13 horror fantasies to open your mind this Halloween
Horror movies have been popular ever since the dawn of cinema. But of what value can they possibly be? "Movies are society's dreams," director Wes Craven once told film critic Dann Gire. "Horror films are a legitimate part of our psyches."
Style, substance at heart of infectiously cinematic, sensational shocker 'Last Night in Soho'The less you know about Edgar Wright's "Last Night in Soho," the gleeful, supercharged masterpiece of movie manipulation starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, the better.
Suffering characters hang on for deer life in handsomely mounted creature feature 'Antlers'Director Scott Cooper weighs every scene with oh-so-serious importance in "Antlers," a moderately suspenseless thriller centered around a "wendigo," a deer/humanoid hybrid steeped in Native American folklore that terrorizes a poor, decaying Oregon town already blighted by drugs, depression and desperation.
William Jackson Harper's 'Love Life' drives show's season 2His new project may be as the lead in HBO Max's " Love Life" -- season two debuts Thursday -- but William Jackson Harper will be the first to tell you he doesn't usually seek out relationship stories. "Rom-coms are not the thing that I gravitate to," said the actor. "I like a lot of lasers and monsters and stuff like that."
Oddball safecracker charms in 'Army of Thieves'One of the unlikeliest heroes to emerge from Zack Snyder's horror-action flick "Army of the Dead" earlier this year was an oddball safecracker named Dieter. "Army of Thieves," which takes place in the months before "Army of the Dead" and stars Dieter, is a film no one really demanded and yet is loads of fun.
Trick-or-treat hours throughout the suburbsThis year, Halloween falls on a Sunday. Check our list of trick-or-treat hours so you can have the candy ready when your doorbell starts to ring.
Urgency underscores Goodman's long-delayed portrait of civil rights activist 'Fannie'The dynamic E. Faye Butler stars as the titular civil rights leader in Goodman Theatre's production of "Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer," a play-with-music as timely as today's headlines.
Seats on sale Thursday for Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen's family band at GeneseeLegendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen plays the Genesee Theatre Saturday, Jan. 22, with his sons and daughter-in-law in The Nielsen Trust. Tickets go on presale Thursday morning.
Feder: Pat McGann returns as Emmy hostChicago comedian Pat McGann has been tapped to emcee the 63rd annual Emmy Awards ceremony sponsored by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Halloween bar bashes, pub crawls return this yearHalloween weekend is upon us, and for all those who don't have plans yet to celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year, here are some Halloween happenings at entertainment venues in the suburbs and city.
Festivals Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Halloween fun abounds this weekKids (and adults) will have many opportunities to wear their costumes at Halloween festivals and trick-or-treat events this weekend across the suburbs.
Dining bites: Prisoner Wine Dinner, Andy's new seasonal treats & moreStart the weekend at Thorn Restaurant's four-course Prisoner Wine Dinner Friday. Plus, Two Brothers Coffee Roasters recently collaborated with Chicago's Field Museum on the new Fossil Fuel coffee and Andy's Frozen Custard is now serving apple pie and pumpkin pie treats.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: What are my favorite 'singalong' songs?I must say, singing out loud at our live shows is one of the biggest pleasures for me! And as a child of the '70s classic rock era, I have a few faves I join in with the lead singer and once again prove to all that I belong more in front of a microphone than behind one.