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We are horror fans, whether it be psychological, slasher, supernatural, Zombie (Romero Style) or anything else. We love it all. You should join us if you like to see horror movies in theaters. It does not matter which you prefer we seem them all (Rated R atleast, we usually skip the PG-13 crap). We are friendly and don't bite (hard).

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Celebration of Fantastic Fest

Online event

Fantastic Fest has gone virtual for a celebration of everything we love about the annual event: live online versions of classics like Fantastic Feud and 100 Best Kills, badass repertory rediscoveries, and world premieres of the finest genre cinema 2020 has to offer. To make the party accessible to loyal fans and newbies alike, all new features and live events will be available FREE to view on the Alamo On Demand platform for anyone in the United States. “Despite the many hardships 2020 has thrown our way, the Fantastic Fest team knew we needed to stick to our mission of celebrating and championing genre films from bold, diverse voices - new filmmakers and treasured alumni alike.” says Fantastic Fest programmer Logan Taylor. “While we have a much smaller selection than in previous years, we’re delighted to showcase 15 films that express our brand loudly and proudly.” The festival will be bookended by unique spins on the werewolf film: opening with the charming and irreverent TEDDY by France’s Boukherma brothers and closing with Amelia Moses’s haunting thriller BLOODTHIRSTY (on the night of the full moon, no less)! If you’re still hungry for more werewolves after that one-two punch, join us for the Texas Premiere of Jim Cummings’ newest, THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, on October 8th at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane! While this year’s slate may be more modest in scope, every film captures the spirit of Fantastic Fest in its own unique way. Featuring 5 world premieres (with an additional 2 world premiere restorations) and 4 shorts blocks featuring 36 short films, the lineup amplifies talented female, queer, and racially diverse creatives from all over the globe. We might all be stuck on the couch, but we are still excited to bring a sampling of world-class films you’ve come to expect from Fantastic Fest directly to your home. Quite fittingly and presciently, a theme of isolation and its transformational effects plays heavily throughout the lineup. So, in the spirit of Fantastic Fest and this theme, let’s make the most of the strange world we’re living in, come together through a virtual celebration, and enjoy some damn fine cinema! All new features will be available FREE on our Alamo On Demand Platform for fans in the United States. Repertory titles will be available at special rates throughout the week-long celebration. We will also be presenting two exclusive in-theater-only screenings, Brandon Cronenberg’s highly anticipated POSSESSOR on September 23rd and Jim Cummings’ THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW on October 8th. The festival is also excited to welcome back Fantastic Fest alum Mickey Reece with a new documentary short MICKEY REECE’S BELLE ÎSLE screening in the the SHORTS WITH LEGS short film sidebar – stay tuned for an upcoming Alamo On Demand announcement following the premiere of the short about a collection of his films to be made available for the first time. The Celebration of Fantastic Fest will be offering a number of interactive virtual film screenings with Scener, a watch party platform that enables millions of participants to simultaneously enjoy films together over immersive live video chat. This integration is built into the Alamo On Demand platform that will go live at Fantastic Fest and remain in partnership with AOD, providing public or private co-watching parties that are synchronized in real-time and paired with video, audio and text chat. Fantastic Fest interactive screenings will be taking viewers from preshow to a hosted intro, through the film, and all the way to the Q&A for a fully synced and effortless experience participants. You must create an account for Alamo on Demand and RSVP Alamo on Demand: https://ondemand.drafthouse.com/ RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fantasticfest https://fantasticfest.com/news/entry/celebration-of-fantastic-fest Schedule - https://fantasticfest.com/news/entry/celebration-of-fantastic-fest-schedule

Chicago Horror Film Festival

Online event

Our 2020 Online Festival opens this Friday, September 25th in an On Demand style format! Passes available now and give you unlimited access to all films and screenplays for the entire two week period! Be sure to check out the outstanding bloody horror we have prepared for you! FESTIVAL RUNS SEPTEMBER 25TH - OCTOBER 9TH Tickets $25 https://chicagohorrorfest.festivee.com/

Friday Night Live Streams

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7:00pm - Demons and Stuff (Clip show) 8:00pm - Demon Wind (1990) With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all began, sixty years earlier. Be sure to DOWNLOAD THE APP (https://kast.gg/download.html) to your computer (for the best experience) or phone, prior to the screening Then SEND US AN INVITE (https://s.kast.live/g/rswxmlfpekj) prior to the screenings to make sure you can get in without any issues! You can still SUPPORT THE OTTOBAR as they raise funds to remain open during this crisis! https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-ottobar

Pandemonium Picture Show Weekend

Skyline Drive-in

Two days of 35mm exploitation films and debauchery. Plus live entertainment and camping. Featuring the 45th anniversary Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live shadowcast on stage performed by Transylvanian Lip Treatment. Friday Sept 25th 8pm Drive- In 9:45pm Rocket doll revue live burlesque 11pm Mad Dog Morgan 1am Splatter University 3am Astro Zombies Saturday Sept 26th 8pm Rolling Thunder 10pm Exploitation Explosion 10:30pm Nezarec on stage 11pm The Prince of Shock on stage 11:30pm Rocky Horror Picture Show featuring a live shadowcast on stage performed by Transylvanian Lip Treatment 2am Flesh for Frankenstein 4am Young Cycle Girls Tickets $15-25 https://theskylinedrivein.square.site/product/pandemonium-picture-show-weekend-2020/241

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