Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Okay, Northwest Horror Fans, here's what's happening during the rest of September under The Shadow Over Portland!

Okay, I know some of you might be wondering why I'm not including a peek at the cool events happening during THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with this week's update.  Well, truth be told, I'm still working on October's events.  Every time I turn around, something new is happening, and I've been working so hard, I actually broke my keyboard!  Yeah, my main keyboard decided it had enough and stopped working, so now I'm on my backup.  No telling how long this sucker will last, given all the events I keep finding online.  Hope it makes it until payday...

But let me give you a few hints.  Little Shop of Horrors at The Armory Theatre in Portland, OR is a can't miss for Horror Fans looking for a dark musical to spice up their Holiday (review is coming).  Xander and Anya pay a visit to Halloweentown (St Helens, OR) later in October.  The Hollywood Theatre is knocking out of the park, with Hecklevision and Kung Fu Theater getting into the Halloween spirit in October (Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan and Seven Brothers Meet Dracula will be showing), along with SO MANY other treats.  Evil Dead: The Musical is coming to Portland, Vancouver, BC, and Victoria, BC, with shows already selling out.  Friday Night Frights in Tacoma, WA, will show Scream and Halloween.  And the EMP in Seattle, WA, is screening horror films under the "stars" of the Sky Church Theater, The Laurelhurst in Portland, OR, is hosting another Fright Month, and....

Oh, I could go on.  Just visit the Horror Calendar for more details, and EXPECT MORE TO COME!  And I'll be adding posters to the events so you can easily identify what you want to see.  Just give me a few days.

And I haven't even started getting into the meat of the Haunted Attractions coming to the area.  I'll be adding a lot more to this page in the very near future.  And aside from Weird Wednesday (which presents Attack of the Giant Leeches this week), I hear The Joy Cinema is planning another spooktacular event later in October.  Stay tuned for more details.  

Yep, it's going to be a busy couple of weeks at The Shadow Over Portland, but you can help spread the spooky news!  If you don't see your event listed on the site, it could be I have the information and haven't had the chance to write about it.  But why not email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and make sure I know about your spooky happening.  I DO NOT CHARGE for listing your event, nor to I expect any compensation.  I'm just a writer trying to make sure Northwest Horror Fans can make plans for the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!  And if you send me details about your event, I can make sure it will get online to the people who want to know about it.  I'm not kidding, my readership always peaks in October.  

Okay, enough of the shameless plug.  Time to get to the events happening in September under The Shadow Over Portland!!! 

Ongoing




Audry II seems ready to take over Portland this Halloween season.  The film version of the off-Broadway play will be shown several times at McMenimun Mission Theater during October, but before that, Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11 Ave in Portland, OR) presents Menken and Ashman's version of Little Shop of Horror on the U.S. Bank Main Stage.  Of course, the film is based on the Roger Corman cult classic, but with musical numbers and a singing plant LIVE ON STAGE!  If you love the film, you don't want to miss this production!!  PCS suggests the production is suitable for ages 12 and up (be aware that children under 6 are not allowed to attend any PCS production).  The show runs through October 16 and you can find more details and advance ticket sales at the PCS website.

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Well, if you missed the last few times to relieve a childhood cinematic trauma, or the chance to traumatize your kids (let's face it, this film has screened most everywhere under The Shadow Over Portland), The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will screen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory through September 22.  Let the child endangerment and chicken decapitation commence!  But hey, everyone learns something in the end and, to be honest, this film was screened on KPTV (back when it was locally owned) unedited on Sunday evenings in the 70s.  And we turned out fine, so no worries!!  The film will start around 7 pm, so check The Joy Cinema website for more details later this week.

Open Auditions





The Fear PDX Haunted House is looking for actors for the upcoming attraction.  You have to be 18 or older to apply.  Fill out the application at The Fear website and you'll be contacted for an interview.  You can find out more about The Fear by visiting the official Facebook Page.

The Spirit of Halloweentown in St Helens, OR




The Spirit of Halloweentown returns to the the city of St. Helens in Oregon for a month-long celebration full of amazing events.  From the St. Helens Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 1, at 4:30 pm, to haunted tours, pumpkin carving contests, a Howl-oween 5K dog walk, and more, this should be on every Northwest Halloween fan's calendar!  You'll find plenty of events happening in the area through Halloween Night, so check out the Official Website link for all the events and details.  And, should you want to be a part of the Halloween Parade, the photo above gives you most of the details.




