Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Flashback Weekend

Chicago Horror Con

August 2-4, 2024

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago
Rosemont, IL

Flashback Weekend 2015 Schedule

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Alan Howarth In Concert

Alan Howarth In Concert

We are proud to present film composer legend Alan Howarth live in concert on Friday August 7, 2015! Alan will perform hits from many of his films including “HALLOWEEN 2 – 6”,  “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK” and many more. This is an amazing audio and visual experience not to be missed. Admission is free for paid Flashback Weekend attendees (limited to seating capacity). Early preferred seating is available to Ultimate package holders and HALLOWEEN Event Weekend pass holders.

Giant Outdoor Movie Screening of John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN

John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention presents the original 1978 classic “John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN” on a giant inflatable screen onSaturday August 8, 2015.  The screening will be presented in the Crowne Plaza courtyard and will be introduced by our HALLOWEEN 1978 guests along with many surprises. Admission is included with the ULTIMATE packages and the HALLOWEEN Event Weekend pass.

Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: The Tenth Annual Sinister Visions COSTUME CONTEST

Sinister Visions Costume Contest 2014
The 2014 Costume Contest Winners with Svengoolie

Join us Saturday August 8 4:20 pm in your favorite ghoulish costume for our Tenth Annual Sinister Visions 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.

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 30 minutes prior to the event. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.

Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: ZOMBIE PINUPS BEAUTY PAGEANT 8!

Zombie Pinups 2014
The 2014 Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant Winners
with Sinister Visions' Chad Savage

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

On Saturday August 8 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 2015! Pageant host/judges TBA; prizes awarded 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. (Subject to change)


Horror Spookshow

Ron Fitzgerald Live on Stage & MANOS: The Hands of Fate *


Join Master Ron Fitzgerald Saturday August 8 for the late night SPOOKSHOW featuring the acclaimed “Gothic Illusion Show”.  Ron will be joined on stage by his sexy dark beauties for a tribute to the live Horror Stage shows performed before Horror Film screenings. Ron will then introduce the “classic” “MANOS: THE FATES OF FATE” restoration by Synapse Films.  The “worst” movie of all time has never looked better!   Bring booze, 'cause this is going to be rowdy fun!

*Manos: The Hands of Fate courtesy of Synapse Films

Monster Family Fun Day! Svengoolie live on stage presenting Mad Monster Party!

Join us on Sunday August 9 for some spooky fun for the entire family emceed by Chicago TV Horror Host legend SVENGOOLIE (Rich Koz) as only he can. Join us for a screening of the 1967 Rankin Bass stop motion animated classic “MAD MONSTER PARTY” starring Boris Karloff! The 2 hour stage show / movie screening will include audience participation and many more surprises!

Svengoolie will take the stage at 1:00PM. Other convention activities throughout the day include our giant vendors room to find rare collectibles, meet celebrity guests, and have the kiddies join us for some fun activities!

2015 Schedule of Events

All Events and access to the Dealers & Celebrity Room are for paid Flashback Weekend attendees only

Friday, August 7, 2015

Crowne Plaza
2:00PM – 8:00PM      Registration Booth Open
3:00PM – 8:45PM      Dealers room open (Ballrooms 3-5)  
4:00PM – 8:45PM      Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)  

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
Celeb Photo Ops

5:00PM – Scout Taylor Compton
5:15PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN
5:30PM – Danielle Harris
5:50PM – HALLOWEEN 5 Photo Op
6:15PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Photo Op
6:30PM – Michael Myers Group Photo
6:45PM – Nick Castle
7:15PM – HALLOWEEN 3 Group Photo
7:35PM – Jeffrey Combs
7:45PM – RE-ANIMATOR Group Photo
7:55PM – Jeffrey Combs & Stuart Gordon
8:15PM – Naomi Grossman

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
9:00PM – ALAN HOWARTH IN CONCERT Admission free for Flashback Weekend attendees! Preferred seating for ULTIMATE & Halloween Event passholders

10:30PM – Q & A with Stuart Gordon & Jeffrey Combs
11:00PM – Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Carolyn Purdy Gordon, & Richard Band introduce “RE-ANIMATOR” (1985) screening

