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Monsterpappa Pumpkin Carving Workshop with Villafane Studios’ Andy Bergholtz!

11/14/2014 5:00 pmto11/15/2014 10:00 pm

Learn the art of 3D pumpkin carving with the Monsterpappa himself, Villafane StudiosAndy Bergholtz! Spend an evening with Monsterpappa himself carving your very own pumpkin, using tools and techniques demonstrated by Andy on Food Network and the SyFy Channel to bring a whole new dimension to your Halloween. Each student will get a pumpkin to carve, a set of Villafane Studios carving tools, and a limited glow-in-the-dark Orlok magnet from Monsterpappa Workshop.

8221 W. Grand Avenue
River Grove, IL. 60171

Friday, November 14th 2014 5-10 PM

This class is limited to students 18 and over please. Fees are non-refundable, however if you are unable to attend the workshop a credit will be applied to future workshops. All accepted students will receive an email with full details about the event when the date approaches. Register HERE.
Monsterpappa Pumpkin Carving Workshop Monsterpappa Pumpkin Carving Workshop

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Kosart Effects Studios Presents the Fourth Annual MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition

3:00 pmto10:00 pm

The MALEFICIUM Dark Art ExhibitionChicagoland’s LARGEST Halloween-Themed Art Show featuring Award-Winning Artists of All Media:

Kurt Andersen • Wayne Anderson • Clive Barker • Tom M. Baxa • Andy Bergholtz • Kyle Bice • Rayce Bird • Brian Busch • Dan Chudzinski • Dina Cimarusti • Iris Compiet • Melita “MissMonster” Curphy • Dave Dorman • Grigor Eftimov • Faminik • Aron Gagliardo • Rosemary Morrissey • Herzberg • Tom Herzberg • Joshua Hoffine • Akihito Ikeda • Douglas Klauba • Rich Klink • Jamie Koala • J. Anthony Kosar • Kosart Effects Studios • Richard Kryczka • Thomas Kuebler • Matthew J. Levin • Travis Lewis • Carol Luc • Darick Maasen • Matthew McCarty • Barrett McGivney • Aaron Miller • Mark A. Nelson • Blake Packard • Jim Pavelec • Alan Pollack • Vincent Proce • Bill Reinhold • Forest Rogers • Chad Savage • Jordu Schell • Chris Seaman • Jason Seiler • Tim Shumate • Jill Thompson • Vincent Villafranca • Raoul Vitale • Allen Williams • Jeremy Wilson • Terry Wolfinger • Artists subject to change.

Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception: Saturday Nov 15th, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery: 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559

The MALEFICIUM Exhibition runs November 15th through December 19th
Gallery hours (11/16 – 12/19) by Appointment Only.
Please call to schedule an appointment: 630.310.8353

Exhibition Info: Admission is FREE! ALL ages welcome (though due to theme and content of this show, attendee discretion is advised)! Costumes & Creative Attire optional. Wine & Cheese served on Nov 15th (must present valid ID to drink wine). Special screenings of Joshua Hoffine’s film Black Lullaby at the Exhibition Opening Reception on Nov 15th! Artwork will be for sale (unless marked NFS). All major credit cards will be accepted.

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The Neo-Futurists Present Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind! 10/31

7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Get the pants creeped off of you at Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind!

  • Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland
  • For tickets or information, visit or call 773-275-5255

CHICAGO – Spend Halloween with the weird and the wicked of The Neo-Futurists at 5153 N. Ashland. The Neo-Futurists brutalize your senses with Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind, a special Halloween horde of 30 plays performed in 60 merciless minutes that explore the macabre, the strange, the unknowable terrors of the back of your mind. Expect dark humor, heavy metal, and existential dread. Also, expect candy.

Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind!

