According to some people I know, March is not only the start of spring, but the time for the college basketball championship games. Of course, here at The Shadow Over Portland office, we don't mind a bit of basketball at times, but our office pool has categories missing from other workplace pools.
For example, I don't know many other office pools
with a most likely-to-lose-their-heads-to-a-basketball bracket.
I don't know why I can't interest too many people at my other job to join in my pool. Maybe I find interested gamblers at some of the events listed in this edition of the Weekly Update! The rest of the March has so much for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy fans to do, it might drive you a bit mad!!
And don't forget to check the Horror Calendar for early look at April's events. The Overlook Film Festival has announced a new lodging package, the Cherry City Comic Con and Norwescon take place, two different markets take place in Seattle, WA, and some pretty great movies are hitting local theaters throughout the area.
If you keep scrolling on the calendar, you'll find information on film festivals, conventions and a few movies in local theaters in the coming months. Get to October, and you find the Pacific Northwest cities and dates for Bruce Campbell's Hail to the Chin Book Tour! Be sure to keep checking back for more details on these, and other events coming in 2017!
If you'll like to have your event listed at The Shadow Over Portland, just email me at email@example.com and I'll take care of the rest. Not only is getting your event on the site easy, but it's FREE!
And remember, should you attend any of these events, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!
Now, here's the latest edition of the Weekly Update.
Buy tickets NOW!
Tickets are still available for the screening of Interstellar, in GLORIOUS 70mm, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) on April 8. Tickets for the original Tron and the original Ghostbusters have sold out, and I expect Interstellar will sell out as well, so get your tickets NOW! For a link to showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
Feathers and Teeth, a mix of "dark comedy, family drama and fantastical horror," runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage of the Artists Repertory Theatre (1515 SW Morrison St in Portland, OR). A young girl, grieving over her mom's recent death, deals with her father's new girlfriend (her mother's ex-nurse), the boy next door and a few freaky little creatures. This mix of monster tale and revenge tragedy, set in 1978, is "a meaty exploration of grief and obsession." For additional details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Artist Repertory Theatre website.
The new horror film Get Out continues at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) through Thursday, March 30. This has received rave reviews from critics and horror fans alike, and now you have until the end of the month to see it on the big screen. For more details and showtimes, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
Jekyll in Chains, a grunge musical based on the classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale, opens tonight at The Headwaters Theatre (955 NE Farragul St, # 9, in Portland, OR). This world premiere musical, produced by Torchsong Entertainment, is set in 1990's Seattle and features music by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M and others. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The show runs through March 26. For more details, including a link to showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.
You might want to bring a box of tissues with you to The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 East Burnside Street in Portland, OR) as Sci Fi Month presents Tim Burton's modern fable, Edward Scissorhands, to the big screen. Yes, wonders will be seen and tears will flow during this one. The film plays through Thursday, March 23. You'll find showtimes at The Laurelhurst Theater website.
Personal Shopper, described as a ghost story taking place in the fashion underworld of Paris, plays through March 30 at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR). The film stars Kristen Stewart (and NO sparkling vampires), Lars Eidinger and Sigrid Bouaziz, and is presented in English, French and Swedish with English subtitles. Showtimes vary, so check out the Cinema 21 website for more details and advance ticket sales.
Mental Trap Escape Room Game (3855 SW Murray Blvd in Beaverton, OR) presents Escape Blood Forest, The Awakening. You and your friends have one hour to gather the weapons and artifacts needed to escape before your hour is up. Designed for 2 to 6 players, this trap room will be open for a short time and NO ONE is expected to survive this game! Be aware, the game features lifelike gore and decay, loud noises, realistic collapsing buildings and possible dense fog and strobe lights. For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit Mental Trap website.
Please visit the Haunted Attractions page for details on other trap rooms and ghost tours in the Pacific Northwest.
Open Film Submission
NEW LISTING: The third annual Ax Wound Film Festival is accepting submissions. The festival will be held on Saturday, November 19, at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre and Gallery in Brattleboro, VT. All selected filmmakers have the option to be interviewed in the 'zine-style program handed out to all attendees. Submissions will be accepted in any horror sub-genre and must be written and/or directed by women-identified filmmakers. Submissions are accepted through September 1. For more details, including rules, a timeline of registration dates and a link for submitting your film, visit this link.
Please visit the Open Film Submission page for details on other film festival accepting submissions at this time.
Horrific 3: A Night of Horror-Themed Belly Dance, hosted by Tacoma Bellydance, is looking for performers. Acts must be based on horror movies and can not be a themed costume with regular dancing. Strong dance background and well rounded, specific ideas with a story are a must. For more details and an application, visit the Horrific website. The performance takes place on Saturday, January 27 of 2018, in Tacoma, WA (location to be announced). Registration is open until April 25.
Wednesday, March 22
Wow, Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) lives up to it's name tonight with a screening of Las Luchadoras vs. el Medico Asesino (roughly translated by Google: The Woman Wrestlers vs the Killer Doctor). But that's not all, as the film also features ape men, along with a comic relief cop! Oh yeah, that's WEIRD!! The show starts at 9:15 pm and, as always, admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to get in. And on your way into the theater, stop by the concession stand for some snack and beverages to enjoy during the show and to help support The Joy's weekly efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD! Remember, no outside food or drinks are allowed in the theater. This is for your safety, as such behavior can result in a luchadora practicing her wrestling moves on you! For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.
