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Halloween Week

With the exception of Screams, all haunted attractions are open on Halloween, and many are open Monday-Wednesday. Check listings here for the haunts you want to see. My recommended haunted houses are here. Most haunted houses will also be open Friday and Saturday. I will have a post later in the week for haunts that will be open past Halloween.

For all things Halloween, check out the following pages. All have been updated for this week.

Statewide listing of haunted attractions

Halloween movie and TV listings

Halloween Parties October 29-November 2

Other Halloween Activities

Haunted House Reviews

Halloween links

Movies and TV October 2019

01.10.2019 (12:54 am) – Filed under: Horror Movies and Shows

Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween. Starting October 1, running through Halloween. 31 Days has a mixture of SYFY originals, reruns of genre TV shows, and mainstream horror movies. Their full schedule is here

AMC’s Fear Fest. It isn’t what it used to be, but it’s still worth watching. It looks like AMC has decided to include some classic genre movies in the early AM. Full schedule is here.

Freeform has a more kid friendly lineup of genre movies, called 31 Nights of Halloween. There are some pretty good movies on their schedule, but don’t expect something like Hellraiser. Their schedule is here.

The Food Channel has an interesting show called Halloween Wars. It’s a reality show that features teams competing against each other to create the best edible Halloween display in the category chosen by the hosts. The teams include pumpkin carvers and pastry chefs. The show’s page on the Food Channel site is here. They also have Halloween Cake Off and the Halloween Baking Championship. Food Channel’s daily schedule is here.

Turner Classic Movies has it’s annual month long horror fest running again this year. It’s full schedule is here.

Travel Channel has a month long paranormal fest called Ghostober. They have a four hour live ghost hunt in Salem on October 4, and several new paranormal series launching in October. You can view the programming here and their schedule is here.

The Disney Channel has it’s kids friendly Monstober again this October. Their full schedule is here.

I get a lot of my information from a site called Halloween Movies on TV. They are a comprehensive resource, and the site is updated daily. Their home page is here.

 

New Feature Film Horror and SciFi Film Releases

Currently in theaters: It Chapter 2, Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, Ad Astra

Releases in October:

October 11. Gemini Man and The Addams Family (animated)

October 18. Zombieland 2:Doubletap

October 25. Countdown, The Girl on the Third Floor, Parasite, and The Lighthouse

Also in October, in limited release: The Dead Center, Little Monsters.

 

Vintage genre films playing in DFW

Always check showtimes on the theater’s site the day of the showing. Theaters sometimes make last minute changes to showtimes. This is not a full list. Check back for updates through October.

UPDATE: The Cinemark 8 in Lewisville and the Cinemark Hollywood in Garland will be showing the original Nightmare on Elm St nightly through the end of the month, beginning Friday, October 25. Cinemark 8 will show at 7:15pm each night, and at 9:40 on Tuesday and Halloween, Cinemark Hollywood will show at 9:45pm.

 

Inwood Theater. The Inwood is one of the oldest theaters in Texas. It’s located in Inwood Village, at the southeast corner of Inwood and Lovers, in North Dallas. It’s just west of the Dallas North Tollway, and just south of Northwest Highway. Inwood has had midnight movies playing on Friday and Saturday since the 2000’s, and they are playing all genre at midnight in October. It’s best to arrive early for the midnight showings in October, in order to get a good seat. The Inwood Lounge, a full bar, connects to the theater lobby, and the theater has good concessions, with alcohol. The Inwood’s site is here. All showtimes are midnight.

October 4th and 5th-The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

October 11th and 12th-The original Exorcist.

October 18th and 19th-The original Halloween.

October 25th and 26th-The Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring a live shadow cast.

November 1st and 2nd-Rosemary’s Baby

 

Alamo Drafthouse. There are now several Alamos in DFW, with locations in Richardson, Cedars (close to Downtown), Las Colinas, Lake Highlands, North Richland Hills, and Denton. Alamo has reserved seating, a full menu, and a full bar. Some of their showings are movie parties, with a host and interactive items passed out to the crowd. Do not be late. Alamo won’t seat after the show’s start time.

