Wednesday, December 13, 2017

If you need a break from the holiday cheer, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans, you'll find some great ideas here!


Yes, it's almost Christmas and you might be feeling a bit Grinchy right about now.  After the MONTHS of reminders to be merry and purchase lots of gifts, you might wish you could stop the day from coming.  Or at least get it over with right away.

Oh yeah, we've all thought about the end of the holiday season.
And we've all shared the same smile.

But the rest of the month doesn't have to be so trying, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans.  Check out this edition of the Weekly Update for all the cool ways you can hide from the holidays for a while, or at least put a geeky spin on them.

If you still have some holiday shopping, check out Geek the Halls 2017 in Portland, OR and the Oddmall:Emporium of the Weird - Holiday Show for geeky, unusual and unique items from local artists.  You still have plenty of chances to snag a picture with Krampus at several different locations.  Oh, and check out the Haunted Attraction Page for Krampus themed houses!

On the movie side of things, tonight is Weird Wednesday in Tigard, OR, with a film featuring Sonny Chiba battling a bunch of fishmen!  More aquatic horrors hit theaters on Friday, as The Shape of Water opens in time for the award season. The Church of Film is serving up some Christmas Ghost Stories In Portland, OR.  And Vancouver, BC, will have a howling good time at the WolfCop double feature.

Of course, the rest of the month, as well as 2018, is full of great stuff as well, so be sure to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar for even more events covered by The Shadow Over Portland!

Remember, it's easy to get your event on the site.  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and any promotional art work and your job is done.  I'll do the rest, and it's all for FREE!

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

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Get ready for some Howling in the Holidays!  The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) has a night of hair raising excitement starting at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 19.  Catch the original Wolfcop AND the sequel, Another Wolfcop, hosted by iconic Canadian rock superstar GOWAN!  And be ready for a few additional surprises as well!!  For more details and advance ticket sales (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED), visit the Rio Theatre website.
Ongoing

Theater Schmeater (2125 3rd Ave in Seattle, WA) is the place for a journey into the dimension of imagination, as The Twilight Zone: LIVE! runs through Saturday, December 16.  The show features four classic episodes performed live on stage.  For more details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Well, it's December and that means Die Hard will be screening in local theaters across the Pacific Northwest.  But this year, the Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) is going a bit further by presenting Die Hard: The Parody Musical Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm through December 30 (with Thursday shows starting on December 21).  Oh yes, it's the movie adapted for the stage, with 15 original songs!  Yippee-Ki-Yay, MF!!!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens opens tonight at the Portland Center Stage at The Amory (128 NW Eleventh Ave in Portland, OR) on the US Bank Main Stage.  The show runs through December 31.  This improvisational show is recommended for ages 14 and up, as it contains mature content, explicit language, strobe lighting, theater haze, a single use of a (tobacco-free) e-cigarette and "a Dalek on a conquest for universal extermination."  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the PCS website.

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The Peculiarium (2234 NW Thurman St in Portland, OR) invites you to take a selfie with Krampus through Christmas eve.  And while you're there, be sure to browse the store for some terrific gifts and stocking stuffers!  Check the Peculiarium Facebook Page for more details. 

December, 2017

Wednesday, December 13

If you missed it last week, MAP Theatre brings Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Night back to Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight at 7 pm.  Gather in teams of one to five and try to answer 50 questions (the same ones as last week) about the Scoobie gang and their battles against the evil forces lurking around Sunnydale.  Of course, there will be prizes, and you are invited to come in costume (there's a prize for that as well!).  And stick around after the trivia contest for a big screen showing of an episode from the series.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 and the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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A Christmas fanatic takes his obsession a bit too far and starts dealing out more than a lump of coal to bad boys and girls.  Christmas Evil (AKA You Better Watch Out!) plays tonight at 8 pm at The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 5th St in Seattle, WA).  For more details, visit The Grand Illusion website.

