We just announced our big HORROR FOR THE HOLIDAYS ART & GIFT BAZAAR presented by Blood Over Texas on November 16th! An all-horror vendor art market for the holidays taking place at Spiderhouse. Check OUR EVENTS page for more info. Vendor signups start this Friday, Oct. 3rd.
BLOOD OVER TEXAS is proud to announce that we will be hosting the entire season of American Horror Story’s Season 4, Freak Show at the Scoot Inn.
We’ve been patiently awaiting the new season of American Horror Story to start up and we are so excited for this season’s world… FREAK SHOW! Maybe ‘cuz we can all relate (heh) and maybe ‘cuz it’s bound to have evil clowns. And we LOVE evil clowns.
Blood Over Texas will he hosting the entire season of American Horror Story at the Scoot Inn. Starting with the season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 8th, the screenings will be FREE and will feature seating, drink specials and a proper “quiet and dark” atmosphere to enjoy all of the horror. The worn, 30′s design of the Scoot Inn is also the perfect atmosphere to get in the mood for some vintage carnival vibes. We may move the screening outside, on occasion, as weather permits.
There are 13 episodes, but only 5 dates have been released: Oct. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Nov. 5th. We also expect a hiatus around, or over, the holiday season. But for now… let’s celebrate with a big season open party!
The SEASON OPEN PARTY will be on Wednesday, October 8th and will feature the premiere episode, sideshow acts, clowns, drink specials and live music (TBA). The FX Channel has also been gracious enough to send us AHS Freak Show swag to give away! More details — and possibly more attractions — will be announced on our FB invite. JOIN THE FB INVITE
See you freaks there!
A great interview about the upcoming season. READ THE INTERVIEW
We would miss you if you won, but excited if you won tickets to go to Los Angeles to see the premier —Hollywood-style. ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES
There’s gonna be one hell of a rock show coming this month as longtime horror punk/rock band, Calabrese, tears through Austin straight from the bowels of purgatory. Austin rumble-starters, Klax and Rebel Flesh, join these rebel rockers on the Austin stop, and the opening night, of their 2014 tour, I Ride Alone. The show is 18+ and is only $6/$9 (under 21)* so prepare your soul now. Dark and deadly rock ‘n roll, wreckin’ new school meets old school psycho and rebellious new wave horror punk will crush your skull!
• This is a Blood Over Texas Approved Event and B.O.T. members get $3 off entry! Must show card at the door. Sign up to be a member for FREE on our Membership page.
Check out the U.S. premiere screening of Dead Within this Thursday, Sept. 4th at the Alamo Drafthouse, Village location. This psychological horror, post-apocalyptic movie is bound to get you squirming in your seat. Coming right at you from London’s Fright Fest, this will be your first chance to see it here, in our very own hometown, up on the big screen. The Director Ben Wagner, both leads, Dean Chekvala and Amy Cale Peterson, and some of the movie crew will be at the screening for your Q & A pleasure.
The screening is being brought to you by Millennium Entertainment and the new sci-fi film festival, Other Worlds of Austin. OWA will feature all sides of the sci-fi movie genre — horror, comedy, drama sci-fi, etc. — at their inaugural festival this December 4-6 and will also be screening the best in independent sci-fi all year round. The festival will take place at Galaxy Highland 10 (off 1-35) and wrist bands are now currently on sale for an incredibly low price of $35 but will change to $45 the closer it gets to the festival. For more information on the festival, wristband prices and info, visit their site and join the mailing list. The Director of Programming at OWA, Bears Fonté, has been the Director of Programming for Austin Film Festival for the past two years and is joined by a seasoned team who are dedicated to giving you the best in sci-fi. Film submission are currently being accepted and each film selected will be eligible for a cash-prize Audience Award.
The story is about a couple that goes to a cabin for a vacation — you know nothing good comes out of a cabin in the woods — and ends up surviving a deadly plague while they’re cooped up in said cabin. The film will leave you guessing who’s the monsters are. Are they outside or inside? The film is directed by Ben Wagner and was picked up by Millennium Entertainment and is slated for a September release. Dead Within just had its world premiere at Fright Fest in London on August 23rd. But this will be your first chance to see it in the U.S. right here in Austin. We’re super excited to see the film which will be playing at Alamo Village at 9pm. Tickets are only $7 and you can buy them on the ALAMO VILLAGE site. Check out the trailer below and read a more in depth interview with the director HERE. Get your tix for tomorrow and let’s find out who’s Dead Within?