 

Alamo Cedars

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7pm

Saturday, October 5-A Nightmare on Elm St Movie Party at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 9-Vampire Hunter D (Subtitled) at 7:45pm

Saturday, October 12-The Craft Movie Party at 7:15pm

Monday, October 14-The Mummy (1999) Movie Party at 7:15pm

Wednesday, October 16-Zombieland Double Feature: Zombies Only Screening at 6:30pm

Friday, October 18-Rocky Horror Picture Show With Shadow Cast at 10:15pm

Saturday, October 19-Little Shop of Horrors at 11am

Monday, October 21-Ghostbusters Movie Party at 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 23-The Host at 6:15pm

Sunday, October 27-The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 10pm

Monday, October 28-House of the Devil at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 30-1931 Dracula in Spanish at 7:45pm

 

Alamo Lake Highlands

Saturday, October 5-The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 8:50pm

Sunday, October 6-The Cabin in the Woods at 6:45

Monday, October 7-The Craft Movie Party at 7:25pm

Tuesday, October 8-Soul of the Demon at 9:15pm

Sunday, October 13-The 1999 Mummy Movie Party at 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 16-Zombieland Double Feature: Zombies Only Screening at 6pm and A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Party at 7:30pm

Tuesday, October 22-The Amityville Horror at 7pm

Wednesday, October 23- The House of the Devil at 7pm

Saturday, October 26-The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre at 7pm

Monday, October 28-Vampire Hunter D (Subtitled) at 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 29-The Host at 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 30-Ghostbusters Movie Party at 7pm

 

Alamo Richardson

Tuesday, October 1-The People Under the Stairs at 8:30pm

Wednesday, October 2-Lost Boys Movie Party at 7pm

Thursday, October 3-The Amityville Horror at 8:50pm

Friday, October 4-Wolfman’s Got Nards Tour with Andre Gower at 7pm

Saturday, October 5-Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Cereal Party at 10am and The Thing (1982) at 9:35pm

Sunday, October 6-House of Ghosts with Christopher R Mihm at 4:15pm, 1999 The Mummy Movie Party at 6:50pm, and 1932 The Mummy at 10:05pm

Tuesday, October 8-Army of Darkness at 6:15pm

Wednesday, October 9-Dread presents Harpoon at 8:40pm

Thursday, October 10-1985 Fright Night at 6:15pm

Friday, October 11-The Devil’s Rejects at 9pm

Saturday, October 12-1968 Night of the Living Dead at 6:15

Sunday, October 13-The original Wolfman at 6:15pm

Monday, October 14-The Host at 6:15pm

Tuesday, October 15-Video Vortex:Soul of the Demon at 9:15 pm

Wednesday, October 16-Scary Movie at 6:15pm, and the Zombieland Double Feature: Zombies Only Screening at 6:30pm and The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 8:45pm

Friday, October 18-The Gate at 7:45pm

Saturday, October 19-The Evil Dead 4K restoration at 6:30pm and Evil Dead II at 9pm

Sunday, October 20-Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein at 2:15pm and A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Party at 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 22-1972 Last House on the Left at 6pm

Wednesday, October 23-Vampire Hunter D (subtitled) at 6pm and Misery at 8:25pm

Thursday, October 24-Silver Bullet at 8:25pm

Friday, October 25-The original Dracula at 8:25pm

Saturday, October 26-Dismember the Alamo at 1pm

Sunday, October 27-In the Mouth of Madness at 6pm and The Craft Movie Party at 7:30pm

Monday, October 28-Ghostbusters Movie Party at 7:30pm and The Howling at 9pm

Tuesday, October 29-Cabin in the Woods at 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 30-House of the Devil 10th Anniversary Screening at 7:30pm

Halloween-The Original Halloween at 7:30pm

 

Alamo North Richland Hills

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 6:30pm and The People Under the Stairs at 9:40pm

Wednesday, October 2-The Howling at 8:35pm

Thursday, October 3-The Amityville Horror at 8:40pm

Friday, October 4-The ABCs of Death at 8:55pm

Saturday, October 5-Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Cereal Party at 10am

Sunday, October 6-The Wolfman (1941) at 4:30pm

Monday, October 7-The 1999 Mummy Movie Party at 7:15pm

Tuesday, October 8-Army of Darkness at 7:15pm

Wednesday, October 9-They Live at 6:45pm

Thursday,October 10-1985 Fright Night at 6:45pm

Friday, October 11-The Devil’s Rejects at 6:45pm

Monday, October 14-Vampire Hunter D (Subtitled) at 6:45pm and 1968 Night of the Living Dead at 8:30pm

Tuesday, October 15-Last House of the Left (1972) at 6:45pm

Wednesday, October 16-The Fog (1980) at 8:15

Friday, October 18-The Gate (1987) at 6:30pm

Saturday, October 19-1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre at 9:05pm

Sunday, October 20-Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber at 3:30, The Original Mummy at 6:30pm

Monday, October 21-A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Party at 7:30pm

