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Flashback Weekend Horro'Rama 2005 Schedule


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“CHAOS” Screening

Possibly the most brutal film ever made, Chaos is a cautionary tale of two teens who throw themselves into harms way. Two girls, looking to score some ecstasy at a rave, follow a young man to a house where terror awaits. There a gang of felons capture and torment the girls drawing them into a nightmare of violence.”CHAOS” will be screened Saturday afternoon July 30, 2005. The Director David DeFalco and co-star Sage Stallone will be on hand to introduce the screening and for a Q & A session. Attendance to this special screening will be limited. Passes will be distributed at the convention and subject to age restrictions. No one under 17 will be admitted to the screening. Legal photo ID’s will be required.

Visit the “CHAOS” website at http://www.onlyamovie.com

Slashers. You know the genre....some masked nut case chases down and creatively murders a group of attractive teenagers with poor decision making skills, who have unleashed the killer's repressed psychosexual anger. These movies are low brow entertainment to take a hot date to, popcorn fun. But for Cassie Hack, this ain't no popcorn movie. Cassie, the daughter of the notorious Slasher, the Lunch Lady, travels the world with her monstrous partner, Vlad, hunting and destroying Slashers where ever they may be, whatever form they may take. But at Flashback Weekend, Cassie has to face a terrifying new challenge: a live audience…

The people that brought ‘Evil Dead! The Musical’ & ‘BOOMSTICK! A Musical Parody of Darkness’ to Flashback Weekend are back- and they’ve brought something different this year: NO SINGING! ‘HACK/SLASH’, the smash hit horror comic book from Devil’s Due Publishing (GIJOE, VOLTRON) created by Tim Seeley, has been reborn screaming as a one-of-a-kind, live action stage experience with full FX, violence, sex and bikini-clad coeds! Prepare yourself for a truly unique and frightening experience as ‘HACK/ SLASH’ one of the scariest horror comics out there bursts from the comic page to the Flashback stage, leaving the carpet of the Crown Plaza O’Hare stained blood red!

Ari Lehman's band, First JasonFIRST JASON

Live in Concert 7:45PM
July 29, 2005
Welcome reception (Cash Bar)

Horror Rock from Ari Lehman, the First Jason Voorhees!

What if Jason Voorhees was the front man for a Heavy Metal Band? If you have ever asked yourself this question, chances are good that you are a dedicated Horror fan. Well, get ready, 'cause here comes FIRSTJASON, the new Horror Rock project from Ari Lehman, best known for his role as the first Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th"(1980).

Drawing upon his 20 years of experience as a professional musician, touring internationally and making records for major labels (Interscope, Tuff Gong), Ari created FIRSTJASON specifically for Horror Fans, especially the fans of Jason Voorhees and "Friday the 13th", after attending his first Horror Convention. "I was totally amazed by all the encouragement I received from the fans. I knew immediately that I needed to produce some great music just for them."

FIRSTJASON's first release, the song "You'd Better Run!", is a mix of Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Horror Movie Themes, and Deep Dub. Ari's powerful vocals emphasize the compelling lyrics that depict the inner workings of Jason's mind, as he rants and rages a vengeful warning to child abusers.

The band features Chicago Guitar Legend Mike Dangeroux, an electrifying showman, whose Jimi Hendrix tribute band can be heard at the Hard Rock Cafe.

FIRSTJASON was honored to open for Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, at their first gig, the Transworld Halloween Show in Chicago, earlier this year.

Are You Prepared to be Scared?...



Join us Saturday July 30, 2005 at 4:45PM in your favorite costume for our first annual costume contest and compete for fun and prizes!

The contest will be hosted by Chicago Television legend “SVENGOOLIE”! All ages welcome!



Anchor Bay Entertainment presents

Flashback Weekend Horror Convention Friday, July 29, 2005

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare


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Friday, July 29, 2005

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare


4:00PM - 7:30PM Registration Booth open
4:30PM - 7:30PM Dealer’s Room & Celebrity signings Ballroom # 1 & 2
5:00PM-8:00PM Bruce Campbell signing
7:00PM-7:30PM Convention attendee lawn chair set-up at the drive-in. West parking lot.
Reserve your space or the drive-in, and then head in for “FIRST JASON in concert”.
Security will watch the reserved spots. We are not responsible for any missing property.
7:30PM-8:15PM Cash Bar Reception. Ari Lehman & FIRST JASON Live in Concert!



