The Chicago Park District is celebrating Halloween with free screenings of popular scary movies every Friday in October. Try not to spill your free coffee, tea or hot chocolate during these five freaky films, which visitors can watch outside the Northerly Island Visitors Center (1521 S. Linn White Drive).
Hocus Pocus n Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. nMax, Dani and Allison are on a mission to steal a book of spells from the Sanderson sisters, three evil witches who have until dawn to earn immortality.
Friday the 13th n Friday, Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m. nAt the recently reopened and historically haunted Camp Crystal Lake, five camp counselors attempt to escape death as they encounter the spirit of a former counselor who drowned at the camp 25 years prior.
The Shining n Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. nHere's Johnny! Writer Jack Torrence moves his family to the Overlook Hotel in Colorado, where he becomes winter caretaker. Between his hopeless writer's block and his son Danny's horrific haunted visions, Jack's mental health deteriorates and he begins to terrorize his family.
Nosferatu n Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. nGerman real estate agent Thomas Hutter travels to his client Count Orlok's castle in Transylvania to discuss a house sale. Upon arrival, Hutter quickly discovers Orlok is actually a vampire targeting Hutter's own wife, Ellen.
Night of the Living Dead n Friday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m. nBarbara and Johnny run into zombie-like figures out for human blood while trying to visit their father's grave. Although Johnny is quickly killed, Barbara escapes the cemetery and joins a group of terrified individuals fighting for their lives against the walking dead.