With the Summer season just flying by, the upcoming Flashback Weekend 2018 is now here, with festivities kicking off on Friday, August 3rd at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare (5440 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018), and the event will run through the afternoon of Sunday, August 5th. For this year’s convention, Flashback Weekend is hosting a cavalcade of horror greats, including Brad Dourif, Tom Holland, Fiona Dourif, William Ragsdale, Alex Vincent, Svengoolie, Michael Berryman, FX legend Steve Johnson, Stephen Geoffreys, as well as Ash vs. Evil Dead’s Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago, and many more. And as if all that wasn’t enough, attendees have the opportunity to see both Fright Night and Child’s Play under the stars in two outdoor screenings hosted by Holland and each film’s respective cast members.

Tickets for Flashback Weekend 2018 are currently on sale now. For more information, check out the latest press release on all the featured guests and happenings at next weekend’s celebration in Chicago, or visit Flashback’s website at www.flashbackweekend.com.

FLASHBACK WEEKEND CHICAGO HORROR CON

August 3-5, 2018

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare - Rosemont, IL  60018

www.flashbackweekend.com

TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT www.flashbackweekend.com

Flashback Weekend is proud to announce an amazing celebrity guest and special event line-up for 2018!

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MAJOR Celebrity Guests including…

From “CHILD’S PLAY” series

Brad Dourif

“Voice of Chucky/ Charles Lee Ray”

“CHILD'S PLAY”

Fiona Dourif

“CURSE OF CHUCKY”, “CULT OF CHUCKY”

The legendary director

Tom Holland

“CHILD’S PLAY” (1988), “FRIGHT NIGHT” (1985)

Alex Vincent

“CHILD’S PLAY 1 & 2”, “CULT OF CHUCKY”

Professional Photo-op Alex Vincent with screen used Chucky doll

Christine Elise

“CHILD’S PLAY 2”, “BODY SNATCHERS”

From “FRIGHT NIGHT” (1985)

William Ragsdale

“FRIGHT NIGHT” 1 & 2”

Amanda Bearse

“FRIGHT NIGHT” (1985)

Stephen Geoffreys

“Evil Ed”

“FRIGHT NIGHT” (1985)

Sat. August 4, 2018

Stephen Geoffreys (Evil Ed) Make-up photo-op

Your photo with Stephen Geoffreys in his Evil Ed make-up, designed and applied by FX legend Steve Johnson.

Steve Johnson

FX Make-up legend

“FRIGHT NIGHT” (1985), NIGHT OF THE DEMONS”, “SPECIES”

Jonathan Stark

“Billy Cole”

“FRIGHT NIGHT” (1985)

Charles Band

“PUPPETMASTER” series – “EVIL BONG”

Full Moon Creator

From “ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”

Dana DeLorenzo

Kelly Maxwell

“ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”

Ray Santiago

Pablo

“ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”

“FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER” reunion

Ted White (“Jason”)

Peter Barton (Doug)

Judie Aronson (Samantha)

Lawrence Monoson (Ted)

Sat. August 4, 2018

“5 Jasons Friday the 13th Costume Photo-op

Jason Costume Photo Op with 5 JASONS.

Your photo with Steve Dash, Ted White, Tom Morga, C.J. Graham, & Ken Kirzinger – all in costume.

Individual photo-op with each Jason also available

Steve Dash – “FRIDAY THE 13th: PART 2”

Ted White – “FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER”

Tom Morga – “FRIDAY THE 13th: A NEW BEGINNING”

C.J. Graham – “FRIDAY THE 13th Part 6: JASON LIVES”

Ken Kirzinger – “FREDDY VS. JASON

Steve Dash, Ted White, Tom Morga, C.J. Graham, & Ken Kirzinger will also be appearing all three days and signing autographs

Cerina Vincent

“CABIN FEVER”

Michael Berryman

“THE HILLS HAVE EYES”, “THE DEVILS REJECTS”

Paul T. Taylor

“Pinhead”

“HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT”

Lynn Lowry

“I DRINK YOUR BLOOD”, George A. Romero’s “THE CRAZIES”

Tamara Glynn

“HALLOWEEN 5”

John Russo

“NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” (1968)

Svengoolie

(Rich Koz)

Horror Host Legend

Appearing Saturday, August 4, 2018

And more guests to be announced!

DISCOUNT ROOM RESERVATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Reserve your rooms now at the Flashback Weekend discount rate of only $115.00 per night (plus tax) by calling the Crowne Plaza O'Hare at (847) 671-6350.  Be sure to mention group code “Flashback18” or “Flashback Weekend to receive your discount hotel rate.  You must make your reservation by July 20, 2018 to receive the special Flashback Weekend discount hotel rate.

However, the discount rooms are based on availability and will sell out so make your reservation today!

If you have any difficulties booking your rooms at the Crowne Plaza or receiving the Flashback Weekend discount rate, please phone Flashback Weekend at (847) 647-3124.

SPECIAL EVENTS

OUTDOOR HORROR FILM FEST FridaySaturday Aug. 3-4, 2018

Tribute to Tom Holland

Horror under the Stars on a GIANT outdoor screen

Friday Aug. 3, 2018

“CHILD’S PLAY” (1988) hosted by Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, and director Tom Holland

Saturday Aug. 4, 2018

“FRIGHT NIGHT” (1985) hosted by William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, and director Tom Holland.

SINISTER VISIONS COSTUME CONTEST

Sinister Visions 12th annual costume contest hosted by Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz) on Sat. Aug. 4, 2018 at 4:15PM.

All ages welcome!  This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions Inc.

SVENGOOLIE at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con

Horror host legend SVENGOOLIE (TV Legend Rich Koz) will be appearing at Flashback Weekend Sat. August 4, 2018.

Svengoolie schedule

Sat. Aug. 4, 2018

2:0PM – 3:45PM – Signing autographs and posing for selfies

4:15PM - Svengoolie hosts the Sinister Visions Costume Contest

After hours events

The Murray Bros CADDYSHACK restaurant and bar in the Crowne Plaza

New at the Crowne Plaza, the Murray Bros have opened a CADDYSHACK restaurant and bar located in the Crowne Plaza. The restaurant includes a huge bar and retail store that sells themed items from "Caddyshack" (1980) that starred Bill Murray. Interior decor features photos of Bill Murray and his brothers and their films.   We are very excited to have “CADDYSHACK” in the home of Flashback Weekend!  You will have a blast at “CADDYSHACK” both during and after hours at Flashback Weekend!

For full details, schedule, tickets www.flashbackweekend.com

TICKETS ON SALE!

Visit www.flashbackweekend.com or call (847) 647-3124 for updates!

  • 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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