In case you're not up for the whole Midnight Mass thing this year, might we suggest a Midnight Mass-acre? (I apologize in advance to the baby Jesus whose birthday we'll be celebrating in just a few short days.) Yes, 20th Century Fox will be staging midnight screenings of AVP-R (aka Alien vs. Predator: Requiem) in New York and Los Angeles this Monday night (technically Tuesday) at 12:01am. And, even better, the first 100 people who show up will receive a special stocking stuffer -- commemorative shirts emblazoned with "I Survived Midnight Mass-acre Christmas Eve 2007." So when you drag your ass home late night -- at around the same time Santa will be stuffing himself through your chimney -- you can flash your shirt to the fat man and tell him to take a hike: "Christmas came early Claus!" Here's a bit of the official press release, which also lists the two locations:

There'll be little peace – but much fan anticipation – at the two Midnight Mass-acre locations: Hollywood's renowned Chinese Theatre and New York's Regal Union Square Stadium 14. Opening everywhere December 25, AVP-R sees the deadly beings from the two of cinema's scariest film franchises wage their most brutal battle ever – in our own backyard.

Luckily, I live in an apartment building and don't have a backyard, but based on the sounds coming from my steam vent, I tend to think an Alien or Predator already lives somewhere in the walls. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the first five minutes of the film (after lunch, of course), because this one looks like it could get pretty chaotic. Midnight Mass or Midnight Mass-acre? Tell me, what would Jesus do?

categories Movies, Cinematical