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Music Box of Horrors: Dawn of the Drive-In

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Pilsen drive-in music box
Photograph: Kate Vogel, courtesy Music Box Theatre

Time Out says

The Music Box of Horrors 24-hour movie marathon is back on the big screen at the Southport theater this year (on October 23 and 24), but organizers are also reviving the month-long drive-in screening series that took its place last year. Once again, you'll be able to pile your friends into a car and catch single and double features at the Chi-Town Movies Drive-In throughout October. Of course, the lineup of films is terrifyingly good.

This year's themes include Nü-Metal Mondays (films with a late ’90s soundtrack), Thirsty Thursdays (vampire movies), Friday Night Double Features (two movies!), Rip-Off Saturdays (an original movie followed by its imitator), and Serial Killer Sundays (real-life monsters).

Highlights of the lineup include psychedelic ’70s flick The Velvet Vampire, a Japanese horror double feature of Ringu and Dark Water, Hellraiser and its shot-for-shot Indonesian remake Roh, and Wes Craven's underappreciated social satire The People Under the Stairs.

Just like last year's Music Box of Horrors drive-in screenings, you can expect specialized movie intros, hilarious pre-show content, filmmaker Q&As and vendors selling their spooky wares. If you don't think that you can stay up for 24 hours of horror movies at the Music Box's marathon, this is a pretty great alternative. Admittance for each screening begins 30 minutes before showtime.


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