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Weird Wednesday heads under the waves tonight at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) for Terror Beneath the Sea.  This one stars Sonny Chiba (really!) up against a race of fishmen!  Yep, that's WEIRD!!  The film starts at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to support Weird Wednesday by stopping at the concession stand before the movie for some tasty treats and beverages.  The fishmen don't like it if you try sneaking outside food or drinks into the theater.  You have been warned.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, December 14

Queer Horror ends the year with a 25th anniversary screening of Tim Burton's holiday treat, Batman Returns, in GLORIOUS 35mm, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 8:30 pm.  The preshow will be a huge drag and burlesque tribute to Catwoman in all her incarnations.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, December 15

Friday Night Frights brings a little holiday fear to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of the campy killer snowman film Jack Frost.  Yep, we're not talking the Michael Keaton one!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water opens today.  Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) will be one place to catch the film, which looks like a modern masterpiece.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check the Cinema 21 website as opening day approaches. 

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has announced showtimes for The Shape of Water starting on Friday, December 15.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Krampus Kon - 6(66)th Anniversary takes place tonight starting at 6 pm in Downtown Bellingham, WA.  The event includes caroling and stopping at several bars in the area.  For details on the itinerary, as well as rules for the event and the basic theme, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will show Tim Burton's Gothic Christmas classic Edward Scissorhands tonight at 11:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, December 16

Big Bug Mayhem at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) ends the year today at noon, with a screening of 1958's The Black Scorpion.  Yeah, yeah, it's not a bug, but it's a big ass creepy crawler!  And the special effects are the work of stop motion pioneer Willis O'Brien!!  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Geek the Halls 2017, hosted by the PDX Browncoats, takes place this weekend at the DoubleTree Hotel Portland (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 10 am and admission is free.  Find the perfect gift for your geeky family and friends, or even for yourself!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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VHS Uber Alles presents the Christmas horror film Elves in GLORIOUS VHS at 9 pm tonight at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  Admission is just $2.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Champion Party Supply (1461 Elliott Ave W in Seattle, WA) will host Photos with Krampus - The Holiday Devil! today starting at noon.  Photos continue during business hours until 5 pm on Saturday, December 17.  The event is FREE, but Krampus appreciates tips, which might be a wise idea.  Hey, it's Krampus we're talking about!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird - Holiday Show takes place today and tomorrow at the Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE in Bellevue, WA) Gym.  Find the perfect holiday gift at this unique collection of vendors, artisans and crafters.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Public Domain Xinema and Community Movie Night presents a screening of the silent horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with a live musical score performed by Justin Schepige and Kevin Van Walk.  The event, hosted by Ygal Kaufman, starts at 8 pm tonight at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  For more details and a link to advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Film Center Kid Flicks series will show The Goonies today at 2 pm.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, December 17

Michael Gray Photography brings the Christmas demon to the Delta Cafe (4607 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland, OR) for Photos with Krampus from 3 to 8 pm.  It's just $10 fro a photo folder with a print of you and Krampus, each additional is just $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Golden Spiral Productions and Miss Kennedy's Theatre of Burlesque present Happy Christmas Mr. Gaiman tonight at Dante's (350 W Burnside St in Portland, OR).  As Neil Gaiman stories are substituted for traditional holiday stories, a cast of performers bring the characters to life.  For more details and a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, December 18

The Church of Film presents Christmas Ghost Stories, a series of short films, at 9:30 pm at the Century bar (930 SE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Admission and popcorn is FREE.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, December 19

Get ready for some Howling in the Holidays!  The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) has a night of hair raising excitement starting at 7 pm tonight.  Catch the original Wolfcop AND the sequel, Another Wolfcop, hosted by iconic Canadian rock superstar GOWAN!  And be ready for a few additional surprises as well!!  For more details and advance ticket sales (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED), visit the Rio Theatre website.

