Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Flashback Weekend

Chicago Horror Con

August 4-6, 2017

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL

SCHEDULE / EVENTS

This schedule will be updated with more specific information as events are locked down.

  • Convention activities will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
  • Select evening movie screenings will take place at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18

Muvico’s Rosemont 18 & Bogart’s
9701 Bryn Mawr AvenueRosemont, IL 60018-5210

Located in Rosemont at 9701 Bryn Mawr off of River Road, the Muvico Rosemont 18 is Chicago’s premiere movie-going experience featuring elegant stadium seating, state of the art Sony 4K digital projection, and Bogart’s; a full service bar and restaurant.

For more info on Muvico visit www.muvico.com

Muvico 18 Rosemont Exterior
Muvico 18 Rosemont Auditorium

General Schedule

This schedule will be updated with more specific information as events are locked down.

  • Convention activities will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
  • Evening movie screenings and parties will take place at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18

Friday August 9, 2013

CROWNE PLAZA

  • 3:00PM - 8:00PM Registration Booth Open
  • 4:00PM - 8:45PM Celebrity signings & Dealers room (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 6:00PM : Danny Glover, The Predator and YOU Photo Op (Ballrooms 3-5)

MUVICO THEATERS ROSEMONT 18

THEATER #13

  • 8:40PM : “THE BODIE BROTHERS” Walking Dead Fan Film
  • 9:00PM : 35mm print “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” 45th anniversary screening - Introduced by George A. Romero (Separate Admission Required - Get Tickets Now!)
  • 11:00PM : “TRANCERS 1.5: CITY OF ANGELS” World Premiere Introduced by Charles
    Band. Free for Flashback Weekend attendees; limited to theatre seating capacity
  • 12:00AM : “HATCHET 3” Courtesy of Dark Sky Films, introduced by Kane Hodder
    Free for Flashback Weekend attendees; limited to theatre seating capacity

Saturday August 10, 2013

CROWNE PLAZA

  • 9:30AM - 6:00PM : Registration Booth Open
  • 10:00AM - 6:45PM : Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 10:00AM - 6:00PM : Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM : Svengoolie autograph signings - Balmoral Ballroom
  • 3:30PM : Danny Glover, The Predator and YOU Photo Op (Ballrooms 3-5)

Q&A BALLROOMS 1 & 2

  • 11:00AM - 11:40PM : Hollywood Book & Poster Grindhouse presentation : PRIZES!
  • 11:40AM - 12:00PM : Eileen Dietz Q & A
  • 12:00PM - 12:20PM : Lisa Marie Q & A
  • 12:20PM - 12:40PM : Betsy Russell Q & A
  • 12:40PM - 1:00PM : Charles Band Full Moon presentation & announcement : PRIZES!
  • 1:00PM : Danny Glover Q & A
  • 1:30PM - 2:00PM : Tom Atkins Q & A
  • 2:00PM - 2:30PM : LORDS OF SALEM Q & A Meg Foster, Dee Wallace, Patricia Quinn,
    Judy Geeson
  • 2:30PM - 3:00PM : Bruce Davison Q & A
  • 3:00PM - 3:30PM : “DAWN OF THE DEAD” (1979) cast reunion Q & A
  • 3:30PM - 4:00PM : Nancy Loomis Q & A
  • 4:20PM - 5:00PM : Sinister Visions presents the 8th Annual Costume Contest hosted by
    Svengoolie
  • 5:05PM - 6:00PM : Sinister Visions presents the 6th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
  • 6:00PM - 7:30PM : “ADJUST YOUR TRACKING” screening - Free for Flashback attendees
  • 7:30PM - 9:00PM : Synapse Films Presents their new release “REEL ZOMBIES” - FREE!
  • 10:00PM : An Evening with Patricia Quinn & THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” (Separate Admission Required - Get Tickets Now!)

