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Contemporary Horror Conference: Genre Lecture, 35mm Screening of In My Skin

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Win FREE Tickets to See THE QUIET ONES has received a batch of passes to a free, advance screening of Lionsgate Movies’ THE QUIET ONES on April 24th. To get yours, just go to and click “Get My PASSES“!

Passes are limited and are first-come, first-served, so don’t wait!

From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

The Quiet Ones

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The Zombie Run: Extreme, May 5


The Zombie RunTHE ZOMBIE RUN: EXTREME is a mud-filled, 5K obstacle course through a zombie-infested wasteland.  If you thought jogging 3.1 miles through the zombie apocalypse was an adventure, try dodging that army of brain-thirsty undead while scrambling through a series of rugged obstacles as well.  Don’t worry though; after the race, the Humans and Zombies set aside their differences to share a cold beer and their best dance moves at the post-apocalypse afterparty. Many enter, few will survive.

There will be 8-10 obstacles on the course. How hard are the obstacles?  You have to try them for yourself to answer that question.  It is not for your every day person.  You will need to train and mentally prepare for some of these obstacles.  It’s a total team effort on the course.  Your ‘friends’ or fellow Humans will help you climb over walls, evade groups of zombies, crawl through tunnels, and conquer our surprise obstacles.  Yes, you can do this!

Venue: Lake County Fairgrounds (Map)
Address: 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Grayslake IL 60030
Date: 5/3/2014

For full details and information, visit

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Sci-Fi Spectacular: 16-Hr Film Fest with Doug Jones and Kyra Schon in Person

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Gothic Blue Book Submissions Now Open

Burial Day Books Call for Submission: Gothic Blue Book VOL 4

Gothic Blue Books were short fictions popular in the 18th and 19th century. They were descendants of the chap book trade and are now a thing of the past. Burial Day Books will resurrect this art form with its own Gothic Blue Book Vol. 4 to be available this October 31st 2014.

What was a Gothic Blue Book?
Gothic Blue Books were abridgements of full-length Gothic novels. The subjects of these books fell into one of two categories; the first being set in a monastery or convent and the second being set in a castle.

In terms of the physicality of the book, they were three and a half to four inches in width and six to seven inches in height, with a page count of thirty-six to seventy-two pages.

These little pieces of terror were popular at the time because they were affordable, a sixpence or a shilling each. Their cost affordability led them to be nicknamed Shilling Shockers or Sixpenny Shockers.

What are we looking for?
Original Gothic Blue Books typically took place in either a monastery, convent or castle. In years past we have asked for short stories that take place in one of these locations, or a modern day location such as a morgue, haunted house or cemetery. This year, we have added a new entry – legend, folklore or myth of the Americas.

When we think of legend, folklore or myth of the Americas the range is staggering, from the Jersey Devil in the East Coast, to the Wendigo, American werewolf, La Llorona, vanishing hitchhiker, the woman in white, abandoned mining towns and so much more.

Please submit a short story or poem no longer than 3,500 words that follows one of the following:

A single mention or setting in one of the original Gothic Blue Book settings:
a) Monastery
b) Convent
c) Castle

A single mention or setting in one of the modern Gothic Blue Book settings:
a) Cemetery
b) Funeral home or morgue
c) Haunted house

2014 Addition:
a) A story or poem dealing with a legend, folklore or myth of the Americas.

In addition to the above, the story or poem must instill fear using a supernatural element – ghosts, ghouls, monsters, myth, folklore or legend. Extreme violence, sexuality, gore, and profanity will not be considered.

For inspiration look to Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Jorge Luis Borges, Shirley Jackson, Emily Brontë, or Neil Gaiman.

The collection will be published October 31st 2014 in eBook and traditional book format.



If accepted you are giving Burial Day Books:

A. The exclusive first right to publish your story.

B. The right to republish the story in or in connection with Burial Day, including electronic or hard copy form, including in promotional material or compilations – provided that authorial credit is given in every instance of reproduction.

