Is May the New October in Chicago?
Events / 5/18/2010 7:41:01 AM
Contrary to popular belief, October is no longer the only month of year to get out of the house and share the love of gore. In Chicago this month of May has shaped up to be jammed packed full of horror events. May 1st kicked it off with Horror Society's successful Women of Horror 2 film festival. The Chicago Mammals, a small theatre company specializing in the noir (see our review of Breed With Me), closed up their sold out show, The Meat Locker, on May 15th.
So you don't miss out on the rest of the bloody good festivities, here is a list to get you through the rest of frightful May. For those of you not in Chicago, well, you've still got time to book a last minute trip!
Friday, May 21 at 7pm - Our friend Rusty Nails brings us Terror in the Aisles 4 film festival at the Portage Theatre. Showing vintage horror trailers, Night of the Living Dead, Rec 2, and Zombie. Cool Zombie Costume Contest. Note: It costs $12 but if you wear a zombie costume it's only $8!
Also Friday May 21 from 9pm to 4am - Well it's that glorious time of year for all accomplished, rotting, scholars...time to break out the pig's blood and get yourself to the Zombie Army Prom 2 at the Vision nightclub! $15-$20.
Friday May 28 - We (Killer-works) and Burning City, Inc. bring you the Full Body of Horror - Drink & Draw! Join us upstairs at the Lucky Number Grill on Milwaukee for a unique horror art event. See sexy horror models pose for live (undead!) art creation by celebrity artists (Dave Dorman, Ray Frenden, J Anthony Kosar, Charlie Athanas, and more). Bring your own sketch pad, dress up, or sit back and indulge in your inner horror voyeur. D.J. Evil Needle will keep you rocking through the night and a dollar of your $5 cover will go to a good cause, womenforwomen.org. Drink, draw, gore AND good karma! For additional info check out our Facebook Event page.
Saturday May 29 - So if our Full Body of Horror event gets you ramped up to see even more hot horror, you can come back to the Lucky Number GrillÂ the next evening and check out their Vampire Night! Hosted by the Ladies of SS-Triple-X and features XTreme Fetish, Fire Acts, Burlesque and more! For more info on this and other Chicago gothic art events check out Gothic Art Chicago.
And if all that isn't enough for you, Gorilla Tango, a wee theatre company a few doors down from the Lucky Number Grill (see last 2 events) is doing a late Friday night improv (11:30pm May 21 and 28) called Slasher: A fully-improvised long-form show in the style of slasher films, based on audience suggestions. Rated R (yay!)