Clear your calendars Chicago genre fans! The third installment of the Cinepocalypse Film Fest invades the Music Box Theater starting Thursday, June 13th through Sunday June 20th, 2019. Screening an eclectic mix of repertoire selections and festival fare, with guests for both, it’s a hybrid film fest/horror con that has something for everyone.
New film highlights include Lucky McKee’s (The Woman, May) who will be attendance presenting his latest, Kindred Spirits. The film stars Thora Birch (REALLY?!?) in the story of a single mother in a relationship who has her life turned upside down when her younger sister comes home after a long absence. Another can’t miss screening is Satanic Panic, which just killed at the Overlook Film Fest, written by horror humor novelist Grady Hendrix. The film is the quirky tale of a pizza delivery girl whose last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists. A few other notables include the Sundance Midnight shocker Mope, about a real-life porn murder, and Belzebuth, the Mexican supernatural horror film starring Tobin Bell that is a weird mix of Sicario and The Conjuring.
For fans of retro cinema, you can look forward to a rare 35mm screening of Airheads hosted by director Michael Lehmann, a 70mm(!?!?!) screening of Total Recall, and also that crazy “gore cut” 35mm print of Tammy And The T-Rex, which I honestly can’t wait to see. The film fest ends very appropriately with an evening with everyone’s favorite drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs, who is fresh off season one of his Shudder resurgence. He will close the fest with his informative show How The Rednecks Saved Hollywood, which is a must for any genre fans.
A 4-day all-access pass is a mere $125; you can get more info and a full rundown of films with schedules on the official Cinepocalypse site here.