Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The snow is receding, so here's some great stuff to do once you're able to get out of the house!


Well, it's been a rough week here in Portland, with the snowpocalypse shutting down the city.  But the rain is back, the snowball throwing hordes of Bigfoots are heading back into the hills and it's time for some great stuff happening around the Pacific Northwest.  To celebrate, I've included the rest of January in this edition of the Weekly Update, so you have plenty of time to mark your calendar with the events you want to attend.

I know we're all upset about the snow,
but don't take it out on the snowmen.
It's not their fault!


Please be sure to check out the Horror Calendar, with new updates on the guests coming to Crypticon in Seattle, information on Evil Dead: The Musical taking the stage in Renton, WA, and a lot more!

Remember, if you have, or know of, a horror/sci fi/fantasy event happening in the Pacific Northwest, email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll list it on the site.  And remember, you will not be charged for the listing in any way.

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


The Blob will be oozing into The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through January 19!  It might feature Steve McQueen in his first leading role, but this film's true star is the gelatinous space mass causing chaos in a small town!! Showtimes are 2:35 and 9:40 pm daily.  For more details, visit The Academy Theater website.


Open Film Submission



The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR, is accepting film submissions for this October's festival in Portland, OR.  Films submitted will also be considered for any satellite festivals, including the biennial festival in Providence, RI.  For more details on submitting your Lovecraftian film, visit the FilmFreeway link.  Submissions are accepted through August 20.

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PDXtreme is now accepting genre film submissions for this year's festival.  The festival takes place December 1 to 3 at The Laurelhurst Theater in Portland, OR.  For details on how to submit your film, visit the FilmFreeway link.  Submissions are open through October 31.

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The 4th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival is accepting film submissions now.  The IHFF takes place on October 12 to 14, 2017, in Boise.  For additional details on submitting your film, visit this link.  Submission deadline is July 30.


Open Auditions


Audition space for The Night Attacks has filled up for this month, but don't worry.  More auditions will be scheduled in February.  take place today and tomorrow (January 21).  Most of the film will be set in Portland, though some scenes have already been filmed in Transylvania!  If you want to be part of a local independent horror film, visit the Facebook Event Page for details on where to send you head shots, resumes and reels to take part in next month's round of auditions.


January 2017

Tuesday, January 17



Repressed Cinema presents a screening of the Roger Corman classic A Bucket of Blood, staring the great Dick Miller, tonight in GLORIOUS 16mm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The show starts at 7:30 pm with a surprise art documentary short from Repressed's archive.  For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Northwest Horror Pub Quiz has been cancelled due to the weather. 

Wednesday, January 18



Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) dares you to enter the Vampire's Dungeon.  Blood of Dracula's Castle, starring John Carradine, plays tonight at 9:15 pm.  It appears Drac and his bride are renting a castle in sunny California and the owner wants to evict them.  Not a good idea, as castles are hard to find on the West Coast, and the vampire couple want to stay for a long while.  As always, admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to stop by the concession stand and buy some snacks and drinks before the film, to help The Joy's continuing effort to keep Wednesdays WEIRD.  No outside food or drinks are allowed, as Dracula might drag such patrons into his dungeon for such transgressions!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, January 19



The Ball is back!  The Olympia Film Society Fright Club presents a screening of the 4K remastered Phantasm tonight at 9 pm at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave in Olympia, WA).  This restored version film looks BEAUTIFUL and needs to be seen on the big screen.  Tickets are $9.  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) screens the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho, this evening at 5:30 pm as part of the Hitchcock Film Festival.  Sure, Hitchcock made other masterpieces (many of which are being screened during the festival), but Psycho is (in my mind) a special case.  It pushed boundaries and broke taboos, some as simple as showing a toilet flushing onscreen, and the chance to see it on the big screen shouldn't be missed.  The film will also be screened on Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22.  For more details on this screening, as well as other films in the Hitchcock Film Festival and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, January 20



I can think of no better way to spend a cold January night than with a nice ghost story, and Friday Night Frights knows it as well.  Tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) you can enjoy Ghost Story, starting at 10 pm.  Doors open around 9:30 pm, and tickets are just $6.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman plays at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through January 26.  Allison Hayes is turned into a giant by a spaceman, and tears through the town on the trail of her unfaithful husband.  It's just too bad the poster's depiction of her highway rampage isn't on the screen, but the film is still a blast and will be in GLORIOUS 35mm!!  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later in the month for more details.

