Friday, July 12, 2019

Sorry for tardiness of this edition of the Weekl Update, but you'll find it worth the wait!


Well, I had plans to get the Weekly Update out earlier, but life got in the way.  My cell phone's battery was all but dead and I needed to replace it, I had to go out a pick up a MacBook someone was giving to me on an extended loan, and the day job just kept eating away at my free time and energy.  Working in a kitchen during the summer months will drain you, as you feel you're working in a humid swamp most of the time.

It might be more tolerable if the dress code was a bit more relaxed.
Damn the need to wear pants and a shirt!

But I hope you find the wait worth your time, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans, as this edition of the Weekly Update is full of great movies, markets, stage events and MORE! 

And if you doubt things could get better, head over to the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, so you can plan out the next few months without missing anything!  And remember, I'm updating it every few days, so keep checking back.

I've also got a few new ideas for The Shadow Over Portland, if I can smooth out some of the details, so stay tuned for some exciting news coming soon!

As for coming events, it's never too early to start planning for THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!  So if you have a genre themed event coming in October, or any time in 2019, you can advertise it for FREE on the site.  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and promotional artwork, and I'll post it ASAP.

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!

Now Showing 


The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continues with screenings of the Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest in GLORIOUS 35mm and James Cameron's classic The Terminator through Thursday, July 18.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The latest horror film from Ari Aster (Hereditary), Midsommar, opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film is currently scheduled to run until Thursday, July 18.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) will screen the star studded zombie movie The Dead Don't Die through Thursday, July 18.  For announcements about showtimes, and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Cinema 21 website.

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Jim Jarmusch's star-studded zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die through Thursday, July 18.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The stage production of Wicked opens today at the Keller Auditorium (222 SW Clay St in Portland, OR).  The show runs through July 26.  Details and advance ticket sales have yet to be posted, so check back at the Portland'5 Center for the Arts website later in the year.

UPDATE: Tickets are available NOW at the wickedmusicaltix website.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details, including how to win tickets to the show.

Fundraiser News

Horrific 5: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance has launched a Indiegogo fundraiser for their January 2020 performance in Tacoma, WA.  The show features local Pacific Northwest talent, as well as a featured dancer from "lands afar."  Every act represents a horror film as an epic dance story.  If you live in the area, you can pick up general admission or VIP tickets, or add on a shirt or hoodie for a bit more.  But if you are unable to attend the event, you can pick up a t-shirt, a tank top, or a hoodie to wear anywhere.  The fundraiser runs through August 8, 2019.  Check out the Indiegogo link for a list of perks and how you can support an amazing local horror themed event.  And you'll find details about the event by scrolling down the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar page.

Disclosure Time: Any fundraising event I post on the site, I fully support and have contributed to.

Film Festival Submissions

The 11th Annual GuignolFest: 3-Day Horror Movie Contest is signing up teams now!  For more details, visit the Facebook Page or the GuignolFest website.

July, 2019

Friday, July 12


Urban Unglued Dark Market heads to the Pacific Day festival for Dark in the Park 2019.  The market will set up at Pacific City Park (600 3rd Ave SE in Pacific, WA) for three days of selling the best gothic, dark, monster themed items, costumes and MORE!  The event opens at 4 pm on Friday, 11 am on Saturday and Sunday.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continues with screenings of the Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest in GLORIOUS 35mm and James Cameron's classic The Terminator through Thursday, July 18.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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In partnership with Chocolate Pursuits, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory tonight at 7pm in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Every guest will receive a treat from Ranger Chocolate and be entered to win one of five spectacular "Golden Ticket" prizes.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the Indiana Jones Trilogy (like me, the Rio is pretending the fourth film never happened) tonight starting at 6:20 pm.  It's all Indy, all night!  Stay for your favorite, or catch all three for one low price!!  AND come in costume for the contest!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, July 13

The Hollywood Theatre and Oregon State Parks presents a screening of the classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, outdoors at L. L. Stub Stewart State Park (in Buxton, OR), at the Hilltop location.  The film starts at dusk and will be followed by a star-viewing party hosted by Rose City Astromoners.  Admission is FREE!  For more details, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours (102 Cherry St in Seattle, WA) presents a Celebrity Ghost Hunt with Patrick Doyle.  Doyle, a paranormal researcher, actor and author, will lead a group into underground locations.  The event starts at 10 pm and group size is limited to 25, so get your ticket soon.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, July 14

The Northwest Film Center will screen Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise at 7 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the NWFC website.

