Film historians Mike Vanderbilt and Adam Carston look back at the rich history of the double feature from a very Chicago point of view, exploring not only the history of the films but the stories of the theaters that screened them.
I Spit On Your Grave (1978) + The Children (1980)
This week, Chicago film historians Adam Carston and Mike Vanderbilt are joined by A.V. Club senior writer Katie Rife as they look back at a nasty, mean-spirited infamous exploitation double feature of, I Spit on Your Grave and The Children that opened at the Luna Theatre on July 11, 1980.
The Mummy (1959) + Curse Of The Undead (1959)
Chicago film historians Adam Carston and Mike Vanderbilt are joined by Chicago International Film Festival After Dark programmer Raul Benitez as the trio look back on at the super spooky, genre-bending double feature of THE MUMMY and CURSE OF THE UNDEAD that opened at the Howard Theatre on September 4, 1959.
Windy City Double Feature will be presenting both films at the Music Box Of Horrors: Dawn Of The Drive-In on October 20, 2021. Tickets are now available!
Blood Feast (1963) + Scum Of The Earth (1963)
Chicago film historians Adam Carston and Mike Vanderbilt look back at the Herschel Gordon Lewis directed "something weird" double feature of BLOOD FEAST and SCUM OF THE EARTH that opened at the Starlite Drive-In—located in suburban Oak Lawn—on August 9, 1963.
Taking Off (1971) + I Love My Wife (1970)
This week, Mike and Adam are joined by Gold Globe-winning writer Larry Karaszewski as we look back on the sex and drugs counter-culture double feature of TAKING OFF (1971) and I LOVE MY WIFE (1970) that premiered at the Coronet Theater on September 24, 1971.
10 (1979) + Sunburn (1979)
Take a trip to the tropics with Chicago film historians Adam Carston and Mike Vanderbilt as they look back at the sand and surf double feature of Blake Edwards' 10 and SUNBURN—featuring all-time stone-cold foxes Bo Derek and Farrah Fawcett—that premiered at the Montclare Theatre on February 8, 1980.
Medusa Challenger (1978) + Harold And Maude (1971)
Coinciding with our first live event at Music Box Theater, Chicago film historians Adam Carston and Mike Vanderbilt look back at a double featuring a local short and a film that at the time was developing a cult following, MEDUSA CHALLENGER and HAROLD AND MAUDE that opened at the Biograph Theatre on August 25, 1978.