Splatterdrome was a success and the night was full of evil fun. Didn’t make it? That’s okay, we’ll get ya on the next one. Here’s a sample of the pics. To see more CHECK OUT THE FULL ALBUM.
Our big fundraising event is almost here. I hope you all are planning on coming. This will be an epic 80s horror event and fundraiser for our group. We ask that you join and keep up with the invite on our Facebook page. There are silent auction and raffle items coming in almost every day and we will update on the invite. A ton of kick-ass horror items that you’re definitely going to want. Plus tons of attractions that are also being added before the event. Here are the details for now:
SPLATTERDROME EVENT AND FUNDRAISER:
A night of 80s horror, blood and technology … A Music and Visual Event for the 80s Horror Movie Fan
Step inside and experience the sights and sounds of the tech/sci-fi/horror movies of the 80s; such as Videodrome, Lifeforce, Scanners, Chopping Mall and many more. These movies were envisions of a future filled with horror, mind control from the ultimate computer … the brain, and the idea that horror could live within the technology. All of these classics were a mirror of a time when technology was quickly becoming a part of everyday life. We invite you to come with us on this horror journey of the past and future.
The night will consist of many attractions that any horror fan will revel in, especially those with an appreciation for the glory years of horror — the 80s! We’ve compiled some great bands and DJs from here and our sister cities and they will impress the hell out of you with their 80s inspired sounds. Our professional VJ that will blow your mind with horror images and 80s horror movie clips. The Satans Cheerleaders will kill you on film, with your chosen method of murder, in the “Kill Room” photo booth. Come prepared to dance with the dead — costumes are greatly encouraged and prizes will be given to those that dress up in any future, horror or bloody costume. Impress us with your imagination
This is also a fundrasier and membership-drive for Blood Over Texas, so there will be an amazing Silent Auction and Raffle to raise money. We will list the items as they come in as well as times for the bands. Join us for the fun. Stay for the evil.
Doors at 9pm • Venue is 18+ (flyers say 21+, but over 18 are welcome)
ENTRY is $8 for the general public and $5 FOR B.O.T. MEMBERS.
Not a member? Sign up for FREE online and bring your card for the discount: MEMBERSHIP
MUSICal ear assaults by:
BITFORCE (San Antonio): Live rock & synth band that recreates video game and movie themes.
MILLENNIAL GRAVE (Houston): Live synth, pop that sounds like you’re inside an 80s horror movie.
PEACH FISH (San Antonio): Elements of vintage, synth, pop, euro — presented in an elaborate live show with visual elements and effects that are incorporated with the music.
VISUAL eye terror by:
VJ GREEKFIRE (Austin): Images of 80s horror movie clips with his own brand of sexy, horror and blood imagery.
DJ sKILLs by:
SPLIT SIGNALS (Austin): Czech One & Dey One, performing as Split Signals. A deadly duo spinning dark, synth, pop and horror sound tracks.
GET KILLED BY THE SATAN’S CHEERLEADERS:
“Kill Room” photo opportunity by Austin’s legendary Squad 666. Officially approved by Satan himself. Donations go to B.O.T. and photos will be posted on our FB page for your tagging, sharing pleasure.
Just smile, hand over a few bucks and no one gets hurt: A few of the ghoulishly gore-geous ladies from DOLLS FROM THE CRYPT will be helping us sell raffle tickets!
SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE ITEMS:
• HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL: poster, shirt and 2014 pass package – value $450!
• Passes and food coupons to the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE.
• Gift certificate to LUCY IN DISGUISE
• Magazine & sticker pack by GORE NOIR MAGAZINE
Join the invite to let us know you’re coming and to get all the updates: SPLATTERDROME INVITE.
Cancer sucks. We’ve all been affected by it in some way or other. We’ve lost friends and families and known people who have lost friends and family. Luckily we’ve also known many who have fought this fucker of a disease and won. Proud survivors that are grateful and thankful to live another day and be with their loved ones. It has created a close community and garnered awareness for the fight against cancer.
