Trash Film Orgy may not be at the Crest Theatre anymore, but you can still satiate your desire for original movies on the big screen. Halloween weekend’s double-header of classic flicks A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) is certainly no exception. And while the two movies playing couldn’t be any more different in scope or storyline, both somehow oddly work well together in a movie-house setting. There are still many scenes in the original Tobe Hooper-directed Texas Chainsaw Massacre classic that make many horror film aficionados’ hair stand on end. Upon its release, the $300,000 movie was banned in many theaters around the country for simply being too realistic and, more importantly, too damn scary. Similarly, A Nightmare on Elm Street still holds up nicely more than 30 years after its groundbreaking cinematic release. If you live in Midtown, chances are your sorry self doesn’t have any trick-or-treaters. Tickets are only $12 advance and $15 at the door. Tell ‘em Submerge sent you. Advance tickets available now at

    Eddie Jorgensen

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