After your story appears on Burial Day and in the Gothic Blue Book you are free to republish your piece elsewhere as long as you communicate to potential buyers that they are buying your story as a non-exclusive piece.

Payment details:
$25.00 (USD)
Two (2) Contributor copies of the anthology

Click here to submit you story: Gothic Blue Book Submission

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Free Event: Edward Gorey Lecture at Loyola University

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Sci-Fi Spectacular on April 12, 2014!


Sci-Fi Spectacular

Over 16 hours of Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy

April 12, 2014 – Noon ’til Late

Over 16 hours of Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Madness!

Patio Theater
6008 Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60634

Special Guests:

KYRA SCHON (little ghoul girl)from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!

Doors open at 10am - Show Starts At Noon


Early Extras:
10:15am-Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Hush Episode
with star Doug Jones in Person!)
11am-Stereo (Early David Cronenberg)

Main Show:
Noon-A Trip To The Moon (Silent with Live Organ!)
12:15pm-Godzilla Vs. King King
2:15pm-Legend (Ridley Scott)
4:25pm-Buckaroo Banzai (30th Anniversary)
6:25pm-Roger Corman 50′s Trailer Contest
6:40pm-Night of the Living Dead (star Kyra Schon)
in Person!)
8:30pm-Pan’s Labyrinth (star Doug Jones in Person!)
10:45pm-Escape From New York (John Carpenter)
12:30am-Dead Zone (David Cronenberg & Stephen King)
2:15am-Phenomena (Dario Argento)
Plus: Vendors, Prizes, Surprises, a live
Charity Auction for Vital Bridges (,
Free Picture Taking with Celebrity Guests & more!!!
Free Parking on side streets (check for permit
parking signs).

Tickets are $20 presale,
$25 at the door, day of show.
Kids under 13 at $10 at the door.

Presale tickets available online:

Tickets available at these stores:
Laurie’s Planet of Sound (4639 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago)
Thrift & Thrive (6025 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago)
Shake Rattle & Read (4812 N. Broadway, Chicago)
Alley Cat Comics (5304 N. Clark St., Chicago)
Horrorbles (6729 Stanley Ave., Berwyn, IL)

Pay Once, Come And Go As You Like!

For late night festival goers, Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours
will be giving late bus rides (1am to 5am) from the Sci-Fi
Spectacular to the Irving Park Blue Line “EL” for free!

For more info: &

Sci-Fi Spectacular

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Tattoo Arts & Horror Festival, April 18-20, 2014, Tinley Park


Immersed In Ink Tattoo Arts & Horror Festival will be making our next stop on the 2014 Tour in Chicago IL, on April 18-20 at the Tinley Park Convention Center..  This show is a celebration of pop culture in tattoo arts and films and features some of the hottest tattoo artists from all over the US.  Live tattooing, gut wrenching sideshows, costume contests, Ms. Tattoo Pageanthuman suspension, insane body modification, tattoo contests, guest appearances by some of your favorite horror celebrities and so much more!  Click here to see Our entertainment line-up.  The Huntsville Tattoo & Horror Expo is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Friday : 2pm-10pm
Saturday : 11:30am-11pm
Sunday : 12pm-8pm

$20 per day  ($3 Service Charge for CC Transactions)
$35 for a weekend pass   ($3 Service Charge for CC Transactions)
Kids under 5 get in FREE with paying adult.   Discount tickets can be purchased online.
CASH ONLY at the door.  There is an ATM on site, but we do recommend that you bring cash to avoid the transaction charges.




APRIL 18-20, 2014
18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Host Hotel: Holiday Inn, 18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477
ROOM RATE: $105 | 708.444.1100 and tell them you are with the group “Immersed In Ink”.


Tattoo Arts & Horror Festival

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To Touch the Sun by Laura L. Enright

To Touch the SunTo Touch the Sun, the new novel by Laura L. Enright, was released Feb. 25 through Dagda Publishing. The novel, set in Chicago, is the first in Enright’s Sentient/Feral Vampire Series set in Chicago and is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.