Tuesday, October 22-Soul of the Demon at 8:45pm

Wednesday, October 23- The Thing (1982) at 6:30 and the Ghostbusters Movie Party at 7:30pm

Thursday, October 24-Silver Bullet at 6:30pm

Friday, October 25-Dracula (1931) at 6:30pm

Sunday, October 27-The Craft Movie Party at 6:30pm

Monday, October 28-The House of the Devil at 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 29-Misery at 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 30-In the Mouth of Madness at 8:30pm and The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 6:30pm

Halloween-The Original Halloween at 7pm

 

Alamo Denton

Tuesday, October 1-The Amityville Horror at 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 2-They Live at 6:30pm and Spanish Dracula (1931) at 9:05pm

Sunday, October 6-Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Cereal Party at 10am and Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein at 6:45pm

Monday, October 7-Soul of the Demon at 9:10pm

Saturday, October 12-Rocky Horror Picture Show With Shadow Cast at 10pm

Sunday, October 13-The 1932 Mummy at 6pm and the 1999 Mummy Movie Party at 8:20pm

Wednesday, October 16-Zombieland Double Feature:Zombies Only Screening at 6pm and the 1982 The Thing at 7pm

Sunday, October 20-The Original Wolfman at 6:30pm and The Craft Movie Party at 8:15pm

Tuesday, October 22-House of the Devil at 6:30pm and The People Under the Stairs at 8:45pm

Wednesday, October 23-1980 The Fog at 6:30pm

Sunday, October 27-Ghostbusters Movie Party at 7pm

Monday, October 28-A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Party at 7pm

Tuesday, October 29-Vampire Hunter D (Subtitled) at 6:30pm and Nosferatu at 7pm

Wednesday, October 30-The Original Halloween at 7pm

 

Alamo Las Colinas

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 2-Vampire Hunter D at 6:30pm

Monday, October 7-Videodrome at 9pm

Wednesday, October 9-A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Party at 7:10pm

Saturday, October 12- 1999 Mummy Movie Party at 6:30pm

Monday, October 14-1985 Fright Night at 7pm

Tuesday, October 15-Spanish 1931 Dracula at 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 16-A Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 8pm

Saturday, October 19-The Craft Movie Party at 6:45pm

Monday, October 21-The Thing at 6:45

Monday, October 28-Ghostbusters Movie Party at 7pm

 

 

Texas Theater. This is an extremely old theater, and it could stand to be remodeled, but it has an interesting lineup for October. It also has a full bar, and is located 3 blocks from the Bishop Arts District, in the Jefferson Blvd shopping district.

Tuesday, October 1-The Deadly Spawn at 8pm

Friday, October 4-Memories, The Origin of Alien at 7pm

The Evil Dead 4k Restoration at 9:30pm

Saturday, October 5-Memories: The Origins of Alien at 7:45pm

The Evil  Dead 4k Restoration at 10pm

Sunday, October 6-Black Sunday at 6pm

Memories: The Origin of Alien at 8pm

Thursday, October 10-The Evil Dead 4k at 9:15pm

Sunday, October 13-Rosemary’s Baby at 5:30pm

Tuesday, October 15-Dante’s Inferno at 8pm

Wednesday, October 15-House of 1000 Corpses at 7:15pm

Sunday, October 19 Sunday Spook Show at the Majestic with Frankenstein at 5pm

Little Shop of Horrors and Oak Cliff Gardener’s Party at 3pm

The Original Wicker Man at 5:30pm

Wednesday, October 23-Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 35mm at 7:15

Sunday, October 27-The Craft at 5:30pm

Wednesday, October 30-Nosferatu with live score at 8pm

Halloween-House on Haunted Hill (1959) with live ballet at 8pm

 

Granada Theater Rooftop Movie Nights

Every Wednesday night the Granada Theater in Lower Greenville shows a movie on it’s rooftop, for free. The Granada has a full bar and menu. Movies begin at 8:30, and the bar opens at 7. It’s a good idea to arrive around 7:30 to get a good seat. The Granada rooftop has three screens, but seating is limited.

Wednesday, October 9-Get Out

Wednesday, October 16-Hocus Pocus

Wednesday, October 23-Scream

Wednesday, October 30-Labyrinth

 

Movie Tavern-A chain of dinner and a movie places in Texas. It has several locations in DFW. It’s theaters have Fright Nights in October on Friday and Saturday, featuring classic horror movies. All 10pm showings are $6.