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Russ Meyer's tale of violent women causing mayhem in the California desert, Faster Pussycat!  Kill!  Kill! screens tonight at 11:55 pm at the Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  Martial artist Tura Satana became an icon as the leader of three sadistic go-go dancers out to steal a hidden fortune from a crippled man and his sons.  Tickets are $8 in advance, or if you show up in costume, $10 at the door.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Miss Pamela Voorhees Presents: Get Your Geek On! tonight at 8 pm at The Embers Avenue (110 NW Broadway in Portland, OR).  You are encourged to come as "your most gloriously nerdy, cooky, strange self" for this show, which "promotes equality in a time when it seems to be harder to come by."  The show will feature burlesque and drag performance, some out of town performers, spoken word readings and a trivia contest.  Cover is just $5 (this is a 21 and older venue), doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, January 21



A classic of the pre-Code era, Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents Island of Lost Souls today at noon at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Presented by Rocket Donuts, this version of The Island of Dr. Moreau isn't entirely faithful to Wells' novel, but it deals with the subject matter in a manner some would say is shocking for a film from the 30s.  Featuring Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, you should check this one out on the big screen!  For more details, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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The Ball is back!  The Olympia Film Society Fright Club presents a screening of the 4K remastered Phantasm tonight at 9 pm at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave in Olympia, WA).  This restored version film looks BEAUTIFUL and needs to be seen on the big screen.  Tickets are $9.  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) screens the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho, tonight at 9 pm as part of the Hitchcock Film Festival.  Sure, Hitchcock made other masterpieces (many of which are being screened during the festival), but Psycho is (in my mind) a special case.  It pushed boundaries and broke taboos, some as simple as showing a toilet flushing onscreen, and the chance to see it on the big screen shouldn't be missed.  The film will also be screened on Sunday, January 22.  For more details on this screening, as well as other films in the Hitchcock Film Festival and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, January 22




The Ball is back!  The Olympia Film Society Fright Club presents a screening of the 4K remastered Phantasm tonight at 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave in Olympia, WA).  This restored version film looks BEAUTIFUL and needs to be seen on the big screen.  Tickets are $9.  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) screens the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho, this evening at 5:30 pm as part of the Hitchcock Film Festival.  Sure, Hitchcock made other masterpieces (many of which are being screened during the festival), but Psycho is (in my mind) a special case.  It pushed boundaries and broke taboos, some as simple as showing a toilet flushing onscreen, and the chance to see it on the big screen shouldn't be missed.  For more details on this screening, as well as other films in the Hitchcock Film Festival and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Ultraman Double Feature, consisting of Ultraman X: The Movie and Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown!, has been rescheduled at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The Kaiju awesomeness starts tonight at 7 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Monday, January 23



Ollin: Social Justice Film Series presents a screening of Guillermo del Toro's classic, Pan's Labyrinth, tonight at 7:30 pm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) in GLORIOUS 35mm.  Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish take part in a post-film discussion on the movie's themes of social justice.  For more details on the screening, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Wednesday, January 25



Hotel Broslin presents a screening of TerrorVision tonight at 9 pm at Obsidian (414 4th Ave E in Olympia, WA).  Admission is free, but canned food donations for the Thurston County Food Back will enter you in an awesome Hotel Broslin giveaway.  Also, VHS/DVD/Record/Bizarre-Relic swapping is encouraged and will commence before and after the film.  Please note, Obsidian is a bar, so you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, January 27



The first big bug movie, and the first radioactive monster film, Them! plays at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through February 2.  Nuclear tests have mutated ants into giant monsters, threatening to take over the world!  Only James Arness and James Whitmore can save humanity from THEM!  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later in the month for more details.


Saturday, January 28



Well, we've made it through New Years and have had just enough time to fail at our resolutions.  But don't start mopping, have a little fun instead.  Get to Urban Grace, The Downtown Church (902 Market St in Tacoma, WA) for Horrific 2: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dancing.  That should cheer you up right away.  The show starts at 8 pm and advance ticket sales are advised.  For more details, including a list of performers, as well as a link for advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, January 29



The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Encore, hosted by the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the EMP Museum) plays today at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA) at 1 pm.  Tickets are $15.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The snow delayed Weekly Update is finally here!

