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Fright Night

Halloween is still weeks away, but this weekend’s Mile High Horror Film Festival has enough cannibals, zombies and demons to keep you good and terrified until it’s time to bust out that slutty pumpkin costume and beg for candy. With a full slate of new, independent horror films complemented by a handful of genre classics — including the original Dawn of the Dead, They Live and The Exorcist — and guests like Tom Savini, Linda Blair and Ken Foree, this year’s fest is a destination event for horror fans of all stripes.

“Our main focus is featuring independent films, but it just so happens this year that our lineup has blown up,” says Travis Volz, director of publicity for the fest. “[And] we were able to secure some of these classic films to accompany the guest lineup.”

The festival opens tonight at 6:40 p.m. with the cannibal film We Are What We Are, followed by The Exorcist at 9:50 p.m., and runs through Sunday evening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Individual showings start at just $11; for tickets and more info — including the full lineup of films, panels and guests — visit
Oct. 3-6, 2013


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