 

Bedford

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7pm

Friday, October 4-The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Saturday, October 5-The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Thursday, October 10-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Friday, October 11-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Saturday, October 12-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Sunday, October 13-Jaws at noon

Monday, October 14-Jaws at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Jaws at 7pm

Thursday, October 17-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Friday, October 18-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Saturday, October 19-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Sunday, October 20-Psycho at noon

Monday, October 21-Psycho at 7pm

Wednesday, October 23-Psycho at 7pm

Thursday, October 24-The original Halloween at 10pm

Friday, October 25-The original Halloween at 10pm

Saturday, October 26-The original Halloween at 10pm

Sunday, October 27-Beetlejuice at noon

Monday, October 28-Beetlejuice at 7pm

Wednesday, October 30-Beetlejuice at 7pm

 

Denton

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7pm

Thursday, October 3-Mean Girls at 4:30pm, 7:15pm and The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Friday, October 4-The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Saturday, October 5-The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Thursday, October 10-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Friday, October 11-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Saturday, October 12-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Sunday, October 13-Jaws at noon

Monday, October 14-3 From Hell at 7pm and Jaws at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Jaws at 7pm

Thursday, October 17-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Friday, October 18-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Saturday, October 19-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Sunday, October 20-Psycho at noon

Monday, October 21-Psycho at 7pm

Wednesday, October 23-Psycho at 7pm

Thursday, October 24-The original Halloween at 10pm

Friday, October 25-The original Halloween at 10pm

Saturday, October 26-The original Halloween at 10pm

Sunday, October 27-Beetlejuice at noon

Monday, October 28-Beetlejuice at 7pm

Wednesday, October 30-Beetlejuice at 7pm

 

Ft Worth Hulen

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7pm

Thursday, October 3-Mean Girls at 4:30pm, 7:15pm and The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Friday, October 4-The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Saturday, October 5-The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut at 10pm

Sunday, October 6-1984 Ghostbusters at 4pm and 7pm

Thursday, October 10-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm and 1984 Ghostbusters at 4pm and 7pm

Friday, October 11-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Saturday, October 12-1980 Friday the 13th at 10pm

Sunday, October 13-Jaws at noon

Monday, October 14-3 From Hell at 7pm and Jaws at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Jaws at 7pm

Thursday, October 17-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Friday, October 18-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Saturday, October 19-A Nightmare on Elm Street at 10pm

Sunday, October 20-Psycho at noon

Monday, October 21-Psycho at 7pm

Wednesday, October 23-Psycho at 7pm

Thursday, October 24-The original Halloween at 10pm

Friday, October 25-The original Halloween at 10pm

Saturday, October 26-The original Halloween at 10pm

Sunday, October 27-Beetlejuice at noon

Monday, October 28-Beetlejuice at 7pm

Wednesday, October 30-Beetlejuice at 7pm

 

 

 

Studio Movie Grill is the original dinner and a movie chain, with numerous locations in DFW. Unfortunately, SMG doesn’t appear to have many vintage genre movies this October. Aside from Alien, they don’t have much listed. I will check their sites for updates later in October.

 

Locations

Arlington Highlands

Tuesday, October 1- The Shining, remastered in 4k at 8pm

Sunday, October 13-Alien 40th Anniversary at 4pm

Tuesday, October 15-Alien 40th Anniversary at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Alien 40th Anniversary at 7pm

Arlington Lincoln Square

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 9-$5 Beetlejuice at 7:15pm

Sunday, October 13-Alien 40th Anniversary at 4pm

Tuesday, October 15-Alien 40th Anniversary at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Alien 40th Anniversary at 7pm

Wednesday, October 23-$5 A Nightmare on Elm Street at 7:15

Wednesday, October 30-$5 The Exorcist at 7:15

Halloween-The original Halloween at 7:45

Colleyville

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:15pm

Dallas Royal Lane

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:45pm

Lewisville

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:45pm

Sunday, October 13-Alien 40th Anniversary at 4pm

Tuesday, October 15-Alien at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Alien at 7pm

Dallas Northwest Highway

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:45pm

Sunday, October 13-Alien 40th Anniversary at 4pm

Tuesday, October 15-Alien at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Alien at 7pm

Plano

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 9-$5 Beetlejuice at 7:15pm

Sunday, October 13-Alien 40th Anniversary at 4pm

Tuesday, October 15-Alien at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Alien at 7pm

Wednesday, October 23-$5 Nightmare on Elm Street at 7:15pm

Wednesday, October 30-$5 The Exorcist at 7:15pm

Halloween-The Original Halloween at 7:45pm

Spring Valley

Tuesday, October 1-The Curse of Buckout Road at 5:30pm and The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 2-The Curse of Buckout Road at 5:30pm

