Terror Tuesdays is a safe space: Best of KC 2018
This month, we published The Pitch‘s annual Best of Kansas City issue. You can browse the results of the readers’ poll here. The issue also included a list, compiled and written by our editorial staff, of some our current favorite things about Kansas City in 2018. We’ll be publishing these items online throughout October.
Something about scary movies — or campy ones that are scary for a different reason — makes them best appreciated with a crowd. Sure, you could invite coworkers to your home to watch Killer Klowns From Outer Space on your HDTV, but there’s a strong chance they will assume you are disturbed. Better to hang with other horrorheads and irony appreciators in a safe space. Terror Tuesdays — hosted at Alamo Drafthouse by local critic Adrian Torres from BoomHowdy.com — offers a weekly gathering place for kindred spirits to worship at the altar of the awful and the awesome, sometimes in the same film. Some Tuesdays it’s a classic, some Tuesdays it’s a just-plain-WTF that never even saw a theatrical release the first time around. Torres starts each night with a quick round of trivia and prizes, and by the end of the evening, people who were strangers two hours ago are bonding over the intricacies of Tom Savini’s makeup job in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. As Torres says, “We don’t just love horror movies, we live them.”
Alamo Drafthouse, 1400 Main, KCMO.