If the thought of Valentine’s Day fills you with horror, why not celebrate its imminent arrival with a scary movie? The Denver Public Library’s Fresh City Life program and Mile High Cinema are teaming up to show Pontypool for the second annual Heartburn Party. The Canadian cult classic is a cerebral thriller about the chaos that erupts in a small town when a language-based virus drives most of the residents insane. Fittingly, the film takes place on the most lovey-dovey of holidays, but it will definitely chase away negative Valentine’s vibes.
“It’s a horror flick, so it’s the antithesis of Valentine’s Day,” says Mile High Cinema founder Brad McHargue. “[It’s] a highly inventive and original horror film that takes the traditional zombie trope and turns it on its head.”
See it at 6:30 p.m. in the B2 conference room of the DPL Central Branch, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. While you enjoy the film, you can indulge in some anti-aphrodisiac snacks provided by Fresh City Life, and McHargue says they’ll have a special surprise that should especially please the film’s fans. Admission is free; for more info, visit facebook.com/MileHighCinema.
Tue., Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., 2013