Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival Adds TURBO KID to Chicago Festival; Announces Short Films!


The second annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival presented by Wizard World, running August 20 - 23 at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont), is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of Turbo Kid to the festival lineup. Additionally, the Festival announces the short films selected for presentation.

Turbo Kid is written and directed by Fran├žois Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell and features Michael Ironside as "Zeus." It is the year 1997. Mankind has been mostly obliterated, and the few survivors try to survive the radioactive wasteland. Enter "The Kid" who stumbles upon the remains of famed superhero "Turbo Man." Donning his super-suit, "Turbo Kid", along with a mysterious girl takes on the evil Zeus (Michael Ironside) and his army of savages. A loveable homage to the glory day 1980's VHS "Mad Max" knockoffs, Turbo Kid is the ultimate midnight movie. Turbo Kid is an Official Selection of Sundance and SXSW (South by Southwest).

Turbo Kid will screen on Sunday August 23 at 2:30 PM. Producers Shaked Berenson & Patrick Ewald will be in attendance.

The Festival is also pleased to unveil this year's short film programming.

El Gigante
Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero & Luke Bramley
Screens Sunday August 23 with Cannibal Holocaust

Director: John Skipp & Andrew Kasch
Screens Friday August 21 with Fright Night

The Smiling Man
Director: A.J. Briones
Screens Saturday August 22 with Some Kind of Hate

Bad Guy #2
Director: Chris McInroy
Screens Saturday August 22 with Bunny the Killer Thing

Up Route
Director: Jordan Wippell
Screens Sunday August 23 with Sun Choke
Student Film Winner!

Films will screen at the Muvico Rosemont 18, 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., mere blocks from the Wizard World convention hall. Screenings are free for Wizard World Comic Con Chicago badge-holders (space permitting), and a limited number of festival badges and single tickets are available for fans who are not registered for Wizard World.

Festival badges are on sale for $66.60, and single screening tickets are available for $12. To purchase badges or tickets and view Festival schedule updates, visit