Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Rotgut
When Alibi film editor Devin D. O’Leary (yup, that’s me) isn’t busy writing about movies or talking about movies on “KASA-2 Style” or hosting Midnight Movies at the Guild Cinema, he occasionally finds time to actually make them. Recently he (that is to say “I”) wrote and produced the horror-comedy Rotgut. Shot right here in Albuquerque with a local cast and crew, the film is finally getting its long-awaited World Premiere. The low-budget gala event will take place this Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) starting at 10:30pm. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students. The cast and crew will be there to participate in a post-film Q&A/
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness: Cheap Thrills
This weekend’s edition of Alibi Midnight Movie Madness features the sick and twisted black comedy Cheap Thrills. Two broke pals (Pat Healey, Ethan Embry) end up at a strip club drinking their troubles away. Things get weird, though, when a crazy millionaire (comedian David Koechner) and his trophy wife (Sarah Paxton from The Innkeepers) show up and propose a little game—an increasingly dangerous series of dares for an escalating amount of money. And it’s not long before things get downright bloody. It goes down at Guild Cinema on Friday and Saturday night, starting at 10:45pm. As always, tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Short Peace
Who out there is in the mood for a little Japanese anime? Alibi Midnight Movie Madness is back at Guild Cinema this weekend with the newest film from Master Animator Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy). Short Peace is an anthology featuring four short fantasy/sci-fi films, all centered on the past, present and future of Tokyo. One of the films was even nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year. The film screens Friday and Saturday night, starting at 10:30pm. As always, we’ll have doorprizes courtesy of Stranger Factory. Plus, representatives from the upcoming Sabaku Con will be there selling advanced passes. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students. Check out the gorgeous trailer below.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness: Journey to the West
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness is back at Guild Cinema for some awesome martial arts entertainment. Stephen Chow, king of the kung fu comedy (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), contributes this crazed “prequel” to the classic myth of the Monkey King. The film finds a naive young priest named Tang Sanzang (Zhang Wen) trying to save a small village from a trio of troublesome demons. He gets a little assistance in the form of a sexy female demon hunter played by Qi Shu. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons was the highest-grossing film in China last year. Here’s your chance to check it out in all its over-the-top glory. It shows at 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday. As always Stranger Factory will be there giving out doorprizes. Tickets are $8 general, $6 students.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness en Español: Memory of the Dead
The Sin Fronteras Festival is running Friday and Saturday at Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. There, you can catch an incredible collection of seven feature films (documentaries, dramas, comedies, thrillers and more) from south of the border—all of them free and open to the public. In addition to the regular lineup, Alibi Midnight Movie Madness has teamed up with the organizers of Sin Fronteras to bring in a special Spanish-language selection this weekend. From Argentina, it’s the supernatural shocker Memoria del Muerte (Memory of the Dead). The film screens Friday and Saturday night at 11pm, after the regular festival. Tickets are $8 general admission or $6 students. Check out the trailer. It’s subtitled!
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Bad Milo!
If you grew up on the splatterific ’80s films of Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Frankenhooker) and Peter Jackson (Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles) or if you just like your horror flavored with a healthy dose of comedy, you need to get to the Guild Cinema this weekend for the painfully funny Bad Milo! Check out the trailer to see what you’ll be getting yourself into. Alibi’s Midnight Movie Madness screenings will get underway Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm. There will even be doorprizes courtesy of Stranger Factory. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students w/ID.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: V/H/S/2
October is fast approaching, and we’re already in a Halloween mood. Starting this weekend, we’re unleashing a whole host of horror flicks at Alibi Midnight Movie Madness. Stop by the Guild Cinema this weekend to check out the extreme horror anthology V/H/S/2. Directed by the people who gave us The Raid, Hobo With a Shotgun, Who’s Next? and The Blair Witch Project, this collection of four horror shorts will have you screaming, flinching and hopefully curled up in a whimpering ball on the theater floor. Check out the trailer ... if you dare. V/H/S/2 will screen at 10:30pm this Friday and Saturday night.
Midnight Movie Madness: Kiss of the Damned
If you like your vampires sexy, bloody and entirely without sparkle, come on by Alibi Midnight Movie Madness this weekend for a bracing bite of old-school erotic horror courtesty of Xan Cassavetes’ Kiss of the Vampire. The film, a modern-day tribute to the Euro-style films of Jean Rollin (Lips of Blood, The Nude Vampire) and Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos, A Virgin Among the Living Dead), will screen at 10 p.m. and midnight this Friday and Saturday at Guild Cinema. Stranger Factory will be there handing out door prizes. Get on over there and get your tickets, vampire lovers!