Also, actress Kimberly Brown (who starred as Marnie in Halloweentown, the Disney Channel Original Movie filmed in St. Helen's) will return to the festival on October 8 and 9.  You can find advance tickets for photo ops and other special events at the link.




Should you feel like dressing up as a creature of the night and possibly winning $1,000, sign up for the Creatures of the Catwalk, part of the month long Spirit of Halloweentown celebration in St. Helens, OR on October 9.  Check out the link for entry fees and more details.  The event takes place on Sunday, October 9 from 2 to 4 pm.  Entries are limited, so get on it, creatures of the night!!

Also as part of the Halloweentown celebration is the Bonfire and Bones-Scream All You Want! Goth Extravaganza.  The party starts at The Waterfront (275 Strand St in St. Helens, OR) at 7 pm on Saturday, October 22.  You eat, drink and dance the night away, while participating in a costume contest!  And yes, there will be a BIG fire!  Visit the link for more details on the event and advance ticket sales.




Oh, Halloweentown (St Helens, OR) just added some of the Scooby Gang to their events.  Emma Caulfield (Anya) and Nicholas Brendon (Xander) from Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, will join the festivities.  Caulfield will be at Halloweentown for photo shoots on Saturday, October 29. while Brendon will be available for photo shots October 29 and 30.  And you can buy group photos!  I'll be trying to be there!!  Check out the Official Halloweentown website for all the details.  Just scroll down a bit.


Buy it NOW!



Fabio Frizzi, composer for some of Lucio Fulci's horror classics such as ZombieThe Beyond and Gates of Hell, is coming to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 8 pm on Monday, October 3, to perform tracks from these classic films LIVE with a seven piece orchestra!  Frizzi 2 Fulci starts at 8 pm, with general admission only $25.  Meet and Greet tickets are SOLD OUT!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre official website.  This event WILL sell out, so buy your tickets as soon as possible!

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It's a full evening of mayhem on Saturday, October 15, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) starting at 9 pm.  The All Night Horror Marathon will test your nerves (and stamina) as you watch 4 rare 35mm prints of horror flicks from the 70s and 80s.  The titles will not be announced in advance, but the screening will include "a Satanic film, an underrated horror sequel, a forgotten 80s slasher and a batshit-crazy Italian gutmuncher."  Well, that sure narrows it down.  Tickets are $15, and you'll want to buy them in advance!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon returns to spread cosmic horror across Portland.  The madness starts at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) on October 7.  For more details, visit the Official Website.  Be sure to buy your tickets before Saturday, September 24, so you can take advantage of early bird pricing!

As for guests, director Stuart Gordon will return to the festival.  Not only will he present a recording of his new radio play, The Hound, but he'll also be at the 30th Anniversary screening of the director's cut of From Beyond.

Special Guests include John Shirley, S. T. Joshi, A. Scott Glancy, Kenneth Hite, Mike Dubisch, Sean Branney, Andrew Leman, Cody Goodfellow, among others.

Oh, and I'll be a guest at this year's event!  Please be sure to say hello if you happen to attend a panel I'm on, or just see me walking about.  You won't miss me, as I'll be the big guy in the Lovecraft tee shirt and black Stumptown Kilt!

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Oh, THANK YOU, Halloween Gods!  As part of the Chills and Thrills: The Gimmick Series this month, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is screening the William Castle classic, The Tingler, with Vincent Price, IN PERCEPTO!!!!!  Yes, the theatre will have VIBRATING SEATS!!!!!!!  I can not tell you how cool this will be, and how YOU CAN NOT MISS IT!  Mind.  BLOWN!!  I have my ticket, so I'll see you there.  As long as you buy in advance, as I think this event will sell out!  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Evil Dead: The Musical is turning the Pacific Northwest with stops at The Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR) on October 14 and 15, at the Revue Stage at Granville Island (1601 Johnston St in Vancouver, BC) on October 28 and 29, and the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra St in Victoria BC) on November 4 and 5.  Some performances in both Portland and Vancouver, BC, have sold out, so you want to buy your tickets SOON!  And yes, there is a Splatter Zone!!  You can find more details, including a list of available showtimes at all three locations and a link for advance ticket sales, at the Evil Dead Tour website.

