Thursday, January 5, 2012


WHAT: CHICAGO’s newest indie horror film fest announces a call for entries! CHICAGO FEAR FEST

APRIL 13-14, 2012


If there is one thing I've learned from my short time dabbling in the horror blogosphere, it's that Chicago is slowly but surely climbing up the ranks to becoming one of the strongest epicenters for all things horror.  Chicago may be known as the “Second City”, but Chicago-based Horror Enterprises Flashback Weekend (Horror Conventions & Drive-In Film Fests), Horror Society (web based horror news & Horror film fests), Sinister Visions (horror website & graphic design), and Zombie Army Productions (Haunted House design & film production), are working to establish Chicago as the 1st city of Horror!

April 13th and 14th 2012, the four premiere Chicago horror groups and the Muvico Theaters are presenting us with CHICAGO FEAR FEST.  It will be a two day indie horror film festival with selections screened at quite possibly the most beautiful theater in the Chicagoland area, The Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, IL.
CHICAGO FEAR FEST will showcase the very best in cutting edge independent horror films. The lineup will include short films, feature films, celebrity guests, panel discussions, and Q & A’s. Festival after-parties will be held in Bogart’s, a full service bar and grill located on the second floor of the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18.

Films will be judged based in 3 different categories: Best Feature, Best Short and Audience Favorite. The winning director of each category will be invited to appear as a featured celebrity guest at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention to be held August 10-12, 2012 in Rosemont, IL.

CHICAGO FEAR FEST will be a celebration of the art of indie horror film making by encouraging and supporting independent filmmakers from around the world. CHICAGO FEAR FEST and Muvico Theaters are committed to promoting excellence in independent filmmaking by fostering a community of filmmakers and encouraging an appreciation of independent film.

They accepting film submissions from horror filmmakers NOW! This is your chance to get your film screened in Chicago in front of an audience of high profile media, film critics, film-making industry professionals, and horror fans!  This is going to be an experience unlike any other and you can bet your ass that I will be hauling myself from school to attend this.  No doubt about it.

If you're interested in submitting a film, you can submit by visiting
Your film submission must be received no later than March 30th, 2012. No late entries.

For more information about the festival and for film submission, please visit their website at WWW.CHICAGOFEARFEST.COM and follow them on facebook and twitter!!

3 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of the Pantyhose murders? I'm studying criminal psychology and was told that they are going to make a movie on this true crime event. I understand that the victims were all college girls and the killer would only target girls in short mini skirts. He would suffocate them with a pillow or plastic bag then he would remove their pantyhose to keep as a trophy. Sandra

Anonymous said...

I was also wondering if you have seen the Mummy Maniac? I was told that it is based off of a true crime event. Is it worth renting? Sandra

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Thanks for posting this, BJ-C (as well as the other websites), as I had no idea! I think a journey from the safety of the northern burbs to the city is in order this year, as I've always wanted to be included in the budding Chicago horror scene, but never really pulled the trigger on an event aside from Flashback.


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