Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The last Weekly Update in May has plenty of great events for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans, but even more is on the way!


The downside to taking a vacation is having to catch up on all the things you missed while you were gone.  And it's been a busy couple of days at The Shadow Over Portland office, as I've been working to get all the amazing Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy events coming to the Pacific Northwest in May.  While it might have cost me a few grey hairs, I think I've got everything on the site in time for this edition of the Weekly Update.

Thank the genre lords, I think I got them all!
Wait, what do you mean you found something else?
NOOOOO!

In this edition of the Weekly Update, you'll find details on how you can become a Patron of Horror at the Portland Horror Film Festival, find some great live theater events in Portland, OR, and Lakewood, WA, get details on the Seattle International Film Festival genre offerings and SO MUCH MORE!

Getting caught up with all the May events means I haven't had much time to work on all the events happening in June, and later in the year.  So be sure to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar for some truly amazing films, stage events and conventions coming to the Pacific Northwest.  I hope to have the calendar updated by the end of the weekend, so get your day planner of choice ready!

If you want to make sure your event is listed on The Shadow Over Portland, all you need to do is email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with all the details and promotional artwork, and I'll take care of the rest.  Best of all, getting your event listed on the site is FREE, so you don't need to worry about being billed for reaching hundreds of Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans across the Pacific Northwest.

And please help spread the word.  If you attend any of the events listed here, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!

Playing This Week

The Endless, the story of two brothers revisiting the UFO death cult they left a decade earlier, opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  At this time, the film will run through Thursday, May 24.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Get your ass to The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR), as the theater ends it's near three month run of sci fi films with Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The film plays through Thursday, May 24.  Visit the Academy Theater website later for showtimes.

Buy Tickets Now

The Portland Horror Film Festival is selling Patron of Horror ticket packages for the 2018 festival through May 31.  The package includes a pass to all four days of the festival, an exclusive "Bonemask" t-shirt, an exclusive Hand of Glory wooden talisman and more!  Check out the details at the link.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has announced two more screenings of the 50th anniversary print of 2001: A Space Odyssey with screenings of the film in GLORIOUS 70mm on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm.  Visit the Hollywood Theatre website for advance ticket sales.

May, 2018
Wednesday, May 23

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Spanish gothic horror fable Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil at 9:30 pm tonight and on Sunday, May 27, at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the cult classic Highlander, with Seattle's DJ NicFit re-imagining the soundtrack with an all Queen playlist, at 6:30 pm tonight at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) takes on an international flair with a screening of 1967's Dracula in Pakistan.  This remake of Hammer's Horror of Dracula is Pakistan's first horror film and is presented in Urdu with English subtitles.  The show starts at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  And don't forget to visit the concession stand for some tasty treats and beverages before the show, to support The Joy's continuing efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD!!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, May 24

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Sci-Fi Western Prospect at 4 pm tonight at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA), and at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 30 at the Shoreline (16101 Greenwood Ave N in Shoreline, WA).  Writers/Directors Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell are scheduled to attend all three screenings.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Friday, May 25

Local podcast The Horror Aisle hosts another edition of the Frightmare on Main Street series at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) tonight at 9:30 pm.  Head in for crowd participation, games, prizes and tonight's feature, Wes Craven's Scream.  Tickets are $10.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Kiggins Theatre website.

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) ends three months of Sci Fi with the anime feature Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.  The film runs through Thursday, May 31.  Visit the Academy Theater website later for showtimes.

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Torchsong Entertainment presents the world premier of an original rock musical comedy, Sanguine Academy.  Taking place at a school for vampires, the story takes place as werewolves are being integrated into the student body and shallow party vamp Ellie must help the nerdy Miles, whom she sired after a night of debauchery.  The production features an original rock score with a live band.  The show runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 3 at The Headwaters Theatre (55 NE Farragut St, #4, in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Lakewood Playhouse (5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd in Lakewood, WA) presents the musical Little Shop of Horrors on stage tonight through June 24th.  For showtimes and tickets, visit the Lakewood Playhouse website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents Blade, starring Wesley Snipe as a half-vampire, half-mortal protector of humanity, tonight at 11:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the UK film The Devil's Doorway, a tale of sadism and Satanism in a convent, at 11:55 pm tonight at the SIFF Cinema Eqyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA) and at 9:30 pm on Saturday, May 26, at AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine St in Seattle, WA).  Writer/Director Aislinn Clarke is scheduled to appear at both screenings.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Saturday, May 26

The 16th Vampire's Masquerade Ball is schedule to take place this evening.  Advance tickets and further details are now available.  Check either the official website or the Facebook Event Page.