Sorry to be late with this edition of the Weekly Update, but the past few days have been rather busy.  I was out with friends when the snow started on Tuesday, but wasn't expecting to step onto the exterior set of Snowpiercer after a nice dinner and a few drinks.

The commute to work the past few days has been fun as well.  Dealing with slippery sidewalks and mass transit delays is never easy.  Add into that the packs of Bigfoots coming down from the hills to check out downtown, and getting to work turned into quite an adventure.  Not that the Bigfoots were nasty or anything, just rather playful and deadly accurate with snowballs.  And they throw them HARD!

At least they feel bad when they knock you off your feet.

Though we don't have anymore snow forecast for the rest of the week, I'm sure you've noticed that the roads are very slick and will likely remain so for until early next week.  Several theaters have closed or cancelled late screenings, so before you head to an event, please call ahead and make sure it's still happening.

And watch out for a barrage of Bigfoot launched snowballs.

Be sure to check out the Horror Calendar, as I've added new guests appearing at Crypticon and the Emerald City Comic Con.  Also, I have dates for the 22nd Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in October and the GeekCraft Expo PDX 2017, as well as other conventions, screenings and events you'll want to add onto your calendar.

Remember, if you have, or know of, a horror/sci fi/fantasy event happening in the Pacific Northwest, email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll add it to my site.

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

Ongoing 



The Blob will be oozing into The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through January 19!  It might feature Steve McQueen in his first leading role, but this film's true star is the gelatinous space mass causing chaos in a small town!! Showtimes are 2:35 and 9:40 pm daily.  Visit The Academy Theater website for more details.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is celebrating the first Friday the 13th of 2017 in style, with a screening of 1980's Friday the 13th AND 1981's Friday the 13th, Part 2, both in GLORIOUS 35mm, on Friday, January 13!  The double feature starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are just $9!  For more details, and a link to advance tickets sales (strongly recommended), visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Open Film Submission



The 4th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival is accepting film submissions now.  The IHFF takes place on October 12 to 14, 2017, in Boise.  For additional details on submitting your film, visit this link.


Open Auditions


Audition space for The Night Attacks has filled up for this month, but don't worry.  More auditions will be scheduled in February.  take place today and tomorrow (January 21).  Most of the film will be set in Portland, though some scenes have already been filmed in Transylvania!  If you want to be part of a local independent horror film, visit the Facebook Event Page for details on where to send you head shots, resumes and reels to take part in next month's round of auditions.


January 2017


Thursday, January 12




The Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen an Ultraman Double Feature, consisting of Ultraman X: The Movie and Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown!, tonight starting at 6:15 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, January 13



The Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway in Vancouver, BC) invites you to spend Friday the 13th in the company of two classic horror icons.  The epic slasher match up, Freddy vs. Jason, plays tonight at 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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The Blob will be oozing into The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through January 19!  It might feature Steve McQueen in his first leading role, but this film's true star is the gelatinous space mass causing chaos in a small town!! Showtimes are 2:35 and 9:40 pm daily.  Visit The Academy Theater website for more details.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is celebrating the first Friday the 13th of 2017 in style, with a screening of 1980's Friday the 13th AND 1981's Friday the 13th, Part 2, both in GLORIOUS 35mm!  The double feature starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are just $9!  For more details, and a link to advance tickets sales (strongly recommended), visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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You and your friends, armed with just ONE glow stick, can walk through The House of Shadows (1776 NW Fairview Dr in Gresham, OR) during the Friday the 13th Lights Out event.  Tickets are available for $20 at the door, but you must be 13 or older to get in.  The attraction is open tonight only, from 7 to 10 pm.  For additional details, visit The House of Shadows Facebook Page (and follow them on Facebook for a chance to win tickets!).

