But there's a lot of scary films to bring on the nightmares during the Horror-days! One of the most talked about horror films this year, The Babadook, comes to The Living Room Theater in Portland, OIR. The Blue Mouse Theater in Tacoma, WA, is offering viewers a Black Christmas this weekend. The Highlight Bar in Seattle takes you on an overnight stay at the Chopping Mall. And The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, rings in the holiday with a Silent Night, Deadly Night. Read on for all the details!
Friday, December 19
The Babadook is coming to Portland! Now, I don't usually include first run films in The Shadow Over Portland, but damn! This movie has a lot of positive buzz and the two independent newspapers in the city gave it positive reviews. And The Living Room Theater has answered my Horror-day gift list and is screening the film throughout the week. Visit the link to find the time that works for you.
For a more horror tinged Christmas movie, head to The Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N. Proctor St) in Tacoma for a screening of Bob Clark's other holiday classic, Black Christmas. Part of the Friday Night Fright series, the screening will include an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, as well as prizes for the bloodiest/scariest. Deanna Uutela, editor in chief of Living Dead Magazine, will be guest judge, and there will be posters, patches and buttons for sale. The party, hosted by Reverend Joe, starts at 10 pm. You'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page.
YIPPEE-KI-YAY, MOTHERFU...... Well, you know the rest. I know this is a horror blog, but Die Hard is a Christmas tradition for me, as strong as Gremlins or Silent Night, Deadly Night. And both The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub and McMenamins Mission Theater will screen this classic film about a good cop out to stop a van-load of Scrooge-like terrorists out to spoil Christmas for everyone. The film plays through December 23. The film shows at 9:20 pm at The Laurelhurst Theater.and 9:30 at The Mission Theater. Click the links for more information.
Sunday, December 21
If visiting your local mall gives you the creeps, chill out at The Highland Bar in Seattle, WA, and watch Chopping Mall. VHS Uber Alles presents a screening of this classic security robots gone bad film for free the booze and food is not). The show starts at at 6 pm on Sunday, December 21 and is presented in VHS format. And, as the location is a bar, you must be 21 or older to attend. Get more information at the Facebook Event Page.
Tuesday, December 23
Oh, it's a holiday tradition here in Portland. Once again, The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a screening, in glorious 35mm, of the Christmas slasher classic, Silent Night, Deadly Night at The Hollywood Theatre. Yep, the film that got parent groups underwear in a bunch because the poster pictured Santa as an axe murderer is coming to town!
These people were able to get the film booted out of theaters back in 1984, but all they did was secure this film's place in the annuals of Horror History. And no, it's not Santa doing the killings, just a messed up guy who witnessed a killer dressed as Santa slaughter his family, than was subjected to a strict religious upbringing in an orphanage. And though he appears to be a normal adult, he is forced to wear a Santa costume during the holiday season. So, snap goes his Santa-ty and let the mayhem ensue.
So, we get holiday tinged bloodshed, a topless Linnea Quigley, and even more mayhem. All in glorious 35mm! Thank you, Hollywood Theatre, for bringing this timeless classic back!!
The film screens one night only, on Tuesday, December 23 at 7:30 pm. Come on, horror fans, it's a holiday tradition here in Portland. Buy your tickets early at the link.
You better watch out, you better not cry, horror fans. And don't you dare pout, I'm here to tell you why! 2015 is shaping up to be a horrific year across the Northwest, and The Shadow Over Portland will keep you informed on the screenings, conventions and attractions that promise to make the New Year frightful! Check out the Horror Calendar for a sneak peek at some of the frightful fun coming our way, and be sure to stay turned for new developments!!
Remember, if you know of, or are running, an event that would interest horror fans in the Pacific Northwest, email me at email@example.com and I'll include it on the site. And, should you attend any of the events listed on the site, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!