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Houston! This Month's Graveyard Shift Is A Full Moon Double Feature! August 13th!

Nordling here.

So far our Graveyard Shift screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks have been wildly successful, and the audience has had a lot of fun with it.  THE FLY is such a great film, and seeing it with a primed audience was fantastic.

This month, we're playing Graveyard Shift a little bit early.  On Saturday, August 13th, a full moon is rising, and to celebrate we're dropping our first double feature of two of the best horror films of the 1980s.  First up is John Landis's undisputed classic werewolf film, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.  And then we're playing Tom Holland's original FRIGHT NIGHT.  As the remake opens the following weekend, come see the original the way it was meant to be seen.

As usual. we'll be having giveaways and contests at the event.  We're going to have a vampire staking contest - if you're ready to bury that lame Edward chick now's your chance!  Everyone gets Moon Pies and vampire teeth, Rotton Cotton will be giving away FRIGHT NIGHT and AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON T-shirts, we're giving away a FEARnet gift bag (last month's had the ALIEN Quadrilogy in it! Who knows what will be in this month's bag), an original vinyl record single from the FRIGHT NIGHT soundtrack, I'm giving away a Three Wolf Moon T-shirt (if you don't know what that is, check out the comments section at this Amazon link and laugh your ass off), and we're even giving away a signed lithograph from Bernie Wrightson!  And more stuff that I can't talk about yet!  I can't promise a naked man will steal your balloon, but we're planning all sorts of debauchery along those lines.

Tickets are only $12 and you can go to the Drafthouse link HERE if you want to buy tickets.  Or, as usual, you can try to win a pair of tickets from AICN!  I've got two pairs to give away (that's 4 tickets total for those not mathematically inclined) and you can win them by emailing your best Three Wolf Moon t-shirt story to for a chance!  The double feature starts at 8:00 PM; come early as this should sell out.

I've been really happy with the Graveyard Shift, and in the next few months we'll be having some more great horror coming down the pipe!  Hope to see you there.

Nordling, out.

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  • July 31, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    My first "First" and I couldn't care less.

    by jawsfan

    "First"s are for douchebags, present company excluded.

  • July 31, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Good Times

    by Quackfu

    Two excellent films. You cannot go wrong.

  • July 31, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by Quackfu

    It isn't often I wish I lived there.....

  • July 31, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    WTF? FIST?

    by mcgoocain

    No, can't be...

  • July 31, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Oh welll...

    by mcgoocain

    Missed fist by a minute. My life is ruined, ruined, I way...

  • The newer version is "Alien Anthology". Different set.

  • July 31, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    This is the only good thing texas has done in years.

    by Eric

  • July 31, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    love it

    by Darrell

    I always love to see the hate for Texas. Jealousy is such a horrible thing... Ah well. Roddy McDowell is excellent in Fright Night. Can't be too sure how the new one will fare compared to the new one.

  • July 31, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    never noticed "the monster movie" before on the AWWIL poster

    by wattos new hat

  • Uh, no. The only Firsties that aren't douchebags are those that don't call attention to the fact they are first. The only thing worse than Firsties who are first, are those that aren't. Is there anything sadder than proudly (or pretending to be ironic) proclaiming "First" only to be third or more? But then again, jawsfan, you've got a cool handle, so you've got that going for you, which is nice.

  • July 31, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Yeah, why "the monster movie" after the title on AAWIL?

    by jim

    Is it to differentiate it from the other "An American Werewolf In London" projects? Is there an "An American Werewolf in London: The Musical"? "An American Werewolf in London: The Animated Series"? "An American Werewolf in London: The After-School Special"? "An American Werewolf In London: The Muppet Movie"? "An American Werewolf in London: The Dane Cook Experience"? "An American Werewolf in London: The Children's Workshop"?

  • July 31, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    I would kill

    by Juggernaut125

    for "An American Werewolf in London: The Animated Series".

  • July 31, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    No Shift This Time

    by unblinkingeye

    Damn, gonna be in San Antonio and miss this one. First time to miss one in this awesome series, but looking forward to Bruce Campbell next month and some spooky Halloween cinematic goodness!

  • of "An American Werewolf in London: The Musical". Actually, I'd be curious to see them all. All, except for "The Dane Cook Experience". I went to a very dark place to come up with that one.

  • July 31, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    ..a splendid time is guaranteed for all..ya'all have fun now..ya hear?

  • July 31, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by Maxer

    Everyone here knows it's not really Texas anyway.. the Texas everyone thinks of is Dallas.. or west Texas. And I say this as someone from Michigan living in Houston.

  • July 31, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Probably my 2 favorite horror flicks of the 80s...

    by Blanket-Man

    Right up there with THE FLY and THE THING. If I was within 1,000 miles of Austin, I'd be there...

  • ...not to mention Dubya. You Texans are on a REAL roll. Do us all a favor and please try to keep your future leaders the fuck away from the rest of us from now on.

  • July 31, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Houston has a Lesbian Mayor. Not everyone in Texas is a Rick Perry fan.

  • July 31, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I'll be at my Brother's Wedding in NM

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    But thanks for arranging these Houston events for us Nordling! That's a great Double Feature.

  • July 31, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Count the choppah in!!!


    Two funny horror films from the 80s!! Landis in pure form and hearing fright nights synth score on the big screen again! Bliss!!

  • Aug. 1, 2011, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Now and again it sure sucks to be Aussie and broke.

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    Man... If I had some money...... I'd move to texas and be a proud Australian-American. cept' for the Texas part.

  • Aug. 1, 2011, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Damn you chop!

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    Damn your eyes!

  • Aug. 1, 2011, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Landis created the only true horror/comedy

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    the film is both incredibly scary and insanely hilarious. Fright Night has the most perfect setup/payoff in Vampire cinema. I could quote werewolf all day long. "a naked american man stole my balloons." "Whaaaaa?" "THAT'S ENUFF!!! THAT'S EENUFFF!!!"

  • Aug. 1, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I was in a sandwich shop in Wimbledon...

    by Righteous Brother

    a few years back, and my friend who I was with noticed that another guy in the queue was Michael Carter, who played the business man who gets killed in the subway. Remember, he's the dude, who backs onto the escalator and you see that great shot of the werewolf entering from the top of the screen? I think he also says something like 'You must DIE David Kessler' in the porno cinema. Anyway we spoke to him for a bit - I think he was chuffed to be recognised, he also played Bib Fortuna in Return of the Jedi.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST

    AWWIL is the most superbly paced film ever made

    by Seth Gecko

    It is a masterpiece and my favourite 80's film. Not a second is wasted in the script. Landis hit it out of the ballpark on this one. Never has a film been as hilarious as it is frightening. The first werewolf transformation scene is indisputably the greatest single practical effects sequence in film history and is utterly breathtaking on Blu Ray if you have not already seen it. Rick Baker is a genius and he defined makeup effects IMO with this film. The Howling was also brilliant but lacked this films pacing and excitement. The Nazi mutant soldiers dream within a dream sequence is still startling to this day.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    ill be there

    by booter2203

    ill be on leave in houston and already bought the ticket online absolute awsomeness

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST


    by booter2203

    I thought we were talking about movies not your retarded ass political views lol sincerely,A Texan