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MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition Closing Reception

7:00 pmto10:00 pm

The MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition will have its closing reception on Friday, December 19 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery, 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559. If you haven’t made the trek to see this extraordinary collection of dark art and sculptural work, this is your last opportunity to do so! The show features wildly imaginative, horrific and darkly comic work by international artists of note as well as many of Chicago’s own dark art stars.

MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition 2014 Closing Reception


Full details and information on the Kosart Gallery Website.


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Holiday Horrors: Weekend Event Listing Dec. 12-14

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Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo Chicago


February 13-15, 2015, on the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre anniversary weekend, Chicago will host the first-ever Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo. Fans of phantoms and forensics will gather to explore the horror and mystery of these two genres that go hand-in-claw. You’ll meet the actors that brought some of these notorious characters to life on the screen, figures inspired by them to create their own disturbing horror fiction and the real law enforcement experts that are dedicated to bringing these mad men (and women) to justice! Featuring celebrity guests, vendors, events, contests and more – full information, details and tickets at!

Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo

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Upcoming Horror: Body(s) Trailer Premiere [Video]

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Deathscribe 2014: 7th Annual Horror Radio Play Festival

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Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 9: Feed the Beast

It's closing night at Statesville Haunted Prison and the Zombie Army reflects on this year's trials, tribulations and triumphs. Subscribe:

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DOOMSDATE: Kickstarter for Chicago-based RomZomCom Web Series!

Doomsdate: The Webseries. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy and girl fight zombies.

Doomsdate is a six episode webseries about the beginning of a relationship at the end of the world. It was created by Chicago’s own Carisa Barreca, Kevin Sciretta and Jeff Hadick.

Doomsdate is the classic story of boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy and girl kill zombies while fighting about who is supposed to be doing the dishes. Our couple, Kevin and Carisa, face the everyday trials of being in a relationship with the added challenges of roaming hoards of the undead. Think “romantic comedy with zombies.” A RomComZom, if you will. For full details and to contribute:

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Author Event: Joe Lansdale and Christmas with the Dead

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Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 8: Fear Itself

In addition to Statesville Haunted Prison, Zombie Army Productions has, for many years, run The Fear Haunted House at Chicago's famed Navy Pier. This year, after a trial run at Riot Fest, Container 9 evolved into Zombie Containment, a haunted house played for laughs as much as scares. This episode sees part of the Zombie Army crew bringing the haunt to life (undeath?) opening weekend.

This is also a bittersweet episode: On Halloween night, the barge on which Zombie Containment was built sank into Lake Michigan during an unusually intense storm. While the entire haunted house is now on the bottom of the lake, thankfully not one single person was hurt. As John has stated: "We will recover, we will rebuild, we will be back." Subscribe:

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