A couple of weeks ago I announced that I'm programming and hosting a mystery movie marathon at the Houston Alamo Drafthouse with Robert Saucedo (Programming Director of the Houston Alamo) and Alan Cerny (Ain't It Cool's Nordling). And today I'm pleased to announce one of the five titles: a preview screening of Afflicted from CBS Films! Afflicted made some great waves at Fantastic Fest this year, and we're really excited to show it at Movie Hullabaloo, this Sunday, March 2nd, at 1pm.
Here's some scoop:
(Tuesday, February 18, 2014) – Houston, TX: The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Houston is proud to team up with Ain’t It Cool News and Badass Digest for Movie Hullaballoo – a five movie marathon featuring four mystery films and an advanced screening of AFFLICTED, an upcoming horror film from CBS Films. The screening will occur on Sunday, March 2 at 1 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Vintage Park. Advanced tickets are available at www.drafthouse.com/houston.
Leave your preconceived notions at the door and embark on a magical journey through the power of film. For $15 bucks, guests will experience a day of cinematic bliss featuring five mystery titles - stretching across decades, genres and formats - programmed by three different people.
Robert Saucedo - Programming Director for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Houston, Meredith Borders - Managing Editor for Badass Digest, and Alan Cerny, Nordling from Ain't It Cool News, are teaming up for a five movie marathon. Four of the five titles will remain a mystery until the day of the event. The headliner for the evening will be an advanced screening of AFFLICTED.
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. AFFLICTED is the winner of Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.
When picking the films for Movie Hullaballoo, the three programmers were challenged with a simple task - what movie would you want to share with an audience if you only had one more chance to do so. Together, the three came up with a list of titles that cannot be confined by a theme, a genre or a time period. These are just simply five great movies that must be watched in a theater full of film fans.
In addition to AFFLICTED, there will be one more unannounced advanced screening, two cult classics in 35mm and a new digital restoration of a cinematic masterpiece. In addition, there will be a special appearance and Q&A with an actor from one of the films screened. This is a can't miss event for movie lovers - featuring a line-up of films that will only happen once in this lifetime.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema allows admittance to children six and older when accompanied by an adult. Our “No Talking and No Texting” policy ensures an uninterrupted movie going experience.
I'm also REALLY excited to announce who our special guest will be - this person's a Badass Digest favorite! - but we're keeping it under wraps for now. So join us! Spend fifteen bucks and an afternoon of movie-watching with us, Houston. You can get your tickets here.