SCHEDULE / EVENTS
“HOLLYWOOD MONSTER” –Robert Englund book signing and photo-op info
Robert will sign copies of his book “HOLLYWOOD MONSTER” that are purchased at Flashback Weekend. Also with the purchase of “HOLLYWOOD MONSTER” at Flashback Weekend, you’ll be able to have a photo-op with Robert (on your camera)!
A copy of “HOLLYWOOD MONSTER” (which Robert will sign for you in person) and a Robert photo op will be included with the Ultimate and Gold weekend packages.
Sunday Oct. 25 – “HOLLYWOOD MONSTER” book signing and photo op with Robert Englund - click here for details
Charles Band FULL MOON HORROR ROAD SHOW
We are proud to announce that Charles Band, founder of Full Moon Features will be bringing his 4th incarnation of his FULL MOON HORROR ROAD SHOW to Flashback Weekend 2009 at the Wyndham O’Hare on Sunday afternoon October 25, 2009!
This one time only show is a horror-palooza of sorts. Cult Horror Film Director Charles Band packs his shows to the brim with puppets, rare film clips, and Blood, Breasts, and Beasts! For horror movie fans and fans of the PUPPETMASTER film series, this event will feature unique interactive audience participations on stage, upcoming new release film trailers by Full Moon Features, surprise celebrity guest appearances, original puppet and doll auctions, hot chicks, unique merchandise and novelty items and live special effects demonstrations!!
“The show is absolutely unique and totally unpredictable! It’s extremely interactive and I’m really excited to get back on the road and have fun with all the fans. The event really gets crazier every year – I feel a bit like those travelling turn of the century magicians who went from city to city doing bizarre stuff on stage. And I’m very lucky that there are so many fans out who like my films and enjoy coming to the show!” – Charles Band
Flashback Weekend attendees will be able to attend the Charles Band FULL MOON HORROR ROAD SHOW Sunday Afternoon at no additional charge. The Road show will be held in the Wyndham O’Hare grand ballroom.
New Millennium Theatre Company presents The Texas Chainsaw Musical
On Saturday October 24 at Flashback Weekend, The New Millennium Theatre Company presents The Texas Chainsaw Musical. This new musical parody of “THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE” takes audiences through the hot desert highway following the adventures of Sally, her disabled brother Franklin, and their three friends on the worst day of their lives. Short on gas and unfamiliar with the neighborhood, they run into the misunderstood Leatherface, whose attempts to make new friends, despite his best efforts, always seem to end in accidental decapitation. With original music performed live on stage by ‘The Family Band’ featuring Grandpa, The Cook, The Hitchhiker, and Leatherface himself, The Texas Chainsaw Musical will take you on an emotional journey of hilarity giving new meaning to the phrase, ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’. From the disturbed individuals who brought you past Flashback Weekend live theatre hits like Evil Dead: The Musical and Hack/Slash: Stagefright, Flashback fans will not want to miss The Texas Chainsaw Musical.
The Fifrth Annual Flashback Weekend COSTUME CONTEST
Join us Saturday October 24 (time TBD) in your favorite Ghoulish costume for our Fifth Annual Flashback Weekend Costume Contest and compete for fun and prizes! The contest will be hosted by Chicago Television legend “SVENGOOLIE”! All ages welcome!
That's Svengoolie interviewing the 2008 Contest Winner there on the right - click HERE to see a stack of photos from the 2008 contest!
This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions inc.
ZOMBIE PINUP BEAUTY PAGEANT 3!
The 2008 Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant Judges & Winners
On Saturday October 24 put on your sexiest classic pinup outfit and your most gruesome zombie make up, and compete to win the coveted title of Miss Zombie Queen 2009! The Pageant will be judged by several of our Celebrity Guests (to be named) and awarded fabulous prizes for First, Second & Third Place.
Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects and costume.
All contestants will be photographed for a special gallery at ZombiePinups.com; winners will, of course, get optimal placement.
To get an idea of what we're looking for, visit the gallery at ZombiePinups.com, and start planning your character NOW!
This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions inc.
Flashback Weekend Halloween Costume Monster Bash
Hosted by Robert Englund
Music by DJ Brianne
Saturday October 24 • 9:00 pm - ?:??
Celebrate Halloween a full week early! Break in your costume and party like a ghoul with your host Robert Englund and tunes by ghoulish Chicago favorite DJ Brianne. We'll have random prize drawings during the night with prizes provided by DarkChicago.com, Sinister Visions inc. and Zombie Army Productions, including free haunted house tickets to The Fear at Navy Pier and Statesville Haunted Prison.
All ages welcome, with a cash bar for those 21+.
Flashback Weekend 2009 Schedule of Events
Events are subject to change without notice due to numerous factors including weather, emergencies, celebrity additions/cancellations, earthquakes, floods and swarms of locusts. You just never know.
Friday October 23
- Dealer room 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Celebrity signings 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Ultimate and Gold package holders- Early admittance at 4:30 pm on Friday)
- FLASHBACK FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
- 8:00 pm NEAR DARK
Introduced by Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, and Tim Thomerson
- 10:00 pm GINGER SNAPS
- 8:00 pm NEAR DARK
Saturday October 24
- Dealer room 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Celebrity signings 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Celebrity Q & A’s Times TBA
- Advance screening of “LIVE EVIL” 1:00 pm
Introduced by the star Tim Thomerson
- Chicago TV Legend SVENGOOLIE
Svengoolie signings and photo-ops 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- NEAR DARK Reunion Q&A 3:00 pm
- UPCOMING ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT with Christa Campbell (“LIES AND ILLUSIONS”) - Win prizes from Anchor Bay!!! 3:30 pm
- Flashback Weekend Costume Contest – Hosted by Svengoolie! 4:15 pm
(sponsored by www.sinistervisions.com)
- Sinister Visions inc. presents The Third Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant 5:00 pm
- “THE FLAMING DAMES” Strip Tease and Burlesque revue &
“THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MUSICAL” from NMTC - Live Horror Theatre 7:45 - 8:45 pm
- FLASHBACK WEEKEND HALLOWEEN COSTUME MONSTER BASH - 9:00 pm
Halloween party hosted by Robert Englund with other surprise celebrity guest appearances. Music by DJ Brianne. Costumes optional, but you may win a prize - courtesy of Sinister Visions inc. DarkChicago.com and HauntedHouseChicago.com - if you do wear one!
Sunday October 25
- Dealer Room 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Celebrity signings 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Robert Englund signing 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
(for details on the Robert Englund signings visit www.flashbackweekend.com/tickets.html)
- Charles Band Full Moon Roadshow 1:00 pm
Get ready for a wild Full Moon Roadshow from Charles Band and MANY great contests and prizes planned including:
- Be electrocuted in a Full Moon movie
- Win an executive producer title on a Full Moon film (and impress the girls!)
- An auction for a rare Full Moon movie prop-an original PUPPETMASTER TRUCK!
Charles will be signing at the Full Moon tables after the Roadshow.