n 1954, Universal Pictures introduced generations of monster kids to The Creature from the Black Lagoon, one of the studio's most beloved icons from its memorable menagerie of classic monsters.
The Gill-Man would spawn two sequels and make numerous appearances in movies like Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Party, TV shows, like THE MUNSTER, comic books and more, sealing its fate in the world of monsterdom.
Now, 60 years later, Creature Features celebrates the iconic Devonian dweller with an unprecedented group art gallery exhibit showcasing artists in the fields of film, television, fine arts, comics, and more, all paying homage to this endearing beastie.
Artists include: Maz Adams, Mark Alfrey, Zac Amendolia, ARF!, Zach Bellissimo, BigToe, Tara Billinger, Julie Bossinger, Andy Carey, Brian Crabaugh, Jesse D'Angelo, Ricardo Delgado, Haig Demarjian, Erika Deoudes, Dan Diana, Frank Dietz, Adam Dougherty, Amanda Duchow, John Cody Fasano, Thomas Fernandez, Jason Flink, Christine Geasey, Tim Gore, David Grasso, Kenneth J. Hall, Robert Heckman, Christopher Hertrich, Mary J. Hoffman, Emma Julia Jacobs, Tom Killeen, Dave Krocker, Jimmy Lenoir, Ama Lea, Bob Lizarraga, Rebecca Lord, the Mad Masker, Dani Manning, Chris Mason, Patrick Mathews, Woody Miller, Ken Mitchroney, Jordan Monsell, Ian Paul Montelongo, Alexander Morales, Ken Morgan, Jonathan Morrill, Robert Negrete, Michelle Nyree, Doug P'Gosh, Tim Polecat, Alex Quintero, Sam Randazzo, Todd Rex, Brian Romero, Mireya Romo-Bowen, Eric Rose, John Rozum, Bill Rude, Stephen Sandoval, Chad Scheres, John Sloboda, Mike Sosnowski, William Stout, Drew Struzan, Tammi Sutton, Dan Szczepanski, JP Targete, Pete Von Sholly, Doug Waterfield, Woody Welch, Neil Winn and many more!
The exhibit will also feature a display of rare original production artwork from the 1954 film, classic toys and model kits, movie posters and other memorabilia spanning the Gill-Man's colorful history.www.facebook.com/events/306162226221782
The Chicago Zombie Prom is a ghastly, affectionate, cheesy blend of nostalgic high school Americana and the living dead; Zombie Make-Over Teams, a Zombie Photo Booth, Zombie Menu, the annual crowning of the Zombie Prom King & Queen and hundreds of zombified patrons dancing the night away to a live Zombie D.J. and Zombie rock band.www.zombiepromchicago.com
For decades, traveling "Ghost Masters" cris-crossed the country presenting an old-time spooky and funny evening of fun. Combining macabre comedy, magic, "live" ghosts, and a good classic horror film, the Spook Show was a unique theatrical genre nearly forgotten, until now...
Doctor Scream and his ghoulish gang of ghosts have recreated the classic Spook Show experience to bring this form of entertainment to new generations of audiences at theatres near you. Come join us if you dare!
Watch as Doctor Scream takes you on a hilarious and spooky journey of magic, comedy, and mirth. Scream out loud as you see ghosts and spirits materialize, fly over your head, and vanish into thin air! Then lean into your date and watch a classic horror film like "Night of the Living Dead" or" House on Haunted Hill"!www.spookshowrevival.com
Horror Camp Live! is an overnight immersive experience, based in the fictional Campground Mass Acre. Over 13 hours, campers become part of an interactive living horror game.
Inspired by movies like The Blair Witch Project, Cabin Fever and Friday the 13th, Horror Camp Live! is a unique scare entertainment experience which mixes live scareactors, indoor and outdoor scare attraction environments, dare based challenges and a horrifying story which comes to life in four dimensions of fun fear.
As darkness falls on the campground, campers meet around the camp fire before enjoying a two course buffet style meal while watching one of the latest horror movies, but all is not what it seems, as the terrifying night ahead becomes all too apparent, and Lockjaw - the demented serial killer, makes his presence known.www.horrorcamplive.co.uk
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult will embark on the "Spooky Tricks" tour beginning May 29th, 2014. They will be performing a selection of tracks from their new album, as well as some industrial disco fueled classics from their extensive catalog. Supporting the band on tour will be DJ TOXIC RAINBOW. A TKK fan since the age of 14, Toxic Rainbow is best known for his genre-breaking DJ sets and his monthly show on Digitally Imported Electro.www.mylifewiththethrillkillkult.com
Total Darkness. Vampires. You!
Let’s face it, it SUCKS if you're single at Valentines… but you don’t need a lover to get a ‘bump in the night’ this Valentines weekend 2014 as Manormortis, the UK’s award-winning new scare attraction, is plunged into darkness for a unique scare entertainment experience for sexy singles, cute couples and fearless families!
Experience Manormortis as never before, as you explore the vampire infested chambers by candlelight. Will it be love at first bite?www.scarekingdom.com
An annual post-Halloween-season tour of some of the USA's best haunted houses! The Legendary Haunt Tour takes place in a different part of the USA each November and features at least 2 of the country's top haunted attractions. In 2013 the tour will visit Texas, going to the House of Torment in Austin and the 13th Floor in San Antonio.www.legendaryhaunttour.com
On November 8th there will be a Masque Ball, attended by our Celebrity Guests. Last year it was good – this year it will be FANTASTIC
On November 9th there will be a number of speciality Memorabilia Dealers and a chance to get signatures from celebrity stars. The top films from the Short Horror Story and the Short Horror Film competitions will be shown all day as well as at least one film starring Ingrid Pitt.www.pittofhorror.com