(Located in the West parking lot)
Gates open at 8:15PM

18:45PM - Opening remarks and introduction by Dann Gire (The Daily Herald)

18:50PM - 60’s/70’s Coming Attractions

19:00PM - Introduction by Bruce Campbell, The Ladies of the Evil Dead, Richard de Manincor, Tom Sullivan, and Ted Raimi

19:15PM - “THE EVIL DEAD” (1981) Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment

10:45 PM - Intermission

11:00PM  - Intermission ads and trailers will be screened

11:30PM - Introduction by Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, and Matt McGrory

11:40PM - “HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES” (2003)


Saturday, July 30, 2005

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare

10:00 AM - 6:00PM Registration booth open
10:00AM – 5:00PM Dealer’s Room & celebrities signings Ballroom # 1 & 2
1:00PM - 5:45 PM Bruce Campbell signing

DVD Screening room Ballroom 4

10:00AM TBA
11:30AM-12:00PM Short Film Screening
12:00PM-1:30PM “THE DEAD NEXT DOOR” introduced by JR Bookwalter
2:00PM-3:30PM Anchor Bay Entertainment presents “ALIEN APOCALYPSE”
3:30PM-4:45PM Dinsdale Releasing presents “CHAOS”
No one under 17 admitted. ID’s will be checked!
Introduced by David DeFalco and Sage Stallone .
5:00PM-6:30PM Anchor Bay Screening


Q & A Grand Ballroom 3

10:50 AM Opening remarks Dann Gire, Nick Digilio and Steve Prokopy
11:00 AM Q & A Dario Argento star Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
11:20AM Q & A Camille Keaton of “I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE”
11:40AM Q & A Michael Berryman
12:00PM-12:30PM “HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES” Reunion. Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, & Matt McGrory
12:30PM-1:00PM Anchor Bay Entertainment presents “THE EVIL DEAD” cast Reunion & panel discussion
1:00PM-1:30PM Anchor Bay Entertainment previews upcoming 2005 DVD releases
1:30PM-1:50PM Q & A “CARNIVALE” star Tim DeKay
2:00PM-2:30PM Adrienne Barbeau Q & A
2:30PM-3:00PM Q & A Ted Raimi
3:00PM-3:30PM “CHAOS” panel. David DeFalco & Sage Stallone.
3:30PM-4:00PM Q& A JR Bookwalter and Jason Paul Collum of Tempe Entertainment
4:00PM-4:30PM John Carpenter’s “THE FOG” cast reunion
Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, & Nancy Loomis,
4:30PM-5:00PM Q & A “SVENGOOLIE”
5:00PM-5:30 PM Costume Contest hosted by SVENGOOLIE!
5:30PM-6:30PM Private Gold Members reception (Location TBA)
6:00PM-6:30PM Convention attendee lawn chair set-up at the drive-in. West parking lot.
Reserve your space or the drive-in, and then head in for “HACK/SLASH”.
We will have security watch the reserved spots. We are not responsible for any missing property.
6:30PM-7:45PM New Millennium Theatre Company presents Tim Seeley’s 'HACK/SLASH”.



(Located in the West parking lot)
Gates open at 7:45PM

18:00PM - Introduction by

18:10PM - Bruce Campbell Q & A

18:40PM – Retro-Trailers

19:00PM - Introduction by Bruce Campbell & Ted Raimi

19:05PM - “MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN (2005) Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment

11:00PM - Concession ads and Retro trailers

11:30PM - John Carpenter’s THE FOG” Introduced by Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins


Sunday, July 31, 2005

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare

11:00 AM - 3:00PM Registration booth open
11:00AM – 4:00PM Dealer’s Room & celebrities signings Ballroom # 1 & 2
1:30PM-4:00PM Bruce Campbell signing


DVD Screening room

11:00AM - 12:30PM TBA
1:15PM -2:30PM JJ Holmes
2:30PM - 4:00PM Anchor Bay Entertainment Screening


Q & A Grand Ballroom 3

12:30PM-1:10PM Independent Film Panel discussion Moderated by Dann Gire
Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi
1:10PM-1:30PM Q & A Michael Berryman
1:30PM-2:00PM “CARNIVALE” Reunion Adrienne Barbeau & Tim DeKay
2:00PM-2:30PM “DEVIL’S REJECT’S” Q & A Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Matt McGrory, & Michael Berryman
2:30PM- 3:00PM Q & A Tom Sullivan
3:00PM-3:30PM "FRIDAY THE 13th” 25th Anniversary Ari Lehman (Young Jason) & Steve Dash (Jason “FRIDAY Pt. 2 "