One of the best ways you horror fans can contribute to the cause is to mix support and horror by attending and volunteering for local kick-ass haunt, Scare For A Cure. The Scare For A Cure organization is non-profit and has raised thousands of dollars for local cancer-related charities and organizations.
The yearly, seasonal haunt takes place out in the dirt and cedar of country-fied Austin and promises to scare the bejesus out of you. More than anything, it’s a total emergence into a horror world with differing themes each year. One of Austin’s only extreme, full contact, interactive haunts — plan on crouching, crawling and interacting with actors as you physically travel through different sets. Oh yeah. And watch out for the blood cannons, slime and gore as you go through the obstacles to arrive at the end, hopefully with your parts and mind in tact.
This year’s theme is Return To Zombie Wasteland and I can tell you from experience, that the first time around, The Zombie Wasteland experience was one of the best haunt experiences I’ve ever had. So yeah, they’re doing some good, but they show you no mercy so don’t get too comfortable.
As you can imagine, all of this can only take place with oodles of volunteers, anxious to not only give back to their community, but, like I said before, scare the bejesus outta ya. The haunt is looking for volunteers NOW to help make the horror dream happen. There are a ton of ways to volunteer so pick your poison:
BUILD Commando knows how to use a tape measure, a level, a drill vs. an impact driver, how to frame a doorway, hang a door and skin a wall with plywood.
PAINT Chief knows how to paint along an edge, to clean your paint brushes and supplies, knows when to use a paint roller vs. a paint brush and how to keep from making a mess.
ART Ninja has the skill and experience of creating ART usually in the form of drawing, painting or sculpting.
SPECIAL FX Gladiator understands terms such as: PSI, laser trigger, voltage, pneumatics, automated controller and linear actuator. As well as having experience working with such terms and devices.
SET DESIGN Wizard has experience in theater, film or TV with setting the stage for a production, including arrangement of furniture, use of color, props and other décor
ELECTRICAL Ace has experience wiring a 110 outlet, can install a light fixture, repair and extension cord or wire a device in either AC or CD configuration.
LANDSCAPE Hero enjoys working with grass, dirt and gravel. Is not afraid to cut through weeds, create a walking path or spread some gravel.
COSTUME Queen or King can use a sewing machine, cut from a pattern, thread a needle and attach a button.
APPRENTICE anyone who doesn’t fit in a previous category but wants to learn and assist with a specific skill listed above.
MINION anyone who simply wants to help and doesn’t have a preference regarding a specific skill or category.
To sign up for Build for Zombie Wasteland follow these simple steps
1) Click this link to go to the invitation page on VoluneerSpot: VOLUNTEER
2) Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3) Sign up Choose your spots (you’ll receive an auto confirmation and reminders)
So Volunteer. Go to the haunt. And pat your own back. You’ve been a good horror hound
Blood Over Texas contributor, Eric Harrelson, scours Netflix for horror gems to feed your horror appetite. The new series, NetFLIX Horror FIX, will appear on this main page every Wednesday and will be archived on the Film page. So get the bloody popcorn ready and stream some horror.
CLASSIC MUST-SEES AND SEE-AGAINS
Netflix why do you torture me so? It’s just like being in the horror section of the video store (everybody remembers video stores, right?) Thousands of titles and no idea what to watch. Well lucky for you, I’m FUNemployed and have nothing but time to sift through all the online offerings to find those tiny flakes of gold. I will dive into the depths of the obscure, the low budget, the amateur. I’ll ascend to the heights of the incredibly well made, classic, the rare diamond of cult. I will mix metaphors and imagery all in the quest to bring you the finest horror that Netflix streaming has to offer. I’m doing this for you, appreciate my sacrifice. This week we’ll start off with a collection of better know titles that you may not have seen, and that you really owe it to yourself to watch. And they are streaming down the world pipes as we speak!
Directed by nerd demigod Joss Whedon.
Much like Wes Craven’s Scream, this film takes the horror movie tropes that we all have come to love and respect and openly acknowledges that they exist and form a sort of rule set for behavior. A group of friends drives out for a nice weekend in the titular Cabin in the Woods, and what happens next won’t surprise you, right up until it does. Unicorn? This film is definitely made by a horror movie fan for horror movie fans, with all sorts of references, allusions, and inside jokes that are clearly meant for those of us who grew up on a steady diet of horror.
