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Flashback Weekend 2017 Releases Full Schedule, Featuring Suspiria in 4K, A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master & More

It’s hard for me to believe that another Flashback Weekend is nearly upon us, but in just a few short days, genre fans will descend upon the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il) for three days of horror-filled shenanigans. Beginning Friday, August 4th and running through Sunday, August 6th, Flashback is pulling out all the stops for their 15th anniversary, with their massive Nightmare on Elm Street reunion bringing together casts from nearly all of the films, including the legendary Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Joann Willette, Brooke Bundy, Tuesday Knight, Danny Hassel, Toy Newkirk, Kelly Jo Minter, Brooke Theiss, Andras Jones, Ricky Dean Logan, Katharine Isabelle, Ken Kirzinger, Paula Shaw, and Jesse Hutch.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Flashback 2017 will also feature a multitude of other notable guests, including Lance Henriksen, Ken Foree, Nancy Loomis, William Forsythe,
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Flashback Weekend Chicago 2017 to Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Star-Studded Nightmare On Elm Street Festivities This August

It’s hard to believe that the Flashback Weekend horror convention in Chicago is already turning 15 years old, but Mike and Mia Kerz, the founders behind the long-running event, are pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s show is a great experience for attendees, especially if you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series (and who isn’t, really?).

Horror legend Robert Englund headlines Flashback Weekend 2017, which runs from August 4th through the 6th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il, 60018), and during the convention he’ll be joined by numerous cast members from a handful of sequels and the original Nightmare, including Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Amanda Wyss, Brooke Theiss, Joann Willette, Ricky Dean Logan, Katharine Isabelle, Toy Newkirk, Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, and many more.

Other notable guests for this year’s Flashback include genre icon Lance Henriksen, as well as Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca from The Boondock Saints, both Curtis Armstrong and Donald Gibb of Revenge of the Nerds fame, Lew Temple, and horror host extraordinaire, Svengoolie, will also be back to host the annual Sinister Visions costume contest like only Berwyn’s finest can.

For the entire lowdown on the 2017 Flashback Weekend guests and events announced so far, read on for more information from the official press release below. And for details on how to get your tickets and attend this year’s Nightmare on Elm Street blowout, check out the Fbw site Here.

Press Release: Horror legend Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) headlines a major “Nightmare On Elm Street”

series reunion at the 15th Anniversary of Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con on August 4-6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Il.

In addition to Robert Englund, the “Nightmare On Elm Street” franchise reunion will feature celebrity guests from each of the eight Elm Street films including Heather Langenkamp (Elm Street 1, 3, & 7), Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley (Elm Street 1), Joann Willette (Elm Street 2), Lisa Wilcox (Elm Street 4 & 5), Brooke Bundy ( Elm St 3 & 4), Tuesday Knight (Elm St 4), Danny Hassel (Elm St 4 & 5), Brooke Theiss (Elm St 4), Andras Jones ( Elm St 4), Toy Newkirk (Elm St 4), Kelly Jo Minter (Elm St 5), Ricky Dean Logan (Elm St 6), Ken Kirzinger (Jason from Freddy Vs. Jason), Katharine Isabelle (Freddy Vs. Jason), and Jesse Hutch (Freddy Vs. Jason).

Other major guests include the legendary Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”, “Near Dark”) and pop culture icons Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca (“The Boondock Saints”), Curtis Armstrong (“Booger”) and Don Gibb (“Ogre”) from “Revenge Of The Nerds”, Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, “The Devil’S Rejects”), with more guests to be announced.

Special events include a giant screen outdoor movie showing of “Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” (1988) introduced by Robert Englund and the Elm Street 4 cast. Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz) will host the annual Sinister Visions Costume contest. Special parties each evening including a Costume Contest with prizes and celebrity guest appearances, and a wild party featuring illusionist Ron Fitzgerald and Burlesque.

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con also features a huge vendor’s room, celebrity guest panels, and screenings throughout the weekend. Tickets are now on sale. For additional details, visit www.flashbackweekend.com

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Watch Robert Englund Become Freddy Krueger in Nightmares In The Makeup Chair Documentary Trailer

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Robert Englund may have hung up his bladed glove on the big screen after Freddy vs. Jason, but not long ago, the legendary actor was transformed into the boogeyman from Elm Street once again by makeup maestro Robert Kurtzman, and the fascinating process will be featured in the new documentary Nightmares in the Makeup Chair.

You can get a sneak peek at director Mike Kerz’s Nightmares in the Makeup Chair in the images and trailer below, and look for it to premiere at a yet-to-be-announced film festival sometime this year.

Press Release: Robert Englund is back in the Freddy Krueger makeup in the new documentary “Nightmares In The Makeup Chair”. Fans will enter the makeup room and see the entire process as special makeup effects artist Robert Kurtzman transforms Robert Englund into Freddy Krueger once again!