Film Contest



Okay, I have the details for the Night of the Living WAM (Wait a Minute) film contest, sponsored by Tacoma Filmmakers.  The idea to create a one minute horror film win one week.  Competition starts on October 1, and ends on October 9.  Of course, a special mystery element, required to in the film, will be announced at the start of the competition.  The contest is open to filmmakers in the Tacoma, WA, and surrounding area.  The top thirty films will be screened at the Blue Mouse Theater (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) at 10 pm, presented by Tacoma Filmmakers and Friday Night Frights (which will screen John Carpenter's Halloween as well).  For more details on the contest, visit the Night of the Living WAM website.

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Red Flag's 8th Annual Guignolfest: 3 Day Horror Movie Contest kicks of on October 21 at the Analog Lounge (720 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR).  No other details are available at this time, so keep checking the Official Website or The Shadow Over Portland Open Film Submissions page as October approaches.

September, 2016

Wednesday, September 21



It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys, it's a swamp filled with Giant Leeches!  This week's Weird Wednesday offering from The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) is is the Roger Corman produced film, Attack of the Giant Leeches (AKA Attack of the Blood Leeches or The Giant Leeches).  Aside from these oversized worms, the film includes moonshiners, a cheating wife (played by Yvette Vickers from Attack of the 50 Foot Woman) and a park ranger torn between protecting the swamp or dynamiting the blood sucking giants.  As always, you must be 21 or older to attend this screening.  Don't forget, admission is FREE, so stop by the concession stand and pick up some treats to enjoy with the film.  Please DO NOT bring outside snacks or beverages with you, as this might incur the wrath of the local giant leeches and you might wake up in the sewers as their blood dispenser.   Seriously, concession sales bring these free films to The Joy, so spend a few dollars and support the theater's efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD.  The show starts at 9:15 pm, and you can find more details at The Joy Cinema website.

Friday, September 23



Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th Ave in Seattle, WA), in association with Grindhouse Releasing, presents a digital restoration of the gore classic I Drink Your Blood, in its original, UNCENSORED form.  No showtime has been announced, so check back here, or visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website, later in the month.

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Having Grimm withdrawals, or just morning this will be the final season?  Well, thankfully, you can have a morsel to tide you over with Thank Grimm: It's Burlesque!  Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) will help you get over your Grimm problem with dancers offering their takes on popular characters/monsters from the TV show.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, September 24



The digital restoration of Don Coscarelli's horror classic, Phantasm, comes to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm.  A pre-recorded Q and A with Coscarelli and actors Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester takes place after the film.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Fritz Lang's classic sci-fi epic, Metropolis, comes to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) today at 2 pm with a live organ accompaniment.  Oaks Park organist Dean Lemire will provide live accompaniment on the Beverly Ruth Nelson memorial organ to this classic of silent cinema.  Tickets are just $12, and you can find more details, as well as a link to advance ticket sales, on The Hollywood Theatre website.  

Wednesday, September 28



Frankenstein: A Cabaret opens at The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) tonight, running through Sunday, October 2.  A modern retelling of the classic horror story, The Broken Planetarium (click the link to visit the troupe's website) uses Shelley's work to explore female sexuality, desire and the drive to create.  The site notes this show is appropriate for those 18 years of age or older.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the theater's official website.

Friday, September 30



Fright Film Month starts early at The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside in Portland, OR) tonight as 1973's The Wicker Man screens through October 6.  Yes, it's the good one with Edward Woodward and Sir Christopher Lee, not the remake!  Don't miss a chance to catch this classic on the big screen!  No word on showtimes yet, but check back here, or visit The Laurelhust website closer to October.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I thought I was caught up, but more is coming under The Shadow Over Portland! But let's get the upcoming stuff happening NOW!!

