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Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

‘Horror Movie Madness’ Returns To Logan Theatre

Se7en (1995), Nosferatu (1922) and Poltergeist (1982) are just a few of the movies on deck for this year's festival.

The horror movie festival, now in its seventh year, runs Oct. 2 - 31.
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LOGAN SQUARE — It’s almost October, which means it’s time for sweaters, apple picking, and, of course, horror movie marathons.

The Logan Theatre has you covered on that third agenda item.

For the seventh year, the theatre is celebrating Halloween with a month-long “Horror Movie Madness” festival, starting Oct. 2 and ending Oct. 31. Each day, the theater at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. will screen both classic and modern horror movies.

This year’s movies include:

  •  Se7en (1995) – David Fincher
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – Wes Craven
  •  The Exorcist (1973) – William Friedkin
  • Young Frankenstein (1974) – Mel Brooks
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) – George Romero
  • Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Friday the 13th (1980) – Sean S. Cunningham
  • Poltergeist (1982) – Tobe Hooper
  • The Thing (1982) – John Carpenter
  • Beetlejuice (1988) – Tim Burton
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – Tobe Hooper
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – Roman Polanski
  • Nosferatu (1922) – F.W. Murnau, (with live accompaniment, *$12 ticket)
  •  The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick
  • Halloween (1978) – John Carpenter
  • It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) – Bill Melendez
  • Casper Saves Halloween (1979) – Carl Urbano

Showtimes are 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. In the week leading up to Halloween, there will also be 8 p.m screenings.

The last two animated movies, geared toward families, will be screened as free matinees. For a full calendar of showtimes, visit the theater’s website.

Throughout the festival, the theatre’s bartenders will be serving Halloween-inspired cocktails. 

Costumes are welcome at any/all of the screenings. On Oct. 19, before the opening of Beetlejuice, there will be a costume competition with prizes up to $250. The event will also feature 3 Sheeps Brewing’s exclusive haunted brew.