It’s hard for me to believe that another Flashback Weekend is nearly upon us, but in just a few short days, genre fans will descend upon the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL) for three days of horror-filled shenanigans. Beginning Friday, August 4th and running through Sunday, August 6th, Flashback is pulling out all the stops for their 15th anniversary, with their massive Nightmare on Elm Street reunion bringing together casts from nearly all of the films, including the legendary Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Joann Willette, Brooke Bundy, Tuesday Knight, Danny Hassel, Toy Newkirk, Kelly Jo Minter, Brooke Theiss, Andras Jones, Ricky Dean Logan, Katharine Isabelle, Ken Kirzinger, Paula Shaw, and Jesse Hutch.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Flashback 2017 will also feature a multitude of other notable guests, including Lance Henriksen, Ken Foree, Nancy Loomis, William Forsythe, Felissa Rose, Victoria Price, Curtis Armstrong, Lew Temple, Cerina Vincent, iconic horror host Svengoolie, and both Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca of The Boondock Saints fame.

Beyond its stellar lineup of talent, Flashback Weekend will also be hosting two fun screening events for fans, with the 4K version of Suspiria playing on Friday, August 4th at the AMC Rosemont 18 (formerly the Muvico), and on the night of August 5th, attendees can experience A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master at the Crowne Plaza for Flashback’s annual outdoor screening event. There will be additional movies playing during Saturday in the Crowne Plaza’s Midway room, and for those of you looking to do a little shopping or grab some autographs, the dealer room will be open all three days.

Here’s a look at the full schedule for Flashback Weekend 2017, and be sure to keep an eye out for this writer if you’re attending that weekend, as I’ll be there performing my co-hosting duties, alongside Steve Prokopy and Nick Digilio.

FRIDAY AUGUST 4, 2017
Crowne Plaza
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Registration Booth Open
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Dealers room open (Ballrooms 2-5)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Celeb Photo Ops - Separate tickets required

AMC Rosemont 18 (Formerly Muvico) Located on the north side of the parking garage
10:30 pm | SUSPIRIA 4K RESTORATION Synapse FIlms' 4K restoration by Don May Jr. & Gerry Chandler. Separate ticket required! Get yours HERE.

SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2017
Crowne Plaza 
9:30 am - 5:45 pm | Registration Booth Open
10:00 am - 6:45 pm | Dealer room (Ballrooms 2-5)
10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Svengoolie autograph signings - Location TBA

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
11:00 am - 3:30 pm | Celeb Photo Ops - Separate tickets required

Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Bloody Disgusting presents World of Death episodes
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Ken Kirzinger, Katharine Isabelle, Jesse Hutch, Paula Shaw Q&A
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Sean Patrick Flanery & David Della Rocco Q&A
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Lance Henriksen Q&A
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Cerina Vincent Q&A
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Curtis Armstrong Q&A
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Nancy Loomis Q&A
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Lisa Wilcox. Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, Ricky Dean Logan, JoAnn Willette Q&A
4:20 pm - 5:00 pm | 12th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
5:00 pm | Screening of Zombie Army Productions' "The Adventures of Kitty Zombie", hosted by the show's creators/producers and Kitty Zombie himself!

Crowne Plaza Lower level - Midway Room - Movie Screenings
12:00 pm | The Boondock Saints
2:00 pm | Cabin Fever
4:00 pm | Freddy vs. Jason
6:00 pm | Near Dark

Crowne Plaza Outdoor Courtyard
8:15 pm | Giant Screen Outdoor Movie! “NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER”. Introduced by Robert Englund and the DREAM MASTER cast, featuring Tuesday Night singing "Nightmare" LIVE! *Separate ticket required

10:45 pm* | Zombie Army After Party! All Flashback Weekend attendees are invited to party the night away with Zombie Army Productions, featuring a performance by Ron Fitzgerald's Dark Illusion Magic Show!
*Approximate - whenever the movie ends, the party starts!

SUNDAY AUGUST 6, 2017
Crowne Plaza
10:30 am - 4:00 pm | Registration Booth Open
11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Dealer room (Ballrooms 2-5)
11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
11:15 am - 4:00 pm | Celeb Photo Ops - Separate tickets required

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley Q&A
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Victoria Price Q&A
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | George A. Romero tribute
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Rob Zombie favorites - Lew Temple, William Forsythe Q&A
2:00 pm –2:30 pm | Scotchworthy Productions presents World of Death episodes

  • 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.

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