1916: France, World War I

Narain Khan was 25 when he left his native India to fight in the trenches of the West­ern Front dur­ing WWI. It was his hope that he could stay on after the war to pur­sue his dream of study­ing the culi­nary arts and becom­ing a world class chef. Instead, he fell to shrap­nel amidst the car­nage of No Man’s Land which, when dark­ness fell, attracted a roam­ing pack of feral vampires–mindless feeders–who fell upon the sol­diers left wounded and dying. Attacked by the fer­als, Narain was trans­formed into the other type of vam­pire: A sen­tient capa­ble of mov­ing about in soci­ety with only a few restric­tions and able to feed with­out killing the host.

Present Day: Chicago, U.S.

Narain has reached a cross­roads. Help­ing him adjust to his con­di­tion through the decades was his beloved Sophie who was not only his wife, but his food source once they real­ized she wasn’t sus­cep­ti­ble to the con­di­tion. Her sac­ri­fice enabled him to lead as nor­mal a life as pos­si­ble, mak­ing hunt­ing for food unnec­es­sary. Can­cer had taken Sophie the pre­vi­ous year and after the stock of blood she had saved up has been depleted, Narain is faced with again hav­ing to hunt for his food, some­thing he is both morally opposed to, but also causes him to fear pass­ing on the con­di­tion to unwit­ting, per­haps dan­ger­ous hosts. If left too long, how­ever, hunger can bring out the deadly feral nature even in a sen­tient vam­pire. As a well-??respected chef and owner of a suc­cess­ful Chicago restau­rant, Narain has worked hard to pro­mote a veneer of nor­mal­ity. The last thing he and his busi­ness part­ner and friend Dom Amato needs is for Narain’s hunger to get the bet­ter of him.

Events con­spire, how­ever, to drag Narain away from the safe life he has cul­ti­vated back into one of mad­ness and dan­ger: The attrac­tion he feels for micro­bi­ol­o­gist Cassie Lam­bert, who has a link to his past Narain is unaware of, and the re-??emergence of a ghost from the Great War. Cap­tain Regi­nald Jame­son was a sadis­tic preda­tor when Narain had chal­lenged him dur­ing their ser­vice in the trenches of France. The vam­pire Jame­son of 90 years later is infi­nitely more dan­ger­ous, his sadism backed by the bizarre abil­i­ties of their con­di­tion. The dis­cov­ery that Cassie Lam­bert has made about the cause of vam­pirism is one that Jame­son is will­ing to kill to obtain.

Jame­son has brought back another ghost from their shared his­tory in his search to find immu­nity to sun­light. The exper­i­ments of his researchers, how­ever, have resulted in the cre­ation of a third, more ter­ri­fy­ing breed of vam­pire: Boris, a psy­cho­pathic mon­ster who will stop at noth­ing to destroy all in his path.

In try­ing to pro­tect Cassie from Jame­son and Boris, Narain will have to rely on skills that he’s allowed to atro­phy over the decades. In a cli­matic strug­gle, Narain will have to learn that to defeat the real mon­sters, he has to embrace what he is and awaken the beast within.

About The Author:

A resident of Chicago, Laura is the author of Chicago’s Most Wanted™ The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities, Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities.

To Touch The Sun is her first full-length horror novel. Laura was a guest on WGN Radio’s Nick Digilio Show on March 12 and will also be appearing at The Printer’s Row Lit Fest at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 8 as part of the Chicago Writer’s Association Group. For news and information on future book signings, visit

To purchase the book CLICK HERE.

For more information on the series visit


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Chicago Zombie Prom 2014

06/20/2014 9:00 pmto06/21/2014 2:00 am

The 2014 Chicago Zombie Prom will once again take place at the Bottom Lounge on June 20th, 2014!

For full details & information:

To RSVP via Facebook: Chicago Zombie Prom 2014 Event Page

To get tickets: Zombie Prom Chicago Ticket Page

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