About

Welcome to the Graveyard Shift — where night owls come together to enjoy some of the best horror movies ever made. From the legends of frights to unknown gems to new classics, every month the Alamo Drafthouse will pick out a favorite from the vault for your enjoyment.

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!

Tickets are $7, or $10 for double features. Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/groupsgraveyardshifthouston

Every Friday night, Houston horror hounds will be treated to a new or classic scary film. Screenings will also include giveaways, surprises and more! Attendees will receive a passport that can be stamped at the weekly screenings - the more films you attend, the more stamps you get. The more stamps you get, the more prizes you earn. 

Five stamps = A free popcorn
Ten stamps = A free movie ticket
Twenty stamps = A pint glass
Thirty stamps = A t-shirt
Forty stamps = A chance to program a title
Fifty stamps = Free admission to Graveyard Shift for a year
A hundred stamps = Free admission to Graveyard Shift for life

For a list of alll past screenings in this series, click here

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Lineup

  • 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

    PORNO


    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

    EXTRA ORDINARY


    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

    RABID (1977)


    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

    KINDRED SPIRITS


    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

    VFW


    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.

  • Fri, October 25 at 9 PM

    GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR and THE CROW


    A double dose of spooky with THE CROW, the horror noir about a man who is resurrected to enact vengeance, and GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, starring CM Punk as a man trying to renovate a haunted house.

  • Fri, November 1 at 9:30 PM

    ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES and TETSUO, THE IRON MAN


    Two WTF cult classics, back on the big screens. Giant mutant tomatoes in attack in a musical horror comedy. A man finds his flesh turning to metal in a Lychian Japanese freak-out.

  • Fri, November 8 at 10 PM

    DIRECTOR'S CUT


    Herbert Blount (Penn Jillette) is a crowdfunding contributor for the new Adam Rifkin feature. Unhappy with the film, he steals the footage and kidnaps actress Missi Pyle to star in his own version.