The Creepshow: A Stephen King Film Festival Coming To The Music Box Theatre In Chicago September 2-4

This Fall belongs to Stephen King. The Master of Horror is releasing a new novel Fairy Tale, his epic tome ‘Salem’s Lot is getting the blockbuster treatment from Warner Bros., and, to top it all off, the best-selling author is turning 75. To celebrate, The Losers’ Club is bringing the expansive world of King back to Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. 

Over Labor Day Weekend, the co-hosts of the popular Bloody Disgusting podcast will curate a selection of films that will take Constant Readers and Listeners all across King’s Dominion. We’ll spend a night in The Overlook Hotel, take a ride with Christine, reunite with Annie Wilkes, and blow out the candles on 40 years of Creepshow. That’s not all.

The three-day event will also include a live podcast recording, talent, exclusive garden screenings, themed drinks, Sunday morning trivia, a costume contest, random giveaways, and myriad vendors. We’re working on a few more surprises, so stay tuned for more announcements as they come — including more movies.

Titles Announced So Far:

The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece demands to be seen on the big screen, where you can fully absorb the haunted sprawl of The Overlook Hotel. Behold the stunning tracking shots, cower in fear at Jack Nicholson’s iconic turn, and scream alongside Shelley Duvall as the terror mounts. Rubber ball not included.

Doctor Sleep 

Decades after surviving the ghostly grasp of The Overlook Hotel, a now-adult Danny Torrance wrestles with his own demons. Return to some old haunts and meet some new ghouls along the way, the likes of which include some RV-thumping psychics, in this underrated sequel to The Shining from Mike Flanagan.


Vroom, vroom! Master of Horror John Carpenter turns the ignition on the car from hell and burns rubber through King’s prose with this bad to the bone classic. You’ll marvel at the astounding practical effects, root for the greasers to get steamrolled, and learn to hate rock ‘n’ roll. 


Everyone loves a creepy story. In this iconic anthology from George A. Romero, the terrifying mind of Stephen King collides with the pulpy horror of EC Comics for five ghastly tales. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll wonder how Leslie Nielson could ever be so mean! Special 40th anniversary screening!


Bundle up with James Caan and learn all about the writing process in this chilling thriller. Kathy Bates takes toxic fandom to a whole new level as Annie Wilkes with her Oscar-winning performance that still leaves us shivering. This 1990 film was masterfully directed by Rob Reiner.


All-Access Festival Pass – $60 for General Admission and $50 for Music Box Theatre Members. Grants one admission per pass holder into all eight films plus events in the main theater and any afterparties.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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