Friday, April 24
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.
It Follows continues to play at The Hollywood Theatre this week (except for Saturday night). 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 for more information and showtimes.
The Iranian vampire tale, A Girl Walks Home at Night, continues at The Laurelhust Theater in Portland, OR. Visit The Laurelhurst Theater website for more information.
Rev up for Fury Road, as The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, presents a digitally restored version of George Miller's Mad Max. The film plays through Sunday, April 26, and you'll find more information, and a link to purchase advanced tickets, at The Hollywood Theatre website.
Saturday, April 25
If you need a bit of cosmic insanity after completing and mailing off your taxes, plan to make your way to the Crowne Plaza (1441 NE 2nd Ave in Portland, OR) for CthulhuCon PDX on April 25 and 26, 2015.
This con is NOT taking the place of October's film festival, but will focus more on gaming, panel discussions and author readings. You know, all the things you miss at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon because, well, you're too busying taking in all the cinematic wonders.
The festival will include a few films, as well as a vendor's area. The current guest roster includes 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.
Check out the Facebook Event Page for up to the minute information and advanced ticket sales.
If your tastes run a bit more towards the grindhouse, head to The Clinton Street Theater in Portland, OR, for a trio of bikersploitation films. All Hell Breaks Loose (a man tries to save his bride from bikers, no matter how often he dies), Dear God No! (Bikers and a thing in the woods) and Time to Kill.
The show starts at 6 pm and includes raffles, bikini blood wrestling with Frenetic Film Production actresses and more! The screening is a fundraiser for Frenetic Films latest feature, The Cemetery People (you can get more information on this upcoming film at The Cemetery People Indiegogo page). You must be 21 or older to attend. Check out The Clinton Street Theater website for more details.
You can also read my review for the locally produced All Hell Breaks Loose here.
Hellbender Media and Guerrilla Productions premieres Flesh of my Flesh, a locally produced zombie movie, at The Joy Cinema (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) at 4 pm. The director will be present for a Q and A after the screening. Admission to the screening is $8 and you can find more information about the event at The Joy Cinema website or the event Facebook page.
Wednesday, April 29
It's another Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema in Tigard, OR, with a screening of The Trailers of David F. Friedman. He's the producer responsible for the cinematic classics like Boing-g-g, Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs (and the contemporary remakes), Goldilocks and the Three Bares, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS and so much more. Okay, it's not a movie, but I suspect this collection of trailers will be amazing!!! The show starts at at 9:15 pm and is FREE, so spend some extra money at the snack bar! Oh, and The Joy serves beer, so BONUS!! As always, you must be 21 or older to attend. Check out The Joy Cinema website for more details.
Friday, May 1
Celebrate May Day in the most creepy way possible, as The Clinton Street Theater screens the director approved version of The Wicker Man at 7 and 9 pm. Presented by The Rural Route Film Festival, dedicated to presenting features dealing with those outside the city limits, this film does take things to a bit of an extreme. And, as you might suspect, I have NO problem with that. I just hope a screening of Children of the Corn is in the works. Check out The Clinton Street Theater website for more information on the screening, and The Rural Route Film Festival.
Friday, May 8
Set ten years after the original film, Monsters: Dark Continent sees a spread of the creatures and focuses on a military response in the Middle East. The IMDb information makes this one sound more like a rocking horror action film than the original, and I'm not sure how much input original director Gareth Edwards had on the project (though he's listed as an executive producer). Still, I'd expect some metaphors to our current Middle East military actions. The film opens at The Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA, and I'll be sure to post showtimes as they become available. Or you can visit The Kiggins Theater website as the opening date approaches.