No, I was caught up last week with all the events happening under The Shadow Over Portland, but I took a slight break and now I'm BEHIND AGAIN.  No worries, as most of the October stuff is still a couple weeks away, but I wanted to get tonight's events out, as well as some of the great stuff coming in early October.  Like The Tingler in PERCEPTO!!!  Yes, The Hollywood Theatre here in Portland, OR, is WIRING THE SEATS to bring you the William Castle classic as it was intended to be screened.

Oh, and Creature from the Black Lagoon will be screened at The Hollywood Theatre in 3D later in October!  And I haven't even listed the return of Evil Dead: The Musical, a screening of the Vincent Price classic, Theater of Blood, and all the haunted attractions coming to the Spooky Northwest.  Check the Horror Calendar after this weekend, as I hope to have all the updates posted by then.

Of course, you can make sure the haunted event in your area is on the Horror Calendar and Weekly Updates by sending me an email at shadowoverportland@live.com with all the details.  Listing your event on The Shadow Over Portland is FREE!  I don't expect, or demand, any reimbursement for posting your event, but email me will mean I won't overlook it as I scour the web for all the horrific events in the Pacific Northwest.

But for now, here's what's happening through October 1 under The Shadow Over Portland!


Ongoing





Mental Trap Escape Room Game invites you, and four to ten members, to escape a locked room in one hour.  And yes, it is timed.  Created by the devious minds behind 13th Door Haunted HouseGlowing Greens Miniature Golf and Haunted Productions, this offers you the challenge to find the clues keeping you locked in the room and escape within an hour.  But, as the website suggests, it's not as easy as it sounds.  Located at 3855 SW Murray Blvd in Portland, OR, you can challenge your wits (and those of your team mates) to solve the puzzle before time expires.  I don't know what happens if you don't succeed, but that's part of the fun.  For more details, visit the link.

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Audry II seems ready to take over Portland this Halloween season.  The film version of the off-Broadway play will be shown several times at McMenimun Mission Theater during October, but before that, Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11 Ave in Portland, OR) presents Menken and Ashman's version of Little Shop of Horror on the U.S. Bank Main Stage.  Of course, the film is based on the Roger Corman cult classic, but with musical numbers and a singing plant LIVE ON STAGE!  If you love the film, you don't want to miss this production!!  PCS suggests the production is suitable for ages 12 and up (be aware that children under 6 are not allowed to attend any PCS production).  The show runs through October 16 and you can find more details and advance ticket sales at the PCS website.

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The Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) and Ann Gora Productions presents the sequel to Ed Wood's classic you never knew you wanted.  Plan 10 from Outer Space, a musical comedy WITH GORILLAS opens tonight at 9:30 pm!  Oh, this should be GOOD!!!!!!  Catch it September 14 to 17 at 9:30 pm.  Tickets start at $15, and you can find details, as well as a link for advance ticket sales, at the Facebook Event Page.


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Oh, THANK YOU, Halloween Gods!  As part of the Chills and Thrills: The Gimmick Series this month, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is screening the William Castle classic, The Tingler, with Vincent Price, IN PERCEPTO!!!!!  Yes, the theatre will have VIBRATING SEATS!!!!!!!  I can not tell you how cool this will be, and how YOU CAN NOT MISS IT!  Mind.  BLOWN!!  I have my ticket, so I'll see you there.  As long as you buy in advance, as I think this event will sell out!  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.


Open Auditions




If you're interested in joining the Zombie Fest Northwest Makeup Team, block out your calendar for Saturday, September 17 and contact Darla at info@skinperfectinseattle.com.  You can help create zombies for this all-ages, family friendly event designed to raise awareness concerning disaster preparedness, and help raise money for the Highland Food Bank, the Des Moines Food Bank, Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grant Program and the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.    

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Volunteer Orientation for people interested in working at the Nightmare at Beaver Lake Haunted Attraction takes place on September 17 and 18 at Sammamish City Hall (801 228 Ave SE in Sammamish, WA), from noon to 2 pm.  If you want to get a head start on Actor Training, and Improv Class will be held from 2:30 to 4 pm both days.  If you're 12 to 14 years old, your parents are encouraged to attend.  For more details on the event, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Nightmare at Beaver Lake Facebook Page for more details.

