Splatterfest is returning to the Alamo Drafthouse — West Oaks this September. Houston’s premiere horror film festival, Splatterfest promises five days of independent horror and a few very special guests.
Things kick off on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 with the Shorts Program. Earlier this month, teams from all across Houston had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a horror short film. They were given certain plot points that they had to include in the mix but were otherwise ordered to let their imagination go wild. On September 27 and 28, those short films will screen at our West Oaks location. An awards ceremony will follow the program on Wednesday, September 28.
On Thursday, September 29, Splattefest kicks off its feature film line-up with the world premiere of CHERRY BOMB. Shot in Texas, CHERRY BOMB is about a young exotic dancer who is brutally assaulted and decides to take revenge with the help of her estranged older brother and a lot of heavy firepower. The film will screen at 7:30 PM.
Following Cherry Bomb, there will be the world premiere screening of HUMANS VS ZOMBIES. Based on the popular college campus game, the film details a zombie plague that terrorizes students on their summer break. It’s up to a campus security guard to help the students survive the hordes of flesh eating zombies. The film screens at 10:15 PM.
On Friday, September 30, Michael Biehn will be present for two screenings. Biehn is the star of THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS and more and will be on hand to screen THE VICTIM at 7:30 PM. THE VICTIM is Biehn’s directorial debut, a sleazy, grindhouse-influenced thriller about a “good time girl” (played by Jennifer Blanc) who finds herself on the run from a pair of corrupt cops. She finds refuge in the house of a mysterious recluse played by Biehn.
Following THE VICTIM, Biehn will also be on hand for the world premiere of JACOB, a movie made by local filmmakers. JACOB is about a lonely and disturbed man who loved his little sister more than anything on earth. When she is tragically murdered by her drunken step-father, Jacob retaliates the only way he knows how… and anyone who crosses his path will know there is no limit to his brutal vengeance.
Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn will be on hand to sign autographs before and after each film. Autographs from Michael will cost $30 and autographs from Jennifer will cost $20. Michael will sign any VICTIM item along with the rest of the VICTIm cast, for only $20.
On Saturday, October 1, Bruce Campbell, star of the EVIL DEAD trilogy, will be on hand for a full day of fun.
This $27 day pass will grant you access to the venue for the trilogy screening and a chance to meet Bruce Campbell. From 12 PM to 3 PM, Bruce will sign items or you can purchase a photo of him to sign. Note: Bruce Campbell will not sign Dynamite Comics and will charge $35 for his signature.
From 4 PM to 5 PM, Bruce Campbell will be available for photo opportunities. Professional 8 x 10 photos will be printed on site but may take several hours to be ready for pick-up. Photos will cost $35.
Starting at 5:50 PM, Bruce Campbell will introduce the EVIL DEAD trilogy.
A limited number of VIP passes were sold through www.splatterfest.com. If you purchased one of these passes, you can pick up your tickets at the box office. Individual tickets are on sale for all shows and many of the events will screen in more than one theater. Buy your tickets early, though, because they are likely to sell out.
We’ll also have our second annual horror movie-themed art show on display at the Drafthouse throughout Splatterfest and the month of October. Most of the artwork will be available to purchase.
Finally, to keep up-to-date with all the horror-related fun happening at the Houston-area Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas throughout the month of October (such as a screening of John Carpenter’s THE THING) and beyond, follow our new Facebook group here.