Remakes are always dicey business, and horror remakes seem to be especially awful, despite -- or perhaps because of -- their ubiquity. Still, not every horror film remake is a total shit show. Every once in a while, one manages not to embarrass itself -- or even the film being remade. And once in a ... More >>
Whether you won or lost on Super Bowl wagers, you'll definitely score if you're looking for free entertainment in Denver this week. From a trip to the Denver Zoo to a screening of the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired horror flick Two Evil Eyes to a showing of 1939's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there's lots ... More >>
This past weekend was just a warm up for the real Halloween celebrations, and the Denver Film Society has a solid line-up of seasonal entertainment planned for the Sie FilmCenter. Don't worry -- none of these events will require you to be dressed as slutty Abraham Lincoln or to do multiple pumpkin-f ... More >>
Halloween isn't a holiday limited to a single evening of celebrations. There are ghoulish parties all week, many of which include costume contests with serious cash prizes. Whether you're into zombies or burlesque (or both -- there are two parties for that alone) or you just want to dance and get sp ... More >>
MON | JUNIP at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/14/13 Formed in 1998, Junip fuses an acoustic folk sensibility with a meditative psychedelia driven by synthesizers. Before the Swedish outfit took off, guitarist and singer José González had a bit of a successful solo career with songs that were used in telev ... More >>
Inspired by early art-rock bands like Genesis and King Crimson, Goblin started out in 1972 as Cherry Five. But when the Italian group was recruited to help score the 1975 Dario Argento film Profondo Russo, the act changed its name to Goblin before releasing an album of the music it wrote for the mov ... More >>
In author Sapphire's new novel, The Kid (a semi-sequel to Precious -- the Hollywood adaptation of her '96 novel, Push), we are treated to another relentless marathon of abuse, rape, failed dreams and unsettling conclusions. "Commercial media looks at things in terms of heroes and villains," Sapphire ... More >>
Secret Chiefs 3 (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) is the brainchild of Trey Spruance, whom you may know from Mr. Bungle. With Secret Chiefs 3, Spruance seemingly follows every musical idea he can think of down every rabbit hole imaginable. Along the way, he has learned to play a plethora of exot ... More >>
Neurotransmitting an Epiphany
We all have super-secret snacks that taste straight righteous to us, but would send other people scampering to discharge their tummy floaters into the nearest lavatory. Munchies so bizarre and immoral that a food writer hobnobbing with the gentry, sipping champagne and spearing delicate bits ... More >>
Click to enlargeIf this week's top flier pick is any indication, The Other Russia is a scary place. At least, it's a scary place in a kind of slightly campy, '70s horror movie lobby poster way. And it in no way hurts that The Other Russia would be a great name for a '70s horror movie. It loo ... More >>
Butthole Surfers, Psychic Ills, Circle Number DotFriday, October 9, 2009Ogden Theater, DenverBetter Than: The flash freezing going on outside.Circle Number Dot, who opened this show, didn't sound like they got much more than a mere line check before hitting the stage. It was initially hard to tell ... More >>
Dario Argento caps off his horror trilogy with horrific parody.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno.
Where old masters, drunk teenagers, and Asia Argento make the fest's first week a blast.
The Black Sheep
Murder By Death's funereal tune marches to a grisly beat.
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.