For Theresa Mercado, there's never a bad time for horror movies. While most people were planning backyard barbecues, she was launching her Cruel Summer horror film series. Now, as the weather turns cold, it’s time to launch Cruel Winter with the Stephen King/David Cronenberg collaboration The Dead Zone.
“I’m a huge fan of David Cronenberg, and this is one of his more overlooked movies. Not a lot of people have seen it, and even people who have don’t realize it’s Cronenberg,” Mercado says. “[Plus] it’s from a Stephen King story, which I used to love reading as a teenager, so it’s a perfect mix.”
As usual, Mercado will provide handmade souvenirs to everyone who attends, and drink specials tied to the featured film will be offered.
“There’s more to these films than just people being cut up,” she says. “And I want people to see that.”
The film starts just after 7:30 p.m. at Crash 45, 321 East 45th Avenue; admission is free. For more information, go to the Cruel Winter Horror Film Series Facebook page.
First Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 1. Continues through April 2, 2013