Graveyard Shift is a weekly horror series at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - LaCenterra in Katy, Texas. Since 2011, the series has offered horror movies both old and new to Houston area fans every single Friday night, come rain or shine. Literally - we screened a double feature of Silver Bullet and Sleepwalkers during the middle of Hurricane Harvey.
This month, Graveyard Shift will host its first weekend film festival. Graveyard Fest, featuring eighteen films beginning Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20, will feature sneak previews, festival favorites, repertory classics and even a few secret screenings. Graveyard Fest is going to be an incredible way for Houston’s horror community to check out some great titles that might not otherwise play on the big screen in the area.
Badges for Graveyard Fest are currently on sale for $125. A badge will grant guaranteed admission into all the screenings, in addition to a swag bag, access to special parties and priority seating. Badge sales will end at midnight on Thursday night, at which point individual tickets to the eighteen Graveyard Fest screenings go on sale.
Want to spend the weekend in Katy? There are a limited number of rooms available at the Courtyard Marriott - Katy Mills available at a discounted rate of $79 a night. Book your room here.
Check out the full line-up of events below and, for more information about the festival, click here.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
Opening Night Film: ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Twinkie Feast
Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 PM
In this zom-com sequel, the entire crew is back! Join us for a special screening of ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP featuring a delightfully decadent train of Twinkie treats included with your ticket.
Thursday, October 17 at 10:15 PM
Employees at a movie theater with Christian values find themselves at the mercy of a sex demon that is accidentally released when a cursed pornographic film is played after hours. Get ready for gnarly
KNIVES AND SKIN
Friday, October 18 at 10:15 AM
When a young woman disappears, a small town deals by retreating into their own personal idiosyncrasies in this wonderfully surreal musical murder mystery from writer/director Jennifer Reeder.
THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE - 4K RESTORATION
Friday, October 18 at 1:20 PM
Jorge Grau's 1974 Spanish-Italian zombie horror film gets a 4K restoration! Two hippies are on the run from a cop who suspects them for murders actually committed by zombies! Counterculture horror!
THE SWORD OF GOD
Friday, October 18 at 4:05 PM
Two missionaries attempt to convert a pagan village to Christianity in this beautifully shot Polish film. One knight attempts to win souls through love, another violence. Damnation will follow both.
ATTACK OF THE DEMONS
Filmmaker in attendance
Friday, October 18 at 6:45 PM
Hell breaks loose in this hand-crafted animated film about a Colorado town beset with a demonic infestation where man, woman and dog are transformed into monstrous, murderous creatures.
Filmmaker in attendance
Friday, October 18 at 9:45 PM
Kiersey Clemons stars as Jenn, a woman who washes up on shore of a small tropical island and must survive both the elements and the malevolent force that comes out each night to attack her.
SECRET SCREENING # 1
Friday, October 18 at 11:55 PM
Calling all creeps! Join us for a mystery screening of a film from the depths of the American Genre Film Archive - a little seen shocker that will have your stomach churning, your mind whirling.
Saturday, October 19 at 10 AM
Rose can talk to ghosts but, after a tragedy involving her father, she has turned her back on her gifts. When a single dad reaches out for her help, though, she'll find herself up against Satanists.
TAMMY AND THE T-REX (GORE CUT)
Saturday, October 19 at 12:45 PM
Paul Walker and Denise Richards star in this 1994 film about a teen boy whose brain is put into a robot dinosaur body. Previously released as a PG-13 family film, see the original R-rated gory cut!
WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE?
Saturday, October 19 at 3:30 PM
Matvey is beaten, stabbed, shot and tortured as he attempts to honor his girlfriend's request to kill her dad, a corrupt police detective whose dirty actions have begot a web of violence.
Centerpiece Film: THE LODGE
Saturday, October 19 at 6:15 PM
A soon-to-be stepmom is trapped in a remote cabin during a snowstorm with her fiance's kids, who hate her. Things go from bad to worse, though, when strange and spooky stuff begins to occur.
DANIEL ISN’T REAL
Filmmaker in attendance!
Saturday, October 19 at 9:10 PM
Luke is a troubled college freshman who is having difficulties at home and at school. When Daniel, his childhood friend, returns to help him cope, things turn deadly because Daniel isn't real.
SECRET SCREENING # 2
Saturday, October 19 at 11:55 PM
Graveyard Shift programmer Robert Saucedo's programming bucket list gets a title shorter with a rare theatrical screening of an underrated gem from the '90s.
ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY
Sunday, October 20 at 10:25 AM
A man's haunted past is punctuated by dreams of UFOs in this French film from director Quarxx. Simon cares for his disabled sister but he fantasizes about aliens saving him from his tragic life.
Sunday, October 20 at 1:30 PM
After a motorcycle accident, a woman wakes up in a hospital with new skin and a new appetite. Meanwhile, the city of Montréal is transformed into an incubator for gunk-spewing vampires.
Sunday, October 20 at 4:15 PM
Lucky McKee is back with a twisted tale of family drama like no other. Thora Birch stars as a single mother whose missing sister returns after a long, unexplained absence with deep emotional problems.
Closing Night Film: VFW
Sunday, October 20 at 7 PM
The latest from Joe Begos stars an ensemble of character actors including Stephen Lang, Martin Kove, William Sadler and Fred Williamson as vets who must protect their VFW post from drug-addled punks.