Wednesday, December 20

WYRD WAR brings director Karen Arthur's "terrifying love story" of two sisters and their depraved relationship, The Mafu Cage, to the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) tonight only at 9 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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A Radio Christmas Carol, a live radio adaptation of the classic Dickens novel, takes place at 7 pm tonight at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Thursday, December 21

The Museum of Pop Culture (325 5th Ave N in Seattle, WA) presents a Gotham Christmas Story when the Sky Church Theater screens Tim Burton's Batman Returns tonight at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm).  This Cinema Campout presentation is for those 21 or older, and includes admission to the Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction and Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film exhibits.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the MoPOP website.

Friday, December 22

The Olympia Film Society Janus Essentials series presents Kwaidan, a Japanese horror anthology, in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 6:30 pm.  The film will also show at 9 pm on Saturday, December 23 and at 5 pm on Sunday, December 24.  All screenings take place at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) will show Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone through Christmas Day.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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The holiday horror film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, screens at the Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) through December 26. This Finnish horror tale is rated R, as these Santas aren't jolly old elves and don't dress in the traditional suit...  Well, they don't dress at all!  Just letting you know if you haven't seen this film yet.  For more details, including showtimes (to be posted on the week of December 18), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) screens the holiday classic Die Hard tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) kicks off the holiday weekend with a Holiday Sing-Along Extravaganza, hosted by Community Movie Night tonight at 9 pm.  To start, sing along with the Jim-Jams as they perform holiday favorites, than settle back for the campy Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!  I bet you'll be welcome to sing along to the opening credit song as well!!  Admission for the event is $8.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, December 23

You have one last chance to get a photo with the Christmas demon!  Photos with Krampus - 3rd Annual takes place from 2 to 7 pm at World Class Athletics (6332 SE 82nd Ave in Portland, OR).  A quality photo folder of you and Krampus is just $10, each additional only $5.  The event is hosted by Michael Gary Photography.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Before warming the hearts of movie goers with the story of a young boy's quest to get a BB gun for Christmas, Bob Clark made the holidays feel scary and full of fright with Black ChristmasThe Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) screens this holiday slasher classic tonight at 10:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you're still without a gift for the comic fan in your life, head to Cosmic Monkey Comics (5335 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) for the Cosmic Monkey Gift Idea Signing from noon to 2 pm.  Several local comic creators will be on hand to personalize copies of their books and comics.  For more details and a list of signing guests, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Yippie-Ki-Yay, Tacoma!  Weird Elephant is hosting a screening of the holiday classic Die Hard at 11 pm tonight at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA).  For more details and a link for advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder St in Portland, OR) is open to the public today from 11 am to 4 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, December 24

The Analog Theater and Cafe (720 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) hosts A Burlesque Nightmare Before Christmas, the perfect spicy treat for the holidays.  This tribute to the films of Tim Burton will show Sunday afternoon (doors open at 2 pm) and Christmas evening (doors open at 7 pm).  For more details and links to advance ticket sales for both performances, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The holiday season in Portland isn't complete without a screening of the Christmas classic Die Hard!  The McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) shows the film tonight through Wednesday, December 27.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Mission Theater website.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A belated Happy Krampusnacht to all Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!


If you're reading this, I assume you were good little Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy fans and Krampus didn't make a stop at your house last night.  Or, if you're like me, the holiday demon knows enough about you to steer clear of your house! 

Suzy gets a basket of fruit from Krampus because she reads
The Shadow Over Portland every week! 
Taking her to Hell would be like a vacation!!

Either way, you have plenty of opportunities to get a picture with Krampus all over the Pacific Northwest.  You'll find a few in this edition of the Weekly Update, and even more on the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar.

But the fun doesn't stop with demonic photographs.  You'll find plenty of opportunities to catch Die Hard on the big screen, and on STAGE, this month.  The Joy Cinema and Pub in Tigard, OR, just announced a Holiday Sing-Along coming December 23, along with a screening of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!  Oh, you'll find plenty of great ways to spend the holidays without the usual tidings of comfort and joy at The Shadow Over Portland!

