Edgar Wright schedules SOHO-tinted drafthouse screenings


When it comes to filmmakers like Edgar Wright, part of the fun every time they have a new movie is learning which classic movies inspired them. It started a long time ago with

Shaun of the Dead

, a real

Where is Waldo

nods from zombie movie. For his last,

Last night in Soho

, Wright was a little more careful about the specific films that influenced him. He didn’t want to spoil a few surprises. Wright however offered fans a playlist of songs from the 60s that inspired the film. And now he has an organized film program to show at the Alamo Drafthouse.

“Alamo Drafthouse invited me to schedule a few movies that I think you should all see,” Wright said in an introductory video for the series. “It doesn’t matter whether or not they influenced my new film or not,

Last night in Soho

. “

In the video above, Wright discusses his 10 movie recommendations. Films include a mix of films from different countries, time periods and genres. And they all go one way or another well with


. They include Italian gialli like

Blood and black lace


A lizard in a woman’s skin

; British horrors like



Death line

; and classics as cold as stone

Black narcissus




Janus Films / Unidis / Allied artists

That they are thematically relevant to

Last night in Soho

, aesthetically similar, or just full of ’60s London swing, the films on Wright’s list have an attitude and style of their own. I highly recommend them all.

Starting in November exclusively at the Alamo Drafthouse locations in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, South Lamar (Austin), Los Angeles and San Francisco, guests will join Edgar for a deep dive into cinephilia, screening six of Edgar’s ten recommendations. For a full list of movies, go to the Alamo Drafthouse website.

Last night in Soho

hits theaters on Friday, October 29.

Kyle Anderson is the editor of Nerdist. You can find his movie and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!


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