!

Tuesday, September 30th – Monday, October 6th, 2014


Music Box of Horrors 2014

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 October 2014


Purchase advance tickets online

The 2014 Music Box of Horrors celebrates 10 years of marathons at the Music Box Theatre! This year will feature the finest in digital and 35mm film projection (In fact the only marathon in town with 35mm capabilities and DIgital Cinema capabilities) food trucks, vendors, and horror films.


There are lots more details, guests, films, and live performance aspects that will be announced soon. Grab your discounted tickets now before the price goes up!

The Music Box of Horrors 2014 lineup includes new 35mm of The Phantom Carriage, sneak peek at Dead Snow 2, 15th anniversary of Audition, & John McNaughton! Also Nightmare (aka Nightmares in a Damaged Brain) and Oliver Reed in the Hammer Horror The Curse of the Werewolf.

  • The Music Box of Horrors is celebrating ten years of movie marathons at the Music Box Theatre. This year will be an amazing weekend full of terror, popcorn, film and fun! Keep your eyes peeled for more details as they become available.
  • No other 24 hour movie marathon in Chicago can screen Digital Cinema quality or 35mm film. Come to the Music Box Theatre to see these films the way they were meant to be screened: in an auditorium of other horror lovers, on the big screen, and in the best projection formats available!
  • Direct from Fantasticfest and Mondo Con in Austin TX see a brand new exhibit of original VHS art canvases from Gorgon Video!

The Borrower

A film by John McNaughton starring Rae Dawn Chong, Don Gordon


Director John McNaughton in attendance.

An alien serial killer is sent to Earth to devolve into a human being as a form of punishment. There’s just one problem, his head keeps exploding and he needs to borrow another one.

Special Laserdisc presentation!


Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead

A film by Tommy Wirkola starring Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer


“Bigger, brasher, bloodier, and with more bowels, ??Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead?? is a blast.”
Film Threat

“Cheery, silly, splattery, and respectful of its elders...”
Entertainment Weekly

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.


Fri, Oct 17 midnight
Sat, Oct 18 midnight


A film by Takashi Miike starring Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina


The first Stateside hit in the Extreme Asian wave is still a shocker! Don’t turn your back on this seemingly unassuming movie. 15th anniversary!


The Phantom Carriage

A film by Victor Sjöström starring Victor Sjöström


The last person to die on New Year’s Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death’s chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. Silent with organ accompaniment


The Curse of the Werewolf

A film by Terence Fisher starring Oliver Reed, Clifford Evans


Oliver Reed as a werewolf in this Hammer Horror!



A film by Tom Logan starring Roddy McDowall, Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss


Late at night, a group of med students decide to go LARPing in a locked school building, completely unaware that a crazed, drug-fuelled baboon is on the loose, and it is NOT a fan of medical researchers! Nothing can prepare you for how completely bonkers and dangerous this film feels…


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