Congratulations to the CFF 2012 Award Winners

by Savage on Apr.16, 2012

The Chicago Fear Fest congratulates its 2012 Award Winners:

  • BEST FEATURE: Nailbiter
  • BEST SHORT: Familiar
  • BEST DIRECTOR: Patrick Rea (Nailbiter)
 
 

 

Vote for the CFF Audience Favorite Award!

by Savage on Apr.16, 2012

Right now CFF attendees can vote for their favorite film of the weekend for the Chicago Fear Fest Audience Favorite Award. Voting will continue through this Saturday, April 21. To vote, go to the CFF Facebook Fan Page and look for the Poll!

 
 

 

 

Thank You!

by Savage on Apr.16, 2012

Huge thanks from all of us here at Chicago Fear Fest for those that came out to the festival. All of the fans, filmmakers, cast and crew…. we appreciate it greatly!! The event was a blast… but we want your opinions… please!! For this event to grow and continue to prosper, we need to know what you guys and gals thought of it. Good and Bad, films, Q&A’s, ticket prices, parties, organization, etc…. anything and everything. Please let us know on the CFF Facebook Fan Page, the CFF Facebook Group Page, via Twitter or email us at info@chicagofearfest.com.

Thanks again for a great weekend!!! We’ve already posted roughly 350 photos  – feel free to tag yourself and your friends!

 
 

 

 

Review of NAILBITER from Patrick Rea

by Mitchell_Wells on Apr.12, 2012

Capone AICNGlowing review of the feature we will be showing on Friday…. NAILBITER from Patrick Rea….

Check it out…

“I don’t want to say too much more about the NAILBITER plot; I think seeing it more or less cold is the best way to go and will result in bigger surprises and purer anxiety-filled moments. But I was really impressed with the flow of the story, the reasons behind the ladies being held captive, and the way everything plays out. And while the movie certainly leaves itself open for a sequel (hell, it practically feels like Part 1 of a two-part story), it was refreshing to watch a non-sequel, mostly original horror film that wasn’t afraid to get a little kooky sometimes….”

Read the Full Article Here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/54949

 
 

 

 

Buy an All Access Ticket, Get Free Stuff!!

by Mitchell_Wells on Apr.04, 2012

With the fear fest coming up very soon, we got a special offer for you!

If you buy an ALL ACCESS PASS from now until Friday night at 9pm (central time), you will be entered in to win $100 in google advertising for free!

We only have 3 of these, so act fast. Grab an all access ticket and forward your receipt (so we know you actually bought one!) to us here: info@chicagofearfest.com and you will be entered to win 1 of 3 Google Advertising Certificates good for $100 in free advertising.

Winners will be picked at random and emailed on Saturday morning!!

Thats a good deal if you have a website to promote, retail store, online shop, etc…

Grab a ticket now and enter!!

http://chicagofearfest.com/buy-tickets/

 
 

 

 

JUAN OF THE DEAD Screening at Chicago Fear Fest

by Mitchell_Wells on Mar.13, 2012

Cuban zombie horror-comedy “JUAN OF THE DEAD” Chicago Premiere at CHICAGO FEAR FEST April 13-14, 2012 Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 Rosemont, IL
www.chicagofearfest.com

The new cult cuban zombie comedy “JUAN OF THE DEAD” from Outsider Pictures joins the amazing CHICAGO FEAR FEST line-up including personal appearances by film makers Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Sarah Elbert, screenings of their new horror-sitcom “HOLLISTON”, screening of “HATCHET 2” introduced by Adam Green, the Chicago Premiere of “REC 3”, the kick-off of the nationwide theatrical road-show tour of “THE MOLEMAN OF BELMONT AVENUE” starring Robert Englund, “NAILBITER”, the feature film from director Patrick Rea, the zombie comedy “A CADAVER CHRISTMAS”, an independent horror film fest featuring the best in indie feature films and shorts, panel discussions, after parties presented by FEARnet and hosted by Zombie Army Productions.

Presented by Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention, Horror Society, Sinister Visions, and Zombie Army Productions, CHICAGO FEAR FEST is Chicago’s largest indie horror film fest featuring two days of multi-auditorium screenings, events, and parties. The website has implemented an automated helpdesk to assist those who would like to submit reviews or who have questions regarding any aspect of the festival. Gene Knot handles support and helpdesk workflow to keep things running smoothly. So all you Cuban Zombie fans, make sure you stay connected during and after the event. We want your opinions.

All CHICAGO FEAR FEST screenings will take place at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18, Chicago’s premiere movie-going experience. All of the after parties will take place at Bogart’s bar and grill, located on the 2nd floor of the Muvico Rosemont 18. Tickets on sale soon. Visit www.chicagofearfest.com for more info.