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Anna Biller's gorgeous tribute to 1960's Technicolor films, The Love Witch, screens at 9:30 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park in Portland, OR).  The film is presented by the Northwest Film Center.  For more details and advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE:  The screening will be in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Don't miss this chance to see this film the way it should be seen!!

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Tacoma's mini-horror con, Destiny City Freakycon IV, hosted by Destiny City Comics (218 St Helens Ave in Tacoma, WA), takes place today from 4 to 8 pm.  The event ends with a screening of Manos Returns tonight at 11 pm (see listing below).  More details about the con are coming, so keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page as details become available.

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Manos Returns to the Pacific Northwest tonight at 11 pm, as Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S. Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) and Destiny city Comics presents the sequel to Manos, The Hands of Fate, complete with a meet and greet with Jackey Ray Neyman Jones, Debbie in both films!  Director Tonja Atomic, director of photography Joe Sherlock (of Skullface Astronaut) and Rachel Jackson (creator of Manos: Hands of Felt) will also be in attendance.  The screening is part of Destiny City Freakycon IV, Tacoma's mini-horror con.  For more details on this screening and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, May 27

ParanormalPub at the McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub 1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) presents Evidence for Soul Survival tonight at 7 pm.  Paranormal educator Neil McNeill draws on sources from religions and folklore to cutting-edge theories and experiments in parapsychology and neuroscience the search of the answer to the ultimate question of if life continues after life.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class presents a special Heckle Night screening of the 1988 remake of The Blob at 7 pm at the Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including ticket prices and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen an English dubbed version of the anime classic Spirited Away today at 1:45 pm.  for more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen Alex Garland's Annihilation tonight at b:45 pm.  for more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Animation Festival presents Fantastic Worlds:  Sci Fi and Fantasy at 3:30 pm today at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, May 28

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents Zombillenium, a French animated film about a Halloween themed amusement park staffed by the creatures of the night, at 11 am today, 4 pm on Wedensday, June 6, and 11 am on Saturday, June 9, at the SIFF Cinema Eqyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents Blue My Mind, a fantasy film about adolescent transformation from Switzerland.  The film will screen at 8:30 pm tonight at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Swedish Rankin/Bass-style stop motion feature Moomins and the Winter Wonderland at 1 pm today at the Shoreline (16101 Greenwood Ave N in Shoreline, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Tuesday, May 29

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) celebrates the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey with screenings of the film in GLORIOUS 70mm through Sunday, June 3.  All screenings have sold out. 

NOTE: Two more screenings of this film have been added on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm.  Visit the Hollywood Theatre website for advance ticket sales.

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Horror Brew Pub Quiz! takes place at 7:30 pm tonight at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Gather up at team and try to take home one of two gift certificates, and see if you win some sweet horror prizes in the raffle.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, May 30

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Mexican horror film Tigers Are Not Afraid at 9:30 pm tonight at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Writer/Director Aislinn Clarke is scheduled to appear.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Thursday, May 31

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents A Rough Draft, a Russian film about a videogame designer recruited to be the gatekeeper of a multi-dimensional portal, at 8:30 pm tonight at Shoreline (16101 Greenwood Ave N (Building 1600 in Shoreline, WA) and at 9:15 pm on Friday, June 1, and 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 2 at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

June, 2018
Friday, June 1
The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) celebrates the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey with screenings of the film in GLORIOUS 70mm through Sunday, June 3.  All screenings have sold out. 

NOTE: Two more screenings of this film have been added on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm.  Visit the Hollywood Theatre website for advance ticket sales.
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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Austrian horror anthology The Field Guide to Evil at 11:59 pm tonight at SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA) and at 9:30 pm on Monday, June 4, at the SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Saturday, June 2

The Lilac City Comicon has announce the dates for 2018.  The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.  Visit the Lilac City Comicon website for more details and advance ticket sales.

