Saturday, March 28, 2015

Once again, Wednesdays get WEIRD at The Joy Cinema in Tigard, OR!

I wanted to post this earlier, but wasn't clear on what the movie was.  But here's the update on this week's Weird Wednesday offering at The Joy Cinema in Tigard, OR.  Island of the Doomed (AKA Maneater of Hydra), about a mad scientist's blood thirsty plants, will screen at 9 pm on Wednesday, April 1, at 9 pm.

Come on, look at this poster. You know you want to see it!

And local podcasting icon Derek M. Koch will be introducing the film.  As always, he's bringing along some recording equipment, so be sure to say hi and let him get your opinion of the film on a future episode of Monster Kid Radio!

The show starts at 9 pm and admission is free, so be sure to support The Joy Cinema and buy a bunch of snacks from the concession stand.  Oh, and the theater serves beer, so get a pint for the film as well!  You must be 21 or older to attend.  Visit the Monster Kid Radio Crashes... Facebook Event Page, or The Joy Cinema website, for more details.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Despite our sunny weather, The Shadow Over Portland is back online!

Damn, it's bright here in the Northwest.  And while I'm certain the sun will soon be concealed by clouds once again, I'm talking about the fact that I don't have to turn on a light to see anything here at the new office of The Shadow Over Portland.  I have windows (that aren't mostly underground), I have heat and, most importantly, I have WIFI!  So The Shadow Over Portland can continue to update Northwest Horror Fans of all the cool stuff happening this month!!

Let's dive in.

Friday, March 27

Should you be looking for a horror comedy with a bite, head to Cinema 21 in Portland, OR, for What We Do in the Shadows, a comedy about old school vampires dealing with modern world problems, like paying rent and adjusting to new age vampire roommates.  Sounds like the trials of the undead are meshing with the living.  Click on the link for more information and showtimes.


What We Do in the Shadows also plays at the Limelight Cinema (1416 Cornwall Ave in Bellingham, WA) through March 19.  You can find more information and advance ticket sales at the link.


Sasquatch: a Bigfoot themed group show continues at Good: a gallery (4325 N. Mississippi Ave) in Portland, OR through March 29.  You can find more information on at the official website or the Facebook Event Page.  


It Follows continues to play at The Hollywood Theatre and Cinema 21, and opens at The Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA.  The tale of a 19 year old girl stuck with a SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED HAUNTING she is only able to escape by passing the curse to someone else has garnered some great reviews.  So click on The Hollywood Theatre website, the Cinema 21 website, or The Kiggins Theatre website for more information and showtimes.


The Iranian vampire tale, A Girl Walks Home at Night, opens at The Living Room Theater in Portland, OR.  The film shows through Thursday, April 2, at 9:10 pm.  Visit the link for more information.


The Laurelhurst Theater in Portland, OR, will also screen A Girl Walks Home at Night at 6:40 pm through April 2, with matinees at 4:15 pm Friday through Sunday (March 27 through 29).  Please be aware, you must be 21 or older to attend the evening showing.  Visit the link for more information.  


If you're looking for something a bit stranger, The Laurelhurst Theater in Portland, OR, is screening Donnie Darko at 9:35 pm through April 2.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more information, visit the link.

Saturday, March 28

The 13th Annual Vampire's Masquerade Ball takes place at 9 pm at The Melody Ballroom in Portland, OR.  Visit the event webpage or Facebook page for up to date information about ticket sales, lodging and other information.


If your tastes run more towards slimy aliens than vampires, head to The Hollywood Theatre tonight, as the winner of March's This is Your Theater vote, James Cameron's Aliens, WILL BE SCREENED!  Yep, it's past the tipping point, with over 170 tickets sold.  Word to the wise, visit the link and buy your tickets in advance, as last month's film, The Thing, sold out.  Just fair warning.  If you want to be brave, the film starts at 6:30 pm, so get to the theater VERY EARLY!

Sunday, March 29

VHS Uber Alles presents a screening of Frankenhooker at The Highline Bar (210 Broadway E in Seattle, WA) tonight at 6 pm in GLORIOUS VHS!  Admission is free, so spend some money on drinks and food (vegetarian/vegan menu).  Obviously, you must be 21 or older to attend.

Tuesday, March 31

Shock returns to The Tonic Lounge (3100 NE Sandy Ave in Portland, OR) to present a screening of The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Women, featuring Paul Naschy and Gaby Fuchs.  The show opens with films by local horror film directors at 7 pm, with the feature starting at 8 pm.  If you go to the film, be sure to spend some money at the bar and help Shock keep the horror features screening at The Tonic!  Visit the event Facebook Page for more details.

Wednesday, April 1

If you're in the Portland area tonight, head to The Joy Cinema for a screening of Island of the Doomed (AKA Maneater of Hydra), another in a long line of AWESOME Weird Wednesday screenings.  All you need to know about this film is a mad scientist has created BLOOD SUCKING PLANTS!  Hard to resist a movie like that!!  And local podcasting icon Derek M. Koch will be introducing the film.  As always, he's bringing along some recording equipment, so be sure to say hi and let him get your opinion of the film on a future episode of Monster Kid Radio!  The show starts at 9 pm and admission is free, so be sure to support The Joy Cinema and buy a bunch of snacks from the concession stand.  Oh, and the theater serves beer, so get a pint for the film as well!  You must be 21 or older to attend.  Visit the Monster Kid Radio Crashes... Facebook Event Page, or The Joy Cinema website, for more details.

