Chicago Events: Terror in the Aisles 2

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My favorite thing about living in Chicago is all the film fest and marathons I get to partake in. One such event is Terror in the Aisles, hosted by Rusty Nails.


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Terror in the Aisles started last year and it features movies, shorts and trailers. In between you can get yourself some snacks or buy tons of awesome shit from awesome people.

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This year Terror the Aisles keep things short and sweet, only three movies were shown this year but great movies. This year the features were Evil Dead, then My Bloody Valentine (original) and for the grand finale, Trick ‘r Treat.

I heard about Trick ‘r Treat over a year ago and have had the biggest boner for this movie. I have always had a deep devoting love for anthology films so the chance to get to see this movie before the dvd release made me want to dance in my pants.

Another great thing about these events are the special guests. This year’s guests were Evil Dead’s special effects makeup artist Tom Sullivan, My Bloody Valentine’s director George Mihalka and Trick ‘R Treat’s writer/director Michael Dougherty.


The fest kicked off with two short films. Hellcat and Tala and one of my favorites Gay by Dawn, made by the great Jonathan London.


The first feature was Evil Dead. This wasn’t my first time seeing it on the big screen but fuck, it’s Evil Dead, it’s special with every viewing. Following the movie was a Q&A with Tom Sullivan.

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Next was My Bloody Valentine. The remake was such a fun movie but it doesn’t compare to the greatness of the original film. The George Mihalka Q&A was conducting by Going to Pieces‘ Adam Rockoff.


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Next we got to see Michael Dougherty’s short animated film, Season’s Greeting which inspired Trick ‘r Treat. I loved it!


Then starts Trick ‘r Treat. I will be taking time to write about this movie separately but I will say that it was pretty great. I cannot express how happy I was to see this before the release in Oct but it still would have been worth the wait. It was funny, gory and I love the stories. I’m really anxious to see this again, like right now. I’m just glad that this movie got to see the light of day and it’s no longer being pushed back. Folks, see this if/when you can!


Michael Dougherty ended the night with his Q&A

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And this concludes Chicago’s Terror in the Aisles 2.


Stay Tuned for October’s edition of Chicago Events for the Music Box Massacre 5. I sit through 24 hours of horror movies and take on an endless battle of sleepiness.

3 thoughts on “Chicago Events: Terror in the Aisles 2

  1. Good times! Although the one crowd shot doesn't do it justice. I think by the time Trick R' Treat started it was a big crowd.

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