But it doesn't stop on December 31!  On the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, you find an ever growing list of great events coming to the Pacific Northwest.  Be sure to keep checking back for all the details on movies, conventions, stage shows and much more.  You'll feel jolly well into the New Year!!

Don't forget, listing your event on the site is easy and FREE!   Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and promotional artwork, and I'll do the rest.

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

Ongoing

Theater Schmeater (2125 3rd Ave in Seattle, WA) is the place for a journey into the dimension of imagination, as The Twilight Zone: LIVE! runs through Saturday, December 16.  The show features four classic episodes performed live on stage.  For more details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The sequel to the 2014 Canadian cult classic, Another Wolfcop hits theaters today.  Grab some Liquor Donuts, have some coffee and head out to The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton Street in Portland, OR), which is screening the film through Wednesday, December 6, at 4 pm.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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The Bill Murray take on the Dickens Christmas ghost story, Scrooged, playsat the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through December 7.  Check the Academy Theater website for showtimes.

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The German horror film Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare) is scheduled to play at The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 5th St in Seattle, WA)  through December 7.  For more details, visit The Grand Illusion website.

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Well, it's December and that means Die Hard will be screening in local theaters across the Pacific Northwest.  But this year, the Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) is going a bit further by presenting Die Hard: The Parody Musical Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm through December 30 (with Thursday shows starting on December 21).  Oh yes, it's the movie adapted for the stage, with 15 original songs!  Yippee-Ki-Yay, MF!!!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) holds the first Portland screening of the Christmas classic, Die Hard!  The film runs through Thursday, December 7.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Laurelhurst Theater website.

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The holiday comedy Scrooged plays through Wednesday, December 6, at the McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR).  For more details and showtimes, visit the Mission Theater website.

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The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens opens tonight at the Portland Center Stage at The Amory (128 NW Eleventh Ave in Portland, OR) on the US Bank Main Stage.  The show runs through December 31.  This improvisational show is recommended for ages 14 and up, as it contains mature content, explicit language, strobe lighting, theater haze, a single use of a (tobacco-free) e-cigarette and "a Dalek on a conquest for universal extermination."  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the PCS website.

December, 2017

Wednesday, December 6

MAP Theatre presents Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Night at 7 pm tonight at the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  Gather in teams of one to five and try to answer 50 new questions about the Scoobie gang and their battles against the evil forces within (and underneath) Sunnydale.  Of course, there will be prizes, and you are invited to come in costume (there's a prize for that as well!).  And stick around after the trivia contest for a big screen showing of an episode from the series.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 and the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will present a 20th anniversary screening of Contact, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at 7 pm.  Dr. Jill Tarter, former SETI director, will introduce the film.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) blasts off tonight with Voyage Into Space.  This movie is actually four combined episodes from the Toei television series Jonny Sokko and his Flying Robot, so that must mean it's full of giant monsters battling Jonny's robot!  Showtime is 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to help support The Joy Cinema's ongoing effort to keep Wednesdays WEIRD by stopping at the concession stand and purchasing some tasty treats and beverages.  And remember, Jonny's flying robot might be programed to smash any outside food and drinks.  For additional details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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Strange Fellows Brewing (1345 Clark Drive in Vancouver, BC) is bringing the Christmas demon for town during the Krampusnacht: Photos with Krampus event from 6 to 8 pm tonight.  Photos are available with a donation (non-perishable food items or suggested $5) to the Vancouver Food Bank.  Children are welcome to the event in the company of a parent or guardian.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Wild Wednesday at Bunsenbrewer (16506 SE 362nd Dr in Sandy, OR) screens the Sci Fi thriller Embryo, starring Rock Hudson, tonight at 8 pm.  Admission is FREE.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, December 7

