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Linnea Quigley Added To Midwest Monster Fest 2020 Lineup!

January 2nd, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest 2020 proud to announce scream queen legend and Quad Cities native, Linnea Quigley will be one of the headliners at this year’s fest!!! Linnea Quigley was born in Davenport, Iowa, on May 27, 1958 growing up there and going to Davenport High School. After moving with her family to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, In LA she was encouraged to try modeling and acting. She soon began getting small parts in commercials and B-movies, such as “Stone Cold Dead” (1979) and “Wheeler” (1975). Her breakout role was in “The Return of the Living Dead”... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 – #11)

December 30th, 2019

Yesterday, we counted down the top stories of the year from 30-21, today we get into the next ten, 20-11, and it’s, for the most part, a pretty upbeat mix of stories of local successes, on the individual and group level. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. And, without any further ado, here’s today’s part of the top 30 of 2019 . . .   20.) Raccoon Motel Switches To Devon’s Complaint Department, Ending The Moeller Reign Of Downtown Davenport: Over the past few years, Sean Moeller was the ubiquitous king of downtown Davenport, and beyond... Read More

Like Jason, It Rises Again! Midwest Monster Fest Returning In 2020!

November 1st, 2019

The Midwest Monster Fest is returning from the not-so-dead! The event dedicated to horror films, shows and pop culture will be offering a Monstrous good time Sept. 5-6 2020 at a new venue — The Rust Belt, 533 12th Avenue, East Moline! The Midwest Monster Fest is a predominantly horror, but also some general pop culture, convention. QuadCities.com is proud to be a sponsor of the event! For more info see Midwest Monster Fest  Read More

Rave 2 The Grave at Zombie Prom Quad Cities

September 12th, 2019

  Hey Quad Cities, are the ready for the ultimate rave to the grave? Then don’t miss the Official After-Party for Midwest Monster Fest! The Factory of Fear and Recently Departed Productions will be hosting Zombie Prom Quad Cities 2019 at Midwest Monster Fest at the Element – Moline (316 12th St Moline) on Saturday Sep 14 at 8 p.m. Zombie Prom Quad Cities gives you a chance to re-live that classic High School formal with a fun and ghoulish twist. Zombie attire and makeup are required, but if you do not have your own makeup, zombie makeovers will be available for a $10 donation. Zombie... Read More

Beck And Woods’ “Haunt” Local Theaters This Week!

September 12th, 2019

Since they were boys growing up in Bettendorf, devouring Stephen King novels and vintage chillers, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have loved thrillers and horror films. With “A Quiet Place,” the two created a screenplay for a classic of their own. And this week, they take it to a new level. “Haunt” is the latest major studio film from the duo, and the first they’ve written AND directed. It also stars a Quad-Cities actor with whom they’re quite familiar – Justin Marxen, with whom they’ve worked for close to two decades going back to their time in the Quads. Most of Marxen’s role and... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into the Quad-Cities

September 11th, 2019

It’s alive! It’s terrifying! It’s MIDWEST MONSTER FEST! The product of the Dr. Frankensteinian mind of creator and producer Jeff O’Neil, the festival features everything from a tribute to “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” featuring a number of its stars to a costume contest, podcasting, merchandise booths, horror-themed events and more. It’ll creep into the Spotlight Theater in Moline Sept. 14-15, with show hours of Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “If you like horror movies as much as I do, this is everything you would want in a festival,” O’Neil said. “There... Read More

How Well Do You Know ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’?

September 9th, 2019

How well do you know the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre???” Do you want to win two tickets to see some of the stars of the film this weekend at the Midwest Monster Fest??? One lucky fan is going to win a pair of tickets to the fest, taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Spotlight Theater in Moline, and get the chance to meet the film’s stars, Teri McGinn, John Dugan, and Ed Neal. What do you have to do to be that lucky fan? Answer these three “Texas Chainsaw” trivia questions correctly! Everyone who answers correctly will be entered into a drawing for the two tickets.... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 4th, 2019

We’re falling into fall, but we’re also falling into a lot of great things that are going to make it an awesome autumn in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community! Haunt Opening Friday The 13th! “Haunt,” the directorial debut of Scott Beck and Brian Woods, the former Quad-Citians who go by the name Bluebox Films, will debut in theaters worldwide Friday, Sept. 13. Beck and Woods, who wrote the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” also wrote “Haunt,” which was produced by Eli Roth, popular for the “Hostel” films and his work with Quentin Tarantino. While... Read More

Scare Up A Great Time With Midwest Monster Fest!

September 1st, 2019

The Midwest MonsterFest, the Quad Cities premier horror convention, will take place on September 14th and 15th at the Spotlight Event Center in Moline, IL. The event coincides with the 45th Anniversary of the classic horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and will feature celebrity guests Ed Neal, John Dugan and Teri McMinn, all of whom appeared in the film. Other celebrity guests include Wyatt Weed (Predator 2 and Star Trek), W.F. Bell (The Walking Dead and Rob Zombies 31), Bobby Ray Shafer ( The Office and Psycho Cop), Laila Haley (Sinister 2), Marlena Midnite (Midnite Mausoleum), and more. All... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Offering Frightful Fun!

August 26th, 2019

Looking to scare up a good time? QuadCities.com is happy and proud to announce that we’re a sponsor of the first annual Midwest Monster Fest, coming to Moline’s Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Sept. 14-15. The festival, which is for all-ages and opens at 10 a.m. both days, features a variety of horror-related memorabilia, guests, a costume contest, podcasts and more! The showcase event of the fest is a 45th anniversary celebration of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” featuring several stars of the film, including Teri McMinn, John Dugan and Ed Neal. Tickets and more info can... Read More

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