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The inaugural Windy City Horrorama Film Festival is now open for submissions

There is a new film festival coming to Chicago next year called the Windy City Horrorama, and it is now open for submission. This up and coming festival of film is being brought to you in part by the fine folks at Horror Society. Read on for the press release.



Horror Society and the newly re-opened landmark, Davis Theater, want to send chills down your spine this spring by showcasing the best the horror genre has to offer.

The first ever WINDY CITY HORRORAMA is a film festival celebrating the DIY spirit of independent genre films, from the hard working hands that make them to the enthusiastic audiences that come out in droves to see them. Chicago has such a robust film and genre fan community, those involved with this event can’t wait to be a part of its rich tradition while presenting some kickass horror!

The festival will take place from Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, day and night at the Davis Theater, a recently refurbished theater and bar in Chicago’s historic Lincoln Square neighborhood. Fest co-founder and Horror Society programmer Matt Storc is teaming up with Chicago International Film Festival’s After Dark programmer Alex Vazquez to put together a weekend of skin-crawling movies, filmmaker interaction, drinking, and celebrations of all things horror. has always been your voice for independent horror. So let your voice be heard! If you have a horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or otherwise genre-based short or feature film, WINDY CITY HORRORAMA is now accepting your entries. Submit exclusively through FilmFreeway at, and visit for more information.

The full Festival schedule will be announced in March 2018, along with ticket sales. We look forward to seeing Chicago’s greatest horror fans come together for a weekend they’ll never forget as Windy City Horrorama intends to be Chicago’s premiere horror film festival!

As a taste of what’s to come, we’re proud to unveil our exclusive key art for the Festival, created by artist Tommy Fleming. Be sure to check out his other art on Instagram at @tommyruddfleming

So there you have it. If you are interested in submitting your films, be sure to do so before the deadline in December.

About Charlie Cargile

I've been obsessed with all things horror since watching Night of the Creeps through my fingers as a young child. I'm a soon to be published author and aspiring screenwriter from middle of nowhere Illinois. Some of my favorite films are Return of the Living Dead, Gravy, Evil Dead, May, and Cemetery Man. I have a deep love for indie horror.

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