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CHICAGO – Dream Theatre Company presents its award-winning, critically acclaimed horror play AUDIENCE ANNIHILATED PART TWO: GOLD STAR STICKER by Jeremy Menekseoglu at its Dream Laboratory venue located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood at 5026 N. Lincoln Ave.

Part haunted house, part horror show, Dream Theatre once again shatters the boundary and blurs all lines between actor and audience with this chilling journey through a child’s horrific nightmare. Audience members will chose one of two roles to play. To play the lead role, chose Little Princess (with up to three other friends) and interact with the menacing figures lurking in the shadows. To be a part of the gallery audience of ten, chose the Babysitter role and watch to horror unfold before your eyes.

YOU sit on a small rug in front of a dusty television. The living room is smoke-filled and dim. The furniture is mismatched and is a mixture of battered estate relics and items rescued from dumpsters. YOU are watching a horror film. The kind of movie that is far too scary for a child of six. But MISTER BEAR is with YOU, and he can sometimes provide comfort. He is lying on top of the television staring up at the ceiling. He likes that. This is YOUR home, little princess. Welcome.

Menekseoglu’s immersive experience has been deemed a “poetic phantasmagoric” and “thrillingly too close for comfort.” The Chicago Reader recognized Audience Annihilated in the 2014 Best of Chicago awarding it Best 15-Minute Horror Show and calling it “the most chilling horrific 15 minutes I’ve endured in a long time…you walk away from the experience feeling thrillingly alive.”

AUDIENCE ANNIHILATED PART TWO: GOLD STAR STICKER will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from October 17th through November 2nd. This show will be performed four times each evening. Show times are 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Directed by Dream Theatre Company artistic director Jeremy Menekseoglu and featuring company members Anna W Menekseoglu, Jeremy Menekseoglu, Amanda Lynn Meyer, Nicole Roberts and Madelaine Schmitt.

Reservations are required as seating is limited. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased via the Dream Theatre Company website at For more information please contact Anna W Menekseoglu at 773-552-8616 or by email at or Madelaine Schmitt at 314-406-2686 or by email at

Dream Theatre Company is Best Off-Loop Theatre Company (2014, 2012, 2010) in the the Chicago Reader Poll. Other awards include Best 15-Minute Horror Play (Audience Annihilated Part Two: Gold Star Sticker, Chicago Reader Poll 2014), Best New Play (Chicago Reader, Peter Pan’s Shadow trilogy 2012 and The Agon Trilogy 2010), a Top 5 Show of 2010 (New City, Electra, part two of The Agon Trilogy) and of 2007 (New City, The Baby Killers), and a Jeff Award for The Black Ducking (2009).

Jeremy Menekseoglu’s plays have been produced in several major U.S. cities as well as internationally. He is currently working on a trilogy of plays and graphic novels titled DREAMCHILD NEVERIST in collaboration with renowned pop surrealist artist, Mab Graves. He is the founder and artistic director of Dream Theatre Company where most of his work has been presented as world premieres.


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The Horror of the Humanities 2 at DePaul University

6:30 pmto9:00 pm

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (6:00-9:00 pm in room 120 of the DePaul Student Center), join us for our second annual Horror of the Humanities by welcoming Ben Wheatley: Kill List Screening and Q&A

The DePaul Humanities Center’s second-annual Halloween-themed event features a variety of avant-garde exhibits exploring the horrific in the mundane as well as the relationship between horror and various fields within the humanities. The exhibits highlight the horror of modern crises surrounding the environment, homophobia, race, gender and technology, among others. This year, the exhibits will be paired with a screening of the cult movie masterpiece Kill List and a talk and Q&A with the film’s celebrated director, Ben Wheatley.

Wheatley, who recently directed the two premiere episodes of the newest season of “Doctor Who” on the BBC, has helmed an impressive list of cutting-edge films, including SightseersDown Terrace, and A Field in England. We are honored to be welcoming him to the Humanities Center, and to be screening Kill List – a brilliantly nuanced work of art that investigates the nature of evil and true horror while also earning its reputation as one of the creepiest and creepily-thoughtful films ever made.

Details HERE.

The Horror of the Humanities 2 at DePaul University

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Music Box of Horrors at the Music Box Theatre, October 11 & 12, 2014


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.

For full details, film line up, tickets and times, visit

Music Box of Horrors 2014


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Victoria Price Presents a Free Screening of the Classic House on Haunted Hill

7:00 pmto10:00 pm

Via Kreepylady Kristin’s Chicago Creepout:

A wonderful opportunity to meet Victoria Price (Vincent Price’s daughter) is coming soon to the Portage Theater. If you missed her at the lovely Vincentennial celebration in 2011, another chance will occur on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. She is presenting a free screening of William Castle’s classic 1959 Emergo spookshow, House on Haunted Hill, at 7:00pm. She’ll also give a lecture about her father, Vincent Price, which is also part of the free event.

