A Taste of B-movie Horror

The Austin School of Film has announced a new, free summer screening series scheduled to start this Saturday night. “Pesadillas Calidas: Horror Films from Mexico” is set to feature six films every other Saturday night from June through August.

The outdoor series — programmed and presented by Sarah Cook — kicks off with 1968’s “Even the Wind is Afraid” (“Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo”), Carlos Enrique Taboada’s film about a ghost haunting an all-girls’ college, which was remade in 2007. Taboada’s 1984 film, “Poison for the Fairies” (“Veneno Para Las Hadas”) will be screened later in August.

Another series highlight is a midnight screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s psychedelic “Santa Sangre.” The cult 1989 thriller — cowritten by Jodorowsky, Claudio Argento and Roberto Leoni — tells the nonlinear story of a young man born into a rather dysfunctional circus family.

All of the films, except for “Santa Sangre,” begin at 9 p.m., and the schedule is as follows:

June 8th: “Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo” (“Even the Wind Was Afraid”)
June 22nd: “Cementerio del Terror” (“The Cemetery of Terror”)
July 13th: “Santa Sangre” (“Holy Blood”)
July 27th: “Terror y Encajes Negros” (“Terror & Black Lace”)
August 10th: “Santo vs. Las Mujeres Vampiro” (“Samson vs. the Vampire Women”)
August 24th: “Veneno Para Las Hadas” (“Poison for the Fairies”)

All of the films will be presented in Spanish, with English subtitles. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair; there will be beverages for sale onsite.

Looking for other free outdoor films this summer? Check out our Austin360 events database; thus far, we’ve got listings for Movies in the Park, Deep Eddy Movie Nights, i Luv Spider Juice Video Nights and 101X Summer Cinema at Central Market.