Sunday, January 15



The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder in Portland, OR) opens its doors to the public today from 11 am to 5 pm.  Spend the afternoon "soaking in the ambience of rust, decay, and the wonder of strange happenings in the undergrowth!"  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

Tuesday, January 17



Repressed Cinema presents a screening of the Roger Corman classic A Bucket of Blood, staring the great Dick Miller, tonight in GLORIOUS 16mm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The show starts at 7:30 pm with a surprise art documentary short from Repressed's archive.  For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Head over to Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) and show off you horror trivia knowledge at the Northwest Horror Pub Quiz , presented by the Northwest Horror Podcast.  The top two teams win gift certificates to Home, A Bar, and play the Lightening Round for individual prizes!  The fun starts tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Thursday, January 19



The Ball is back!  The Olympia Film Society Fright Club presents a screening of the 4K remastered Phantasm tonight at 9 pm at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave in Olympia, WA).  This restored version film looks BEAUTIFUL and needs to be seen on the big screen.  Tickets are $9.  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) screens the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho, this evening at 5:30 pm as part of the Hitchcock Film Festival.  Sure, Hitchcock made other masterpieces (many of which are being screened during the festival), but Psycho is (in my mind) a special case.  It pushed boundaries and broke taboos, some as simple as showing a toilet flushing onscreen, and the chance to see it on the big screen shouldn't be missed.  The film will also be screened on Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22.  For more details on this screening, as well as other films in the Hitchcock Film Festival and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, January 20



I can think of no better way to spend a cold January night than with a nice ghost story, and Friday Night Frights knows it as well.  Tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) you can enjoy Ghost Story, starting at 10 pm.  Doors open around 9:30 pm, and tickets are just $6.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman plays at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through January 26.  Allison Hayes is turned into a giant by a spaceman, and tears through the town on the trail of her unfaithful husband.  It's just too bad the poster's depiction of her highway rampage isn't on the screen, but the film is still a blast and will be in GLORIOUS 35mm!!  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later in the month for more details.

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Russ Meyer's tale of violent women causing mayhem in the California desert, Faster Pussycat!  Kill!  Kill! screens tonight at 11:55 pm at the Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  Martial artist Tura Satana became an icon as the leader of three sadistic go-go dancers out to steal a hidden fortune from a crippled man and his sons.  Tickets are $8 in advance, or if you show up in costume, $10 at the door.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Miss Pamela Voorhees Presents: Get Your Geek On! tonight at 8 pm at The Embers Avenue (110 NW Broadway in Portland, OR).  You are encourged to come as "your most gloriously nerdy, cooky, strange self" for this show, which "promotes equality in a time when it seems to be harder to come by."  The show will feature burlesque and drag performance, some out of town performers, spoken word readings and a trivia contest.  Cover is just $5 (this is a 21 and older venue), doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, January 21



A classic of the pre-Code era, Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents Island of Lost Souls today at noon at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Presented by Rocket Donuts, this version of The Island of Dr. Moreau isn't entirely faithful to Wells' novel, but it deals with the subject matter in a manner some would say is shocking for a film from the 30s.  Featuring Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, you should check this one out on the big screen!  For more details, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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The Ball is back!  The Olympia Film Society Fright Club presents a screening of the 4K remastered Phantasm tonight at 9 pm at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave in Olympia, WA).  This restored version film looks BEAUTIFUL and needs to be seen on the big screen.  Tickets are $9.  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) screens the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho, tonight at 9 pm as part of the Hitchcock Film Festival.  Sure, Hitchcock made other masterpieces (many of which are being screened during the festival), but Psycho is (in my mind) a special case.  It pushed boundaries and broke taboos, some as simple as showing a toilet flushing onscreen, and the chance to see it on the big screen shouldn't be missed.  The film will also be screened on Sunday, January 22.  For more details on this screening, as well as other films in the Hitchcock Film Festival and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, January 22




The Ball is back!  The Olympia Film Society Fright Club presents a screening of the 4K remastered Phantasm tonight at 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave in Olympia, WA).  This restored version film looks BEAUTIFUL and needs to be seen on the big screen.  Tickets are $9.  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) screens the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho, this evening at 5:30 pm as part of the Hitchcock Film Festival.  Sure, Hitchcock made other masterpieces (many of which are being screened during the festival), but Psycho is (in my mind) a special case.  It pushed boundaries and broke taboos, some as simple as showing a toilet flushing onscreen, and the chance to see it on the big screen shouldn't be missed.  For more details on this screening, as well as other films in the Hitchcock Film Festival and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Ultraman Double Feature, consisting of Ultraman X: The Movie and Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown!, has been rescheduled at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The Kaiju awesomeness starts tonight at 7 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.