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2017 Festival Dates

SEPTEMBER 22-24 2017

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Check out John Carpenter LIVE on November 9th in Chicago!

September 26, 2017

CHFF Fans! Director and composer John Carpenter is coming to Aragon Ballroom on November 9th! Don’t miss the live performance of his greatest movie scores such as Halloween, Escape From New York, & more! Grab your tickets now >> CLICK HERE

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Breaking Fate Hall of Fame To Induct Jay Warren at CHFF!

September 19, 2017

Breaking Fate Entertainment is honored to welcome Jay Warren as our latest member of the Breaking Fate Entertainment Hall of Fame, at the 2017 Chicago Horror Film Festival!

Jay Warren - Chicago's foremost photoplay organist - brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back…

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Animator Philo Barnhart - 2017 Special Guest

September 14, 2017

Philo Barnhart is professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Philo worked…

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Artist Geo Alderson - 2017 Special Guest

September 14, 2017

Geo Alderson is an artist from the Chicago area who sees herself as a part within this universe of beautiful dirt. Her philosophy is that a viewer can find immense beauty in any visible point whether or not others see that point the same way; it all depends on the eye of the beholder.  She often dea…

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Charles D. Moisant - 2017 Special Guest!

September 14, 2017

Charles D. Moisant, is a comic book artist, writer, and the creative director of Silver Phoenix Entertainment (a 100% female owned company). Charles has been publishing comic books since 1991, starting with Kremin. Silver Phoenix Entertainment works with many artists, printing comic titles like Myth…

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Gothic Illusionist Ron Fitzgerald - 2017 Special Guest

September 14, 2017

We are excited to welcome back CHFF legend, Master Ron Fitzgerald!

Ron Fitzgerald has performed from Hollywood to Hong Kong and beyond with his live Gothic Illusion show, acting in films such as “MAGUS” and hosts dark, unforgettable events! Master Fitzgerald has worked in the Performing Arts, The…

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MICHAEL FLORES NAMED 2017 CHFF HOST!

August 22, 2017

The Chicago Horror Film Festival is excited to announce and welcome Michael Flores as our 2017 Festival Host!

Michael Flores, comedy guru Del Close and SuperVixen Pam Boom Boom Smith, if that is really her name, decided they wanted a new kind of fandom that included women and partied in the t…

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"Nosferatu" Live Accompaniment By Jay Warren At The 2017 Chicago Horror Film Festival!

July 8, 2017

The Chicago Horror Film Festival is honored to welcome Chicago's foremost silent film organist Jay Warren, who will provide LIVE original score accompaniment to the 1922 silent horror film classic "Nosferatu" on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at the beautiful Patio Theater!

This is the first…

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW ONLY $25 FOR A WEEKEND PASS LIMITED TIME AND QUANTITY!! - GET YOURS NOW!

July 1, 2017

Hello Horror Fans! We have been hard at work sorting through this years film submissions to find the best in independent horror to present to you at this years event!

Chicago Horror Film Festival returns to The Patio Theater for our 2017 and we are all geared up and excited to build the best CHFF t…

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2016 CHFF SPECIAL THANKS AND AWARD WINNERS!

September 26, 2016

The 2016 Chicago Horror Film Festival is now a wrap and a huge success for the producers, filmmakers, theater and fans alike!

We experienced record-breaking attendance and more horror films than ever before!

Festival director Willy Adkins wishes to thank all of the filmmakers who submitted t…

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Candie's Harem - 2016 Official Selection!

September 22, 2016

Faux Pas Films presents a throwback to whodunit films with an added sex appeal to spice it up. Candie is a woman who knows what she wants in the romance department. She just doesn't want it from one person. Everything is going great until her lovers start dying off around her and she is forced t…

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Animator Philo Barnhart - 2016 Special Guest! (Sunday Only)

September 21, 2016

Philo Barnhart is professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Philo worked…

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Artist Geo Alderson - 2016 Special Guest! (Sunday Only)

September 21, 2016

Geo Alderson is an artist from the Chicago area who sees herself as a part within this universe of beautiful dirt. Her philosophy is that a viewer can find immense beauty in any visible point whether or not others see that point the same way; it all depends on the eye of the beholder.  She often dea…

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Charles D. Moisant - 2016 Special Guest (Sunday Only)

September 21, 2016

Charles D. Moisant, is a comic book artist, writer, and the creative director of Silver Phoenix Entertainment (a 100% female owned company). Charles has been publishing comic books since 1991, starting with Kremin. Silver Phoenix Entertainment works with many artists, printing comic titles like Myth…

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Gothic Illusionist Ron Fitzgerald - 2016 Special Guest

September 13, 2016

We are excited to welcome back CHFF legend, Master Ron Fitzgerald!

Ron Fitzgerald has performed from Hollywood to Hong Kong and beyond with his live Gothic Illusion show, acting in films such as “MAGUS” and hosts dark, unforgettable events! Master Fitzgerald has worked in the Performing Arts, The…

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Dinner Date - 2016 Official Selection!

September 9, 2016

Two middle-aged singles on their first date bond over a shared interest at an exclusive restaurant.

Do Not Disturb - 2016 Official Selection!

September 9, 2016

Two detectives, a husband and wife, a hooker, and a kidnapping are thrown into this LA crime blender. This modern Hitchcockian thriller with Fincher tones, is a tale of lies and confusion.

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And The Devil Makes Three - 2016 Official Selection!

September 9, 2016

Tasked with packing up the belongings of a deceased grandmother, two friends venture to a house nestled deep in the woods. Isolated from the outside world, strange noises, lights in the forest, and mysterious locals plague the pair as they begin to wonder if something else may be lurking in the wood…

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Peelers - 2016 Official Selection!

September 9, 2016

Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small town strip club and leaving for good. The last night of official business has finally arrived and with that, an evening to remember. Having handed over ownership of the bar to a shrewd, old tycoon known as Chromagnum, Blue Jean is ea…

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Those Among Us - 2016 Official Selection!

September 9, 2016

Two men living in isolation kidnap, torture and kill seemingly innocent victims for their own sadistic pleasure. But all is not what it appears to be in this gritty short horror film.

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