Flashback

In just a few days, Flashback Weekend Horror Convention will be celebrating Halloween in August with their Michael Myers-related revelry (and more), and we now have a look at the final schedule for this weekend’s convention, which runs at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare from Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th.

Flashback Weekend has been a longstanding tradition for me, as both a fan and as one of the co-hosts, and this year looks to be yet another incredible time for horror lovers, featuring tons of great panels, movie screenings, events, and legendary composer Alan Howarth will even be performing a special concert for attendees on Friday night.

Take a look at Flashback’s full schedule below and be sure to say hi if you happen to see me during all the festivities over the course of the weekend. For ticket information or any further details, be sure to check out www.flashbackweekend.com.

Friday, August 7th

Crowne Plaza 
2:00PM – 8:00PM      Registration Booth Open
3:00PM – 8:45PM      Dealers room open (Ballrooms 3-5)
4:00PM – 8:45PM      Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge

Celeb Photo Ops

5:00PM – Scout Taylor Compton
5:15PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN
5:30PM – Danielle Harris
5:50PM – HALLOWEEN 5 Photo Op
6:15PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Photo Op
6:30PM – Michael Myers Group Photo
6:45PM – Nick Castle
7:15PM – HALLOWEEN 3 Group Photo
7:35PM – Jeffrey Combs
7:45PM – RE-ANIMATOR Group Photo
7:55PM – Jeffrey Combs & Stuart Gordon
8:15PM – Naomi Grossman

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2

9:00PM – ALAN HOWARTH IN CONCERT Admission free for Flashback Weekend attendees! Preferred seating for ULTIMATE & Halloween Event passholders
10:30PM – Q & A with Stuart Gordon & Jeffrey Combs
11:00PM – Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Carolyn Purdy Gordon, & Richard Band introduce “RE-ANIMATOR” (1985) screening

Saturday, August 8th

Crowne Plaza 

9:30AM – 6:00PM Registration Booth Open
10:00AM – 6:45PM Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
10:00AM – 6:00PM Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
2:00PM – 4:00PM Svengoolie autograph signings – Balmoral Room

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge

Celeb Photo Ops

12:30PM – Scout Taylor Compton
12:45PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN
1:00PM – Danielle Harris
1:15PM – HALLOWEEN 5 Group Photo
1:45PM – Jeffrey Combs
2:00PM – RE-ANIMATOR Group Photo
2:10PM – Jeffrey Combs & Stuart Gordon
2:45PM – Michael Myers Group Photo
3:00PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Group Photo
3:10PM – Nick Castle
3:40PM – HALLOWEEN 4 Group Photo
4:40PM – Naomi Grossman
4:50PM – American Horror Story Duo
5:00PM – John Carroll Lynch

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2

11:00AM – “SUSPIRIA” restoration – Barbara Magnolfi, Don May Jr. – Prizes!
11:30AM – HALLOWEEN 4-6  - George P. Wilbur, Don Shanks,  Tamara Glynn, Alan Howarth, Erik Preston
12:00PM – Sean Clark: Halloween, Horror’s Hallowed Grounds & more! Featuring a look at never before seen cut footage from the Halloween Box Set.
1:00PM – John Carroll Lynch
1:30PM – Scout Taylor Compton
2:00PM – HALLOWEEN (1978) - Nick Castle, Tommy Lee Wallace, Charles Cyphers, Dean Cundey,  Nancy Loomis, Will Sandin
2:40PM – Pat Healy
3:00PM – Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 1 & 2 - Kristina Klebe, Jeff Daniel Phillips, William Forsythe
3:30PM – Danielle Harris
4:00PM – Naomi Grossman
4:20PM – 5:00PM 10th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
5:05PM – 6:00PM 8th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
6:00PM – MOVIE: "Starry Eyes" introduced by Pat Healy
11:00PM – Master Ron Fitzgerald's Horror Spookshow
11:30PM – MOVIE: MANOS: The Hands of Fate

Crowne Plaza Lower level – Midway Room – Movie Screenings

12:00PM – Sean Clark's "HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS"
1:00PM – “LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU” (2014)    courtesy of Severin Films
3:00PM – “THE INNKEEPERS” (2011) courtesy of Dark Sky Films
5:00PM – “FROM THE DARK” (2014)   courtesy of Dark Sky Films

Crowne Plaza Outdoor Courtyard

8:30PM – Giant Screen Outdoor Movie! JOHN CARPENTER’S HALLOWEEN (1978)* Introduced by the cast and crew
*Separate ticket required

Sunday, August 9th

Crowne Plaza 

10:30AM – 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
11:00AM – 4:00PM Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge

Celeb Photo Ops

11:45AM – Naomi Grossman
11:55AM – American Horror Story Duo
12:00PM – John Carroll Lynch
12:20PM – Scout Taylor Compton
12:30PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN
12:40PM – Danielle Harris
1:50PM – Michael Myers Group Photo
2:05PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Group Photo
2:15PM – Nick Castle
2:30PM – HALLOWEEN 3 Group Photo

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2

11:30AM – Q&A HALLOWEEN 3 - Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Nancy Loomis
1:00PM – 3:00PM Monster Family Fun Day: Svengoolie live on stage presenting MAD MONSTER PARTY, the Rankin Bass stop-motion animated classic starring Boris Karloff. Audience participation & surprises!

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Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.