The Stanley Film Festival just announced its opening-night film and other special, scarey events for the four-day fest, which kicks off April 24 at the historic Stanley Hotel. "The Stanley Hotel is consistently voted one of the most haunted hotels in the world, and they give over 75,000 ghost tours ... More >>
For years, Keith Garcia's Watching Hour series brought everything from forgotten classics of the VHS era to the newest underground horror and science fiction to adventurous film fans in Denver. That ended when Garcia left the Denver Film Society to take the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's creative manager ... More >>
Sleeping away from home is scary. Hotels hotels, motels and other temporary sleeping arrangements can be full of bed bugs, meth residue and sketchy-ass neighbors -- and when you step out of real life and into the world of horror movies, you can add murderous ghosts, zombies and psychotic clerks to t ... More >>
This just in: Due to the unpredictable forecast we are cancelling the 'outdoor' portion of the FRIDAY THE 13TH event, here's what we're doing so you can still watch this chiller classic on the day it was intended to be seen: >Alamo Drafthouse Littleton will be screening FRIDAY THE 13TH in a theater ... More >>
As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>
What's better than one classic horror movie transmogrified into a stage musical full of blood, gore and dance numbers, right in front of your eyes? How about three classic horror movies given similar treatment, and then tagged with a sweet name like Trilogy of Terror? Now, what's even better than th ... More >>
Last week Kanye West dropped a promotional video for his Yeezus album in the form of a (comedic?) tribute to the film American Psycho. The clip is a near mirror image of the unforgettable scene in which Christian Bale axes Jared Leto after torturing him with a pedantic speech about the genius of Hue ... More >>
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a film that inspires strong reactions, and people have been trying to pin down what it's really about almost since the day it was released. With Room 237, first-time feature director Rodney Ascher has gone deeper down the rabbit hole than anyone before him, bringing ... More >>
At The ABCs of Death, opening today at the Sie FilmCenter, you're going to get the equivalent of horror tapas -- one short, punchy tale for each letter of the alphabet, each delivered by a current or rising star in the genre. It's a tasty appetizer that can serve as a meal in and of itself, but what ... More >>
The winter holidays are over and spring hasn't quite sprung, so what is there to do during this March lull? We've rounded up options ranging from horror flicks to a Morrissey fanatics' meet-up to a fun, smart discussion group -- enough entertainment to tide you over until the weekend partying begins ... More >>
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Tim Tebow.Our post about the Broncos' latest inexplicable Tim Tebow-led victory, this time over the Vikings, inspired one reader to wonder, tongue-in-cheek style, if there isn't something unholy about all the miracles. Horror-movie buffs, take note.
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is a lovely old place. Built in the early 1900s at the mouth of what is now Rocky Mountain National Park from wood salvaged from the Bear Lake burn of 1900, it was best-known then for the Stanley Steamer, a steam-powered automobile invented by hotel owner Freel ... More >>
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Full-size poster below!In the free stuff file of Show and Tell today, we have a quick contest for fans of horror movies. We have five movie posters for The Ward, directed by legendary Halloween director John Carpenter. All five posters are signed by Carpenter, hopefully in blood, although we' ... More >>
High Expectations From the Lowest Common Denominator
This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>
Well, it looks pretty ominous.It was partially by coincidence and partly by design that the opening credits of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining had just started rolling when we flipped on the TV Saturday night in our room at the Stanley Hotel; the movie, of course, is based on Stephen King's nov ... More >>
There's no place like home. It's where you wind down, where you keep your stuff, where you can be away from the world and all the pressures that come with it -- it's the most intensely personal location in anyone's life, the ultimate refuge. The best horror movies play off that idea, either t ... More >>
The holidays are getting closer every week, but for those of us that aren't interested in shopping yet, there's still plenty to do on the cheap. Actually, you can even go shopping this weekend if you'd like to hit up the DIY goods fair, but if the words "party" and "drunk" are more your thing ... More >>
Happy Place: Rack & Rye Gastropub, 1320 15th Street, 720-620-4920 The Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $4 house wine and cocktails; $2-11 draft beers and pitchers; $5 Washington caramel apple shooters; $2-4 small plates What did we think? Flip the page. The Digs ... More >>
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