top of page

THE MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS 2019 Brings Special Guests, Rare Prints for 24 Hours of Movie Madness

The Music Box Of Horrors returns to the Music Box Theatre with 24 Hours of complete Movie Madness from Noon, Saturday, October 19 through Noon, Sunday, October 20. Special guests include writer/director Neil Marshall, presenting his groundbreaking, werewolf-swarming debut feature DOG SOLDIERS; and filmmaker John Hancock, with his psychological horror masterpiece LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH.

With mild-melting visuals and high body counts, this year’s films span the globe and more than 80 years of cinema history—1928 to 2012—with the most terrifying, pulse-pounding movies you’ll ever see, as well as special guests, a live musical score, and excellent Vendors & Food Trucks. For tickets and further information, please click here:

This year’s event is sponsored by Creepy Co., who will also be producing and supplying all Music Box of Horrors merchandise. Exclusive craft beer supplied by Half Acre Beer Co.

The 2019 Horror marathon celebrates the exceptional careers of both Rutger Hauer and Luke Perry with a screening of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER to close out the 24 hours.

To kick off the event, we’ll feature a 35mm print of the notorious silent film THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, featuring a live score by Maxx McGathey.

The Music Box of Horrors is known for discoveries and rediscoveries of under-appreciated films—many of which rarely or never played on the big screen. This year, attendees can look forward to BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL from director Shinichi Fukazawa (dubbed by some as the Japanese EVIL DEAD), as well as director Guy Magar’s personal 35mm print of his 1987 horror-mystery RETRIBUTION.

TITLES & SHOWTIMES for the Music Box of Horrors 2019:

12:00pm - THE MAN WHO LAUGHS — 1928, 110 min., Dir. Paul Leni, 35mm - Featuring a live musical score by Maxx McGathey

2:00pm - OFFICE KILLER — 1997, 82 min., Dir. Cindy Sherman, 35mm Print Courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

3:45pm - LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH — 1971, 89 min., Dir. John Hancock, 16mm - Dir. John Hancock in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A


6:00pm - DEMONS 2 — 1986, 88 min., Dir. Lamberto Bava, 35mm

7:55pm - BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL — 1995/2012, 62 min., Dir. Shinichi Fukazawa, Blu-Ray

9:15pm - DOG SOLDIERS - 2002, 105 min., Dir. Neil Marshall, 35mm — Dir. Neil Marshall in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A

11:45pm - EVENT HORIZON - 1997, 96 min., Dir. Paul W.S. Anderson, 35mm

1:30am - RETRIBUTION - 1987, 107 min., Dir. Guy Magar, UCLA 35mm, Director’s Personal Print!

3:30am - ALLIGATOR - 1980, 91 min., Dir. Lewis Teague, 35mm

5:15am - TETSUO: THE IRON MAN - 1989, 67 min., Dir. Shiny Tsukamoto, DCP

6:45am - HALLOWEEN II - 1981, 92 min., Dir. Rick Rosenthal, 35mm

8:30am - THE FLY II - 1989, 105 min., Dir. Chris Walas, 35mm

10:30am - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER - 1992, 86 min., Dir. Fran Rubel Kuzui, DCP

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

VENDORS: Creepy Co. Bric-A-Brac Records Pretty Spooky Handmade House of Movie Monsters Graveface Records and Curiosities Tattoos by Chloe Pinnock Leaf Blower Massacre Artist Chris Kuchta Deadly Prey Gallery

FOOD TRUCKS: Empanada Bike Taco in a Bag Cheesie’s Food Truck

Pricing: General Admission - $30/$25 (Music Box Members) Day of Show - $35/$30 (Music Box Members) Become a member:

Follow the Music Box Theatre on Facebook, Twitter (@musicboxtheatre), and Instagram (@musicboxchicago)


bottom of page