The 2012 Chicago Horror Film Festival
Who said Halloween only comes once a year? This weekend, the Portage Theater (4050 N Milwaukee Ave) will again play host to the Chicago Horror Film Festival, a three-day competitive film fest featuring nothing but indie fright flicks.
Now in its 13th season, the event offers a deep lineup of shorts and features, including the Lance Henrickson–starring It's in the Blood (which also screens tomorrow at the Music Box's United Film Festival) and Below Zero, featuring Edward Furlong and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes). Attendees can also expect guest appearances, live performances and an awards ceremony on Sunday night. Were we to try to guess the big winner, sight unseen, based entirely on its awesome one-sheet, it would be a close contest between this and that.
Doors open at 3pm on Friday and 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are $10 a day or $25 for the whole weekend. At the door, a day pass will run you $15, while three-day admission goes for $35. Click here for a full schedule.