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DO YOU WANT TO PLAY? - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

August 22, 2013

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It's about a haunted playground in the Chicago area and a modern look at the vampire genre. A girl waits on the swings for her boyfriend to show up unaware of what is watching her or where it comes from. Inspired in part by the works of Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft.

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THE SNOW MAN - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

August 22, 2013

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A seemingly innocuous panhandler hides a sinister secret...how is he spending his change and what is he making in the snow?

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EDWARD LEE'S THE BIGHEAD - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

August 22, 2013

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Charity is returning to Luntville to see her Aunt for the first time in years and along for the ride is Jerrica, a newspaper reporter (and sex addict) looking for time away much more than a story. Reuniting at her Aunt’s Inn they meet Father Tom who is in Luntville to re-open the Abbey, closed for…

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LOST SOUL - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

August 22, 2013

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“Lost Soul” is the story of a young man who wakes up in a strange house not knowing how or why he got there. As he looks around the house for whatever he can find to shed light on his situation, he finds a ghost-like figure pursuing him. Unable to leave the building, he looks for clues to find some…

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OVULATION - 2013 CHFF Official Selection and WORLD PREMIER!!

August 22, 2013

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Azura is a woman obsessed with becoming a mother. She is meticulously monitoring her ovulation cycles to try and conceive with her apathetic boyfriend. After months of trying, her obsession is rapidly growing worse. When she finally reaches her breaking point and finds out a hidden secret, how far …

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CONJOINED - 2013 CHFF Official Selection and WORLD PREMIER!

August 22, 2013

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When a lonely man finds out the love of his life has a conjoined twin, who happens to be a serial killer, he must take drastic measures to keep his love life intact while keeping himself out of big trouble.

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Child's Play star to be a guest at CHFF!

August 16, 2013

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"Childs Play" star, Alex Vincent to be a guest at the 2013 Chicago Horror Film Festival. Alex Vincent famously portrayed young Andy in the series beginning Childs Play and them returned to the role for the later sequel, Child's Play 2.

Alex Vincent will be at the film festival all three days to pr…

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"House Guest" announced as an early selection to lineup

August 14, 2013

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The Chicago Horror Film Festival is proud to announce another featured film selection for our 2013 schedule. "House Guest" which was written by and starring Childs Play star Alex Vincent, will be featured among this years line up of films. The film was directed by Jake Jalbert and Produced by Bria…

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The Des Plaines Theatre Announced As New CHFF Venue!

July 26, 2013

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Spook Show Entertainment is very happy to announce The Chicago Horror Film Festival will be hosted at the Des Plaines theater for our 2013 season. CHFF will be held the last weekend from September 27th through the 29th.


The Chicago Horror Film Festival is one of the longest running horror film fest…

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Ron Fitzgerald’s "Dark Realm" To World Premier At CHFF 2013 Along With Gothic Illusion Show!!

April 19, 2013

Dark Realm

DARK REALM WORLD PREMIER ALONG WITH LIVE GOTHIC ILLUSION SHOW!!


STARING RON FITZGERALD!!


Dark Realm is the story of a Master Illusionist inspired by the Occult who may actually be in league with evil forces to assure his success. It may also bring destruction for him, and everyone else in his macab…

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Natalie Jean Announced As Official Host of The 2013 Chicago Horror Film Festival!

April 1, 2013

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The leading actress of the two upcoming Adam Ahlbrandt indie shockers, Cross Bearer and The Cemetery, has taken the hosting position for the 2013 Chicago Horror Film Festival, in September. This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the fest (though in its 14th season due it doubling up in sev…

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2013 CHFF TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION!!

March 21, 2013

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Hello my blood thirsty friends!  Mr. Willy here and I'm excited to announce that tickets for our 2013 Chicago Horror Film Festival - Decade of Destruction celebration are now available at www.chicagohorrorfest.com/tickets!  As a little added bonus, I have included a discount code below to save 50…

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2013! Our Ten Year Anniversary!

March 11, 2013

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2013... That means the Chicago Horror Film Festival will have done another milestone this year. Last year was the 13th Chicago Horror Film Festival. This year marks the 10 year anniversary! Wow! Ten years of bringing terror and fright to the theater aisles of Chicago!

When CHFF first started at th…

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2012 Award Winners!

October 2, 2012

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Congrats To All Of The Winners!

2012 AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

September 25, 2012


2012 Award Nominees


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BEST FEATURE


LAST KIND WORDS


DARK PLACE


PLASTIC


THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES


DOCTOR SPINE

BEST SHORT


VELVET ROAD


HARMLESS


VICKI


DISORDER


TO CATCH A TRAIN

BEST DIRECTOR


L. GUSTAVO COOPER - VELVET ROAD


JOHN WESLEY NORTON -…

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CARL PANZRAM - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

September 20, 2012


“In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and last but not least I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all of these things I am not the least bit sorry. I have no conscience so that does not wo…

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DROP DEAD GOREGOUS - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012

TO CATCH A TRAIN - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


Lose your sense of direction as you follow the chance meeting between two rather unique individuals on a downtown night train . An unexpected invitation triggers a series of events that turns deadly as both characters realize neither of them are who they appear to be. -Inspired by true events

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DISORDER - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


A young woman finds herself having to defend weather or not she has self-mutilated herself. Ultimately there is not enough evidence to know if she is a victim of some sick crime or the perpetrator herself.



Disorder Trailer from Don Markus on Vimeo.

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AFFECTIONS - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


A teenage girl gets in the middle conflicts with her ex-boyfriend and her new interest. Her ex is a leader of a group of delinquents and her interest has a sickness that he has trouble revealing, which is the ability to resurrect from the dead.



Affections [Trailer] from Natas & Friends on Vimeo.

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