Film News: Opening Night of 2019 Cinepocalypse in Chicago is ‘Verotika’ on June 13, 2019

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CHICAGO – Genre films, those categories of movies that have specific themes – horror, thriller, comedy – but remain undefined in their unique qualities, is exactly what the Cinepocalypse Film Festival is all about. The week-long 2019 edition of the fest kicks off on Thursday, June 13th, at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre with the World Premiere of “Verotika,” written and directed by Glenn Danzig, founder and vocalist of the legendary band Misfits. Danzig will appear on behalf of the film. For more information and tickets, click here.

Glenn Danzig’s passion for film, the occult, paganism, and all things ghouls ‘n ghosts inspired “Verotika.” Featuring a plot shrouded in secrecy and based on the output of Danzig’s long-running, mature comic book publishing company Verotik — a compound of “violence” and “erotic” — this feature film anthology is a realization of his lifelong love of comic books and the dark arts. There is no better way to kick off Cinepocalypse then this one-of-a-kind World Premiere.

Glenn Danzig will Appear for ‘Verotika,’ the Opening Night Film of Cinepocalypse
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Since 2017, Cinepocalypse has terrorized Chicago audiences at the Music Box Theatre with an annual slate of premiere films, guests, and bloodcurdling entertainment. Named a top genre festival in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, the 2019 fest will feature films of jury president Joel Schumacher (“Flatliners,” “Falling Down”), World Premieres (beside “Verotika,” there is “Deadcon”), in addition to award recipients Michael Ironside (“Total Recall”), Joe Bob Briggs, the band GWAR retrospective, among the regional premieres, special guests, and repertory (both 35mm and 70mm) screenings.

The 2019 Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival is June 13th through June 20th, 2019, at at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport, Chicago. For more information, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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