Thursday, October 3-The Curse of Buckout Road at 11pm, and Prey (2019) at 11pm

Friday, October 4-My Soul to Keep at 11:15pm

Saturday, October 5-My Soul to Keep at 11:15pm

Sunday, October 6-My Soul to Keep at 8:45pm

Monday, October 7-My Soul to Keep at 8:45pm

Tuesday, October 8-My Soul to Keep at 8:45pm

Wednesday, October 8-My Soul to Keep at 8:45pm

Sunday, October 13-Alien 40th Anniversary at 4pm

Tuesday, October 15-Alien at 7pm

Wednesday, October 16-Alien at 7pm

Halloween-The Original Halloween at 7:45pm

The Colony

Tuesday, October 1-The Shining remastered in 4k at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 9-$5 Beetlejuice at 7:15pm

Sunday, October 13-Alien at 4pm

Wednesday, October 23-$5 Nightmare on Elm St at 7:15pm

Wednesday, October 30-$5 The Exorcist at 7:15pm

Halloween-The original Halloween at 7:45pm.

 

Angelika Plano

Located in the Shops at Legacy center at the southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Legacy Drive in Plano.

Halloween-Psycho at 7pm

 

Angelika Dallas

Located in Mockingbird Station at the northeast corner of US 75 and Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.

Monday, October 7-Scream at 7pm

Friday, October 11-The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Midnight

Thursday, October 17-The Birds at 7pm

Friday, October 25-The Lighthouse-Hours TBA

Halloween-Psycho at 7pm

Movies and TV October 2018

12.09.2018 (12:38 pm) – Filed under: Horror Movies and Shows,Listings

I thought I would add something new this year, a listing of horror movies and TV shows for October. In addition to first run theatrical releases, I will include vintage horror movies playing at local theaters in DFW. This list will be updated frequently, so check back.

Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween. Starting October 1, running through Halloween. 31 Days has a mixture of Syfy originals, reruns of genre TV shows, and mainstream horror movies. ZNation, Channel Cove, Van Helsing, and The Magicians have season premieres in October.  There doesn’t appear to be a full schedule for 31 Days. Syfy’s daily schedule is here.

AMC’s Fear Fest. It isn’t what it used to be, but it’s still worth watching. It looks like AMC has decided to include some classic genre movies in the early AM. This site has printed out the entire Fear Fest schedule on this page.

Freeform has a more kid friendly lineup of genre movies, called 31 Nights of Halloween. There are some pretty good movies on their schedule, but don’t expect something like Hellraiser. Their schedule is here.

The Food Channel has an interesting show called Halloween Wars. It’s a reality show that features teams competing against each other to create the best edible Halloween display in the category chosen by the hosts. The teams include pumpkin carvers and pastry chefs. The show’s page on the Food Channel site is here.

Turner Classic Movies has it’s annual month long horror fest running again this year. It’s full schedule is here.

The Disney Channel has it’s kids friendly Monstober again this October. A partial schedule is here. This schedule is updated frequently, so check back for updates.

I get a lot of my information from a site called Halloween Movies on TV. They are a comprehensive resource, and the site is updated daily. Their home page is here.

New Feature Film Releases

Currently in theaters-Hellfest, The House With a Clock In It’s Walls, and The Predator.

October 5-Venom. Ok, not a horror movie, but it looks like a damn good comic book movie. Opening wide on the evening of October 4, after 7pm.

October 12-Bad Times at the El Royale and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Bad Times is more of a thriller, but it looks interesting and has a good cast. Goosebumps 2 is aimed at kids, and adults with kids.

October 19-Halloween (2018). This is the one we have all been waiting for. This is a direct sequel to the original Halloween. It ignores the 2,617 Halloween sequels and remakes made after the original. The trailer looks great, and early word is that it won’t disappoint. Opening wide on the evening of October 18, after 7pm.

October 26-Suspiria (2018). This is a remake of the 70’s classic. It may not be opening wide, so check local listings. The puzzling thing is that Hollywood has decided to not open a genre movie wide on the Friday before Halloween this year. They have done so every year since at least 2013, and the movies have generally done well. I’m saving the Halloween sequel for this weekend, instead of watching it when it opens.

 

Vintage genre films playing in DFW

Always check showtimes on the theater’s site the day of the showing. Theaters sometimes make last minute changes to showtimes.

