At this show, the movies are a secret. You don't know what the hell you're gonna see until it's on screen. It's a lot of fun. The people who program it in Dallas also run with a theme each year and this year's theme was films that feature later takes on classic movie monsters.
The line-up wuz...
FRANKENHOOKER (1990) - One of my favorite movies. My Blu-ray is sitting about six feet away from me, but I'm glad I got the theater experience, too. It's a big crowd-pleaser... if the crowd has a sick sense of humor. This destroyed the room. Great start. Obviously, this covers Frankenstein.
TIME WALKER (1982) - Not just a mummy movie, but an alien mummy movie. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but we were all well-lubed after Frankenhooker and this one went over nicely, too.
ZAAT (1971) - This covers the humanoid underwater creature genre. A crazy guy figures out through B-movie science how to turn himself into a water monster so he can commit a few grudge kills. Terrific low-budget suit. It's a bit overlong, but I couldn't take my eyes off it.
WEREWOLF (1996) - A straight-to-video obscurity screened on VHS. Probably the low-point of the show due to too much plot getting in the way of the story, but it has some watchable things in it, such as a strangely detailed depiction of a game of pool.
MARTIN (1978) - The George Romero classic screened via a beautifully beat-to-hell 35mm print. Plays extra-disturbing for a crowd. This covers vampires (or does it???).
Had a good time. I haven't been able to watch as many horror movies this October as I normally do. It feels good to finally be in the spirit.