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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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The Last Junkie On Earth - 2016 Official Selection!

September 9, 2016

During the zombie apocalypse a heroin addict runs out of drugs and must choose between waiting safely in a motel room until the rescue team arrives or risking her life searching for drugs outside.

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Eveless - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

In a dystopian future, Chromocorp takes over and genetically modify humans to no longer recreate. Two men rise up to change their fates, and in doing so, might change the course of the future.​

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Shibari - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

A father's sleep disorder and his daughter's fear of the dark may be the answer to the question: are there really monsters under the bed? As the Pierson family moves into their new home, Derrick hopes his daughter’s fear of the “monster under the bed” ceases. While dealing with his own sleep issues,…

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Stone Road - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

A desperate man decides to end his own life on a lonely country road. But when his attempt fails, he finds himself pursued a mysterious creature and the people who hunt it.

Thump - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

It's the middle of the night and things should be quiet. They're not.​

I Recorded A Murder - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

A filmmaker (Robert Cruz) who is trying to finish his short film which instead he records a murder by accident that everyone and the media believes was a suicide. He and the witness (Adrianna Carradero) of the crime will thrive to seek the truth but the murderer is on their plan and is one step ahea…

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Be Still My Heart - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

A Woman suffers from a near death experience and falls in love with the Grim Reaper. Her warped sense of love transforms her into a serial killer, as she dispatches body after body to get glimpses of her one true love. 
Death appears with each new kill and her love grows to staggering proportions.…

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Home Sweet Home - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

A killer is on the loose in a small town, hunting unsuspecting families in the night. Who will be next?

Beyond Ferox - 2016 Official Selection!

September 8, 2016

Once there was a little girl who had a very bad dream.

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