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Friday, October 16 2015 08:08

Chicago Friends: THE MASSACRE is THIS WEEKEND - 24 Hours of Horror Movie Madness!

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Chicago Friends - this weekend, THE MASSACRE (Chicago's original 24-hour horror film event) returns to THE PATIO THEATER for a full cycle of monstrous goodness just in-time for Halloween! Kicking off with a short film program at 11:15am on Saturday, October 17, the feature-length goodness runs from noon-noon, with "survivors" being counted on Sunday - those brave enough to make it through the full 24 hours. There's some Rock Father Favorites in the mix this year including GREMLINS 2, George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD, THEY LIVE and CHRISTINE. Check out the full lineup below, or grab your tickets now for just $20 via Brown Paper Tickets.

The Lineup:
  • 11:15 AM Terror Treats - Local Short Films
  • 12:00 PM Fall of the House of Usher (Silent film with Live Organ!) 
  • 12:15 PM The House of Ghosts (Silent film with Live Organ!) 
  • 12:30 PM Dead of Night
  • 2:30 PM Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (Christopher Lee Tribute!) 
  • 4:20 PM Gremlins 2 (Christopher Lee Tribute!) 
  • 6:15 PM Monsters & Maniacs - Local Short Film Block
  • 7:10 PM Dawn of the Dead (star Scott Reiniger in Person!) 
  • 9:45 PM Demons (star Geretta Geretta in Person!) 
  • 11:45 PM They Live (Roddy Piper Tribute!) 
  • 1:30 AM The Descent
  • 3:15 AM The Boogens 
  • 5AM - Deadly Blessing (Wes Craven Tribute!) 
  • 6:45 AM Vampyros Lesbos
  • 8:30 AM Blood and Black Lace
  • 10:05 AM Christine

THE MASSACRE is presented by Movieside, the same organization that brings you TERROR IN THE AISLES. As always, THE MASSACRE will feature Vintage Trailers, Prizes, Surprises, a Charity benefit for Vital Bridges & much more.

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality, Commentator, Adventurer and Raconteur. 

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, a writer for the Netflix #StreamTeam, and serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, has been quoted in BusinessWire, CNN and Babble, in addition to making appearances on ABC News, WGN and more. In the past he served as a writer for  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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