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Days of the Living Dead Season 5, Episode 1: Haunted Housewares – TransWorld

"This is going to be the hardest thing we've ever done..." The Zombie Army heads to the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis to purchase the animatronics, props, costumes, makeup and other ghoulish goodies that make for a truly terrifying haunted house. Will Kyle snap? Will Mike Gimlech ever understand John's Vision? Will John ever get to have a pet dragon? Watch to find out! SUBSCRIBE.

This episode features TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis and haunt vendors Scared City (anybody got a link for those guys?), CFX, Specter Studios (sadly, closed since filming), Gore Galore, Poison Props, Dead House Designs and ScareFactory.

Days of the Living Dead, a reality web series that brings you backstage at Chicago's #1 Haunted House, Statesville Haunted Prison®. From Yokai Films and featuring Zombie Army Productions.

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Screening: Afterimages Horror Anthology Releases in Singapore and USA

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4th Annual Wheaton Haunted Halloween Flea Market

12:00 amto11:59 pm

Haunted Halloween Flea Market
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Has Chicago’s Lowcarbcomedy Released the Greatest Music Video Ever? Maybe!

Chicago-based Lowcarbcomedy has just released a music video for the band Common Shiner‘s song “Social Mediasochist”, an amazing mash-up of teen romance movie tropes and horror icon characters attending Wes Craven’s Slasher High School. It’s impossible to keep up with all the references in just one viewing – the attention to detail in the background is amazing (SO many great horror references and in-jokes) and the story that unfolds is… well, we’ll shut up and let it speak for itself:

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Hack/Slash Horror Comedy Returns to Chicago Stage

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Mount Prospect 3rd Annual Save the Brains Zombie Charity Crawl

5:00 pm
Mount Prospect, IL (September 27, 2014) registration for the 3rd annual Mount Prospect Jaycees Save the Brains Zombie Charity Crawl is now underway. Bring your ghoulish style, your blood and your inner zombie and secure a spot to help fight against Cerebral Palsy. Due to tremendous popularity of this event in the past, all zombies are urged to pre-register for this event. A donation of $30 is all that is needed to enjoy in this great event. Registration can be done through Preregister for a $5 discount. Participants who preregister by 9/10/14 will receive a t-shirt. Schedule and details at “We are preparing for an incredible turn out for a great cause and encourage all registrants to sign up now and guarantee there t-shirt and zombie spot for the event.” – Zombie Crawl chairman Nicholas Calaranan. This crawl is open to all responsible adults that enjoy networking, laughing, meeting new people, zombies, and helping a great cause. Participants are encouraged to attend promptly at Bar Louie where the crawl will commence 5:00 pm check in. There will be drink and food specials available at all the zombie stops which include Bar Louie, E & O, Blackfinn, and Buffalo Wild Wings. There will be various minute-to-win-it games at each stop. Raffles with prizes to good enough to raise the undead tickets will be on sale for $2 each or $10/6. Start time for this event is scheduled for September 27th at 5:30 pm at Bar Louie 200 E. Rand Rd. Bring your zombie attire ready to rock!!! We will have volunteer makeup artists on site to make sure your zombified!! The Mount Prospect Jaycees expanding charity effort is expected to draw crowds of participants from though out the community running for a cause bigger than themselves. The Mount Prospect Jaycees in recent past have supported the charitable efforts of Camp New Hope, Heifer International, Nothing But Nets, Les Turner ALS Foundation, Make-a- Wish, and Neurofibromatosis (NF) Midwest. Within the local community they have given contributions to CEDA of Northwest, as well as scholarships to local high school students towards college. “We are very grateful for the support we receive from the Mt. Prospect Community including the Mt. Prospect Jaycees. The Jaycees food drive clearly shows how community support can be vital in helping struggling families when they need it the most.”, said CEDA Northwest CEO, Ron Jordan, when asked in regards to a local food drive the Mount Prospect Jaycees organized to support the CEDA Food Pantry. Leave A Commentposted in Events by Chad Savage
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Container 9 Haunted House at Riot Fest Chicago This Weekend

Zombie Army Productions invites you to take a tour of their zombie containment and research facility Container 9 at Riot Fest Chicago this September. You will be able to see, firsthand, how the undead are being held, studied and disposed of. Come face to face with zombies in a safe and controlled environment.

They're just zombies. What could go wrong?

For ticket and info, visit
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The Massacre Returns to the Portage Theater October 18th!

10/18/2014 12:00 pmto10/19/2014 12:00 pm

They’re Back! The 24-Hour-Horror-Marathon, THE MASSACRE will be Oct. 18 at the Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago)! Presale Tix are only $20 (buy now before they’re $24 in a week!) Please Share & Spread The Word!

More information at The Massacre’s Facebook Page.

The Massacre 2014

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Drive-In Massacre: Triple Feature with Scream Queen Linnea Quigley

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Hack / Slash Comes to the State for Halloween



Enter a world filled with things so evil and crazy that when you shoot them, they stand up to get shot all over again

CHICAGO – This fall Strangeloop Theatre, in a co-production with Chemically Imbalanced Comedy (C.I.C.), is bringing the horror comedy series Hack/Slash by Chicago artist and writer Tim Seeley from the 2D comic book page to a 3D Chicago stage.

“This production will appeal to hardcore fans of the comic book series, while still being accessible to theatre-goers coming in with little to no knowledge of Hack/Slash or Tim Seeley,” said Brad Gunter, Hack/Slash director and co-artistic director of Strangeloop Theatre. “It promises to be a bloody good time — pun totally intended — for everyone who joins us.”

Hack/Slash is the story of horror victim survivor Cassie Hack who, together with her disfigured sidekick Vlad, travels the country (and sometimes the underworld) fighting evil slashers who refuse to just lay down and die even after being burned, impaled and shot 20 times. The original comic book series, on which this production is based, ended its run in May of 2013. The series was recently relaunched by Image Comics as Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain and is co-written by Seeley’s brother Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci.

Seeley is best known as co-creator of Hack/Slash and Revival, and for his work on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, New Exiles and G.I. Joe vs. Transformers. He also currently co-writes the weekly series Batman: Eternal for DC Comics.

This is the second time Hack/Slash has sliced its way onto the Chicago stage. The first production, which featured a different script, was produced by New Millennium Theatre Company in 2005. Both productions were done in conjunction with creator Tim Seeley.”It’s great to see Hack/Slash brought to life again,” Seeley said. “I’m excited for the fans to see it and to have it introduced to a new audience.”

For the Strangeloop/C.I.C. version, Seeley’s original comic book scripts were used as a basis for dialogue and action. This production pulls from several storylines giving fans and newcomers alike a glimpse into Cassie’s history, the mayhem that made her what she is and, of course, plenty of slashers.

The cast of Hack/Slash is: Jean Burr as Cassie Hack; Tim Lee as Vlad; Miona Lee as Emily Cristy and Erika Napoletano, Christopher Prchal, Pete Navi, Richard John McLain, John Rohr, Melissa Nelson, Karen DuVall and Renee Lynn Jackson as the ensemble.

Just in time for the Halloween season, Hack/Slash opens Friday, September 12, and runs through Saturday, November 1, on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Please note, there is no performance on Friday, September 19. The performances will be held at Chemically Imbalanced Theatre (1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613). Tickets are $15 and will be available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

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