Friday, the 13th at Rodan...
☾ °★ THE COVEN ☆ ° ☾ ...a gathering of friends...
featuring Heaven Malone & Dylan Peterson.
The first recorded use of a witches' coven comes from 1662 in the witch-trial of Isobel Gowdie, which describes a coven of 13 members. Her detailed confession, apparently achieved without the use of torture, offers one of the most detailed looks at European witchcraft folklore at the end of the era of witch-hunts. Expect a night of strange events to stir the senses and a gathering the likes of Ordo Templi Orientis & The Golden Dawn with Tarot, Ouija, and dark magick.
Live screening of the films Häxan & Suspiria
Rodan 1530 N Milwaukee Avenue | 10p-2a | $6 PBR & Shot
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☾ °★ Häxan (English title: The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages) is a 1922 Swedish/Danish silent horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. Based partly on Christensen's study of the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th century German guide for inquisitors, Häxan is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. The film was made as a documentary but contains dramatized sequences that are comparable to horror films. With Christensen's meticulous recreation of medieval scenes and the lengthy production period, the film was the most expensive Scandinavian silent film ever made, costing nearly two million Swedish kronor. Although it won acclaim in Denmark and Sweden, the film was banned in the United States and heavily censored in other countries for what were considered at that time graphic depictions of torture, nudity, and sexual perversion.
☾ °★ Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi. The film follows an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany, only to discover that it is controlled by a coven of witches. The film's score was performed by Goblin. It stars Jessica Harper and Stefania Casini. It was also one of the final feature films to be processed in the Italian processing plant of Technicolor before it was closed. Suspiria is the first of the trilogy Argento refers to as "The Three Mothers", followed by Inferno and The Mother of Tears. The film has become one of Argento's most successful feature films, receiving critical acclaim for its visual and stylistic performance, outstanding colors, and soundtrack. It has been nominated for two Saturn Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Joan Bennett in 1978 and Best DVD Classic Film Release in 2002. The film has since become a cult classic.
☾ °★ Heaven Malone is a resident DJ at Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz's rocker bar Angels & Kings. Located inside The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago, this notoriously decadent Bret Easton Ellis inspired party is justly called "Disappear Here". Disappear Here features up & coming DJs & producers along with the occasional celebrity up for sacrifice. Heaven also maintains a residency at Die Tonight at Beauty Bar, where every month it's Halloween. Die Tonight has seen it's fair share of zombies and beach babes, meat cleavers and swimming pools, superheroes and sleepovers with professional movie makeup artists to cover them with gore and blood. Heaven currently runs a super exclusive VIP party within a party hidden deep inside The House of Blues for Girls & Boys Chicago, the first spinoff of the famous NYC party at Webster Hall.
From throwing Marilyn Manson's absinthe fueled Mardi Gras party to having Justice spin a secret New Years Eve warehouse party, Heaven Malone has been influential in the Chicago underground music scene.
Heaven Malone has produced DJ events and after show parties with Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Ministry, Dragonette, Danny Masterson, The Juan Maclean, Justice, The Faint, Ladytron, Dan Black, Butch Walker, Felix Da Housecat, The XX, Digitalism, Shiny Toy Guns, Passion Pit, Pete Wentz, Marilyn Manson & many more.
Heaven has DJed in New York City at Webster Hall, Los Angeles at Angels & Kings Hollywood, Lose Control 3 at SXSW in Austin, TX, Mardi Gras & Halloween in New Orleans, The Barbary in Philadelphia, Lipgloss in Denver & the famed Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.
☾ °★ Dylan Peterson DJs live on CHIRP every Wednesday evening, 8-10PM (CST). Dylan is the resident DJ at Rodan every 2nd Friday of the month.