Tag Archives: Cinepocalypse 2019

Sara Summa’s ‘The Last To See Them’ (2019): Cinepocalypse Movie Review

Horror is, first and foremost, a genre defined by its agenda. Whether the impression of horror manifests as fear, dread, revulsion, or unease, the project has to do its job. More often than not, these duties are performed by the ever-evolving bouquet of blood and gore special effects. We see …

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Cinepocalypse 2019 Interview: Joe Bob Briggs

Not only is Joe Bob Briggs an incredible horror icon, he has single handedly brought the horror community together with his return as horror host on The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, available exclusively on Shudder. I knew I’d be interviewing him for Cinepocalypse 2019, and I’ve done my …

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Cinepocalypse 2019: Unleashing the Feeding Frenzy of ‘Achoura’ (2018)

Achoura (2018) is making its appearance this weekend during the 2019 Cinepocalypse Genre Film Fest. Talal Selhami (Creature Designers – The Frankenstein Complex 2015, Mirages 2010, Sinistra 2006) directed this French Moroccan horror fantasy movie which he co-wrote with Frère II Sang’s Jawad Lahlou and David Villemin. The film was produced …

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Cinepocalypse 2019 Review: A Talented Cast Full Of ‘Villains’ (2019)

Ever since Burn Notice and the second season of Fargo, I’ve been waiting for Jeffrey Donovan to get weird. He handled the running/jumping/falling down duties of the show admirably, but the true joy was watching him play the Identity of the Week, which was always some kind of South Florida …

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Cinepocalypse 2019: Curtis Matzke’s ‘The Orchestra’ – Short Film Review

From Director Curtis Matzke (Splinter 2018) comes the horror short, The Orchestra, which is being screened at the 2019 Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival. The film follows a young woman who walks into a theater to find more than she bargained for. So let’s dive into the review! Synopsis: While practicing her …

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Cinepocalypse 19: Special Presentation of ‘Annabelle Comes Home’

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

PRESS RELEASE Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Film Fest is thrilled to announce the addition of a Special Presentation screening of Annabelle Comes Home on June 19th—a full week before the film’s release—at the Music Box Theatre, as part of our exciting 2019 program. The film is written and directed by Gary Dauberman and …

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Cinepocalypse 2019: ‘The Only Thing I Love More Than You Is Ranch Dressing’ (2018) Short Film Review

I’m a sucker for long film titles. It might be a cheap trick to get my eyeballs on a movie, but a long title like The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013) or Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) just sucks me …

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New Trailer Release for Horror ‘Deadcon’


GUNPOWDER & SKY’S HORROR BRAND ALTER TO SCARE CHICAGO’S CINEPOCALYPSE FILM FEST WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SOCIAL MEDIA HORROR DEADCON  PRESS RELEASE ALTER, a new horror brand from global studio Gunpowder & Sky – today announced that it will be a presenting sponsor of this year’s Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Film …

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Cinepocalypse 2019 Film Fest Announces Line-Up

Cultural Shock

CINEPOCALYPSE 2019 UNVEILS EXPLOSIVE LINE-UP FOR MAMMOTH THIRD EDITION PRESS RELEASE Cinepocalypse 2019, Chicago’s premiere festival for electrifying and provocative genre cinema, returns to the Music Box Theatre June 13th for eight days of features, shorts, events and surprises, including eight fantastic break-out world premieres! We’re proud to announce our …

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Cinepocalypse 2019 Announces Dates, Badge Sales, and More!

Cinepocalypse 2019

CINEPOCALYPSE 2019 ANNOUNCES DATES, BADGE SALES, AND FIRST VINYL RELEASES PRESS RELEASE: The Music third year, running from June 13th through the 20th! The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, Cinepocalypse organizers are also very proud to partner with Creep Records for the release of their first vinyl …

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