Founded in 2011, Graveyard Shift has been Houston's monthly source for horror screenings for over half a decade. Beginning May 2017, though, Graveyard Shift went weekly! Over the last few years we've screened nearly 200 films as part of Graveyard Shift and, to celebrate, we're throwing a party. Presenting: Graveyard Fest!
A new horror film festival in Houston, Texas, Graveyard Fest will take place October 17 - 20 and feature a collection of truly terrifying films. From new classics to the legends of frights, we've got a specially currated weekend of scares in store for Houston audiences, with nearly a dozen films from around the world planned.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be announcing some of the fun we have planned for Graveyard Fest but, in the meantime, here are some important things to know:
Weekend passes are available through October 10 for $125 and will guarantee you a seat for all Graveyard Fest screenings and an official Graveyard Fest totebag full of fun surprises. Single admission tickets to events will be made available on October 11.
In addition to the films shown as part of Graveyard Fest, we'll have special guests, parties, activities between the film and a whole heaping of surprises. More information to come in the following weeks, but mark your calendar for a weekend of horror you won't soon forget!
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.
Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night Film: ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Twinkie Feast
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
Friday, October 18 at 10:15 AM
KNIVES AND SKIN
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.
Friday, October 18 at 1:20 PM
THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE - 4K
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!
Friday, October 18 at 4:05 PM
THE SWORD OF GOD
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.
Friday, October 18 at 6:45 PM
ATTACK OF THE DEMONS with director in attendance!
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.
Friday, October 18 at 9:45 PM
SWEETHEART with director in attendance!
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.
Friday, October 18 at 11:55 PM
SECRET SCREENING # 1
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.
Saturday, October 19 at 12:45 PM
TAMMY AND THE T-REX (Gore Cut)
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!
Saturday, October 19 at 3:30 PM
WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE?
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.
Saturday, October 19 at 6:15 PM
Centerpiece Film: THE LODGE
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.
Saturday, October 19 at 9:10 PM
DANIEL ISN'T REAL with director in attendance!
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.
Saturday, October 19 at 11:55 PM
SECRET SCREENING # 2
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.
Sunday, October 20 at 10:25 AM
ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY
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.
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.
Will seating be reserved at Graveyard Fest screenings?
All seating will be first come, first served at Graveyard Fest events.
If I have a Graveyard Shift free admission pass, can I use it on Graveyard Fest screenings.
Unfortunately, Graveyard Fest screenings and events are not eligible for Graveyard Shift free admission passes.
Are these all the titles you will be showing?
We will be announcing more titles in the weeks to come. We anticipate having at least twelve but no more than eighteen titles as part of this program.
How much are single tickets?
Single admission tickets to the screenings will be $12.
What days and times will these films be shown?
Our schedule will be announced closer to Graveyard Fest but expect screenings to run from 7 PM to 2 AM on Thursday, noon to 2 AM on Friday, 10 AM to 2 AM on Saturday and 10 AM to 8 PM on Sunday.
I'm a local vendor and would be interested in setting up a table in your theater during Graveyard Fest. Is this a possibility?
Yes! Email Robert Saucedo at rsaucedo [at] ttv-alamo [dot] com.
Will films be shown multiple times?
All films will be shown only once.