Monday, July 15

The Reel Classics series at the Yelm Cinemas (210 Prairie Park St SE in Yelm, WA) will screen the ultimate summer blockbuster, Jaws, tonight at 6 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the star studded zombie movie The Dead Don't Die tonight and tomorrow at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, July 16

Summer Camp - Camp Netflicks and Chill comes to The Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand in Portland, OR) tonight at 8 pm, featuring several performers bringing your favorite characters to life on stage!  General admission is $13 in advance, $15 at the door, or show up dressed as your favorite show character, or in your Summer Camp shirt, and get in for just $10.  For more details, including a list of performers, information on VIP tickets and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, July 17

Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will be showing WEIRD as The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monster!  A rip-off of the Bowery Boys series of films, this feature was often used as part of a "spook show" screening, with "real live monsters" running through the theater.  Don't know if The Joy has anything like that planned, but it would be AWESOME if it happened!  Showtime is 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  And be sure to stop at the concession stand for some tasty treats and beverages before the show!  For more details, or to see if the film's title is announced, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Friday, July 19

The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continues with screenings of the fantasy classic The Neverending Story and musical remake of Little Shop of Horrors through Thursday, July 25.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) celebrates the 50th anniversary of man's landing on the moon with a screening of Duncan Jones' Moon, starring Sam Rockwell, in GLORIOUS 35mm.  The film starts at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind tonight at 10:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Friday Night Frights presents the Tobe Hooper's cult classic Eaten Alive at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  As always, expect some giveaways!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, July 20

The Pride Film Series at The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) presents the erotic vampire film The Hunger tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Wyrd War's Summer Bummer Double Feature takes place at 7:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  First up is 1980's Without Warning, featuring Jack Palance, Martin Landau and Kevin Peter Hall as the alien hunter (seven years before he meneanced Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator), followed by 1977's Satan's Cheerleaders (do you really need to know anything other than the title?).  Director Greydon Clark will be in attendance to discuss both films and 30 years of independent filmmaking.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Family Pictures series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Ray Harryhausen's amazing fantasy Jason and the Argonauts in GLORIOUS 35mm at 2 pm today and tomorrow.  If you've only seen this on a home theater system, DO NOT MISS OUT!  The battle with the six Children of the Hydra's Teeth is breath-taking on the big screen!!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will host the Alien and Aliens Double Creature Feature tonight starting at 8 pm.  You can catch either Ridley Scott's creepy horror classic or James Cameron's action packed follow up, or watch both for one low price!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, July 21

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen Stanley Kubrick's sci fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey tonight at 5:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen Andrei Tarkosky's sci fi classic Solaris tonight at 9 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

I'm back from my vacation and ready to get the Weekly Update back on track!


Sorry I missed last week, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans, but I was on vacation for nine days and never pulled my computer out of my backpack.  I thought I might be able to get a Weekly Update out last Wednesday, but I just never found the time.

While my vacation ended in Florida with a visit to my father last week, I spent the first four days in Mars, PA, at the Monster Bash and had a great time!  I met a lot of people I've known only online or talked with on Monster Kid Radio, reconnected with a few other people, spent enough in the vendor room to make my wallet scream for mercy, and had more fun than I thought was possible!!

And I got to meet Martine Beswick AND Veronica Carlson.
Thank Cthulhu an AED device was nearby, as my heart STOPPED
after these photos were shot!

I'll post more on the Bash later, but for now, let's get to the Weekly Update, which is full of great movies, conventions, markets and MORE, which should keep you busy over the next few days!  You'll also find details on how you can support Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance (taking place in Tacoma, WA, next January) and information on submitting a team to compete in the 11th Annual GuignolFest this October in Portland, OR.

And you'll want to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, as I've spent the past few days adding a lot of great events coming to the Northwest later this year.  New additions include some great genre films heading to the Yelm Cinemas in August, silent horror and sci fi films coming to The Hollywood Theatre in September, October and late November,  the latest from VHS Uber Alles and MUCH MORE!  I'll be adding more as details become available, so keep checking back!!

If you'd like to have your event posted on the site, just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and promotional artwork, and I'll do the rest!  Best of all, you'll be able to reach hundreds of Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans for FREE!!

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!

Now Showing

The latest horror film from Ari Aster (Hereditary), Midsommar, opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film is currently scheduled to run until Thursday, July 11.  Be advised, the screening on Tuesday, July 2, has SOLD OUT.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Once again, The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) is screening a couple of classics this week as part of the Summer Repertory Series.  You can catch Jim Henson's dark fantasy, The Dark Crystal, or the Universal classic Creature from the Black Lagoon through Wednesday, July 3.  Oh, and Creature will be screening in GLORIOUS 35mm AND 3D!  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) will screen the star studded zombie movie The Dead Don't Die through Thursday, July 4.  For announcements about showtimes, and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Cinema 21 website.

