FilmScream 2023

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FilmScream 2023

October 27, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - October 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am

$20 – $35
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The screams are coming from inside FilmScene at our seventh annual 12-hour fright fest!

All night gets weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys until 2:00 a.m. (and again at 6:00 a.m.)  and $3 small popcorn! PLUS — special custom trash trailer reels curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Tickets $35 public / $25 members / $20 UI students with ID (box office only)

Includes free Fix! Coffee all night long, complimentary breakfast, and a commemorative keepsake! Plus midnight pizza, specialty drinks and prizes galore!

SIX films plus trailers, short films, vintage advertisements and demented fun, all at FilmScene at the Chauncey. Don’t forget your sleeping bag and pillow if you want to catch a nap. Earn a free pass to see us again if you stay up for the full show!!

Movie #1: Secret Screening #1


You get to see a sneak preview of a fright film months before the rest of the world.


Movie #2:
TO BE ANNOUNCED Wednesday, October 18th at Cybergrime

Movie #3: Bathtub Shark Attack (2023)
Directed by Madeline Deering (Spirit Animal)
Featuring: Lynn Lowry
1 hr. 35 min.Not Rated
distributor: NekroShark Films
format: DCP

Director Madeline Deering joins us at FilmScream to present the goriest shark film ever made… in Splash-o-Vision!


“There is no way in hell you could think of any more zanier or more entertaining shark movie!” – Gross Movie Reviews


Cindy and Chad have their share of relationship issues, but after moving into an old apartment building, their problems are about to really bite!


One by one, the other residents begin to disappear under very… bloody circumstances.  Something evil is lurking in the bathtub, and it’s fucking hungry.  


Watch your ass when you wash your ass!



Movie #4: Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)

Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson (Bones)

Featuring: Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dick Miller
1 hr. 32 min.

Rated R



distributor: Universal

format: DCP


Ready for your deadtime story?


A mysterious drifter known as Brayker (WIlliam Sadler, Iron Man 3) possesses the last of seven ancient keys that hold the power to stop the forces of darkness and protect all humanity from ultimate evil.  But the human race is safe only so long as Brayker can evade the demonic Collector (Billy Zane, Titanic), who has gathered the other six keys.  


In his obsessive quest for the key, the Collector rallies an army of ghastly cadavers against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel.  Armed with automatic weapons, sacred blood and sadistic humor, Brayker and the strong-willed Jeryline (Jada Pinkett Smith, Gotham) must lead the other guests in a gruesome battle against the Collector and his evil horde of ghouls.  


Infested with a talented cast, thrilling special effects and the Crypt Keeper’s deadpan delights, Demon Knight is directed by genre vet Ernest Dickerson (The Walking Dead, Dexter, Masters of Horror) and features a strong supporting cast featuring Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways), CCH Pounder (Orphan, Avatar), Brenda Bakke (L.A. Confidential), Dick Miller (Matinee) and Charles Fleischer (Zodiac).  


Winner: Best Actress, Jada Pinkett Smith – 1996 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards




A sneak preview of a new fright film before its available to the rest of the world but you won’t find out what it is until it hits the screen.  


Movie #6: TO BE ANNOUNCED Wednesday, October 4th at The Hunger


Plus first-look excerpts from the work-in-progress anthology film PANSYVISION from director Richard Griffin (The Disco Exorcist).


October 27, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
October 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am
$20 – $35
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