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Win tickets to a rare Society screening in Chicago with Brian Yuzna!

on November 23, 2012 | Leave a comment

Chicago’s Terror in the Aisles 13 is nearly upon us, and we’ve got three pairs of tickets to give away! The November 30 event will feature screenings of Don Coscarelli’s original Phantasm, Dario Argento’s 1970 giallo classic The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, and Brian Yuzna’s oddball body-horror fave Society, along with a selection of shorts. Yuzna, who also served as producer on Stuart Gordon’s Lovecraft-inspired gorefests Re-Animator, From Beyond and Dagon, will appear in person.

Click past the jump for all the gory details.

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The Nightbreed take over Chicago

The Terror in the Aisles gang have such sights to show you! If you’re within driving distance of the Windy City, you’re in for a monstrous treat. On Friday, July 13, the tenth Terror in the Aisles event will feature a hellacious Clive Barker double feature. The show starts with the Midwest premiere of the new and much buzzed-about Cabal Cut of Nightbreed, followed by a screening of Barker’s feature debut, Hellraiser. Click past the jump for all the details.

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God told me to post this

on April 30, 2012 | Leave a comment

Okay, it wasn’t actually God, it was the fine folks who organize the Terror in the Aisles events in Chicago. And they didn’t so much tell me to do it as ask politely, but “God told me to” sounds way creepier, don’t you think? And it’s appropriate, since Terror in the Aisles is presenting a free Larry Cohen double feature this Thursday night, featuring an appearance by the man himself! You can meet Cohen and see two of his films — the 1976 shocker God Told Me To and the US premiere of Cohen’s top-secret new project — on May 3 at Chicago’s Portage Theater. In keeping with the Terror in the Aisles tradition, autographs and pics are free. Hell, this time around, the whole thing is free! Read on for details, and please help spread the word about this very cool event.

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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. Hit the jump 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?

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TERROR IN THE AISLES 10 coming up

on November 21, 2011 | Leave a comment

Terror in the Aisles is once again taking over Chicago’s Portage Theater! The tenth installment of the popular horror film marathon event goes down on Saturday, December 3 and will feature an appearance by Jason Voorhees himself (or Victor Crowley, if you prefer). Hit the jump for all the details.

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TERROR IN THE AISLES 9

on October 18, 2011 | Leave a comment

David Naughton, star of An American Werewolf In London, will appear in person for the 30th anniversary of the film at the Portage Theater in Chicago for the Terror in the Aisles 9 film festival.

The event will also feature the Midwest theatrical premiere of Dance of the Dead, featuring a personal appearance by director Gregg Bishop. Hit the jump for all the details!

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Terror in the Aisles 8 blows into Chicago

on July 18, 2011 | Leave a comment

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to make the trek to Chicago, here it is. Terror in the Aisles 8 is going down on Saturday, August 6. This year’s line-up is enough to have any horror fan foaming at the mouth: Sleepaway Camp (director Robert Hiltzik will be there in person), City of the Walking Dead and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Besides this killer triple feature, you’ll be treated to vintage horror trailers and short films, free autographs and photo ops, prizes, vendor tables, and few surprises that we can’t tell you about (mainly because organizer Rusty Nails didn’t tell us – he knows we can’t keep a secret).

It’s all happening at the beautiful Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue). Doors open at 7, and the awesomeness starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $12 a pop – you can get ‘em here. More info about the event is on its Facebook page.

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