Robert Englund takes fans on an exciting, funny, and emotional journey through his
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Robert Englund Returns as Freddy Krueger in New Elm Street Documentary Trailer

Robert Englund Returns as Freddy Krueger in New Elm Street Documentary Trailer
Robert Englund is back in the Freddy Krueger makeup in the new documentary Nightmares In the Makeup Chair, with the first trailer and poster debuting today. Fans will enter the makeup room and see the entire process as special makeup effects artist Robert Kurtzman transforms Robert Englund into Freddy Krueger once again! Robert Englund takes fans on an exciting, funny, and emotional journey through his years as Freddy Krueger with stories and anecdotes, all while paying tribute to the legacy of Wes Craven. Here's what Robert Englund had to say in his statement.

"Nightmares In the Makeup Chair is my love letter to the Nightmare on Elm Street series and to practical makeup. I've always been in awe of the multi-talented makeup effects artists. From sketching to sculpting, they realize the design. Then to the fine precision of the molding and the manufacturing of the makeup appliances which are nearly paper thin.
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Flashback Weekend Chicago 2016 Kicks off Friday, Featuring Scream Reunion & Phantasm: Remastered Screenings

It’s hard to believe another Flashback Weekend is almost upon us, but in just a few days, Chicago’s longest-running horror convention will descend upon the Crowne Plaza O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il), where thousands of fans will gather to celebrate everything they love about the genre. Flashback Weekend kicks off on Friday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 7th, complete with a star-studded line-up, nightly screenings, Q&A panels, costume contests, and much more.

This writer is pleased to be returning to Flashback Weekend for my sixth year as co-host. Two personal highlights for me at this year’s convention have to be the Scream Reunion Screening and Q&A on Saturday evening, featuring Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, and Matthew Lillard, as well as seeing Don Coscarelli returning to Flashback, this time with Phantasm: Remastered in tow.

Other featured guests at the 2016 Flashback Weekend Horror Convention include Malcolm McDowell,
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Halloween is Coming Early to Flashback Weekend 2015- Tickets Now on Sale

This August, horror fans in the Midwest should get ready to trick or treat a little early this year as the 2015 Flashback Weekend Horror Convention is gearing up to celebrate all things Michael Myers with three days of Halloween-related events and guests as part of this year’s line-up. Flashback will also be honoring Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator for its 30th anniversary, will play host to several notable cast members from American Horror Story: Freak Show and much more.

Running Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il 60018), Flashback Weekend is celebrating its 13th year with an all-out Halloween extravaganza, paying tribute to the original and many of the sequels from the iconic franchise. Tickets for this year’s convention are currently already on sale Here and attendees can reserve their hotel rooms at the Crowne
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A Look at Robert Kurtzman’s Freddy Krueger Make-up for the Upcoming Flashback Weekend Robert Englund Event

With the 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention just right around the corner, legendary special effects artist Robert Kurtzman recently shared some cool photos of the make-up appliances that he’ll be using next weekend when Robert Englund is transformed into Freddy Krueger one last time.

And for those of you who may have missed the original announcement, Englund will be appearing in full Freddy Krueger make-up for one final time, courtesy of Kurtzman who will be doing the Freddy make-up application himself on Friday, August 8th. Fans in attendance at Flashback Weekend will also have the opportunity to take their picture with Robert Englund in his full Freddy make-up as part of a special photo-op that evening which will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as help benefit the Digital Projector Fund for the Midway Drive-in in Dixon, Illinois.

Later that evening,
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Robert Englund to Appear in Freddy Krueger Make-up for One Last Time at Flashback Weekend 2014

If you’re a horror fan living in the Midwest, you are not going to want to miss this. The 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention is gearing up to be another memorable year of genre fun and festivities and today they announced that Robert Englund will be appearing in full Freddy Krueger make-up for the final time ever, courtesy of special effects master Robert Kurtzman, who will be doing the Freddy make-up application himself.

What’s even cooler is that fans who attend Flashback Weekend will also have the opportunity to take their picture with Robert Englund in his full Freddy make-up as part of a special photo-op on Friday, August 8th, which will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s iconic original A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as help benefit the Digital Projector Fund for the Midway Drive-in in Dixon, Illinois.

Robert Englund will also
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“Svengoolie” TV horror host Rich Koz suffers heart attack

By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

Horror movie host Rich Koz, a fixture on Chicago television for over 32 years playing the wise-cracking “Svengoolie”, is recovering from a heart attack.

According to the Chicago Media Blog, Koz, 60, was stricken at his home Saturday night and was admitted to a Chicago hospital, where he was being treated Monday.

On his Svengoolie Twitter and Facebook accounts Sunday, the following message was posted: “After a very busy Halloween holiday season, I’ll be taking a short reprieve from updating my blog. Daily updates will return soon!”

Koz, who has a history of heart problems, suffered a heart attack in March 2002. He returned to work two months later after undergoing two angioplasty procedures. “Maybe it’s a good thing that rubber chickens are cholesterol-free,” he quipped at the time.

