Chicago Park District Announces Lineup For 3rd Annual ‘Campfire Horrors’ Movie Series

September 26, 2018 - 7:44 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago Park District announced Tuesday movie lineup for the third annual ‘Campfire Horrors’ outdoor Halloween-themed feature film series at Northerly Island.

The third annual ‘Campfire Horrors’ movie series will showcase six scary classics beginning Friday, Oct. 5 and continuing every Friday throughout October. Each screening will be accompanied by campfires, marshmallow roasting, and more. Hot coffee, tea and cocoa will be available for free to keep visitors warm.

The series kicks off with the silent godfather of horror, 'Nosferatu,' at 7 p.m. The 1922 silent German vampire film will be accompanied by a remount of last year’s brand-new live score commissioned by the Chicago Park District, composed by Maxx McGathey and performed by the live band, Gramps the Vamp. Following at 9 p.m., will be a screening of 1986’s musical-horror-comedy 'Little Shop of Horrors' with a sing-along and a chance to learn about real-life carnivorous plants from Chicago plant experts.

The series concludes on Friday, Oct. 26 with a showing of The Exorcist from 1973. It was the first horror film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and sent audiences screaming from theaters in its original release.

Screenings are outdoors, weather permitting. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and layer up for the cooler weather. Campfires will be lit 30 minutes before the start of the film, and burn bright throughout.

All screenings are scheduled to take place outdoors at the Northerly Island Visitors Center, located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr.

‘Campfire Horrors’ Movie Schedule:

  • Friday, Oct. 5 - Nosferatu (NR) at 7 p.m. & Little Shop of Horrors (PG-13) at 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 12 - Carrie (R) at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 19 - Beetlejuice (PG) at 7 p.m. & A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) at 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 26 - The Exorcist (R) at 7 p.m.