Victoria will be in the lobby throughout the evening (aside from her lecture), greeting fans and signing autographs. Copies of her book, Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, as well as posters and t-shirts will be available for purchase in the lobby. She will sign autographs for free!

Doors open at 6:30pm. Jay Warren opens the evening with a live organ performance. Vendors in the lobby! Reel Art will be displaying a Vincent Price movie poster gallery. All ages event. Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL. Free parking provided by Sears.

This is a FREE event to attend!

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3rd Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Halloween Pub Crawl

12:00 am to 11:59 pm
The Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl (ZvV) is back with record breaking ticket sales. and Halloween Hallway are promising ZvV to be the hottest ticket for spine-chilling fun this Halloween season.  On Saturday, October 25th, starting at noon, Halloween Hallway will register thousands of Zombies and Vampires. The ZvV Pub Crawl registration will be held at Halloween Hallway’s Wicker Park location at 1275 N. Milwaukee Ave.  At registration ZvV attendees will receive a survival kit which includes: A map, a t-shirt designed by Fireball Whiskey, a wrist band for entry and discounted drinks at the participating pub crawl bars, and entry to the epic after “Death” party. and Halloween Hallway will unleash the ravenous Zombies and Vampires to hunt their prey into the Wicker Park neighborhood at 2 PM.  The event will be photographed by renowned New York photographer Brandon Tobin.  During the ZvV pub crawl participants will collect a playing card at each bar in an effort to produce the best poker hand. The three best poker hands and best overall costume will win prizes like Bears tickets, brew tour tickets, Bulls tickets, etc. To purchase tickets go to Zombies vs. Vampires Halloween Pub Crawl Leave A Commentposted in Events by Chad Savage
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Days of the Living Dead Season 5 Episode 3: Daunted House

Tensions rise in August as the Zombie Army finds itself six weeks behind on the Statesville build. The normally happy-go-lucky Adam (Galaxy) gets an attitude check, Kyle and Gehmlich continue to hassle each other, Bobby's ready to kill everybody and John, for once, is speechless. Will the crew be able to bring it all together before opening weekend?
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Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe at the Royal George Theatre

Edgar Allan Poe sits in the asylum, alone in the darkness of his mind – trying desperately to convince himself that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us deep inside his complex mind as we experience directly four of his most famous stories and several of his most troubled characters.

The Raven – a narrative poem of a distraught man visited by a beguiling Raven – whom drives the man into slow madness.

Silence – an eerily beautiful short story of a woman’s complex mind struggling between herself and a Demon – in the wake of chaos and silence.

The Bells – a phonetically hypnotic poem representing the seasons of life – from a beautiful “jingling and tinkling” start waning toward a dark “moaning and groaning” demise – the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells.

The Fall of the House of Usher – a story focused on the psychological complexities of hyperesthesia (sensory overload), hypochondria and acute anxiety – all issues facing Madeline – which drive her to resolved madness.

The Tell Tale Heart – a short story of a madman who attempts to convince himself – and us – that he is indeed sane despite the fact he has committed murder and experiences hallucinations of the “old man’s hideous heart still beating under the floorboards.”

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Creatures of the Night, Evening 2, with Martin V. Riccardo

Creatures of the Night with Martin V. Riccardo Creatures of the Night, a presentation by author and vampire subject expert Martin V. Riccardo, FREE at the Riverside Public Library on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm. 1 Burling Rd., Great Room in Riverside, Illinois.
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Creatures of the Night, Evening 1, with Martin V. Riccardo

Creatures of the Night with Martin V. Riccardo Creatures of the Night, a presentation by author and vampire subject expert Martin V. Riccardo, FREE at the Romeoville Branch Library on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm. 201 W. Normantown Rd., Meeting Room A, Romeoville, Illinois.
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5th Annual Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl

10/25/2014 4:30 pm to 10/26/2014 6:30 am
Prepare yourself for the 5th Annual Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl on Saturday, October 25 starting at 6:45 pm. The event will feature zombie make-up, a pub crawl, food and an after-party at FitzGerald’s designed to rival even your fondest memories of Thriller. Participation in the event is $20 pre-pay or $25 at the door. Tickets include admission, exclusive drink specials for the zombified, make-up and food provided at the after-party. The first 100 to purchase tickets will receive a FREE special edition commemorative t-shirt! The Zombie Walk is founded on the participation of Halloween-lovers willing to take their zombie motif to the limit. To help with this endeavor, Horrorbles sponsors make-up and costume staging from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at venues to be announced on Roosevelt Road. Once properly attired, zombies will be led on a pub-crawl that will overtake local bars along the road. FitzGerald’s will host the catered after party with un-deadly fun. In the true spirit of the un-dead, zombies will proceed between venues in silence. Once the crawl is over, zombies can resume their search for brains at their favorite Berwyn haunts until the late hours of the evening! This event is brought to you by the Roosevelt Road Special Events Commission of the BDC. 5th Annual Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl Leave A Commentposted in Chicago Zombie News & Events by Chad Savage
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