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The Fear PDX Haunted House is looking for actors for the upcoming attraction.  You have to be 18 or older to apply.  Fill out the application at The Fear website and you'll be contacted for an interview.  You can find out more about The Fear by visiting the official Facebook Page.

The Spirit of Halloweentown in St Helens, OR




The Spirit of Halloweentown returns to the the city of St. Helens in Oregon for a month-long celebration full of amazing events.  From the St. Helens Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 1, at 4:30 pm, to haunted tours, pumpkin carving contests, a Howl-oween 5K dog walk, and more, this should be on every Northwest Halloween fan's calendar!  You'll find plenty of events happening in the area through Halloween Night, so check out the Official Website link for all the events and details.  And, should you want to be a part of the Halloween Parade, the photo above gives you most of the details.




Also, actress Kimberly Brown (who starred as Marnie in Halloweentown, the Disney Channel Original Movie filmed in St. Helen's) will return to the festival on October 8 and 9.  You can find advance tickets for photo ops and other special events at the link.




Should you feel like dressing up as a creature of the night and possibly winning $1,000, sign up for the Creatures of the Catwalk, part of the month long Spirit of Halloweentown celebration in St. Helens, OR on October 9.  Check out the link for entry fees and more details.  The event takes place on Sunday, October 9 from 2 to 4 pm.  Entries are limited, so get on it, creatures of the night!!

Also as part of the Halloweentown celebration is the Bonfire and Bones-Scream All You Want! Goth Extravaganza.  The party starts at The Waterfront (275 Strand St in St. Helens, OR) at 7 pm on Saturday, October 22.  You eat, drink and dance the night away, while participating in a costume contest!  And yes, there will be a BIG fire!  Visit the link for more details on the event and advance ticket sales.

Buy it NOW!



Fabio Frizzi, composer for some of Lucio Fulci's horror classics such as ZombieThe Beyond and Gates of Hell, is coming to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 8 pm on Monday, October 3, to perform tracks from these classic films LIVE with a seven piece orchestra!  Frizzi 2 Fulci starts at 8 pm, with general admission only $25.  Meet and Greet tickets are SOLD OUT!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre official website.  This event WILL sell out, so buy your tickets as soon as possible!

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It's a full evening of mayhem on Saturday, October 15, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) starting at 9 pm.  The All Night Horror Marathon will test your nerves (and stamina) as you watch 4 rare 35mm prints of horror flicks from the 70s and 80s.  The titles will not be announced in advance, but the screening will include "a Satanic film, an underrated horror sequel, a forgotten 80s slasher and a batshit-crazy Italian gutmuncher."  Well, that sure narrows it down.  Tickets are $15, and you'll want to buy them in advance!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon returns to spread cosmic horror across Portland.  The madness starts at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) on October 7.  For more details, visit the Official Website.

Oh, and I'll be a guest at this year's event!  Please be sure to say hello if you happen to attend a panel I'm on, or just see me walking about.  You won't miss me, as I'll be the big guy in the Lovecraft tee shirt and black Stumptown Kilt!


September, 2016

Wednesday, September 14




If you're in the mood for something a bit stranger, head to The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) as Weird Wednesday offers up the fantasy sword and sandal epic, Hercules Against the Moon Men!  Yep, the brawny hero sets himself against an evil queen, who's alliance with aliens could lead to the awakening of a powerful moon goddess.  Oh, we have all sorts of obstacles, Moon monsters and the Moon Men leader (a metal headed giant) for Hercules to fight.  Oh, and it's filmed in Cosmicolor and Lunarscope, so you know it will be WEIRD!  As always, you must be 21 or older to attend, and admission is FREE!!  So be sure to part with some cash at the concession stand, least a Moon monster pull you out of your seat and give you a thrashing while Hercules laughs at you.  The film starts at 9:15 pm.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, September 15  



McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) continues the Roald Dahl Film Fest presents with screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory through September 18.  Dates and showtimes vary, so for more details, visit the McMenamins Mission Theater website.

Friday, September 16



Friday Night Frights is set to get you ready for THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with a screening of Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn tonight at 10 pm, at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N. Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  Oh, and I should mention the Cosplay Contest, where coming in your best Evil Dead costume could earn you a Kandarian Dagger from Trick or Treat Studios!  Even if you don't dress up, there will still be plenty of prizes to win at the screening.  Tickets are $6 at the door.  You'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page.