UPDATE: Lou Ferigno (The Incredible Hulk) and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II) is scheduled to appear.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the German film  Hagazussa - A Heathern's Curse, at 9 pm tonight at the SIFF Cinema Eqyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA) and at 9:15 pm on Saturday, June 9 and 9:30 pm on Tuesday, June 5, at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents ★, a cosmic tapestry cut together from over a century of film starscapes, at 6 pm tonight 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 3, at the SIFF Film Center (305 Harrison St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Sunday, June 3

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents The Bottomless Bag, a Russian version of Kurosawa's Rashomon, at 8:30 pm tonight at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA), and at 4:30 pm on Monday, June 4, at the AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents Automata, a sci-fi noir about a hard-boiled detective and his robot sidekick, at 6:30 pm today at the SIFF Cinema Eqyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA), and at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 5, at the AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Friday, May 18, 2018

You'll find details on the additional screenings of the 70mm print of 2001 in Portland, SIFF genre offerings, Manos Returns comes to Tacoma and more in this edition of the Weekly Update!


Well, I'm back from the land of Gillmen and Alligator People and ready to get back to work at The Shadow Over Portland.  I was a bit too busy during my vacation to get last week's edition out, but the Weekly Update is back and full of all the great Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy films, conventions and stage events taking place in the Pacific Northwest.

You have to be careful around bodies of water
in the Sunshine State.

To start, Weird Elephant at the Grand Cinema brings Manos Returns to Tacoma, WA, The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, has added two more screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey in GLORIOUS 70mm, and the Seattle International Film Festival starts this weekend and the genre offerings look AMAZING!  Check it all out down below.

Don't forget to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar for continuing SIFF genre offerings, and more events coming later in the year and into 2019! 

Remember, if you want your event added to the site, just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll take care of the rest.  Best of all, listings on the site are FREE!

And please help spread the word.  If you attend any of the events listed below, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!

Playing This Week

The Endless, the story of two brothers revisiting the UFO death cult they left a decade earlier, opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  At this time, the film will run through Thursday, May 24.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Say his name three times and you'll be haunted by the ghost with the most!  Tim Burton's classic Beetlejuice plays at the McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) through Sunday, May 20, in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.  Showtimes and a link for advance ticket sales are available at the Facebook Event Page  or the Mission Theater website

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Get your ass to The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR), as the theater ends it's near three month run of sci fi films with Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The film plays through Thursday, May 24.  Visit the Academy Theater website later for showtimes.

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The McMenamins 19th Annual UFO Festival takes place through Saturday, May 19, at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville (310 NE Evans St in McMinnville, OR).  For more details, including events, speakers and advance ticket sales and lodging, visit the UFO Fest website.  You can keep up to date on events at the Facebook Event Page.

Buy Tickets Now

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has announced two more screenings of the 50th anniversary print of 2001: A Space Odyssey with screenings of the film in GLORIOUS 70mm on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm.  Visit the Hollywood Theatre website for advance ticket sales.

May, 2018
Friday, May 18

Friday Night Frights brings the Director's Cut of Alien to the Blue Mouse Theater (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  Celebrate a belated MU-TH-ER Day with a monstrous movie, complete with a horror trivia contest featuring prizes from great local sponsors!  Admission is only $6.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Get your ass to The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR), as the theater ends it's near three month run of sci fi films with Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The film plays through Thursday, May 24.  Visit the Academy Theater website later for showtimes.

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David Lynch's Eraserhead comes to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver,  BC) at 11:30 pm.  Part of the Friday Night Late Movie program, this film is jawdropping on the big screen, so don't miss out.  For mroe details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the French rape revenge film Revenge at 11:55 pm tonight at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Mexican horror film Tigers Are Not Afraid at 9 pm tonight at the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) and at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, May 30, at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Writer/Director Aislinn Clarke is scheduled to appear at both screenings.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Saturday, May 19

Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents War-Gods of the Deep (AKA City Under the Sea), starring Vincent Price, Tab hunter and Susan Hart, at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Ray Harryhausen's classic fantasy film, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, will screen at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  I shouldn't need to say anything more except DO NOT MISS THIS ON THE BIG SCREEN!  Presented by the Northwest Film Center, the film plays at 2 pm today and tomorrow.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Horrorfest, a celebration of macabre filmmakers from across the greater Pacific Northwest, takes place at 7 pm tonight at the Capitol Theater (206 E Fifth Ave in Olympia, WA).  For a list of films, ranging from a feature to several shorts, and guest appearing on the panel, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents Blue My Mind, a fantasy film about adolescent transformation from Switzerland.  The film will screen at 8 pm tonight at the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) and at 8:30 pm on Monday, May 28 at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Swedish Rankin/Bass-style stop motion feature Moomins and the Winter Wonderland at 1 pm today at the Majestic Bay (2044 NW Market St in Seattle, WA), at 1:30 pm on Sunday, May 20, at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA), and at 1 pm on Monday, May 28 at the Shoreline (16101 Greenwood Ave N in Shoreline, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Sci-Fi Western Prospect at 9 pm tonight at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA), at 4 pm on Thursday, May 24, at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA), and at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 30 at the Shoreline (16101 Greenwood Ave N in Shoreline, WA).  Writers/Directors Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell are scheduled to attend all three screenings.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Monday, May 21

