The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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    October 30, 2014

    Cinema Contra Presents a Devilish Lineup of Halloween Short Films Tonight

    If you want to summon some ghosts, sip on witches' brew and watch a satanic smorgasbord of documentary, experimental and narrative shorts, head to Glob for Cinema Contra tonight . Film programmer Anthony Buchanan promises that the ghost of Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey will host this unique mi ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014
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    October 2, 2014

    I Love Torture Porn: There's Nothing Wrong With Gore in Horror Films

    Growing up, people used to signal their broad and presumably good taste in music by stating, "I like everything ... except country and rap." It's hard to say why country and rap got the short end of the stick, other than that these supposedly musically adventurous souls were actually pretty pedestri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in October

    The best month to be a geek is here at last. October brings a heady selection of horror movies, costume opportunities and other top-notch opportunities to get our geek on. Between now and Halloween, our city is offering up everything from a literary sci-fi convention to a visit from the Internet's f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    The misunderstood mastery of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Forty years ago, one of the most infamous horror movies of all time was released. Tobe Hooper's grimy, lo-fi The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed on a small budget -- reports differ, but no more than $300,000 by any account -- and went on to gross $30 million at the box office and become one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The ten best geek events in Denver in July

    If Fourth of July picnics and World Cup hysteria aren't doing it for you, July has plenty of geek entertainment to offer -- whether you're looking to get your game on, enjoy Star Wars in the traditional Shakespearean form or just sit in the blessedly cool, air-conditioned embrace of a movie theater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    We Are What We Are director Jim Mickle on making a different kind of cannibal film

    When Jim Mickle took on the task of remaking Jorge Michael Grau's We Are What We Are for American audiences, the last thing he wanted to do was film a strict remake. So his version of the cannibal-family drama ditches the urban setting and most of the plot points for a tight-focus, intimate view of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Nerdist's Erotic Fan Fiction leaves Denver filthy with laughter

    Typically found at L.A.'s Nerdist Theater, the Erotic Fan Fiction competition made itself at home at the Bug Theatre last night, dirtying the minds of a roomful of comedy fans with its unsettlingly hilarious mix of pop culture and hardcore pornography. Troy Walker earned himself the top ranking in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Horror films from A to Z: part five

    At The ABCs of Death, in its final night 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    From Cujo to Precious, five tragedy-porn books and the films they inspired

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Ten weird movie references to Colorado

    We've all experienced that moment of recognition when a character in a movie suddenly makes a reference to Colorado. But which of these nods qualifies as the strangest? In an effort to find out, we visited Drew's Script-O-Rama -- and a search for Colorado, plus some investigation, turned up quirky l ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Colorado movie stars: Ten of the state's most famous actors...and Kristin Cavallari

    Colorado has starred in hundreds of movies -- and more recently, watched as filmmakers pass up the Centennial State for cheaper locales, even if their films are set here. (Thanks for nothing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.) But lawmakers and industry folks have a plan to change that, a plan that could b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Comment of the day: Prove it

    ​The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most controversial horror movies ever made -- so controversial, in fact, that it was banned for many years in several countries. That statement wasn't really the point of my rant the other day about the upcoming remake of Texas in 3D, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Why 3D will ruin The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, just like it ruins everything

    ​When it came out in 1974, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most violent movies ever made -- so violent it was actually banned in several countries -- but that's not what makes it so great. In fact, by today's CG-enhanced standards, it pretty tame. A long shot of a dude getting hit b ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    June 22, 2008

    PoultryGeist and the PleasureDudes, Part Two

    The PleasuresDudes, Denver's way-past-prime-time adult TV celebs, were invited to work the green carpet last weekend at the Los Angeles premiere of Poultrygeist. See their slideshow here; their upclose and personal account of the green-carpet capers continues below (read part one here): The green ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Yuletide Fear

    Wolf Creek rings in Christmas with a band of butchered tourists.