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Stalker Farms Haunted Attractions (8705 Marsh Rd in Snohomish, WA) and Crypticon Seattle present the 4th Annual Free Outdoor Horror Movie tonight at 7:30 pm.  This year's feature is the cult classic, Spider Baby, with Lon Chaney Jr!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and food (but NO pets, alcohol or drugs of the legal or illegal type) and hope for dry weather!  The screening will open with a few weird trailers, than mayhem will ensue!  And, if you didn't notice, admission is FREE!!  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Well, if you missed the last few times to relieve a childhood cinematic trauma, or the chance to traumatize your kids (let's face it, this film has screened most everywhere under The Shadow Over Portland), The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will screen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory through September 22.  Let the child endangerment and chicken decapitation commence!  But hey, everyone learns something in the end and, to be honest, this film was screened on KPTV (back when it was locally owned) unedited on Sunday evenings in the 70s.  And we turned out fine, so no worries!!  The film will start around 7 pm, so check The Joy Cinema website for more details later this week.

Saturday, September 17



Take part in the fifth Zombie Fest Northwest Disaster Preparedness Festival today from 2 to 6 pm at Normandy Park Towne Center (19803 1st Ave S in Seattle, WA) today from 2 to 6 pm.  You'll find a free zombification booth, live music, raffles to raise money for the Highline Schools Foundation and The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, mock disaster zone zombie caricatures, food, beverages, official t-shirts, a scavenger hunt for kids and loads more.  Also, additional parking and a free shuttle is available at The King County Regional Justice Center (19010 1st Ave S in Burien, WA).  For more details, visit the Official Website.

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The Olympia Film Society (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) presents a screening of Stanley Kubrick's Lovecraftian Sci Fi classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey tonight at 6:30 pm, and Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 pm.  Saturday night's screening will include a post-film discussion by Lesle Shore, Ph. D.  So, you might wonder why I consider this film Lovecraftian.  Well, it's about an alien race tampering with the evolution of humanity, much like the Elder Things did in At the Mountains of Madness.  So, we face the unknown, knowing another race far more advanced than ours is pulling the strings.  Yep, Lovecraftian!  Check it out for yourself and tell me I"m wrong.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page and scroll down a bit.

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As the world starts warming up, a newspaper discovers that simultaneous nuclear weapons test have knock the Earth out of orbit and towards the Sun!  Yeah, that sucks.  The Day the Earth Caught Fire plays at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Part of the Rocket Sci-Fi Matinees series, tickets are just $3.  You can find more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, at the Pickford website.

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Bruce Campbell: Last Fan Standing comes to Revolution Hall (1300 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm.  This is an all ages, reserved seating show.  For more details, you can visit the Facebook Event Page, but if you already know you're buying tickets, visit the Revolution Hall website.   

Friday, September 23



Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th Ave in Seattle, WA), in association with Grindhouse Releasing, presents a digital restoration of the gore classic I Drink Your Blood, in its original, UNCENSORED form.  No showtime has been announced, so check back here, or visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website, later in the month.

Saturday, September 24



The digital restoration of Don Coscarelli's horror classic, Phantasm, comes to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm.  A pre-recorded Q and A with Coscarelli and actors Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester takes place after the film.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Fritz Lang's classic sci-fi epic, Metropolis, comes to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) today at 2 pm with a live organ accompaniment.  Oaks Park organist Dean Lemire will provide live accompaniment on the Beverly Ruth Nelson memorial organ to this classic of silent cinema.  Tickets are just $12, and you can find more details, as well as a link to advance ticket sales, on The Hollywood Theatre website.  

Wednesday, September 28



Frankenstein: A Cabaret opens at The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) tonight, running through Sunday, October 2.  A modern retelling of the classic horror story, The Broken Planetarium (click the link to visit the troupe's website) uses Shelley's work to explore female sexuality, desire and the drive to create.  The site notes this show is appropriate for those 18 years of age or older.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the theater's official website.