“Rich’s condition is improving and his family has asked for privacy at this time,” Neal Sabin,
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Svengoolie Hospitalized After Heart Attack

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Svengoolie Hospitalized After Heart Attack
Chicago television icon Rich Koz, better known as Svengoolie, is reportedly recovering in an area hospital after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.

Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder reported this week that the 60-year-old horror film host was admitted Saturday evening to a Chicago hospital where he is now recovering.

A statement released Monday by Weigel Broadcasting reported that Koz's "condition is improving and his family has asked for privacy at this time." Friends and fans of Svengoolie are being directed to send cards, if they wish to do so, to Rich Koz care of Wciu The U, 26 North Halsted, Chicago, Il 60661.

Koz previously suffered a heart attack in 2002, according to Time Out. He has played Svengoolie on his classic horror film show since 1979, the Daily Herald notes.
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Chicago's Flashback Weekend (August 10-12) Finalizes its 10th Anniversary Line-Up

Flashback Weekend is the Windy City's largest and longest running horror film convention, and for its 10th Anniversary the con is pulling out all the stops. It runs from August 10th through 12th, and we have all the info you need right here!

Fans in attendance have the opportunity to see almost three dozen of their favorite genre icons and attend autograph sessions and film panel discussions. They can also check out the large vendor room featuring tons of movie memorabilia and collectibles along with experiencing live horror theater, several movie screenings and after parties.

And as if all that isn't enough, Flashback Weekend is hosting a special concert featuring "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"/"Angel" bad boy James Marsters, who'll be on hand to perform in honor of his birthday at the con.

Flashback Weekend has announced its official line-up to ring in its 10th Anniversary; check out all the details below,
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Michael Monahan Talks Horror Hosts and More

Horror fans today are spoiled. With the vast array of films available on DVD and Blu-ray via storefronts like Best Buy and Fye, online outlets like Amazon and Deep Discount, and rental/streaming services such as Netflix, there are few films that are unattainable. Virtually anything one might hear of is available some way, somewhere. But it wasn't always so...

Back at a time before disc (or VHS for that matter), the only way - and I mean the Only way - to see classic and not so classic genre pictures was on broadcast television. As a kid, I remember getting the local TV Guide and a yellow highlighter and systematically going through the listings, marking each and every show time of movies I'd heard about either from friends or ones that were obliquely mentioned in Forry Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland . I would meticulously go over each entry
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Photo Gallery: Horrorbles' Grand-Reopening with Svengoolie!

Illinois is the Horror Capital of the World.

Sure, some might disagree with me - including my distant cousins in the New York faction of the Fango Family, but I will always defend the Land of Lincoln as the premiere location for all things horror.

Haddonfield? Illinois. Crystal Lake? Illinois. Elm Street? The new Nightmare is filming in... Illinois. There's some spooky things and creepy places spread throughout the state, but out in the suburb of Berwyn, mere blocks from Chicago-proper, there is a place where everyday is Halloween, and Fango Fiends are embraced with severed arms.

Horrorbles is the ultimate destination for horror fans - a one-stop shop for all things horror and sci- fi featuring movies, one-of-a-kind and limited edition collectibles, figures, apparel, books, magazines, gag gifts and more. It's also the official merchandising partner of Fangoria Entertainment, and tonight it celebrated it's Grand Re-opening in it's newly-expanded home.
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Photo Gallery: Horrorbles' Grand-Reopening with Svengoolie!

Illinois is the Horror Capital of the World.

Sure, some might disagree with me - including my distant cousins in the New York faction of the Fango Family, but I will always defend the Land of Lincoln as the premiere location for all things horror.

Haddonfield? Illinois. Crystal Lake? Illinois. Elm Street? The new Nightmare is filming in... Illinois. There's some spooky things and creepy places spread throughout the state, but out in the suburb of Berwyn, mere blocks from Chicago-proper, there is a place where everyday is Halloween, and Fango Fiends are embraced with severed arms.

Horrorbles is the ultimate destination for horror fans - a one-stop shop for all things horror and sci- fi featuring movies, one-of-a-kind and limited edition collectibles, figures, apparel, books, magazines, gag gifts and more. It's also the official merchandising partner of Fangoria Entertainment, and tonight it celebrated it's Grand Re-opening in it's newly-expanded home.
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The Scars Of Dracula (and Svengoolie) run deep

So, you may have recently read some of my other work on the site (Fangoria Musick), and wondered what the hell I’m doing here, amongst other things. I’d like to address that by taking a moment to drop all the masks, pretenses, and gimmicks. Even more so, I’d like to give you a glimpse of the fan beneath the fiction. This is the real Ben, not Benny Hell, speaking, and it’s with hat in hand that I write this for you today. Let me tell you a little about myself.

I grew up in Chicago during the 1980’s. I was a lot like most kids -I played in the sun, became horrendously enamored with all things He-Man, Transformers, and Star Wars, thought Andre Dawson of the Cubs was the greatest baseball player ever --and loved riding my bike in the busy streets around my Logan Square home.
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