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Hey Chicago, Music Box of Horrors Announced Their 24-Hour Marathon!



The 24-Hour horror movie marathon, MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS, returns to The Music Box Theatre on Saturday, October 7th at Noon.

This year’s incarnation of MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS descends into madness through the exploits of zombified police run-ins, adolescent lycanthropy, dizzying dives and tributes to George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper.

Director Mariano Baino will appear live at The Music Box Theatre to conduct a Q&A after his film Dark Waters.

The event will also screen John Carpenter’s underseen brain-melter In the Mouth of Madness (1994), featuring a Possession-worthy turn from Sam Neill; an ultra-rare screening, from the only surviving print (16mm!) of Rusty Cundieff’s Tales From the Hood and tons of other scares.

General pricing, vendors and full schedule below. The horror marathon will run from Saturday, October 7th (12noon) through Sunday, October 8th, 2017.

Pricing: $30 GA / $25 Music Box Members
10/7 (Day of): $35 GA / $30 Music Box Members

Pass allows patrons to come and go as they please throughout the entire 24 hours.

Films to play in the following order:

MANITOU (William Girdler, 1977, 104 mins, 35mm)

LAND OF THE DEAD (George Romero, 2005, 93 mins, 35mm) Tribute to George Romero to precede film screening.

THE CAT AND THE CANARY (Paul Leni, 1927, 108 mins, 16mm) Live score from Chicago’s own Evan Hydzik (Pillars and Tongues)

DARK WATERS (Directors Cut, Mariano Baino, 1994, 87 mins, Digital) Director Mariano Baino In Person

THE FUNHOUSE (Tobe Hooper, 1981, 91 mins, 35mm) Tobe Hooper Tribute

IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (John Carpenter, 1994, 95mins, 35mm)

HELLRAISER (Clive Barker, 1987, 94 mins, 35mm)

GINER SNAPS (John Fawcett, 2000, 108 mins, 35mm) Only known remaining 35MM print in existence

TALES FROM THE HOOD (Rusty Cundieff, 1995, 98 mins, 16mm)

FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (Rachel Talalay, 1991, 89 mins, 35mm)

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE (Jalmari Helander, 2010, 82 mins, 35mm)

THE CRAFT (Andrew Fleming, 1996, 101 mins, 35mm)

The Music Box of Horrors 2017 is once again guest programmed by Will Morris, Assistant Programmer at Los Angeles’American Cinematheque. Will programmed the 2015 and 2016 Music Box of Horrors, which included director William Lustig presenting Maniac, actor Ethan Embry presenting the Chicago premiere of The Devil’s Candy, a special tribute to Wes Craven, Gary Sherman and John McNaughton presenting Death Line, and director Jim Muro presenting Street Trash.

This year’s Food Trucks include Viet Nom-Nom, Empanada Girl and Taco in a Bag.

Between films, we invite movie goers to check out excellent Vendors & Guests in the Music Box Lounge. These vendors include:

Kitley’s Crypt

Graveface Records

Bric-A-Brac Records

House of Movie Monsters

Pretty Spooky Handmades

Broke Drawers


Artists Christ Kutcha and Jonathan LaMantia

Tattoo Artist Chloe Pinnock

Severin Films


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