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Windy City Horrorama Announces Two Centerpiece Screenings and Kickoff Double Feature

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | News

By Rocco Thompson

Get ready to scream, horror fans! Windy City Horrorama has just announced two centerpiece screenings from its creeptastic lineup!

First up, it’s the Chicago premiere of THE RUSALKA*! Director Perry Blackshear reunites with his THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015) team for this tale of a folkloric water spirit, the vengeful man hunting her, and the handsome stranger caught between them. Stuffed to its gills with doomed longing, THE RUSALKA  is an atmospheric elegy for love touched by the cruel hands of fate.

Also joining the 2019 slate of films is the infamous low-budget vigilante shocker, ROBOT NINJA! This 1989 thriller about a comic book artist who dons the persona of his most famous superhero character to fight crime is a bonafide cult classic currently celebrating its 30th anniversary with a brand new restoration. Windy City Horrorama will present ROBOT NINJA in its kickass new 2K scan with director JR Bookwalter in attendance!

But that’s not all! The good folks at Horrorama know that waiting is hell, so they’re partnering with Comfort Film for the second year to kick things off with back-to-back screenings of THE HEAD HUNTER * and LIVESCREAM on April 3rd at 7:00 PM at Comfort Station in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served for this can’t-miss double feature that’s sure to whet your appetite for the frights to come!

Windy City Horrorama 2019 will take place from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, day and night at the Davis Theater in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.

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*presented with support from the Chicago Cinema Society

Rocco T. Thompson
Rocco is a Rondo-nominated film journalist and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous. He penned the cover story for Rue Morgue's landmark July/Aug 2019 "Queer Fear" Special Issue, and is an associate producer on In Search of Darkness: Part III, the latest installment in CreatorVC's popular 1980s horror documentary series.