 

Inwood Theater. The Inwood is one of the oldest theaters in Texas. It’s located in Inwood Village, at the southeast corner of Inwood and Lovers, in North Dallas. It’s just west of the Dallas North Tollway, and just south of Northwest Highway. Inwood has had midnight movies playing on Friday and Saturday since the 2000’s, and they are playing all genre at midnight in October. It’s best to arrive early for the midnight showings in October, in order to get a good seat. The Inwood Lounge, a full bar, connects to the theater lobby, and the theater has good concessions, with alcohol. The Inwood’s site is here. All showtimes are midnight.

October 5th and 6th-Bubba Ho-Tep. A 2003 classic starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, about Elvis Presley living in an East Texas retirement home. Elvis (Campbell) teams up with a fellow resident (Davis) to battle an evil Egyptian entity.

October 12th and 13th-The original Halloween. If you don’t know what this movie is about, you shouldn’t be on this site.

October 19th and 20th-The Hills Have Eyes. The original 1977 movie about a vacationing family who encounter a clan of cannibals in a remote part of the Southwest.

October 26th and 27th. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring a live shadow cast.

 

Alamo Drafthouse. There are now several Alamos in DFW, with locations in Richardson, Cedars (close to Downtown), Las Colinas, Lake Highlands, and Denton. Alamo has reserved seating, a full menu, and a full bar. Some of their showings are movie parties, with a host and interactive items passed out to the crowd. Do not be late. Alamo won’t seat after the show’s start time.

 

Alamo Cedars

Monday, October 1-Tremors at 7:45pm

Tuesday, October 2-Videodrome at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 3-Donnie Darko at 7:45pm

Friday, October 5-Beetlejuice Movie Party at 7pm

Sunday, October 7-Dracula (1931) at 3:55pm

Monday, October 8-Christine at 7pm

Tuesday, October 9-The Love Witch at 7pm

Friday, October 12- The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 9:30pm

Sunday, October 14-Frankenstein&Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature at 11:55am

Monday, October 15-John Carpenter’s Vampires at 7pm

Wednesday, October 17-Night of the Demons at 7pm

Thursday, October 18-The original Halloween at 6pm.

Friday, October 19-The Shining Movie Party at 7pm

Sunday, October 21-The Mummy (1932) at 4:15pm

Monday, October 22-The Thing (1982) at 7pm

Friday, October 26-The Fog 4K restoration at 9pm

Saturday, October 27 The Fog 4K restoration at 9pm

Sunday, October 28- The Invisible Man at 4pm, The Fog 4K restoration at 9pm

Monday, October 29-The Fog 4K restoration at 7pm

Halloween- Advance sceening of Suspiria (2018) at 7pm, the original Halloween at 7:30pm

 

Alamo Lake Highlands

Sunday, October 7-Frankenstein&Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature at 3:55pm

Monday, October 8-The Thing (1982) at 7pm

Tuesday, October 9-Beetlejuice-7pm

Wednesday, October 10-Night of the Demons (1988) at 7pm

Sunday, October 14-The Mummy (1932) at 4pm

Monday, October 15-The Love Witch at 7pm

Tuesday, October 16- The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 7pm

Thursday, October 18-The original Halloween at 5:20pm

Sunday, October 21-The Invisible Man at 4:15pm

Monday, October 22-Christine at 7pm

Tuesday, October 23-The Shining Movie Party at 7pm

Wednesday, October 24-Donnie Darko at 7pm, Videodrome at 9pm

Friday, October 26-The Fog at 9pm

Saturday, October 27-The Fog at 9pm

Sunday, October 28- The Wolfman (original) at 4pm, The Fog at 9pm

Monday, October 29-The Fog at 7pm

Tuesday, October 30-Halloween Horror Mixtape at 9pm

Halloween-The original Halloween at 9:15pm

 

Alamo Richardson

Monday, October 1-The Thing (1982) at 6:05pm

Thursday, October 4-The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 9pm

Sunday, October 7-Scars of Dracula at 4:15pm

Tuesday, October 9-Creature From The Black Lagoon at 7pm

Wednesday, October 10-Cabin in the Woods at 7pm, Donnie Darko at 9pm

Thursday, October 11-The Shining Movie Party at 6:45pm

Saturday, October 12-The Evil Dead Marathon at 2:30pm

Wednesday, October 17-Prince of Darkness at 9pm

Thursday, October 18-Halloween (1978) at 4:20pm

Sunday, October 21-Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde at 3:45pm