METRO ROOM

  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM : Svengoolie autograph signings
  • 8:00PM : George Romero Photo-op (Separate ticket required)
    “DAWN OF THE DEAD” photo-op (Separate ticket required)

MIDWAY ROOM
Flashback Film Room screenings – Free for Flashback Weekend attendees

  • 1:00PM : The re-mastered Hammer classic “DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS” (1966)
    Introduced by Heather Wixson – PRIZES!
  • 3:00PM : Acclaimed serial killer documentary “CARL PANZRAM”
    Introduced by director John Borowski
  • 5:00PM -7:00PM : “DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD” courtesy of Synapse Films. The ultimate
    documentary on the making of “DAWN OF THE DEAD”(1979)

MUVICO THEATERS ROSEMONT 18

ALL PREMIER - #C - UPSTAIRS

  • 7:30PM Buffy/Angel star James Marsters & GHOST OF THE ROBOT in Concert (Separate admission required)

THEATER #14

  • 9:15PM : “SLASHER’S HOLIDAY” - Halloween Fan Film
  • 9:30PM : “PET SEMATARY” 35mm print Introduced by Mary Lambert, Dale Midkiff,
    Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, Brad Greenquist (Separate Admission Required - Get Tickets Now!)
  • MIDNIGHT : “YOU”RE NEXT” (2013) advance screening - courtesy of Lionsgate
    Free to Flashback Weekend attendees - Limited to theater seating capacity
    Pass giveaways throughout weekend!

Sunday August 11, 2013

CROWNE PLAZA

  • 10:00AM - 3:00PM : Registration Booth Open
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM : Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 2:00PM : Danny Glover, The Predator and YOU Photo Op (Ballrooms 3-5)

Q&A BALLROOMS 1 & 2

  • 12:00PM - 12:15PM : “THE BODIE BROTHERS” Walking Dead Fan Film
  • 12:30PM - 1:00PM : PET SEMATARY Q&A with Mary Lambert, Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, Brad Greenquist
  • 1:00PM - 1:30PM : George A. Romero Q&A

Specific Events

9:00 pm Friday Night at Muvico: Night of the Living Dead (1968) 35mm Print!

Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero will introduce a special 45th Anniversary screening of his 1968 classic “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”. Rare 35mm print! All “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” ticket holders will receive a limited edition 11" x 17" original poster designed by FBW Resident Artist Chad Savage.

Tickets for “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” & “PET SEMATARY” may be purchased in advance with your weekend packages & passes HERE. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the Flashback Weekend Registration booth at the Crowne Plaza.

11:00 pm Friday Night at Muvico: WORLD PREMIERE - The unseen PULSEPOUNDERS “TRANCERS” sequel “TRANCERS 1.5: CITY OF ANGELS”

Trancers 1.5: City of Angels

In 1988, Charles Band directed “PULSESPONDERS”, an anthology film comprised of short film sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures - the first (and unseen) “TRANCERS” sequel, “H.P. LOVECRAFT’s THE EVIL CLERGYMAN”, and a sequel to “THE DUNGEONMASTER” . “PULSEPOUNDERS” was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. “PULSEPOUNDERS” was thought to be a lost film. For the last 25 years, “TRANCERS” fans have clamored to see the unseen adventures of Jack Deth!

Recently, a “PULSEPOUNDERS” work print was discovered. Charles Band and a team of experts have been working for the last year digitally restoring it. “TRANCERS 1.5: CITY OF ANGELS” stars Tim Thomerson (Jack Deth), Helen Hunt (Leena), and the rest of the TRANCERS ensemble.

This World Premiere of “TRANCERS 1.5: CITY OF ANGELS” will be introduced by director Charles Band. The evening will also include special unseen footage from the “TRANCERS” set and many surprises, including a special announcement for fans of stop motion animation!

The DVD extras for the “TRANCERS 1.5: CITY OF ANGELS“ will be filmed at the World Premiere. TRANCERS fans will have the opportunity to appear on the DVD extras!

Ticket holders for “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” may stay in their seats for “TRANCERS 1.5”. Those not seeing “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”, but who wish to see “TRANCERS 1.5” may line up outside the auditorium and will be let in the order of Ultimate, Gold, 3-Day Weekend Pass Holders. Then, any remaining seats will be filled by single day ticket holders*.

Midnight Friday Night at Muvico: HATCHET 3
Introduced by Kane Hodder

Hatchet 3

Admission free for Flashback Weekend attendees (limited to theater capacity). Arrive at 11:30PM to line-up outside of auditorium.  Line will be let into the theater the order of Ultimate, Gold, 3-Day Weekend Pass Holders. Then, any remaining seats will be filled by single day ticket holders.

7:30 pm Saturday Night at Muvico: Ghost of the Robot

James MarstersGhost of the Robot

Himber Entertainment presents

James Marsters & GHOST OF THE ROBOT Live in Concert

Don’t miss out on the party of the year with James Marsters and Ghost of the Robot! Start the evening out with GOTR performing Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Muvico Theatre, Rosemont, http://www.muvico.com/Rosemont-18 (enjoy stadium seating in an auditorium with great acoustics!) Then join James and the band in a private party in Bogart’s restaurant, http://www.muvico.com/Bogarts.aspx James and the band will mingle, answer questions, hold a free raffle of prizes and gifts, pose for pictures and more!!

