How do you get a film festival to become a hit? With the horror movie genre, it's a bit like Field of Dreams, “if you build it, they will come.” The team from the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival made the bold decision to start Cinepocalypse, a genre based festival compiled of cult classics, slasher films, and loads of entertainment. And what better place to have it happen then the Music Box Theatre in Chicago? The historic venue is a perfect place for the large Chicago fan base and they will get the chance to see a cool mixture of movies. From November 2nd to the 9th, is a collection of hits, such as the social media slasher Tragedy Girls, the Walter Hill classic Hard Times, and the blaxploitation hit Foxy Brown. Those movies and plenty of other reasons to go, so get your tickets HERE and check out some of these suggestions from AMovieGuy.com:
MOVIE: BULLET IN THE HEAD
DIRECTED BY: JOHN WOO
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH @2:00PM
John Woo's Bullet in the Head is the epitome of an action flick. The hard nosed 1990 drama of three troubled friends finding themselves sucked into the Vietnam War is a must-see of Cinepocalypse. The screening will be introduced by filmmaker Joe Carnahan and the bullets will be flying on the screen. You better get your tickets to this one because Bullet in the Head is going to be a lot of fun.
MOVIE: I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA
DIRECTED BY: KEENAN IVORY WAYANS
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9TH @6:00PM
A movie like Keenan Ivory Wayans' I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is the perfect example of how Cinepocalypse has a wild range of movies. The slapstick blaxploitation parody is filled with loads of laughs at pokes fun at some of the best films in the crime genre. Actor Antonio Fargas will be in attendance and it makes for a great chance to share in a load of laughs and have some cold drinks.
MOVIE: GET MY GUN
DIRECTED BY: BRIAN DARWAS
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD @9:30PM
The current climate of Hollywood and the mistreatment of women has become a watershed moment. A movie like Get My Gun is a film that speaks to everyone about women and their spirit. Director Brian Darwas has made a perfect mixture of a revenge and survival film wrapped into one. The lead performance from Kate Hoffman is great, as Amanda, who is horrifically raped, leaving her pregnant, and without a job. This forces her into having to make a decision and when the woman she meets as a possible adoptive mother becomes a crazy stalker, her fight for survival hits a wall. It's a movie with a great spark and spectacularly drawn characters.
DIRECTED BY: DARIO ARGENTO
MONDAY NOVEMBER 6TH @7:00PM
A lot of fans of the horror genre remember the first time they saw Suspiria. So if you still haven't seen Dario Argento's decent into madness at a creepy dance academy, then what better way then to see it in 35mm for the 40th Anniversary screening? On top of it all, the films star Jessica Harper will be there in person for a post-screening Q&A. There are just too many reason not to go see Suspiria!
MOVIE: MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE
DIRECTED BY: STEPHEN KING
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH @11:45PM
What better way to get over your Halloween hangover then by watching Stephen King's first and only effort in the directors chair. Maximum Overdrive is a full metal thrashing of killer machines attacking after Emilio Estevez in full 35mm glory. The Music Box Theatre will be rocking and it's the perfect movie to watch with the amazing Cinepocalypse crowd.