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Jim Jarmusch's star-studded zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die through Thursday, July 11.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The musical Wicked comes to the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St in Seattle, WA) tonight.  The production runs through July 7.  For more details and a link to ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Fundraiser News

Horrific 5: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance has launched a Indiegogo fundraiser for their January 2020 performance in Tacoma, WA.  The show features local Pacific Northwest talent, as well as a featured dancer from "lands afar."  Every act represents a horror film as an epic dance story.  If you live in the area, you can pick up general admission or VIP tickets, or add on a shirt or hoodie for a bit more.  But if you are unable to attend the event, you can pick up a t-shirt, a tank top, or a hoodie to wear anywhere.  The fundraiser runs through August 8, 2019.  Check out the Indiegogo link for a list of perks and how you can support an amazing local horror themed event.  And you'll find details about the event by scrolling down the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar page.

Any fundraising event I post on the site, I fully support and have contributed to.

Film Festival Submissions

The 11th Annual GuignolFest: 3-Day Horror Movie Contest is signing up teams now!  For more details, visit the Facebook Page or the GuignolFest website.

July, 2019

Wednesday, July 3

I don't have a title for this week's Weird Wednesday film at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR), but is said to be the "definitive documentary on the mythical Bigfoot."  You'll find out the title of the film tonight at 9:15 pm!  Admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  And be sure to stop at the concession stand before the film for some tasty treats and beverages.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

UPDATE: The movie is The Mysterious Monsters, a documentary hosted by Peter Graves.

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Just in time for July 4th, the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the ultimate summer blockbuster, Jaws, starting at 6:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, July 5

The Olympia Film Society and Lloyd Arkestra presents the silent classic The Lost World at 8 pm at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  The presentation is part of the Screen Scores series.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continues with screenings of the anime classic Princess Mononoke, and the sci fi comedy Back to the Future through Thursday, July 11.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall St in Portland, OR) will screen the original, feature film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in GLORIOUS 35mm today, tomorrow and Sunday.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Get ready for the Big Bug Hunt as The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers back to the big screen.  Would you like to know more?  Check out The Joy Cinema website later in the week for showtimes and more details.

Sunday, July 7

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen a 4K remastered version of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal tonight at 6:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen Andrei Tarkovsky's post-apocalyptic film Stalker tonight at 9 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, July 8

The Northwest Film Center presents Lamberto Bava's intoxicating, insane film about a cursed screening, Demons, at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm and in GLORIOUS 35mm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, July 10

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) brings The Gentlemen Hecklers back to take on The NeverEnding Story tonight at 9:30 pm.  Yep, you read that right.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen David Lynch's Dune tonight at 6:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, July 11

The stage production of Wicked opens today at the Keller Auditorium (222 SW Clay St in Portland, OR).  The show runs through July 26.  Details and advance ticket sales have yet to be posted, so check back at the Portland'5 Center for the Arts website later in the year.

UPDATE: Tickets are available NOW at the wickedmusicaltix website.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details, including how to win tickets to the show.

Friday, July 12

Urban Unglued Dark Market heads to the Pacific Day festival for Dark in the Park 2019.  The market will set up at Pacific City Park (600 3rd Ave SE in Pacific, WA) for three days of selling the best gothic, dark, monster themed items, costumes and MORE!  The event opens at 4 pm on Friday, 11 am on Saturday and Sunday.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continues with screenings of the Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest in GLORIOUS 35mm and James Cameron's classic The Terminator through Thursday, July 18.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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In partnership with Chocolate Pursuits, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory tonight at 7pm in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Every guest will receive a treat from Ranger Chocolate and be entered to win one of five spectacular "Golden Ticket" prizes.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the Indiana Jones Trilogy (like me, the Rio is pretending the fourth film never happened) tonight starting at 6:20 pm.  It's all Indy, all night!  Stay for your favorite, or catch all three for one low price!!  AND come in costume for the contest!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, July 13

The Hollywood Theatre and Oregon State Parks presents a screening of the classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, outdoors at L. L. Stub Stewart State Park (in Buxton, OR), at the Hilltop location.  The film starts at dusk and will be followed by a star-viewing party hosted by Rose City Astromoners.  Admission is FREE!  For more details, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours (102 Cherry St in Seattle, WA) presents a Celebrity Ghost Hunt with Patrick Doyle.  Doyle, a paranormal researcher, actor and author, will lead a group into underground locations.  The event starts at 10 pm and group size is limited to 25, so get your ticket soon.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, July 14

The Northwest Film Center will screen Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise at 7 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the NWFC website.

Monday, July 15

The Reel Classics series at the Yelm Cinemas (210 Prairie Park St SE in Yelm, WA) will screen the ultimate summer blockbuster, Jaws, tonight at 6 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.