Four decades and four sequels later, Coscarelli has cemented himself as an auteur of weird cinema and was an obvious choice to direct the 2012 film adaptation of David Wong’s Burroughsian novel John Dies at the End. To accompany the release of his memoir-cum-film treatise True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking, Coscarelli is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse for a special screening of the strange flick that started it all, followed by a Q&A with the audience. You can nab a copy of the book with your ticket, and Coscarelli will be available to sign it after the show.
$8.95-$37.74, 7pm Thu April 11, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 610 N.W. Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.