Saturday August 8, 2015

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 Room

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
12:30PM – Scout Taylor Compton
12:45PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN
1:00PM – Danielle Harris
1:15PM – HALLOWEEN 5 Group Photo
1:45PM – Jeffrey Combs
2:00PM – RE-ANIMATOR Group Photo
2:10PM – Jeffrey Combs & Stuart Gordon
2:45PM – Michael Myers Group Photo
3:00PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Group Photo
3:10PM – Nick Castle
3:40PM – HALLOWEEN 4 Group Photo
4:40PM – Naomi Grossman
4:50PM – American Horror Story Duo
5:00PM – John Carroll Lynch

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
11:00AM – “SUSPIRIA” – Barbara Magnolfi Q&A. Don May Jr. of Synapse Films discusses the upcoming 4K Restoration – Prizes!
11:30AM – HALLOWEEN 4-6  - George P. Wilbur, Don Shanks,  Tamara Glynn, Alan Howarth, Erik Preston
12:00PM – Sean Clark: Halloween, Horror’s Hallowed Grounds & more! Featuring a look at never before seen cut footage from the Halloween Box Set.
1:00PM – John Carroll Lynch
1:30PM – Scout Taylor Compton
2:00PM – HALLOWEEN (1978) - Nick Castle, Tommy Lee Wallace, Charles Cyphers, Dean Cundey,  Nancy Loomis, Will Sandin
2:40PM – Pat Healy
3:00PM – Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 1 & 2 - Kristina Klebe, Jeff Daniel Phillips, William Forsythe
3:30PM – Danielle Harris
4:00PM – Naomi Grossman
4:20PM – 5:00PM 10th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
5:05PM – 6:00PM 8th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
6:00PM – MOVIE: "Starry Eyes" introduced by Pat Healy
11:00PM – Master Ron Fitzgerald's Horror Spookshow
11:30PM – MOVIE: MANOS: The Hands of Fate

Crowne Plaza Lower level – Midway Room – Movie Screenings
12:00PM – "FROM THE DARK" (2014) Courtesy of Dark Sky Films
4:00PM – “THE INNKEEPERS” (2011) courtesy of Dark Sky Films
5:45PM – Sean Clark's “HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS” Episode TBA

Crowne Plaza Outdoor Courtyard
8:30PM – Giant Screen Outdoor Movie! JOHN CARPENTER’S HALLOWEEN (1978)* Introduced by the cast and crew
*Separate ticket required
*No recording devices will be permitted at the outdoor screening of HALLOWEEN.

Sunday August 9, 2015

Crowne Plaza
10:30AM – 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
11:00AM – 4:00PM Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)   

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
Celeb Photo Ops
11:45AM – Naomi Grossman
11:55AM – American Horror Story Duo
12:00PM – John Carroll Lynch
12:20PM – Scout Taylor Compton
12:30PM – Girls of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN
12:40PM – Danielle Harris
1:50PM – Michael Myers Group Photo
2:05PM – HALLOWEEN 1978 Group Photo
2:15PM – Nick Castle
2:30PM – HALLOWEEN 3 Group Photo

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
11:30AM – Q & A HALLOWEEN 3 - Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Nancy Loomis
1:00PM – 3:00PM Monster Family Fun Day: Svengoolie live on stage presenting MAD MONSTER PARTY, the Rankin Bass stop-motion animated classic starring Boris Karloff. Audience participation & surprises!

Some Important Notes on Photo Ops

  • Prints are now made available with a one minute print time, so you will pick up your photo upon exiting the photo op room in the print pick-up area.
  • Lines for each photo op will not be made available until 30 minutes before the scheduled time for that particular photo op. Please do not try to get in or form any lines that are not yet available.
  • Please be sure to redeem your ticket purchased online prior to getting into any lines. You may stop by the photo op area to redeem your online ticket any time prior to lining up for your photo op.
  • Two fans may be in the same photo with one ticket. Families may have two adults and their children under 12.
  • To receive your digital download, you must redeem your digital ticket after you pick up your print at photo op sales.
  • Glasses will often glare, if you do not mind removing them, we suggest you do.

Times and Events Subject to Change