 
 

 

 

THE WALKING DEAD season finale On the big screen Info

by Mitchell_Wells on Mar.08, 2012

THE WALKING DEAD season finale On the big screen admission – FREE!

21+ Event!!

March 18, 2012 Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 & Bogart’s
7:00PM Location Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18
9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue Rosemont, IL 60018-5210

Hosted by Chicago Fear Fest, Zombie Army Productions, Flashback Weekend, Horror Society, and Sinister Visions.

“THE WALKING DEAD season finale will be shown on the big screen in a Muvico Premier theater featuring ultra plush oversized theater seats, elegant stadium seating, and state of the art Sony 4K digital projection. You’ll also be able to enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails and food during the movie!

The Walking Dead will be shown at the Muvico Premier Auditorium – 200 Seats available!! First come first serve!! Get there early!

21+ Event!!

6:00PM – Wristbands will start to be distributed at Bogart’s (located on the second floor of Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18) at 6:00PM on a first come first served basis (no advance RSVP’s).

6:00PM – 8:00PM – Prize give-aways and drink and food specials in the Bogart’s dining room.

7:00PM – The episode of “THE WALKING DEAD” from the previous week will show of the big screen of the Muvico Theaters Premier Auditorium

8:00PM – The season finale of “THE WALKING DEAD” will show of the big screen of the Muvico Theaters Premier Auditorium

That evening when the theater reaches capacity and all of the tickets have been distributed, we will post on the “WALKING DEAD” viewing party event pages (of which there are two) that the tickets are gone. You can also phone Muvico Theater that evening at (847) 447-1040 to see if tickets are still available.

The Zombie Army will be bringing in the Zombie Army Bus. Party with the Zomie Army, Flashback Weekend, Horror Society and Sinister Visions.

21+ Event!!

Admission free! Food and cocktails are separate

https://www.facebook.com/events/337839082918538/

 
 

 

 

CHICAGO FEAR FEST Schedule Sneak Peek

by Mitchell_Wells on Mar.06, 2012

CHICAGO FEAR FEST Schedule Sneak Peek (subject to change)

APRIL 13-14, 2012
MUVICO THEATERS ROSEMONT 18
Two auditoriums of programming – films, shorts, panels, Q & A’s. (Detailed schedule coming soon.)
After parties presented by FEARnet and hosted by Zombie Army Productions..

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Friday April 13, 2012
Doors open 4:00PM
Events 5:00PM – 10:00PM
EVENT TIMES TBA

Feature films TBA – official selections

Short films screening all night – official selections TBA

“HATCHET 2” (2010)
–Introduced by Director Adam Green, producer Sarah Elbert, and moderator Joe Lynch

“HATCHET 2”
–panel discussion & Q & A hosted by Joe Lynch
–“HATCHET 1-3” director Adam Green and producer Sarah Elbert
–All the latest news on “HATCHET 3”!

10:00PM – ???
–Friday night after party
–Mingle with Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Sarah Elbert, and other film makers!

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Saturday April 14, 2012
Doors open 12:00PM
Events 1:00PM – 10:00PM
EVENT TIMES TBA

SPECIAL SCREENING FEARnet’s HOLLISTON
–The new hit horror sitcom on FEARnet
–Introduced by Adam Green (writer-director-star), Joe Lynch (star –executive producer), Sarah Elbert (producer)

“HOLLISTON” Episode screenings
–Episode 1 “Camera Rental”
–Episode 3 “Skunked” – Premiere screening! See it first!

“HOLLISTON” Q & A
–Adam Green (writer-director-star), Joe Lynch (star –executive producer), Sarah Elbert (producer)

PRODUCERS PANEL DISCUSSION
–How to pitch, finance and make an independent feature!
–Ask industry professionals who have done it!
–Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Sarah Elbert, John LaFlamboy, Mike Bradecich

Short films screening all day and night – official selections TBA

FEATURES

“REC 3” (2012)
–Chicago premiere of the latest entry in the hit “REC” series!

“NAILBITER” (2012)
–Chicago premiere and Introduced by director Patrick Rea

“THE MOLEMAN OF BELMONT AVENUE” (2012)
–Kick-off of National theatrical Moleman Road Show tour
–Introduced by directors John LaFlamboy & Mike Bradecich

“CADAVER CHRISTMAS” (2011)

10:00PM – ???
–Saturday night after party presented by FEARnet and hosted by Zombie Army Productions
– Close out the CHICAGO FEAR FEST and party with Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Sarah Elbert, and other film makers!

