The Music Box Theatre announced today the return of Cinepocalypse, the Midwest’s largest gathering of horror films and the cinephiles who love them!
Shifting dates, the festival will kick into full fear on June 21st and conclude on June 28th, 2018 for a week full of ass-kicking genre world premieres, special guests and more.
Bloody Disgusting sponsored the 2017 showcase, which included over 60 films, including the World Premiere of Primal Rage and U.S. Premieres of Lowlife (jury award winner) Snowflake (audience award winner), and closing night film Beyond Skyline. Special guests such as Joe Carnahan, Eric Roberts, Larry Cohen Simon Barrett, Jessica Harper, Antonio Fargas, Barbara Crampton, along with filmmakers from around the world, appeared throughout the festival as well.
Programming efforts for the 2018 festival have already begun and submissions are officially open for shorts and features via Film Freeway.
“We couldn’t be any more thrilled to build off of last year’s festivities. In fact, we’re so excited that we pushed the date up 5 months! 2018 is already lookin’ to be an all-timer for genre film, and we’re eager to once again overload Chicago,” writes festival artistic director Josh Goldbloom.
Early bird badges for the festival will go on sale. For ticket prices and further information, please visit https://musicboxtheatre.com/events/Cinepocalypse-2018. The Music Box Theatre is one of the nation’s most prestigious art house theatres and makes a concerted effort to diversify programming and bolster local audiences through special events and festivals like Cinepocolypse, the Chicago Critics Film Festival and more throughout the year.
The Music Box Theatre stands as one of the nation’s most prestigious art house theatres, and has recently made a concerted effort to diversify programming and bolster local audiences. Located on the city’s Northside at 3733 North Southport Ave, The Music Box’s year-round programming has consistently offered genre fans some of the very finest cinematic experiences in digital, 35mm, and 70mm formats.