Halloween X Three

The original Halloween, from 1978, was a history-making movie for several reasons: It introduced the slasher-film craze of the ’80s; it launched Jamie Lee Curtis's career; and it showed that indie horror movies could see serious box-office success. Tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the film will screen along with two other flicks from the franchise, Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, for a holiday triple feature.

"The joy of this trilogy is that they're three films that were meant to be seen together, but most people haven't seen Halloween III because Michael Myers isn't in it," says the Alamo's Keith Garcia. “But I think they will be pleasantly surprised.” Garcia notes that even though Myers is missing from III, the witchcraft-oriented storyline is still as creepy and suspenseful as its teenage-girl-terrorizing predecessors.

Guests are encouraged to dress up in costume, and the Alamo will honor the holiday by giving out candy between screenings. This event is for those eighteen and up; however, children six and older will be admitted with a parent or guardian. The first film screens at 5:30 p.m. at the Alamo, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. See all three films for $16; for tickets and information, call 720-588-4107 or visit drafthouse.com.
Thu., Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m., 2013