Well, that's what I have for now, but you know I'll keep updating the calendar with all news to keep Northwest Horror Fans quivering with excitement.  So keep staying tuned!

And remember, if you are sponsoring an event that would be of interest to horror fans, send me an email at and I'll be happy to post it on the site.  Oh, and I should mention, it's FREE!  Yep, free advertising, so now you have no excuse to contact The Shadow Over Portland with details about your horror/fantasy/sci fi event.

And, should you attend any of the events listed, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aliens wins this month's vote at The Hollywood Theatre!


Yes, the voters have spoken and, for the second time in two months, The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, will screen a genre film as part of the This Is Your Theater presentation.

James Cameron's Aliens will screen on March 28 at 6:30 pm IF the goal of 100 advance tickets are purchase.  Okay, it's not a horror film, but DAMN!  I saw this film on the big screen back in 1986 and, I have to say, my heart was pounding during most of the film.  Cameron took a horror film to the next level, ditching any attempt to create another space monster loose in a spaceship.  Instead, he gave filmgoers a kick-ass sci fi action flick with enough scares and thrill to keep the adrenaline pumping during the entire second and third act.

Sure, the effects might not be up to current CGI standards, but that doesn't diminish the film's ability to grab you by the throat and keep throttling you during the running time.  Seriously, if you've only seen this film on your home entertainment system, you NEED to see it on the big screen!

Click on the link to purchase advanced tickets and remember, The Thing sold out last month, so an advanced purchase will insure you a seat to the screening!

Monday, March 9, 2015

March This is Your Theater ballot is up for The Hollywood Theatre!

The March ballot for This is Your Theater at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, where patrons vote on which of five films they'd like to see on the big screen, is out.  But you have to vote before this Friday, March 13, so you want to click on this link soon.

This month features the most interesting lineup of genre films I can remember, with Blue Velvet, Repo Man or Aliens.  Any one of these films would be of interest to Horror Fans.  And, just to be complete, the other two films are Annie Hall and Some Like It Hot.

Son now it's time to vote for your choice.  But remember, once a film is selecting, it will screened only after a preset number of advance tickets are purchased.  So, should your choice, or another you're interested in seeing, be chosen on March 13, you need to follow up and purchase a ticket.

Sure, you could wait until the night of the show and try to get a ticket, but last month's screening of John Carpenter's The Thing did sell out, leaving a few people out of luck.  So even if the movie reached the preset number, buy your ticket in advance so you are guaranteed admission.

Here's hoping for another genre feature in The Hollywood this month!

Monday, March 2, 2015

The upcoming Living Dead Horror Convention website and Facebook page are live! And guests are being announced for CthulhuCon PDX!

The Living Dead Horror Convention website and Facebook page are now up and running.  The sites don't have much information on guests yet, but offer a few tantalizing hints as to who might be showing up.

The convention opens on Friday, November 13, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.  Keep checking back at the links above for more information.

CthulhuCon PDX, coming to the Crowne Plaza in Portland, OR, on April 25 and 26, has announced that S.T. Joshi, Leeman Kessler (Ask Lovecraft), Wilum Pugmire, Adam Scott Glancy, Leslie S. Klinger, Kenneth Hite, Keith Baker, William Farmer, David Barker, Liv Rainey-Smith and Alan M. Clark will be in attendance.  More guest announcements to follow, so check out the con's Facebook Page for up to date information and advance ticket sales.

Or, just keep reading The Shadow Over Portland!  I'll be sure to post updates for both events as I receive them!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Casting call for the horror film The Cemetery People

Ladies, Frenetic Films is looking for the lead actress in their latest film.

The creative team behind All Hell Breaks Loose is planning their latest film, The Cemetery People, where Mormon zombies arise and attack a group of college students.  The film is looking to replace it's lead actress, playing the character Buzz.  No nudity is required for the role, but remember, the company is looking for someone to play a college student.  You can read more about the film at the Indiegogo site.  And, should you want to drop a few bucks on the project, take a look at the perks available.

Auditions will be held this Friday, from 9 am to noon at The Clinton Street Theater in Portland, OR.  Should you have any questions, send a message on the Frenetic Films Production Facebook page.

The Shadow Over Portland will keep you posted should other auditions be held in the future.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Advanced screening of The Lazarus Effect tomorrow night

The Lazarus Effect previews tomorrow night at Century Clackamas Town Center and XD (12000 SE 82nd Ave. in Portland) at 7 pm.  The film deals with a group of researchers that discover a way to bring the dead back to life.  I mean, what could go wrong with that?

As it's a horror film from the studio behind for The Purge and Insidious, you know the answer.

Follow the link for details and be sure to arrive early, as seating is limited.