Thursday, March 23
Cloud 9 Comics (2621 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) celebrates its two year anniversary with a huge, all day sale event from 11 am to 7 pm. Head in, buy some stuff, enter the raffle, then head to The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) at 7:30 pm for a screening of Joss Whedon's cult classic Serenity, hosted by Cloud 9 Comics! For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Friday, March 24
Sure, the ending has been spoiled countless times thanks to pop culture, but you don't want to miss Soylent Green on the big screen tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR). Presented by Movies in the Dark and Projekt Records, the film follows a police detective (Charlton Heston) through a dystopian New York City as he investigates a murder that leads to the truth about the only food source available to the masses. The film starts at 9:30 pm. For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
Sci Fi Month at The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 East Burnside Street in Portland, OR) concludes with a high octane finish, George Miller's The Road Warrior (AKA Mad Max 2). If you've never seen this film on the big screen DO NOT miss this! The film plays through Thursday, March 30. Showtime is 9:45 pm daily. Visit The Laurelhurst Theater website for more details.
The Lure, a demented Polish musical about vampire mermaids, plays tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) at 9:20 pm. The film is presented in Polish with English subtitles. Doors open a half hour before showtime. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.
Saturday, March 25
Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap 9: Your Wedding/My Funeral takes place today at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR). Admission is $1 (kids and elders are free) and doors open at noon. Or you can pay $5 for an early bird ticket and get in at 11 am! You can also donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at the event. For more details, and a link to rent table space, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Also at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) today is the return of Comix Thing, starting at 9 pm. Entry to this underground comix show and VHS tape swap is just $1 for all ages. For more details on the event, and information on exhibitor tables, visit the Facebook Event Page.including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.
Sharing space at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) with Comix Thing is the Fifth Annual Gotham A Go Go, Portland's only Batman themed dance party! Swinging 60s music and DANCING starts at 9 pm, with a costume contest at midnight. For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Well, I don't get to write this every day. Geekenders returns to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) with We All Float Down Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King. Yep, I have nothing else to add. The show starts at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm) and you must be 18 or older to attend. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.
Heckle along with the crowd at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) as Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage, screens in Hecklevision tonight at 9:30 pm. Text your riffs on this cheesy film and watch your comments appear on the screen, along with those from others in the audience. For more details, and to purchase advance tickets, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
Horror Happy Hour, a horror filmmaker networking event, takes place today from 2 to 5 pm at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA). Network, pitch ideas and win cheap prizes in trivia rounds. For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Sunday, March 26
Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class presents a Heckle Night screening of the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man, tonight at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA). Tickets are $10 and you must be 21 or older to attend. The show will start at 6:30 pm For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Haunted Nightmare on the Nile (6601 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrance, WA) is hosting The Island of Dr. Moreau Make-up Jam today at 3 pm. You'll have 3 hours to create a head-to-toe animal-hybrid character from the island, with a backstory describing them. Bring along a model and use prosthetic appliances, out of the kit build up, costumes and props to complete your creation. You'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page.
The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder in Portland, OR) opens to the public today from 11 am to 4 pm. For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Monday, March 27
The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a Hayao Miyazaki double feature. Spirited Away starts the evening off at 6:15 pm, followed by Princess Mononoke at 8:50 pm. Tickets for each film are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, or make it a double feature for just $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Minors are welcome in the balcony for both shows (be sure to purchase the "balcony" seating option). The films will be presented in their original Japanese, with English subtitles. For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website (Note: This is a link for Spirited Away, but you can buy advance tickets for either film, or the double feature).
Grindtopia 4: It's the 70's Again! takes place tonight at Hattie's Hat Backroom (5231 Ballard Ave NW in Seattle, WA). The show is presented by Grindtopia and will start around 6 pm. Remember, you must be 21 or older to attend. No further details are available at this time, so check back, or visit the Facebook Event Page, later in the month.
Tuesday, March 28
The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a screening of the insanely violent Shogun Assassin, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at 7:30 pm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR). Compiled from the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films, the resulting movie is little more than 90 minutes of thread bare plot mixed with slashing swords, a weaponized baby carriage, stabbing, dismemberment and geysers of blood! Don't miss this chance to see it on the big screen! For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
Thursday, March 30
Hotel Broslin presents a screening of Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn (AKA The Deadly Spawn) tonight at 9 pm at Obsidian (414 4th Ave E in Olympia, WA). Man, the monster in this film is worth seeing! Admission is free, but bringing a canned food donations for the Thurston County Food Back will enter you in a raffle. Also, the event will feature a buy/sell/trade event full of VHS tapes, DVDs, records and other odd ball items. For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Friday, March 31
Blade Runner: The Final Cut plays tonight at 11:55 pm at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC). Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.
The action classic Raiders of the Lost Ark plays through Wednesday, April 5, at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA). What more do I need to say, other than you shouldn't miss watching this film on the big screen! For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.
Raw, a French-Belgian horror film about a vegetarian college student who becomes a cannibal, opens tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR). This film caused a stir on the festival circuit, as several viewers passed out during the film! Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back, or visit the Cinema 21 website, closer to the opening date.