Michale Graves Beginning of the End Tour takes the stage at Rock Hard PDX (13639 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  The event is for those 21 or older.  The performance will include original and Misfits material, with a full band in full makeup.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, December 8

Marrow PDX (7025 N Lombard St, Unit 100, in Portland, OR), a teen community space in the St Johns neighborhood, hosts Marrow Tarot from 6 to 9 pm tonight.  The show runs for a month (January 5th closing).  This tarot card themed art exhibit will a decks created by different artists.  The all ages event includes donation-based tarot card readings, (alcohol-free) beverages and snacks, and a raffle to get hte pieces printed as a real deck.  The artwork will be available for sale, with varying percentages of the proceeds benefiting Marrow and its programs.  Please note, Marrow is drug and alcohol-free, nut-free and scent-free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) hosts Catastrophic Christmas Benefiting Furry Friends WA tonight at 9 pm.  This wacky and hilarious holiday variety show "like you've never seen!" will be hosted by Queer Horror host Carla Rossi  Cover is $10.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to Furry Friends WA, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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A Christmas fanatic takes his obsession a bit too far and starts dealing out more than a lump of coal to bad boys and girls.  Christmas Evil (AKA You Better Watch Out!) plays tonight and tomorrow at 9 pm, with an extra showing at 8 pm on Wednesday, December 13, at The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 5th St in Seattle, WA).  For more details, visit The Grand Illusion website.

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Valeria Lukynova, AKA The Human Barbie, plays a possessed doll with the urge to kill in The Doll, screening tonight at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) at 9:30 pm.  Visit the Clinton Street Theater website for more details.

Saturday, December 9

The Portland Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance host the 2017 Yule Ball at 6 pm tonight at the Tiffany Center (1410 SW Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Full details, including ticket information, will be available soon on the Facebook Event Page.

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Join the Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery for the Guided Historical Tour at the Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 26th Ave and SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) today at 10 am.  This tour is of the area of the 30 acre cemetery south of the main road.  Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds to to cemetery restoration and education.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Director Mario Bava gets his turn on the screen at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR), as the NW Film Center screens Kill, Baby... Kill! tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details, visit the NW Film Center website.

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The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) screens the campy Christmas slasher film Jack Frost tonight at 9:30 pm.  The screening is part of the Frightmare on Main Street series hosted by the podcast The Horror Aisle.  Tickets are $9.  Visit the Kiggins Theatre website for more details.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a digital restoration of Christmas Evil, the film John Waters calls "The greatest Christmas movie ever made," tonight at 9:45 pm.  For more details and advance tickets, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The 6th Annual Vespertine Winter Ball - Night of the Witch Queen takes place tonight at the Melody Ballroom (615 SE Alder St in Portland, OR) at 9 pm.  This is a formal event, with guests invited to wear their most elegant Gothic club wear, or dress in woodland creature costumes.  No street clothes, no exceptions.  For more details on the event, including ticket prices and suggestions/inspirations for your outfit, head to the Facebook Event Page or the Vampire Ball PDX website.

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I knew I'd find a Kinky Krampus Bazaar somewhere in Portland.  Hosted by Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd in Portland, OR), the event features handmade devices and art from local artisans and artists and a visit by Kinky Krampus to raffle off a few items.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours (102 Cherry St in Seattle, WA) host Krampus Krafts today from 5 to 9 pm.  Find the perfect gift for the spooky friends and family members (or even yourself!) and have your picture taken with the Christmas demon!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, December 10