Monday, October 22-Videodrome at 7pm, John Carpenter’s Vampires at 9:10pm

Tuesday, October 23-Pumpkinhead at 9pm

Wednesday, October 24 Night of the Demons at 7pm, The Love Witch at 9:05pm

Thursday, October 25-Beetlejuice Movie Party at 7pm, In the Mouth of Madness at 9:05

Friday, October 26-The Fog 4K restoration at 9pm

Saturday, October 27-Dismember the Alamo at noon

Sunday, October 28-Mad Monster Cereal Party at 10am, Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb at 4:05pm, The Fog 4K restoration at 6:50pm

Monday, October 29-Practical Magic Movie Party at 7pm,The Fog 4K restoration at 8:10pm

Tuesday, October 30-Ghostbusters (1984) at 7pm, It Clown Screening at 9pm

Halloween-Advance screening of Suspiria (2018) at 7pm, Halloween (1978) at 7:30pm

 

Alamo Denton

Monday, October 1-John Carpenter’s Vampires at 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 2-The Horror of Frankenstein at 6:30pm

Sunday, October 7-The Invisible Man at 1:50pm

Monday, October 8-Cabin the Woods at 7pm

Tuesday, October 9-Scars of Dracula at 7pm

Wednesday, October 10-Donnie Darko at 7pm

Saturday, October 13-Rocky Horror Picture Show with shadow cast at 10pm

Sunday, October 14-The Wolf Man (1932) at 4:15pm

Monday, October 15th-The Thing (1982) at 7pm

Thuesday, October 16-Videodrome at 7pm, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde at 9pm

Wednesday, October 17-The Love Witch at 7pm

Thursday, October 18-Halloween (1978) at 4:20pm

Saturday, October 20-The Shining Movie Party at 10pm

Sunday, October 21-Dracula (1931) at 4pm

Tuesday, October 23-Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb at 9pm

Wednesday, October 24-Tremors at 7pm, Night of the Demons at 9pm

Thursday, October 25-Creature From The Black Lagoon at 7pm

Friday, October 26-The Fog 4k restoration at 9pm

Saturday, October 27-Beetlejuide Movie Party at 7pm, The Fog 4K restoration at 9pm

Sunday, October 28-Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein at 4:35pm, The Fog 4K restoration at 9pm

Monday, October 29-The Fog 4k restoration at 7:10pm, Halloween Mixtape at 8:15pm

Tuesday, October 30-Pumpkinhead at 7:10pm and 9pm

Halloween-Advance screening of Suspiria (2018) at 7pm, Halloween (1978) at 9pm

 

Alamo Las Colinas

Monday, October 1-The Shining Movie Party at 7:35

Tuesday, October 2-Tremors at 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 3-Night of the Demons at 7:35pm

Sunday, October 7-The Wolf Man (1932) at 1pm

Tuesday, October 9-Cabin in the Woods at 7pm

Sunday, October 14-Dracula (1931) at 3:55pm

Monday, October 15-Beetlejuice movie party at 9pm

Tuesday, October 16-Christine at 9pm

Wednesday, October 17-Donnie Darko at 9:10pm

Thursday, October 18-Halloween (1978) at 4:20pm

Saturday, October 20-Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Kristy Swanson Live at 8pm

Sunday, October 21-Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein at 3:10pm

Monday, October 22-The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 7pm

Tuesday, October 23-The Love Witch at 7pm

Friday, October 26-The Fog 4K restoration at 9:05pm

Saturday, October 27-The Fog 4K restoration at 9:05pm

Sunday, October 28-The Mummy (1932) at 3:15, The Fog 4k restoration at 9:05pm

Monday, October 29-The Fog 4K restoration at 7pm, Videodrome at 8:10pm

Tuesday, October 30-The Thing (1982) at 7:10pm

Halloween-Advance Screening Suspiria (2018) at 7pm, Halloween (1978) at 9pm

 

Texas Theater. This is an extremely old theater, and it could stand to be remodeled, but it has an interesting lineup for October. It also has a full bar, and is located 3 blocks from the Bishop Arts District, in the Jefferson Blvd shopping district.

Tuesday, October 2-HauntedWeen at 9:15

Saturday, October 6-Evil Dead 4K restoration at 7pm, Fulci’s Zombie 4K restoration at 9pm

Thursday, October 18- 35mm Killer Klowns From Outer Space at 8pm, with music behind the screen

Thursday, October 25-Halloween (1978) at 9:15pm

Friday, October 26-The Fog at 7pm, Halloween (1978) at 9:15pm

Saturday, October 27-Trick or Treat (1986), with behind the screen performances at 8pm. Dress code-Halloween appropriate.

