The Music Box of Horrors had to switch up their usual 24-hr marathon this year for obvious reasons, but they're offering something pretty incredible for horror fans in the Chicago area this October. From Grindhouse Fridays to Rip-Off Saturdays and Sequel Sundays, they have an incredible lineup of classic and new titles that you won't want to miss!
From the Press Release: "Pivoting from its usual 24-hour movie marathon format, 2020's Music Box of Horrors will shape-shift into 31 Nights of Terror at the Drive-In. From October 1st- 31st, the Music Box of Horrors will take over the Chi-Town Movies Drive-In for late shows Sunday-Thursday, and double-features every Friday and Saturday night. In addition, every weekend is themed—Grindhouse Fridays, Rip-Off Saturdays, and Sequel Sundays:
GRINDHOUSE FRIDAYS (Double features)On Fridays, we celebrate the movies your parents warned you about! Long since replaced by bland suburban multiplexes, grindhouse theaters reveled in humanity's underbelly with twisted double features designed to turn your stomach, offend your sensibilities, and make you scream. Whether it be exploitation, splatter, perverse, transgressive, or just plain gross, Fridays are for sickos--and we can't wait!
RIP-OFF SATURDAYS (Double features)There's only one thing better than watching a horror classic on the big screen, and that’s watching a blatant, unauthorized rip-off immediately afterwards! On Saturdays, we offer up the heavy hitters you know and love, and then give you the chance to stick around and watch some mind-melting, unhinged insanity! With everything from Anglo-Italian exorcisms to Bollywood Freddy Kreugers, we gleefully invite you to expand your mind with the rip-offs you didn't know you needed!
SEQUEL SUNDAYS (Single features)It’s easy to get overwhelmed when doing deep dives into horror franchises, trying to dig through all a series has to offer. Lucky for you, we’ve done the work and are proud to offer up some of the best of the best in the realm of sequels!
With mind-melting visuals and high body counts, this year’s lineup is perfectly in line with the Music Box’s eclectic taste in horror offerings and events—a combination of audience favorites and rarely screened titles, specialized intros, pre-show content, filmmaker Q&As, vendors, and of course, some surprises. All screenings take place at the Chi-Town Movies Drive-In, 2343 S. Throop Street in Chicago: https://www.chitownfutbol.com/
chitown-movies. (We highly recommend the tacos and frozen mangos.) Every element will be presented safely & responsibly in the Drive-In setting.
Tickets for all “Music Box of Horrors at the Drive-In” events go on sale WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 @ 10AM (CST). For tickets and further information, please click here: https://musicboxtheatre.com/
events/music-box-of-horrors- at-the-drive-in-presents-31- nights-of-terror."
To see the full schedule that includes Nightbreed, Alien, Prom Night II, Possessor, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Stylist, and much more, visit: