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Crime and Horror Expo

Leave the kiddies at home and bring your Valentine to the Mad Mobster True Crime and Horror Expo February 13-15 at the Hilton Hotel, and stay at the MUCH more affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

The Mad Mobster True Crime and Horror Expo has it all—if you’re into, uh, crime and horror. Your favorite bad guys and gals will be there: The original Leatherface from “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” Gunnar Hanson; Mimi Craven from “Swamp Thing” and “Nightmare on Elm Street;” Hart Fischer from “American Horrors;” Nivek Ogre from “Skinn Puppy;” Jon Polito from “The Crow;” “Dawn of the Dead’s” Tom Savini . . . and many, many more! Happy Anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre!

You can enter the Miss Mad Mobster Pageant and win 500 bucks! Enjoy the Bonnie and Clyde Exhibit, featuring Bonnie Parker’s actual vest! Sing out at Scaraoke! View items from such famous killers as Manson, Gacy and Dahmer! (Be still my heart!) Attend panel sessions and question and answer discussions with celebrities! Pay big bucks for autographs! Did we mention Horror Burlesque?

The Hilton Hotel is located at 720 South Michigan Avenue. For tickets, go to For more information, email

Make your Mad Mobster True Crime and Horror Expo experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.