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Horror movie screenings in Chicago

Where to see the freakiest horror flicks and Halloween cult classic films screening in Chicago this October

Written by
Kris Vire

’Tis the season for scares, and what better way to celebrate than with the best horror movies. Before you hit all the top haunted houses, get out there and see one of these spooky flicks. We’ve got your guide to finding the most gruesome, most classic or all-time cult favorites playing in Chicago this October. Get screaming!  

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Horror movie screenings in Chicago

  • Movies
  • Fantasy

A remake is due out in 2018 from Amazon Studios and director Luca Guadagnino, but first catch a 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s trippy 1977 classic about a dance school that’s secretly home to dark doings.

ArcLight Chicago. Oct 18 at 8pm; $14.75.

  • Movies
  • Drama

The alpha and omega of cult midnight movies anchors a Halloween party at Slippery Slope. Dress up in your “Sweet Transvestite” finery for the free screening at 8pm, then stick around for an appropriately queer dance party all night. The bar will provide all the props, glow sticks and glitter any midnight acolyte could want.

Slippery Slope. Oct 26 at 8pm; free.

They Live
  • Movies
  • Science fiction

Pro wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and his magic sunglasses are all that stand between us and an alien takeover in John Carpenter’s cult favorite.

Davis Theater. Oct 6, 7 at 11:30pm; $5.

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