De Lioncourt Productions presents How the Grinch Stole my Pasties *A Who Burlesque Story at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) at 7 pm.  For more details, including a growing list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales (sales start on Monday, October 2), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Video Cemetery Volume 5, a VHS swap and screening, takes place from 7 to 11 pm tonight at Black Water (835 NE Broadway in Portland, OR).  The event is all ages and admission is free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Forget Santa, head to the 3rd Annual - Photos with Krampus today from 2 to 7 pm at WCA Muay Thai Academy (6332 SE 82nd Ave in Portland, OR).  A photo folder with you and the Christmas demon is only $10, each additional only $5.  The event is hosted by Michael Gary Photography.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Eighth Annual Portland Krampus Lauf takes place on Hawthorne Blvd (in the area around Sewallcrest Park) tonight starting at 4 pm.  Get ready for a evening of mirthful terror and Krampus Caroling!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class ends the year with the chilly vampire story Let the Right One In, with the holiday happy hour starting around 6:30 pm at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  You must be 21 or older to attend and no outside food or drinks are allowed.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the strangertickets website.  You can also visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder St in Portland, OR) opens to the public today from 11 am to 4 pm today.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

Monday, December 11

Michael Gary Photography is hosting Photos with Krampus at Belmont Station (4500 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) from 4 to 8 pm.  Also, WildCraft Cider Works will be releasing their winter seasonal cider, Krampus as well.  A photo folder with a print of you and Krampus is just $10.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, December 12

The Horror Brew Pub Quiz! takes place at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  Get a group together and test your Horror Trivia Knowledge for a chance to win one of two gift certificates.  Or you might get lucky and win a raffle prize.  But you have to be there to win!!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, December 13

If you missed it last week, MAP Theatre brings Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Night back to Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight at 7 pm.  Gather in teams of one to five and try to answer 50 questions (the same ones as last week) about the Scoobie gang and their battles against the evil forces lurking around Sunnydale.  Of course, there will be prizes, and you are invited to come in costume (there's a prize for that as well!).  And stick around after the trivia contest for a big screen showing of an episode from the series.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 and the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, December 14

Queer Horror ends the year with a 25th anniversary screening of Tim Burton's holiday treat, Batman Returns, in GLORIOUS 35mm, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 8:30 pm.  The preshow will be a huge drag and burlesque tribute to Catwoman in all her incarnations.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, December 15

Friday Night Frights brings a little holiday fear to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of the campy killer snowman film Jack Frost.  Yep, we're not talking the Michael Keaton one!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water opens today.  Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) will be one place to catch the film, which looks like a modern masterpiece.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check the Cinema 21 website as opening day approaches. 

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has announced showtimes for The Shape of Water starting on Friday, December 15.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Krampus Kon - 6(66)th Anniversary takes place tonight starting at 6 pm in Downtown Bellingham, WA.  The event includes caroling and stopping at several bars in the area.  For details on the itinerary, as well as rules for the event and the basic theme, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will show Tim Burton's Gothic Christmas classic Edward Scissorhands tonight at 11:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, December 16

Big Bug Mayhem at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) ends the year today at noon, with a screening of 1958's The Black Scorpion.  Yeah, yeah, it's not a bug, but it's a big ass creepy crawler!  And the special effects are the work of stop motion pioneer Willis O'Brien!!  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Geek the Halls 2017, hosted by the PDX Browncoats, takes place this weekend at the DoubleTree Hotel Portland (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 10 am and admission is free.  Find the perfect gift for your geeky family and friends, or even for yourself!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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VHS Uber Alles presents the Christmas horror film Elves in GLORIOUS VHS at 9 pm tonight at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  Admission is just $2.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Champion Party Supply (1461 Elliott Ave W in Seattle, WA) will host Photos with Krampus - The Holiday Devil! today starting at noon.  Photos continue during business hours until 5 pm on Saturday, December 17.  The event is FREE, but Krampus appreciates tips, which might be a wise idea.  Hey, it's Krampus we're talking about!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird - Holiday Show takes place today and tomorrow at the Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE in Bellevue, WA) Gym.  Find the perfect holiday gift at this unique collection of vendors, artisans and crafters.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, December 17

Michael Gray Photography brings the Christmas demon to the Delta Cafe (4607 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland, OR) for Photos with Krampus from 3 to 8 pm.  It's just $10 fro a photo folder with a print of you and Krampus, each additional is just $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.