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Frank Henenlotter to appear at Chicago’s Sci-Fi Spectacular

on February 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sci-Fi Spectacular 7, a 24-hour sci-fi and horror movie marathon, is coming up Saturday, March 9 in Chicago. Special guests will include Frank Henenlotter (director of Basket Case, Brain Damage and Frankenhooker) and Jay Bonansinga (co-author of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Walking Dead: Road To Woodbury). All the details are below. (In case it needs sayin’, the Aylmer-iffic poster you see at left is by Mitch O’Connell.)

Sci-Fi Spectacular 7

24 hours of sci-fi & horror movie madness!

March 9, 2013

Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Doors open at 11 a.m. Show runs from noon ’til noon

Film line-up:

Noon – Attack of the Giant Leeches (Roger Corman!)
1:15 p.m. – Matinee (Joe Dante!)
3 p.m. – The Heart of the World (Guy Maddin short)
3:05 p.m. – The Dark Crystal (’80s Awesomeness!)
5 p.m. – Soylent Green (Heston hysteria!)
6:45 p.m. – Roger Corman ’50s trailer competition!
7:15 p.m. – Dead-ish (Short film)
7:30 p.m. – Brain Damage (with Frank Henenlotter in person!)
9:45 p.m. – Camera (Rare Cronenberg short!)
10 p.m. – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (’78 remake!)
Midnight – In the Mouth of Madness (Carpenter craziness!)
1:45 a.m. – Dark City (Forbidden futures!)
Daylight Savings Time
4:50 a.m. – Shock Waves (Nazi zombies!)
6:30 a.m. – The Last Man On Earth (Vincent Price classic!)
8:15 a.m. – Silent Running (’70s sci-fi stunner!)
10 a.m. – It’s Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt animation!)
11 a.m. – Battle Royale (Teenage terrors!)

Short films include:

Rejected by Don Hertzfeldt

Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, day of show.

Pay once, come and go as you like!

Buy pre-sale tickets online here.

Buy tickets in person at these stores:

PC Here (4055 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
Laurie’s Planet of Sound (4639 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago)
Gaymart (3457 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL)
Horrorbles (6729 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL)
Shake Rattle & Read (4812 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL)

Plus: Vintage trailers, dealer tables, charity auction for Vital Bridges and more!

Free parking in the Sears lot around the corner.

For more info:

Tags: Chicago film events, Chicago horror events, Chicago sci-fi events, Frank Henenlotter, Jay Bonansinga, Sci-Fi Spectacular 7

One Response to Frank Henenlotter to appear at Chicago’s Sci-Fi Spectacular

  1. owen garth says:

    anyone going to this?

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