Theresa Mercado

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    November 6, 2014

    Every Day is Halloween: A Guide for Those Who Can't Let Go

    Halloween is over. Boo! And not "boo" like a ghost says, but "booo" like when your team gets buried by an avalanche of scoring from the other team (goddamn Patriots...). Still, just because the calendar says the spooky time of year is over is no reason you have to listen. Not when you have crazy peo ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    The Fly and Four More Horror Film Remakes That Don't Suck

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The ten best geek events in Denver in August

    If you're ready to get out of this unseasonal rain and have some good, clean (and dry) geek fun indoors, August will make you a very happy nerd. Two cons, one weird county fair and more movies than you can shake are just some of the highlights of a month packed full of great geek fun. Here are Augus ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Buntport Theater

    #78: Buntport Theater Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman, Samantha Schmitz and (sometimes) Evan Weissman are Buntport Theater, and it's not too far off the mark to think of this sextet of personalities as a single entity -- that's just how they work, slinging ideas back and for ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    The ten best geek events in Denver in April

    April showers bring May flowers, but we geeks don't have to wait a whole month to reap the benefits of this one. This month is loaded with great times for geeks of every stripe, from pinball wizards to devotees of '80s cinema, and numerous points between. Dig in to this list of Denver's finest geek ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema unveils plans for a second Colorado location on West Colfax

    Although the first Alamo Drafthouse opened less than a year ago, the Texas-based chain already has a second movie theater on West Colfax. The success of the location in Littleton prompted the company to extend its brand in metro Denver. The new Alamo will be part of the Sloans development plan, the ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014
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    January 16, 2014

    Six Britney Spears music videos in time for Alamo Drafthouse's Sing-Along Dance Party

    From Mouseketeer to sexy schoolgirl to shaved-head rebel, Britney Spears has created many dance-worthy tunes in her fourteen-year career. As part of the Alamo Drafthouse's Action Pack interactive events, the theater will host a Britney Spears Sing-Along Dance Party Friday, January 17 at 9:30 p.m. (w ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Keith Garcia and Theresa Mercado join forces for new film series Channel Z

    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 >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Nightmare lodgings: Five films that will make you want to stay home for the holidays

    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 >>

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    November 29, 2013

    The top ten geek events in Denver in December

    Baby, it's cold outside, which is all the more reason to stay inside and concentrate on cool, geeky activities all month. Once Christmas gets here, you'll probably be too busy playing with your shiny new Xbox One or Playstation 4 to get out of the house much, but until then, you're going to need som ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    October 1, 2013

    The top ten geek events in Denver in October

    Is there a more geek-friendly month than October? With Halloween anchoring things at the end, we get a full slate of horror goodies all month, and even the mundanes get in the spirit. Horror not your thing? It's still an excuse to dress up as your favorite robot, hobbit or superhero (plus, free cand ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, September 3-5

    The free Labor Day fun is over, but you can still fill your week with aliens, art and poetry -- all without emptying your wallet. If you know of more worthy free events, post information on them in the comments section below, and visit the online Westword calendar for a comprehensive look at what's ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Theresa Mercado on bringing horror's obscure gems to Denver fans

    Theresa Mercado's Cruel Season series -- Cruel Summer, Cruel Autumn and Cruel Winter -- is a labor of love. The horror movie fiend launched the series last year and has slowly grown it via word of mouth, as fans tell their friends about her killer film selections and handmade souvenirs. The latest i ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Five fantastic horror Western films, in honor of Near Dark

    The Western is dead. For years, even decades, the Western genre has been a wasteland, with few new films coming out and even fewer hits. Luckily, horror fans know what to do with dead things: make them undead, so they can stand up again and start biting faces and murdering salacious teens. In fact, ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    March 28, 2013
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    August 28, 2009

    And the winners of the Tauntaun tickets are...

    ‚ÄčAll right, the Tauntaun contest is over. Today's Friday, and we've picked the winners as promised. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was genuinely surprising to see how much everyone knows about Tauntaun, about the members past history, ie., what bands they've all played in (Sleeper Horse, Grace ... More >>