Halloween Movies A’Plenty–Horror For Everyone This Season!

October 26th, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

Halloween has two strange features. First, it’s the rare event that nearly every hipster celebrates (if you’re reading this you’re a hipster, it’s no big deal). Second, those said hipsters mark the occasion THE WHOLE MONTH by watching excessively cruel, murderous and/or scream-filled movies together. It’s impressive for a society lacking community rituals.

Now, I went to a delightful Halloween/Autumnal Party (tactfully named for the non-devotee who may not celebrate the former) where I carved a pumpkin and ate kale. So that kind of thing is possible. But, for you depraved readers (if you’re reading this, you’re depraved) there are many blood-soaked, color-saturated Halloween specials for you to enjoy. And they are free, which is tight.

[By the way, I wanted James to write this post because I’m essentially copy-and-pasting his posters and Twitter posts, but when I asked him to post this he was all, “Hey, I’ve got a life besides Nailgun” which as far as I can tell consists of making posters featured on Nailgun and posting to Twitter about these movies. But, listen, he’s got principles]


James has devised a clever ratings system where the skull indicates excessive gore and a moon indicates excessive spoooooookiness (although I know at least “Suspiria” has a good amount of violence, but you’re watching a Halloween movie as an adult, so I’m sure everyone will be okay.) These are happening at three different venues. Saturday is at Wooly Mammoth (formerly known as Black Market Moto Saloon) at the end of Market St.; Sunday is at Champion Brewery, which is across from The Bridge; and Monday is at Tea Bazaar.

Also, on Sunday AFTER the “Friday the 13th” marathon at Champion Brewery, there will be an outdoor screening of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Omen” (both are the originals, not the remakes) at the coca-cola space on 10th St. It is possible to go to both events and, as James likes to emphasize, see ELEVEN horror films in three days.

Post any more Halloween events I missed in the comments.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Oct 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

    fun fact: I enabled a profanity-blocker on my web-browser, and set it up to censor both the word “hipster” and the word “zombie,” so I can’t tell which word you were using in that first ¶. I’m gonna hope / pretend it was “zombie’

  • 2 James // Oct 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

    the Library of Congress is also screening two movies on Wednesday at the newly-restored State Theatre in Culpeper (not the LOC bldg itself, but nearby); the Universal Horror versions of “the Invisible Man” and “the Wolf Man.” this, in fact, makes for 13 horror movies this week, which seems like an appropriate number to me.

  • 3 James // Oct 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

    also, to clarify, it’s not so much that I’m “too busy” to post, mostly just that I actually quit Nailgun back in January, with the intention of turning it over to other writers. glad to have Coogan on board, we’ll have some more writers hopefully starting next week!

  • 4 Patrick // Oct 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Jack and I are doing a Halloween themed radio bistro set Monday night at the C&O if anyone’s interested in listening to those Harry Belafonte songs from Beetlejuice on repeat and conga dancing while pouring *water* all over our *clothed* bodies. Should be a nice little get together. Maybe we’ll sacrifice someone, who knows?