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The Third Hand (Cinepocalypse): A Mysterious Copy Machine Gives a Lone Office Worker Bizarre Ideas

A lone office worker finds himself dealing with mysterious machines in the U.K. horror short The Third Hand. Prolific actor Tom Bonington, who fright fare fans may recognize from such films as The ABCs of Death 2 (2014) and A Haunting at the Rectory (2015), plays the worker, who watches snowy television and buys a […]

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Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Prepares to Blow Minds Once Again with Incredible Fright Fare Films

Cinepocalypse, Chicago’s outstanding film festival focused on genre fare running from the terrifying to the hilarious, returns for what promises to be another amazing edition at the Music Box Theatre from June 13 to June 20. Among the stellar lineup of shorts and features, from eight world premieres to a few old favorites, are the […]

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[Film Festival] Cinepocalypse Announces Full 2018 Film Slate, Guests, and Events

Sophomore year of Chicago festival will feature nine World Premieres, special guest Lana Wachowski, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Ernest R. Dickerson, and much more! May 17, 2018 – The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their full slate of 2018 programming and guests for the sophomore year of CINEPOCALYPSE, which will take place […]

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[Review] Downrange (Cinepocalypse, 2017): Gripping But Poorly Timed Thriller Undone By Unhinged Final Act – by Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten dives into another film from the fantastic  Cinepocalypse Film Festival held in Chicago from November 2nd through the 9th. Downrange (2017) proves to be a gripping thriller from director Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Godzilla: Final Wars, The Midnight Meat Train) featuring Kelly Connaire,  Stephanie Pearson, and  Rod Hernandez. The plot is extremely minimalistic with […]

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[Review] Snowflake (Cinepocalypse, 2017): Xenia Assenza Leads a Terrific Ensemble Cast in this Delirious Bloody Dark Fantasy — by Joseph Perry

Chicago’s Music Box Theatre was home to the Cinepocalypse film festival from November 2 through November 9, 2017. One of the 60 films screening at this incredible film festival was  Snowflake  (Schneeflöckchen, 2017) from directors Adolfo J. Kolmerer and William James, and writers Arend Remmers. The film’s ensemble cast is terrific and features an outstanding […]

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[Review] Trench 11 (Cinepocalypse, 2017): Biological Warfare Product Takes No Sides Deep Underground – Joseph Perry

Canadian weird-war chiller Trench 11 is an exciting nailbiter in which danger lurks around every corner. The bulk of the film takes place in a maze-like underground complex built by Germany’s World War I army for, as you might guess, experimental purposes. Director Leo Scherman has had David Cronenberg and Paul Schrader as mentors, and […]

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[Review] The Terror of Hallow’s Eve (Cinepocalypse, 2017) – by Doc Rotten

Chicago was home to Cinepocalypse  from November 2 through November 9, 2017. One of the 60 films screening at this incredible film festival was The Terror of Hallow’s Eve (2017) from director Todd Tucker along with co-writers Ronald L. Halvas and Zack Ward. The film features Eric Roberts as neighbor Ed and Doug Jones under […]

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Eight Mustn’t-Miss Films from Cinepocalypse Film Festival’s Chicago Debut

Now that Chicago’s Music Box Theatre has announced its full wave of programming and guests for the debut year of Cinepocalypse – an evolution to the program design of Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival – Gruesome Magazine would like to suggest eight must-see movies screening there. Cinepocalypse will take place November 2—9 at the Music […]