  • $300 Platinum: Limited to 20 people, priority seating at the concert and party, backstage meet and greet with the band
  • $200 Gold: Limited to 100 people, entrance to the concert ahead of concert only ticket holders, admission to the party
  • $25 Concert only tickets.  (Concert tickets purchased at the door will be $30 each, cash only)

To buy a ticket and reserve your spot go to: http://www.jamesmarsterslive.com/. Any questions on the James Marsters & GHOST OF THE ROBOT event should be sent to: Himberent@aol.com

9:30 pm Saturday Night at Muvico: Pet Sematary

“PET SEMATARY” introduced by director Mary Lambert and the cast - Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, & Brad Greenquist (separate admission required)

Tickets for “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” & “PET SEMATARY” may be purchased in advance with your weekend packages & passes HERE. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the Flashback Weekend Registration booth at the Crowne Plaza.

All Other Flashback Weekend Movie Screenings*

Tickets for “An Evening with Patricia Quinn & THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” may be purchased in advance HERE. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the Flashback Weekend Registration booth at the Crowne Plaza.

*Theater seating for all Flashback Weekend Screenings is limited to theatre capacity.

10:00 pm Saturday Night at the Crowne Plaza : An Evening with Patricia Quinn (Magenta) and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Join Patricia Quinn (Magenta) as she hosts a special screening of “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Patricia will reminisce and share many of her interesting and fun experiences while making this cult classic. She will then host a “ROCKY HORROR” Q&A sharing all the intimacies about the film!

She will introduce “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”, and you’ll have the chance to get up and dance to the “TIME WARP” and all of the other “ROCKY HORROR classics!.

Rocky Horror cast re-enactments are welcome and audience participation is encouraged! There is plenty of room on the wide stage area for several casts to participate. Audience members are welcome to dress as their favorite Rocky Horror characters. Before the show all costumed audience members will be allowed the opportunity to pose in a group photo with Patricia Quinn. This might be one for the Guinness book folks!

The screening will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (the Host Hotel).

Tickets are only $10.00 and may be purchased in advance HERE or at the door (based on availability).

Midnight Saturday Night at Muvico: YOU'RE NEXT

You're Next

Advance screening courtesy of Lionsgate.

One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU'RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. 

Admission free for Flashback Weekend attendees (limited to theater capacity). Tickets will be distributed randomly throughout the weekend. Ticket holders will be let in first. If you don’t receive a ticket, you may arrive at 11:30PM to line up outside of the auditorium in a “Stand-by” line (in case of seating availability). “Stand-by” line will be let into the theater in the order of Ultimate, Gold, 3-Day Weekend Pass Holders. Then, any remaining seats will be filled by single day ticket holders.


Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: The Eighth Annual Flashback Weekend COSTUME CONTEST

Sven and the 2009 Contest Winner!Join us Saturday August 10 at 4:20 pm in your favorite ghoulish costume for our Eighth Annual Flashback Weekend Costume Contest and compete for fun and prizes! The contest will be hosted by Chicago Television legend “SVENGOOLIE”! All ages welcome!

Prizes are awarded for First, Second and Third Place, and there's a Kids Category for ages 12 & under. Winners are determined by audience applause.

That's Svengoolie with the 2012 Contest Winners there on the right - click HERE to see a stack of photos from the 2012 contest!

This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions inc.

THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: Contestants should start assembling outside of the room in which the event will be held (it'll be in the program at the show) starting at 4:00 pm. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.


Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: ZOMBIE PINUP BEAUTY PAGEANT 6!

Zombie Pinups 2012
The 2012 Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant Winners with host John LaFlamboy and judges Jim Sorfleet, Bonnie Bones, Mitch Wells, Kitty Zombie and Ron Fitzgerald

Flashback Weekend, Chad Savage and ZombiePinups.com are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Flashback Weekend Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant!

On Saturday August 10 at 5:05 pm 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 2013! The Pageant will be hosted by John LaFlamboy, judged by several of our Celebrity Guests including Face Off Season 4 Champion J. Anthony Kosar and others TBA, and awarded fabulous prizes for First, Second & Third Place.

Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects, costume and adherence to the spirit of the classic pinup image. 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.

THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: Contestants should start assembling outside of the room in which the event will be held (it'll be in the program at the show) 30 minutes prior to the event. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.