Music Box of Horrors 2018

Sat, Oct 13th, 2018 to Sun, Oct 14th, 2018

24 Hours of Movie Madness!

September 1st-October 12th - $30 
Day Of (October 13th) - $35

Welcome back maniacs! This year's MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS promises to obliterate your sanity as we journey to the land of Australia for some skin-melting-goop-debauchery, revel in the gleeful delight of two of horrors greatest villains battling to the death, crash land into a hellscape of vamp-infused alien invasion, a sadistic desert-commune living cult leader cum magician, a tale of two sisters and the primate that tears them apart, and oh so much more! Special guest Don Mancini to come out for a 30th anniversary screening of CHILD'S PLAY.

Saturday, October 13th at Noon (doors open at 11am) - Sunday, October 14th at Noon

Marathon Lineup with Approximate Start Times:

12:00PM GOKE, BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL - Dir. Hajime Satô, 1968, 84mins, 35mm

1:40PM THE MAFU CAGE - Dir. Karen Arthur, 1978, 102mins, 35mm

3:40PM LORD OF ILLUSIONS with Kevin J. O'Connor in person! - Dir. Clive Barker, 1995, 101mins, 35mm

6:15PM THE LODGER with Live Score by False Gods Trio - Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1927, 91mins, DCP

8:15PM BLAME IT ON TOBY Midwest Premiere! - Dir. Richard Knight, Jr., 2018, 52mins, DCP

9:15PM THE CHILDREN - Dir. Tom Shankland, 2008, 84mins, DCP

11:00PM CHILD'S PLAY with Don Mancini in person! - Dir. Tom Holland, 1988, 87mins, 35mm

1:15AM OPERA Italian Uncut Version | First Time Playing in Chicago! - Dir. Dario Argento, 1987, 107 min, 35mm

3:15AM FREDDY VS. JASON - Dir. Ronny Yu , 2003, 97mins, 35mm

5:00AM SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS - Dir. Michael A. Simpson, 1988, 80mins, 35mm

6:45AM BODY MELT - Dir. Philip Brophy, 1993, 81mins, 35mm

8:20AM WICKED, WICKED in Duo-Vision! - Dir. Richard L. Bare, 1973, 95mins, 35mm

10:10AM FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace, 1988, 104mins, 35mm

Between films, check out the excellent Vendors, Guests, & Food Trucks in the Music Box Lounge, including:


Bric-A-Brac Records / Pretty Spooky Handmade / Kitley's KryptHouse of Movie MonstersGraveface Records and CuriositiesArtist Jonathan La Manti / 12 Gauge GoreDouglas Klauba / Jonathan Grimm


12:00PM-6:00PM Empanada Bike
6:00PM-12:00AM Taco in a Bag
8:00PM-11:00PM Smoke Daddy 
8:00AM-12:00PM Empanada Bike

The Music Box of Horrors 2018 is guest programmed by Will Morris, Assistant Programmer at Los Angeles'American Cinematheque. Will programmed the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Music Box of Horrors, which included director William Lustig presenting Maniac, actor Ethan Embry presenting the Chicago premiere of The Devil's Candy, a special tribute to Wes Craven, Gary Sherman and John McNaughton presenting Death Line, director Jim Muro presenting Street Trash, and director Mariano Baino for Dark Waters.