We went to the Cinepocalypse genre film festival, and lived to tell about it

Last year, The A.V. Club covered a little festival in Chicago called Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival. This year, that same festival re-appeared in greatly expanded form as Cinepocalypse, and we partnered with the organizers as one of the festival’s media sponsors. We were on the scene for the entire week—as much…

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A Talking Cat?! was overdubbed in a bathroom, and other fun facts from Eric Roberts Is The Fucking Man 

We live in such a cynical age that it’s equal parts endearing and uncomfortable to watch someone living out their dreams, like the hosts of Eric Roberts Is The Fucking Man sitting down with the subject of their podcast onstage at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre as part of the Cinepocalypse festival. Although they were…

Director Joe Carnahan on bringing Blood, Guts, Bullets, And Octane to Chicago

The inaugural edition of Chicago’s Cinepocalypse festival has been remarkably celluloid-centric. (But that shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that it’s being held at the Music Box, home of the 70mm Film Festival.) And next to Monday’s 35mm presentation of Suspiria, the most prominent manifestation of that tendency is…

Our 10 most anticipated movies at Chicago's brand-new Cinepocalypse festival 

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been rolling out the details on Cinepocalypse, a new genre film festival debuting at Chicago’s beautiful, historic Music Box Theatre. (Seriously, they’ve got an organ player and everything.) Now the time has finally come, and festivities kick off tonight at 8 p.m. with the Midwest…

New genre festival Cinepocalypse descends on Chicago with its first wave of programming

For the past several years, every summer a suburban Chicago multiplex has played host to the Bruce Campbell Film Festival, a low-key younger sibling to genre film festivals like Fantastic Fest and Fantasia. Well, this year, the festival’s organizers have said, “fuck that,” and expanded it into a full-on, week-long…