MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS 2018 Is Almost Here!



Music Box Of Horrors returns to The Music Box Theatre with 24 Hours of complete Movie Madness from Saturday, October 13ththrough Sunday, October 14th.

This year’s homecoming will be bigger, scarier, and deadlier than ever! 

The 2018 Horror marathon celebrates the 30thanniversary of CHILD’S PLAY with special guest Don Mancini in person. 

Other attendees include Kevin J. O’Connor from LORD OF ILLUSIONS and a live score performed by False Gods Trio to Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER. 

“This year promises to bring the highest body count we’ve had in ages, with a carefully curated surrealistic journey through terrifying human and non-human horrors of every variety and insanity from around the globe, spanning from 1927 to 2018”.

-Will Morris, Music Box of Horror Guest Programmer and Assistant Programmer at Los Angeles’ American Cinematheque


FREDDY VS. JASON amongst many other titles will screen at this year’s Music Box Of Horrors. Music Box of Horrors spans from Saturday, October 13th through Sunday, October 14that The Music Box Theatre located at 3733 North Southport Ave. For tickets and further information, please click here 

Films, pricing and more:

Saturday, October 13th at Noon (doors open at 11am) – Sunday, October 14th at Noon

September 1st-October 12th – $30
Day Of (October 13th) – $35

LORD OF ILLUSIONS with Kevin J. O’Connor in person! – Dir. Clive Barker, 1995, 101mins, 35mm

CHILD’S PLAY with Don Mancini in person! – Dir. Tom Holland, 1988, 87mins, 35mm

THE LODGER with Live Score by False Gods Trio – Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1927, 91mins, DCP

BLAME IT ON TOBY with cast and crew, Midwest Premeire! – Dir. Richard Knight, Jr., 2018, 52mins, DCP

THE CHILDREN Chicago Theatrical Premiere! – Dir. Tom Shankland, 2008, 84mins, DCP

FREDDY VS. JASON  Dir. Ronny Yu , 2003, 97mins, 35mm

BODY MELT  Dir. Philip Brophy, 1993, 81mins, 35mm

FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2  Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace, 1988, 104mins, 35mm

WICKED, WICKED in Duo-Vision! – Dir. Richard L. Bare, 1973, 95mins, 35mm

GOKE, BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL  Dir. Hajime Satô, 1968, 84mins, 35mm

THE MAFU CAGE  Dir. Karen Arthur, 1978, 102mins, 35mm

SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS  Dir. Michael A. Simpson, 1988, 80mins, 35mm

Between films, check out the excellent Vendors & Guests in the Music Box Lounge, including:


Bric-A-Brac Records

Pretty Spooky Handmade 

 Kitley’s Krypt 

House of Movie Monsters 

Graveface Records and Curiosities 

Tattoos by Chloe Pinnock 

Artist Jonathan La Manti


To be announced

About Music Box Of Horrors:

The Music Box of Horrors 2018 is guest programmed by Will Morris, Assistant Programmer at Los Angeles American Cinematheque. Will programmed the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Music Box of Horrors, which included director William Lustigpresenting Maniac, actor Ethan Embry presenting the Chicago premiere of The Devil’s Candy, a special tribute to Wes Craven, Gary Sherman and John McNaughton presenting Death Line, director Jim Muro presenting Street Trash, and director Mariano Baino for Dark Waters.

About Music Box Theatre:

For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States.

Follow The Music Box Theatre on Instagram @musicboxchicago and Twitter @musicboxtheatre

Jim Morazzini

Movie buff, gym rat and crazy cat guy

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