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Slideshow: Preview of ‘Days of the Dead’ Chicago, Nov. 16-18, 2018

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Sean Astin of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy.

CHICAGO – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Linda Blair (“The Exorcist”), Sherilynn Fenn/James Marshall/Dana Ashbrook (“Twin Peaks”), director Clive Barker (“Hellraiser,” “Candyman”) and rocker Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys). The 2018 convention will be held Friday, November 16th through Sunday the 18th at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (click link below).

Film News: Clive Barker Triple Feature Haunts Portage Theater on July 13, 2012

Clive Barker Triple Feature Nightbreed

CHICAGO – Fans of the inventively gruesome filmmaker and visual artist Clive Barker will be delighted by the eleventh installment of Terror in the Aisles. A rare Clive Barker Triple Feature will screen Friday, July 13, at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, featuring two very special guests, and the restored version of a Barker classic.

Blu-Ray Review: Clive Barker’s ‘Hellraiser’ Stands Test of Time

Hellraiser
HollywoodChicago.com Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Some 1970’s and 1980’s horror movies have lost their luster. Have you seen the original “Fog” lately? Any of the “Friday the 13th” sequels? As much as I love it, even “A Nightmare on Elm Street” looks its age. Not “Hellraiser”. Clive Barker’s twisted journey into the world of desire and darkness has all the power it did over twenty years ago and now you can see for yourself in HD.

Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Midnight Meat Train’ Delivers the Gory Goods

Midnight Meat Train
HollywoodChicago.com Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0

CHICAGO – The world of horror movie distribution is seriously messed up. Millions are allowed to flock to junk like “Saw V,” “The Eye,” and “The Unborn” as they play on thousands of screens, but a lot of the best genre movies for 2008, which was actually a very good year for horror, were barely released. Believe it or not, “The Midnight Meat Train” was one of the best.

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