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Horror Movie Series On Northerly Island Also Includes Campfires For Marshmallows

"Beetlejuice" and "The Exorcist" are among the films that will be shown at Northerly Island.

Classic horror film "Nosferatu" will be shown at Northerly Island.
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CHICAGO — Horror fans will be able to take in spooky films on a big screen at Northerly Island throughout October.

The Chicago Park District’s Campfire Horrors series will return Oct. 5, bringing horror movies to Northerly Island once a week in the leadup to Halloween, according to a Chicago Park District news release.

The screenings will include the classic silent film “Nosferatu,” about a vampire, as well as more modern horror movies like “Carrie,” according to the Park District.

Campfires will be set up throughout the park and kept lit during the screenings so attendees can stay warm and roast marshmallows during the films. Free tea, cocoa and coffee will be available, and attendees can bring blankets and chairs to get cozy.

Some movies will have special tie-ins, too: Prom tiaras will be given to the first 50 people named Carrie who come to the screening of “Carrie,” and there will be a sing-a-long during “Little Shop of Horrors,” according to the Park District.

Here’s the schedule:

• 7 p.m. Oct. 5: “Nosferatu” with a score commissioned by the Chicago Park District and performed live by band Gramps the Vamp
• 9 p.m. Oct. 5: “Little Shop of Horrors” with a sing-a-long and local plant experts to talk about carnivorous plants
• 7 p.m. Oct. 12: “Carrie” with free tiaras for the first 50 people named Carrie who attend
• 7 p.m. Oct. 19: “Beetlejuice” with a Harry Belafonte dance party
• 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19: “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
• 7 p.m. Oct. 26: “The Exorcist”

Screenings will be held outside at the Northerly Island Visitors Center, 1521 S. Linn White Drive, but they’ll be moved indoors if the weather is bad.