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All Systems are go for Sci-Fi Spectacular 6

on April 5, 2012 | Leave a comment

The mad scientists who stage the Terror in the Aisles and Music Box Massacre events in Chicago are back with Sci-Fi Spectacular 6, a fourteen-hour marathon of cult science-fiction and horror flicks that culminates in the Midwest premiere of the new horror anthology film The Theatre Bizarre. Besides the mind-blowing, bladder-punishing lineup of man-eating plants, rogue comets and space monsters, the April 28 event will also feature vintage trailers, vendor tables and an appearance by Night of the Comet star Kelli Maroney. Scroll down for all the details you need. If you’ve never been to one of these events, trust me — it’s worth the drive. And how about that killer Mitch O’Connell poster up top?


Over 14 hours of sci-fi horror movie madness!

KELLI MARONEY, star of Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, will appear in person!

April 28, 2012

Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Noon ’til late; doors open at 11am.


11:30 – Trailer Trash (Vintage trailers & short films!)
Noon - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Original Corman classic!)
1:30 - THE LAST STARFIGHTER (80s awesomeness!)
3:15pm - BRAZIL (The ultimate dystopian future!)
6pm - NIGHT OF THE COMET (Star Kelli Maroney in person!)
8:15pm - 12 MONKEYS (Gilliam’s modern masterpiece!)
10:30pm - ATTACK THE BLOCK (Monster mayhem!)
Midnight - THE THEATRE BIZARRE (Midwest premiere!)

Short films & trailers include:

“Devil In My Ride” (Trailer for Gary Schultz’s feature!)
“Under the Table” – Darren Callahan

Trailer Tribute to Roger Corman: 

“Blast of Doom” – Kurt Long
“Henry’s Crazy Dream” – Danny Delpurgatorio
“Insane From Infinity!” – Gary Schultz
“Kusper on Ice” – Zoran Gvojic
“Children of the Invisible Man” – Darren Callahan
The Beast From Under The Bridge – Charlie Jaimes
“Mad Monster Mayhem” – John Danger Cambell
“The Kaledescope Man” – Andrew Klass
“The Ghoul in the Greenhouse” – Red Clark

Plus: Vintage sci-fi & horror film trailers, vendor tables, free posters, a live charity auction for Vital Bridges ( and much more.

Free parking in the Sears lot around the corner!

Pre-sale tickets are $20 at:, or $24 at the door day of show. Pay once & come and go as you like!

For more info:

Films, times and guests subject to change. No refunds, no returns.

Tags: 12 Monkeys, Attack the Block, Brazil, Chicago movie marathon, Kelli Maroney, Little Shop of Horrors, Night of the Comet, Portage Theater, Roger Corman, Sci-Fi Spectacular 6, Terry Gilliam, The Last Starfighter, The Theatre Bizarre

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