The Fright Stuff

No matter how you like your horror, this year’s Mile High Horror Film Festival has something to frighten your fancy. Not only are there plenty of new films like Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, V/H/S: Viral and Exists to please hardcore horror fans, but this year a plethora of classics will offer old-school thrills for those who feel that filmmakers don’t make horror flicks like they used to. “There are a lot of [film] anniversaries this year and that’s going to be huge,” says Danielle Nelson, festival marketing director. “It’s a broad spectrum of films that I hope will draw a good mix of people out to the festival.”

That mix includes a fortieth- anniversary showing of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Leatherface himself, actor Gunnar Hansen, in attendance, a sixtieth-year anniversary screening for Creature from the Black Lagoon with creature designer Julie Adams on hand, and a fifteenth-anniversary celebration for The Blair Witch Project with directors Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez appearing in person; there will also be a ninety-year-old silent horror film with a live score.

The festival starts tonight with a pair of special presentations and continues through Sunday, October 12, at the Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Individual tickets start at $11; for tickets, festival passes and more information, visit
Oct. 9-12, 2014