The Portland Horror Film Festival presents Satanic Panic Night: Asylum of Satan and Special Guests at 7:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The event includes a rare big screen presentation of 1972's Asylum of Satan, Satanic Short Films, Ghoulish Giveaways and MORE!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Tuesday, May 22

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a screening of Lucio Fulci's Gates of Hell (AKA City of the Living Dead) in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales (strongly recommended), visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Wednesday, May 23

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the Spanish gothic horror fable Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil at 9:30 pm tonight and on Sunday, May 27, at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the cult classic Highlander, with Seattle's DJ NicFit re-imagining the soundtrack with an all Queen playlist, at 6:30 pm tonight at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Friday, May 25

Local podcast The Horror Aisle hosts another edition of the Frightmare on Main Street series at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) tonight at 9:30 pm.  Head in for crowd participation, games, prizes and tonight's feature, Wes Craven's Scream.  Tickets are $10.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Kiggins Theatre website.

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) ends three months of Sci Fi with the anime feature Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.  The film runs through Thursday, May 31.  Visit the Academy Theater website later for showtimes.

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Torchsong Entertainment presents the world premier of an original rock musical comedy, Sanguine Academy.  Taking place at a school for vampires, the story takes place as werewolves are being integrated into the student body and shallow party vamp Ellie must help the nerdy Miles, whom she sired after a night of debauchery.  The production features an original rock score with a live band.  The show runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 3 at The Headwaters Theatre (55 NE Farragut St, #4, in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Lakewood Playhouse (5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd in Lakewood, WA) presents the musical Little Shop of Horrors on stage tonight through June 24th.  For showtimes and tickets, visit the Lakewood Playhouse website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents Blade, starring Wesley Snipe as a half-vampire, half-mortal protector of humanity, tonight at 11:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents the UK film The Devil's Doorway, a tale of sadism and Satanism in a convent, at 11:55 pm tonight at the SIFF Cinema Eqyptian (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA) and at 9:30 pm on Saturday, May 26, at AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine St in Seattle, WA).  Writer/Director Aislinn Clarke is scheduled to appear at both screenings.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

Saturday, May 26

The 16th Vampire's Masquerade Ball is schedule to take place this evening.  Advance tickets and further details are now available.  Check either the official website or the Facebook Event Page.

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Anna Biller's gorgeous tribute to 1960's Technicolor films, The Love Witch, screens at 9:30 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park in Portland, OR).  The film is presented by the Northwest Film Center.  For more details and advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE:  The screening will be in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Don't miss this chance to see this film the way it should be seen!!

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Tacoma's mini-horror con, Destiny City Freakycon IV, hosted by Destiny City Comics (218 St Helens Ave in Tacoma, WA), takes place today from 4 to 8 pm.  The event ends with a screening of Manos Returns tonight at 11 pm (see listing below).  More details about the con are coming, so keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page as details become available.

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Manos Returns to the Pacific Northwest tonight at 11 pm, as Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S. Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) and Destiny city Comics presents the sequel to Manos, The Hands of Fate, complete with a meet and greet with Jackey Ray Neyman Jones, Debbie in both films!  Director Tonja Atomic, director of photography Joe Sherlock (of Skullface Astronaut) and Rachel Jackson (creator of Manos: Hands of Felt) will also be in attendance.  The screening is part of Destiny City Freakycon IV, Tacoma's mini-horror con.  For more details on this screening and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, May 27

ParanormalPub at the McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub 1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) presents Evidence for Soul Survival tonight at 7 pm.  Paranormal educator Neil McNeill draws on sources from religions and folklore to cutting-edge theories and experiments in parapsychology and neuroscience the search of the answer to the ultimate question of if life continues after life.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.