So check out this week's horror update, as I've got some stuff that will chill your spine better than an arctic blast!
The Funhouse Lounge in Portland, OR, presents the only musical inspired by a Weekly World News headline, Bat Boy: The Musical. A campy production concerning a half-boy, half-bat being, the score mixes rock, gospel and country into a dark, silly and charming musical mix. It is an adult oriented show with mature themes, so keep the kids at home. Tickets range for $15 to $25, depending on the day of the week and whether you purchase at the door or not. The show runs Thursdays to Saturdays through November 29. For more information, and advance ticket purchases, visit The Funhouse Lounge website.
Karloff: A One Person Play will premiere at The Level B Theater Pub (445 High St SE in Salem, OR). The performance starts at 8 pm on November 21 and 22. Tickets are available at this link. For more information on the production, check out the play's Facebook Page, or the Level B Facebook page.
Saturday, November 22
The Historic Capitol Theater in Olympia, WA, is screening How The Grinch Stole Christmas, along with Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas at 11 am today only. Okay, I hate when Christmas comes too early, but I'll get behind any screening of the Chuck Jones holiday classic. The screening is free for kids 12 and under (I'm assuming this refers to chronological age), and $8 for those older yet still young at heart. Check out the link for more information.
Monday, December 1
It's official, V/H/S Viral will screen at The Hollywood Theatre December 1 through 3. No showtimes have been announced, so keep checking back here or visit the theater's website.
Thursday, December 4
Okay, I keep telling everyone that Keep Portland Weird isn't just a slogan taken up by the residents, but a way of life here in the Rose City. And our film critics are weird too.
Yeah, okay, this critic certainly is. But I'm not alone....
The Critic's Choice Film Series opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre with Guillermo del Toro's feature debut, Cronos. Chosen by the Portland Mercury's Erik Henrikson, this film is part vampire, part cursed device and all sorts of amazing. Henrikson will present to introduce the screening, but we horror fans don't need any explanation for the inclusion of del Toro's first feature film on the list. Admission is $8, and the film starts at 7:30 pm. For more information, visit the link.
Roaring back into Portland at The Clinton Street Theater tonight only is the biker/horror/exploitation flick, All Hell Breaks Loose. A man sets out the save the soul of his bride from the clutches of Satanic bikers, no matter how often he has to die. And hey, the film was shot here in the Pacific Northwest. The show starts at 9 pm, and the director will be present after the film for a Q and A session.
Follow these links to my review of the film, and my interview with the director and screenwriter. The show starts at 9 pm, and you'll find more information on the screening at The Clinton Street Theater website.
Friday, December 5
Tonight only, The Hollywood Theatre will screen the Tony Scott's vampire classic, The Hunger. Presented by Portland's Project Records, the film stars David Bowie, Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve and will be presented in glorious 35mm. The film starts at 9:30 pm and you can purchase advanced tickets at The Hollywood Theatre website.
The Fifth Annual Portland Krampus Lauf takes place tonight, the official date of the Krampus Nacht. Revelers can gather at Sewal Crest Park (just west of Hawthrone and 32nd Ave SE), than travel the neighborhood while wassailing and indulging in other forms of merriment, before returning to the Park and taking part in other forms of festive fun. You can visit the Facebook Event Page for more information on this celebration.
And you know more horrific events are coming your way. Check out the Horror Calendar, with events happening well into 2015, and keep checking back at The Shadow Over Portland for updates on all things eerie.
If you have an event you'd like listed here, email me at email@example.com and I'll be sure to included it on the Horror Calendar and in my weekly updates.
And, should you attend any of these events, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!