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Gallery Provocateur & 44 Flood Present the MONSTRUM Dark Arts Exhibition

8:00 pmto11:59 pm

Gallery Provocateur & 44 Flood present MONSTRUM: The Annual Dark Arts Exhibition, a group show exploring monsters from our collective psyche.
MONSTRUM: The Annual Dark Arts Exhibition

  • Opening Cocktail Reception Saturday, November 1st, 2014 8pm – 12am
  • Gallery Provocateur, 1621 N Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647
    *costumes & creative attire encouraged*
  • $5 Suggested Donation at Door
  • Book signing by 44FLOOD

Full information at

Including artwork from the following masters:

  • menton3
  • Ben Templesmith
  • Vincent Castiglia
  • David Stoupakis
  • Colin Christian
  • Scott Radke
  • Jonathan Way$hak
  • Guillermo Rigattieri
  • Chet Zar
  • Ver Mar
  • Matthew Levin
  • Allan Amato
  • Aaron Ryan
  • Jim Mahfood
  • Shane Pierce
  • Rory Coyne
  • Shawn Hughes
  • Zmiya Mochoruk
  • Tim Roosen
  • Lina Hsiao
  • George Pratt
  • Christopher Mitten
  • Jed Leiknes
  • Tony Moy
  • Riley Rossmo
  • Richard A. Kirk
  • Esther Garcia
  • Ario
  • Charles Moesch
  • David Richardson/Clive Barker
  • Chris Guarino
  • Simon Wolak
  • Patrice Hubert
  • John Santerineross
  • Tim Bruckner
  • Matt Lombard
  • Mike Stidham


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Nights of the Stripping Dead 2014

The World Famous Admiral Theatre Celebrates its Sixth Year of “Night of the Stripping Dead”

The World Famous Admiral Theatre known for its gorgeous, totally nude women and outlandish acts and events, Celebrates its Sixth Year of “Night of the Stripping Dead” Halloween Spectacular, at 3940 West Lawrence Ave, Chicago, Illinois. What started as a small one-night event has exploded into a Hollywood-type seductive, scary-sexy show, with the world’s best talent in fetish and fringe horror show entertainment. Wicked Wednesday will include Witches, Zombies and Mummies. Terrifying Thursday will host more Zombies and offer $1000 for the best Sexy Zombie Stripper. Freakshow Friday will no doubt be the most Thrilling of all with Freaky Features and Ghoulish surprises!  This year’s performances will span three nights starting on the 29th and will continue until 6:00 am on November 1st.

Must be 18 years of age to enter the Admiral Theatre. Visit for additional info & tickets!

Nights of the Stripping Dead

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Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 6: Fright School

The veteran Zombie Army scare-actors audition and train a talented group of eager new recruits in the finer points of fearmongering. There's more to scaring at Statesville Haunted Prison than just jumping out and saying "RAWR"! Find your center, breathe through your forehead and remember: There's a reason Darth Vader walks so slowly. Subscribe:
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Did you visit a Chicago-area haunted house this past weekend? Rate & review it!

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Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 5: Daunted House Pt. 2

When somebody says the Zombie Army works themselves to death, they may not be speaking figuratively. As one crew member after another succumbs to everything from necrotic bacterial infections to the Statesville Ick, Kyle proves that he's just a big hairy American Winning Machine, pulling the crew together and getting the job done! Subscribe:
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Joe R. Lansdale screens Christmas with the Dead in Chicago!

7:00 pmto10:00 pm

It was a foolish thing to do, and Calvin had not bothered with it the past two years, not since the death of his wife and child. But this year, he decided quite suddenly, tomorrow was Christmas Eve. And zombies be damned, the lights and decorations are going up…

For the first time in more than a decade, Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale returns to Chicago! The man who brought you Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July, and Hap & Leonard is going to help the Hog Butcher to the World kick off the holiday season in righteous style with a screening of his film Christmas with the Dead. Champion Joe will speak after about making the film and about his writing; he’ll take questions, and he’ll sign books. Books and DVDs will be available for purchase at the event.

Added bonus! Christmas with the Dead screenwriter (and comics writer and journalist and 911 dispatcher and apple fritter enthusiast) Keith Lansdale will be joining the fun!

Christmas with the DeadFull details and info HERE.

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Fright Night Double Feature at the Bensenville Theater

12:00 amto11:59 pm

This year The Bensenville Library in partnership with the Bensenville Theater (9 S Center St, Bensenville, IL 60106) will be hosting our 3rd annual Fright Night Double Feature. We will be screening two movies, Beetlejuice at 7PM and Texas Chainsaw Massacre at 9PM. In between films we will have a costume contest where a $50 Target giftcard will be awarded to the winner. We will also feature free zombie caricatures from comic artist Scott Beaderstadt (Trollords, The Mummy, etc.) The entire event is FREE. Arrive early to ensure a seat.

3rd Annual Fright Night Double Feature

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