Directed by Roman Polanski and staring Mia Farrow.
A classic psychological horror film, with an incredible performance by Mia Farrow. From the era before the grindhouse slasher, this film is widely regarded as one of the most important films in the genre by fans and critics alike. A young couple moves into an apartment and shortly after the woman becomes mysteriously pregnant. Strange things begin occurring and the woman starts to fear for the safety of her unborn child. Tense, claustrophobic and paranoid, Rosemary’s Baby really shows Polanski’s love of Hitchcock and serves to push the genre forward, paving the way for movies like The Omen, and arguably, The Shining.
Directed by Takashi Miike.
The American horror scene was, in my opinion, stagnant in the late nineties and early oughts, so fans had to look overseas to fill that ragged, gaping, sucking chest wound left by the failings of the American movie machine. Takashi Miike easily filled that gap with films like Audition, and Ichi the Killer. This film follows a sadomasochistic Yakusa hit man that runs across deranged and repressed Ichi. What follows is an exploration of pain, gore, and shocking brutality. Like much of Miike’s work, Ichi the Killer challenges the conventions of numerous genres, and brings freshness not only to the genre but to the medium itself
Directed by Stuart Gordon and stars Jeffery Combs as Herbert West.
Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West-Re-Animator, this film tells the story of a medical student and his girlfriend who begin research on the reanimation of dead tissue. Combs delivers a wonderful performance as Herbert West, the unhinged medical student obsessed with his research. Both nerdy and menacing, Combs is a big reason why this film is such a favorite among horror fans, that and zombie cat!!
Directed by Fred Dekker, who also directed Monster Squad.
An honest homage to the B movies of the 50’s and 60’s, this film does it all. Alien invasions, slasher nods, insane asylums, evil slugs that turn people into zombies, seriously, what more can one ask for? Really a fun watch and one that if you haven’t seen, you really owe it to yourself as a horror fan to check it out.
Directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
I have been a fan of Lindqvist since I read Let the Right One In around 2010. A real breath of fresh air to the horror/thriller genre, Lindqvist has a unique take on established horror tropes, and it is evident here with Let the Right One In. The story begins with an outcast young boy who befriends an mysterious young girl who is new to his neighborhood. She can’t go outside during the day, doesn’t eat, and can only enter if invited. Alfredson’s film really conveys the feeling of isolation and loneliness that is so central to the story. Truly a standout film, proving that good horror can come from anywhere. Forget the remake, subtitles aren’t that bad, just suck it up and read.
We just sent out your August Newsletters with this month’s special member deals from Lucy In Disguise and I Luv Video (this one is extra cool). Make sure you check your Spam folder as it may have ended up there. Your newsletter is the only way to find out what your member deals are. So you definitely want to get your member newsletter in your email account.
NEW MEMBERS: If you signed up online to be a new member and have not received a newsletter it may be because your original member signup ended up in our spam folder right off the bat. We try to check it everyday but we do get busy and we may have missed it before it went to email hell. We’re currently trying to fix this issue. If you signed up over two weeks ago and haven’t received your member card in the mail yet, this might have happened. If so, please signup again and we’ll try to make this work!
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While we’re on the subject, wondering how to keep the emails you want from going into the spam folder? You need to Whitelist them, also known as Approved or Safe Sender list. In regular person speak: basically add them to your address book. Here’s how the hell you do that: B.O.T. IS MY FRIEND
In our continuing effort to Keep Austin Bloody, we’re proud to announce our new photo series, KILLERS IN AUSTIN! The series of kooky killer pics will be released every Monday and Friday. We may change our minds and release a few special ones in between just cuz we love you so much, Austin horror fans!
First pic goes up today at 6 pm! Go to our FACEBOOK page and take a gander, share and enjoy the horror!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page and make sure you LIKE us. It lets us know that you… well… umm.. “like” us. And don’t’ forget to scroll down and click “Get Notifications” so you’re newsfeed will show you things you’re actually into. We promise to always make it fun and creepy.
The pictures will also be on Instagram and Tumblr as well as a short blog on where the hell we came up with this crazy idea. But for now, go check it out!
Long live horror!