Sunday, October 29-Psycho, showing at the Majestic Theater

Tuesday, October 30-Nosferatu, with a live orchestra

Halloween-Suspiria 4K with live ballet

 

Granada Theater Rooftop Movie Nights

Every Wednesday night the Granada Theater in Lower Greenville shows a movie on it’s rooftop, for free. It’s all genre in October. The Granada has a full bar and menu.

Wednesday-October 3-Ghostbusters at 8:30, doors open at 7pm

Wednesday, October 10-Edward Scissorhands at 8:30, doors open at 7pm

Wednesday, October 17-Young Frankenstein at 8:30, doors open at 7pm

Wednesday, October 24-Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at 8:30, doors open at 7pm.

Halloween-Hocus Pocus at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm

 

Movie Tavern-A chain of dinner and a movie places in Texas. Several locations in DFW. It’s theaters have Fright Nights in October on Friday and Saturday, featuring classic horror movies.

 

Arlington Green Oaks.

Friday, October 5th-Phantasm at 10:30pm

Saturday, October 6th-Phantasm at 10:30pm

Wednesday, October 10-Halloween (1978) at 2pm and 6pm

Friday, October 12th-Suspiria (1977) at 11pm

Saturday, October 13th-Suspiria (1977) at 11pm

Friday, October 19th-Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at 10:30pm

Saturday, October 20th -Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at 10:30pm

Friday, October 26th-Shaun of the Dead at 10:30pm

Saturday, October 27th-Shaun of the Dead at 10:30pm

Sunday, October 28-The Shining at 2pm and 6pm

Halloween-The Shining at 2pm and 6pm

 

Bedford

Friday, October 5th, and Saturday, October 6th-Phantasm at 10:30pm

Wednesday, October 10-Halloween (1978) at 2pm and 5:30pm

Friday, October 12th, and Saturday, October 13th-Suspiria (1977) at 10:30pm

Friday October 19th, and Saturday, October 20-Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at 10:30pm

Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27-Shaun of the Dead at 11pm

Sunday, October 28-The Shining at 3:00pm and 7:15pm

Halloween-The Shining at 3pm and 7:15pm

 

 

Denton

Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th-Phantasm at 10:30pm

Wednesday, October 10-Halloween (1978) at 2pm and 7pm

Friday, October 12th, and Saturday, October 13th-Suspiria (1977) at 10:30pm

Friday, October 19th, and Saturday, October 20th-Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at 10:30pm

Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th-Shaun of the Dead at 10:30pm

Sunday, October 28-The Shining at 2pm and 7pm

Halloween-The Shining at 2pm and 7pm

 

Ft Worth Hulen

Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th-Phantasm at 11pm

Wednesday, October 10-Halloween (1978) at 2pm and 7pm

Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th-Suspiria (1977) at 11pm

Friday, October 19th, and Saturday, October 20th-Nightmare on Elm Street at 11pm

Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27-Shaun of the Dead at 11pm

Sunday, October 28-The Shining at 2pm and 7pm

Halloween-The Shining at 2pm and 7pm

 

 

Studio Movie Grill is the original dinner and a movie chain, with numerous locations in DFW. It has classic horror movies on the same night, at the same time at it’s locations. Check the showtimes the day you go, to make sure that they haven’t changed the start time.

 

Locations

Arlington Highlands

Arlington Lincoln Square

Colleyville

Dallas Royal Lane

Lewisville

Dallas Northwest Highway

Plano

Spring Valley

The Colony

Movies

Wednesday, October 10-Little Shop of Horrors (Director’s Cut) at 7:15pm

Thursday, October 11th-Sweet Sixteen and The Convent at 7:45pm

Monday, October 15th-Halloween (1978) at 7:45

Tuesday, October 16th-Halloween (1978) at 7:45pm

Wednesday, October 17th-The Shining at 7:15

Wednesday, October 24th-The Exorcist (1973) (Director’s Cut) at 7:15 and Night of the Living Dead (1968) at 7pm and 10pm

Thursday, October 25th-Night of the Living Dead (1968) at 7pm and 10pm

Monday, October 29th-Beetlejuice at 7:15pm

Tuesday, October 30-Beetlejuice at 7:15pm

Halloween-Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at 7:15, Hell Fest at 7:45pm and 10:30pm

 

Angelika Plano

Located in the Shops at Legacy center at the southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Legacy Drive in Plano.

Monday, October 8-Carrie (the original) at 7pm

Halloween-Psycho at 7pm

 

Angelika Dallas

Located in Mockingbird Station at the northeast corner of US 75 and Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.

Halloween-Psycho at 7pm