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS
–Scheduled autograph signing times for Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Sarah Elbert TBA
–They will sign autographs and pose for photos during scheduled signing times.

 

 

THE WALKING DEAD Season Finale on the Big Screen For FREE

by Mitchell_Wells on Mar.05, 2012

THE WALKING DEAD season finale On the big screen admission – FREE!

March 18, 2012 Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 & Bogart’s 7:00PM
Location:
Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18
9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue Rosemont, IL 60018-5210

Hosted by Chicago Fear Fest, Zombie Army Productions, Flashback Weekend, Horror Society, and Sinister Visions.

“THE WALKING DEAD season finale will be shown on the big screen in a Muvico Premier theater featuring ultra plush oversized theater seats, elegant stadium seating, and state of the art Sony 4K digital projection. You’ll also be able to enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails and food during the movie!

Time: 7 PM Bogart’s, 2nd floor of Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18.
Pre-party at Bogart’s – drink specials, “Zombie” finger food

8PM Muvico upstairs Premier Theater
At 8PM watch the action packed season finale of “THE WALKING DEAD”
on the big screen. Admission free!

The Zombie Army will be bringing in the Zombie Army Bus. Party with the Zomie Army, Flashback Weekend, Horror Society and Sinister Visions.

Admission free! Food and cocktails are separate

https://www.facebook.com/events/337839082918538/

 

About

The weekend of April 13-14, 2012, these four Titans of the Chicago Horror Community and Muvico Theaters are teaming up to present CHICAGO FEAR FEST, a major two day indie horror film festival. All of the festival selections will screen at Chicago’s premiere movie going experience; the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 located in Rosemont, IL.

CHICAGO FEAR FEST will showcase the very best in cutting edge independent horror films. The lineup will include short films, feature films, celebrity guests, panel discussions, and Q & A’s. Festival after-parties will be held in Bogart’s, a full service bar and grill located on the second floor of the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18. This festival will be a celebration of the art of indie horror film making by encouraging and supporting independent filmmakers from around the world. CHICAGO FEAR FEST and Muvico Theaters are committed to promoting excellence in independent filmmaking by fostering a community of filmmakers and encouraging an appreciation of independent film.


Who is running this show??

Flashback Weekend:
Held annually in Rosemont, IL, Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s largest and longest running horror convention and is dedicated to the preservation of the big screen theatrical horror film experience.  In 2007 Flashback Weekend saved and restored the historic Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL. The Midway Drive-In now holds Drive-In horror film fests during April and Sept, and first run films during the summer.

www.flashbackweekend.com


Horror Society:
Horror Society is your voice for independent horror. That means film, music, art and performance. Our goal is to support those in the industry, share with fans and create a sense of community. Horror Society is a website that focuses on indie horror news, reviews, and more. Horror Society Film Festivals are themed events introducing new indie horror films and local vendors to the Chicago community.

www.horrorsociety.com


Sinister Visions:
Sinister Visions inc. is a dark visual design & promotion studio that specializes in all things haunted, Halloween & horror. With over 20 years’ experience, Sinister Visions  provides branding/art/design/marketing services to its clients, actively sponsors a number of creepy events, provides free original spooky fonts (you’ve already seen them everywhere), and… one paragraph just isn’t going to cover it. For information and, more importantly, samples of SVi’s work, visit

http://www.sinistervisions.com


Zombie Army Productions:
Zombie Army Productions is a consortium of businesses that brings the highest production quality to the darkest events. Every year, The Zombie Army stages Chicago’s top-rated haunted houses (Statesville Haunted Prison and The Fear at Navy Pier) and the enormously popular Zombie Prom at Excalibur. ZAP has a highly-acclaimed and highly-anticipated movie negotiating distribution (“THE MOLEMAN OF BELMONT AVENUE”), a popular web reality series (Days of the Living Dead) and is famous in Chicago’s spookier circles for bringing a wildly good time to every event they attend.  For information & details, visit

www.zombiearmyproductions.com


Where is it happening??

MUVICO ROSEMONT 18
Located in Rosemont off of River Road and 294, the Muvico Rosemont 18 is Chicago’s premiere  movie-going experience featuring elegant stadium seating, state of the art Sony 4K digital projection,  and Bogart’s;  a full service bar and restaurant.

www.muvico.com


Are there festivities at this festival??

After-Parties at BOGART’S
Bogart’s Bar & Grill is a full service bar and restaurant located on the 2nd floor of Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18.  Offering classic American Fare, a large variety of domestic and imported beers, and top shelf liquor and wine selections, Bogart’s is a great place to sit down for a great meal or cocktail, before the show, after the show or anytime! Zombie Army Productions will host the Official CFF After-Parties at Bogart’s.

 

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