International Film Series Schedules Two Halloween Film Screenings

Movies will display the Spanish, Mexican viewpoints on the holiday.

WHAT:                  Two movie viewings from the International Film Series

WHEN:                  10:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28) and 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 30)

WHERE:                Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

WHO:                    The International Film Series will hold two screenings of Halloween-themed films. Tuesday: “Tombs of the Blind Dead,” hosted by Rob Weiner, is a 1971 Spanish release that was one of four zombie-themed movies in the Blind Dead series. Thursday: “Cronos” is a vampire horror film from Mexico written and directed by Guillermo del Toro in 1993 that received more than 20 international film awards.

Tickets to each film are free but seats can be reserved by purchasing a $5 food and beverage voucher and can be reserved through the Alamo Drafthouse's website. Gary Elbow, a professor of geology in the Texas Tech University geosciences department, will host a discussion following the screening of “Cronos.”

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CONTACT: Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Studies program, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or