TWO FREAKING MONTHS AWAY?!?!? May Cthulhu drive me insane, rather than spend another moment in this blistering heat. Oh, and the Congressman who brought a snowball into the chambers to prove climate change is a hoax, I hope he can fly out here and explain the above average temperatures. At least until Cthulhu rises from R'lyeh and and shows his ass what cosmic climate horror is all about...
Oh, I'm ranting again. Well, despite the heat, I'm still dedicated to delivering the genre news Pacific Northwest fans can use, so here's your update...
What We Do in the Shadows continues to sink its teeth into fans at Cinema 21 in Portland, OR. Though the theater's website keeps advising the movie will end soon, this group of vampires trying to navigate the modern world keeps coming back for more! Visit the Cinema 21 website for more details.
Closer to God, a cloning horror story, opens at The Clinton Street Theater through Sunday, July 5. Check out The Clinton Street Theater website for more details and showtimes.
1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory certainly has some chilling moments and a much darker tone than the Tim Burton remake. And the chicken bit in the tunnel will freak some youngsters out, just so you know. But it's a great film for creepy families and you can check it out on the big screen July 4 and 5 at The Hollywood Theatre and through the Laurelhurst Theater from July 3 in Portland, OR. Ticket prices vary for the 3 and 7 pm showings at The Hollywood, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website. Also, the Laurelhurst offers adult only viewings, as well as all ages showing on Sunday, July 5. Check out the Laurelhurst Theater website for showtimes through July 9.
And you can catch a screening of it for free at Wilkes Park (NE 154th Couch Ct.) in Portland, OR, at dusk.
Sunday, July 5
Most outdoor movies tend to be family friendly, but Cartopia (1201 SE Hawthorne Blvd) in Portland, OR, is aiming for a different crowd, as tonight's screening of American Psycho shows. And it's followed by an episode of Twin Peaks (note: episodes have screening since May, so you might be a bit behind).
As expected, the screening starts after the sun is down. Still, get there early and partake in some of the food served at Cartopia! Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details.
Friday, July 10
Brian DePalma's take on the classic tale of a mad musician and his protege, Phantom of the Paradise, plays through July 11 at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR. This is a digital restoration, and will look amazing on the big screen. For more information and advance ticket sales, visit the link.
Friday Night Fright Club presents George Romero's zombie classic, Dawn of the Dead, tonight at 9 pm at The Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave. SE in Olympia, WA). Social commentary, gut wrenching effects by Tom Savini and the chance to see it all on the big screen. What more do I need to say? Check out the The Olympia Film Society website for more details.