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Evil Dead II
The recent remake of Evil Dead was gory as hell, but largely pointless. After all, filmmaker Sam Raimi already remade Evil Dead. It was called Evil Dead II, and it was awesome. Join Alibi at Guild Cinema this Friday and Saturday night at 10:15 and midnight for a 35mm screening of the one, the only, the original Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn. Tickets are $6 students and $8 general. There will be doorprizes from Stranger Factory and a special, limited-edition poster release courtesy of local artists Soto and Jon Sanchez. Posters will be for sale in the theater lobby, and we’ll be giving one away each screening. Be there or be dead.
Midnight Movie Madness: Miami Connection
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness is in the mood for some kung fu craziness this weekend. So we dug up the long-lost 1986 martial arts musical Miami Connection for your viewing bewilderment. It’s got ninjas, it’s got synth rock. I mean, just take a gander at that trailer up there. Gawker.com just said, “This is not just a great bad movie—it’s a phenomenal one.” We’ll be screening it at Guild Cinema at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Come on out and prepare to be amazed.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: V/H/S
Halloween is fast approaching, and we’re celebrating the occasion with a screening of the extremely scary anthology film V/H/S this weekend at Guild Cinema. The film is the work of several of today’s hottest, up-and-coming indie horror directors—including Ti West (The House of the Devil) and David Bruckner (The Signal). Check out the trailer above (if you dare). The film starts at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students/seniors.
Midnight Movie Madness Presents [REC] 3: Genesis
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness returns to Guild Cinema in Nob Hill for another weekend of crazed cult cinema. On Friday and Saturday, we’ll be presenting [REC] 3: Genesis—the third film in the wildly popular Spanish zombie apocalypse series. This time around in the loosely connected storyline, our videocamera-wielding heroes are a soon-to-be husband-and-wife team. When the demon-driven zombie plague hits their wedding party, it’s up to the blushing bride to pick up a chainsaw and take back her special day. Expect more humor, but no less gore for this one. Showtimes start at 10 p.m. and Midnight. Admission is $8 general, $6 students and seniors.
Showgirls 2 @ Midnight Movie Madness
Did you know there’s a sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 trash classic / object of cult worship Showgirls? Sort of. Rena Reffel, who plays the ditzy stripper Penny in that film, got tired of waiting for somebody to make a sequel—so she went out and wrote, directed, edited, produced and starred in Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven. It’s exactly as good as you think it is. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer. We’ll be screening it at Alibi Midnight Movie Madness this Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. at Guild Cinema. See you there. Bonus points if you show up in stripper attire, by the way.
Midnight Movies: Juan of the Dead
Ever seen a Cuban movie? Ever seen a Cuban comedy? Ever seen a Cuban zombie comedy? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the answer is “no” on all three of these questions. Well, we’re here to help. Alibi is, once again, sponsoring Midnight Movie Madness at Guild Cinema. This weekend’s crazy selection is Juan of the Dead, a winking horror parody about a Communist Cuba overrun with gut-munching zombies. It’s screening Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. and midnight. Be sure to bring your chainsaw and your copy of Mao’s Little Red Book.
Midnight Movie Madness: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Poets and Writers film series, cosponsored by the Friends For The Public Library, kicks off today at Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. Among the word-centric films are An Angel At My Table (Jane Campion’s biopic about distinguished author Janet Frame), Barton Fink (the Coen brother’s existentially spoofy look at screenwriting in the Golden Age of Hollywood) and Slam Planet: War of Words (a documentary look at the national slam poetry championships). Each film will be introduced by a local author and/or poet. Alibi is getting into the spirit of the festival by sponsoring the Midnight Movie Madness screening of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This spiritedly trippy adaptation of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s crackpot autobiography (directed by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam) stars Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Harry Dean Stanton, Cameron Diaz, Ellen Barkin, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey, Lyle Lovett and more. Fear and Loathing will play Friday and Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. only. Local poet Olivia Gatwood will introduce Friday’s show. City Slam Champion Hakim Bellamy will kick it off on Saturday.