Flashback Weekend 2012

2012 Chicago Horror Convention Features John Carpenter, Linda Blair, Tony Todd, Danielle Harris

August 8 2012 Categorized Under: Horror News No Commented

Get ready for the Flashback Weekend 2012 horror convention in Chicago, Illinois, starting this Friday, August 10th.

Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s largest and longest running Horror film convention. It lasts 3 days and features celebrity guests, film panel discussions, a vendor room, live horror theater, movie screenings, and after parties.

Flashback Weekend 2012 Guests

  • John Carpenter
  • Linda Blair
  • From Beyond Reunion: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree
  • Charles Band and Richard Band (Full Moon)
  • Tony Todd
  • Tyler Mane
  • Scout Taylor-Compton
  • Danielle Harris
  • Kristina Klebe
  • Dick Warlock
  • Meg Foster
  • Kim Darby
  • Diora Baird
  • Friday the 13th Reunion: Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Dana Kimmell, Kimberly Beck, Erin Gray, Ted White, Kane Hodder, Richard Brooker
  • Chillerama Reunion: Tim Sullivan, Anton Troy
  • Svengoolie (Rich Koz) – Chicago TV Horror Host legend
  • Master of Ceremonies – Dann Gire – Daily Herald Film Critic/Chicago Film Critics Association President
  • Flashback Weekend 2012 Co-hosts: Nick Digilio, Steve Prokopy (aka Capone from AICN), Heather Wixson (Dread Central)

Film Events

Films are shown at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 (9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018)

  • The Exorcist – hosted by Linda Blair, charity benefit screening. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.muvico.com or the Rosemont Muvico box-office. Note: only this screening requires special ticket purchase, which starts at $20 (reserved seating).
  • The Thing (1982), introduction by John Carpenter. Friday August 10, 2012 at 9:30pm.
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman – World Premiere – Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Muvico Theaters Rosemont, 9:00PM. Director Charles Band, stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, composer Richard Band will be present
  • Among Friends, introduction by Danielle Harris. Saturday August 11, 2012 11:30PM
  • I Was A Teenage Were-Bear: Hairy and Uncut Extended Edition, Saturday August 11, 2012 at 11:00PM. Introduction by director Tim Sullivan and star Anton Troy
  • Bloody Bloody Bible Camp – Saturday August 11, 2012 at 11:45PM, Introduction by star Tim Sullivan
  • Black Waters of Echos Pond, Friday, August 10 at 11:45 pm, introduction by star Danielle Harris and writer-producer Sean Clark
  • As Human As Animal – Saturday, August 11 at 11:15 pm. Introduction by director Kristina Klebe

Other Events at Flashback Weekend 2012

  • Tim Sullivan’s Slash Course. Sunday August 12, 2012, 1:00PM. Learn how to finance, produce, direct, and distribute a film from director Tim Sullivan. 2 hour workshop. Tickets are $40.00 and may be purchased in the vendor room.
  • James Marsters Live in Concert and 50th Birthday Celebration. August 10, 2012 at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont. 7pm. tickets are $25
  • The Flashback Weekend costume contest hosted by Svengoolie and the Zombie Pin-up pageant sponsored by Sinister Visions.
  • Live Horror Theater – Tales from the Scrypt: An Evening of horror comedy. Saturday August 11, 2012 6:00PM

Flashback Weekend 2012 - Friday the 13th


  • Fri. August 10, 2012:
    • Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare – Celebrity signings / vendor room 4pm – 9pm
    • Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 – Movie screenings 9pm – 2am
    • Bogart’s Bar and Grill – Convention parties 9pm – 2am
  • Saturday, August 11, 2012:
    • Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare – Celebrity signings 10am-6pm, Vendor Room 10am-7pm
    • Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 Movie screenings 8pm-2am
    • Bogart’s Bar and Grill – Flashback Weekend 10th anniversary party 10pm – 2am
  • Sunday, August 12, 2012:
    • Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare – Celebrity signings/vendor room 11am-4pm
    • Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 Movie screenings 8pm-2am


  • Available at the door
  • Single day pass – $30.00 Includes one-day general convention activities, general Muvico parties, general movie screenings (limited seating)
  • Three day pass – $65.00 Includes Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, general convention activities, general Muvico parties, general movie screenings (limited seating)

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