Friday, September 30



Fright Film Month starts early at The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside in Portland, OR) tonight as 1973's The Wicker Man screens through October 6.  Yes, it's the good one with Edward Woodward and Sir Christopher Lee, not the remake!  Don't miss a chance to catch this classic on the big screen!  No word on showtimes yet, but check back here, or visit The Laurelhust website closer to October.


October, 2016

Saturday, October 1

Start out the most wonderful time of the year with Frankenstein's Comic Swap 8: Into the Belly of the Beast!  Buy and sell comics, toys, cards, buttons, magazines, posters and MORE!  The event takes place at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) at noon.  Admission is just $1, with kids and elders getting in free.  Or, if you don't want to wait with the crowd, pay $5 and get in at 11 am.  The event also accepts canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank.  For more details, or to reserve a vendor's table, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Spirit of Halloweentown returns to the the city of St. Helens in Oregon for a month full of amazing events.  From the St. Helens Halloween Parade today at 4:30 pm, to haunted tours, pumpkin carving contests, a Howl-oween 5K dog walk, and more, this should be on every Northwest Halloween fan's calendar!  You'll find plenty of events happening in the area through Halloween Night, so check out the Official Website link for all the events and details.  And, should you want to be a part of the Halloween Parade, the photo above gives you most of the details.

And details on advance tickets to Nightmare on Main Street's Haunted House (215 S 1st Ave in St. Helens, OR) in Halloweentown can be found at this link. The house is open Thursday through Sunday starting Friday, September 30, thoughout October, with a special tour on Halloween Night (Monday, October 31).  Get more details at the link.

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ArtHaus 3.0: Haunted Haus, a competition of, um...  Look, I'm just going to quote the Facebook Event page, so I don't mess it up.

What goes bump in the night? A bunch of fierce & frightening queens, mawma! This month, competing hauses have been tasked with presenting looks & performances inspired by all things Halloween — do you have what it takes to make us scream?

Yes, there are competing Hauses, and you still have time if you are "a fierce drag haus with a competitive spirit" to enter into the competition.  The event will be held at Kremwerk (1809 Minor Ave, #10, in Seattle, WA) tonight at 7 pm.  You can find more details about the event, and a link for advance ticket sales, at the Facebook Event Page.

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Bruce Campbell: Last Fan Standing heads to The Moore Theatre (1932 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight at 8 pm.  Get all the details, including ticket prices and where to buy them, at the Facebook Event Page.


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Oh, THANK YOU, Halloween Gods!  As part of the Chills and Thrills: The Gimmick Series this month, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is screening the William Castle classic, The Tingler, with Vincent Price, IN PERCEPTO!!!!!  Yes, the theatre will have VIBRATING SEATS!!!!!!!  I can not tell you how cool this will be, and how YOU CAN NOT MISS IT!  Mind.  BLOWN!!  I'll see you there.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Hollywood Theatre just upped the Halloween ante!

Okay, if you viewed the Horror Calendar last night, it looked like the McMenimun Mission Theatre was the place to go for Portland Horror Fans.  Well, today the Hollywood Theatre just showed their hand and, DAMN, IT'S AWESOME!  I suggest you buy tickets ASAP, as this lineup is AMAZING!!!

Friday, October 1



Oh, THANK YOU, Halloween Gods!  As part of the Chills and Thrills: The Gimmick Series this month, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is screening the William Castle classic, The Tingler, with Vincent Price, IN PERCEPTO!!!!!  Yes, the theatre will have VIBRATING SEATS!!!!!!!  I can not tell you how cool this will be, and how YOU CAN NOT MISS IT!  Mind.  BLOWN!!  I'll see you there.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.


Monday, October 10



Don Coscarelli's Phantasm series ends tonight at The Hollywood Theatre, as Phantasm: Ravager screens tonight and tomorrow (October 11) at 7 pm.  Come on, you know you need to know how the series ends, as Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Reggie (Reggie Banister) finally confront the nefarious plans of the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm, in his final film performance) to determine the fate of our world.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.


Wednesday, October 12



The King of Monsters comes to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) as Godzilla Resurgence opens tonight.  Advance tickets go on sale Friday, September 9.  Visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and advance ticket sales.

Friday, October 14



Once again, I praise the Halloween Gods!  As part of the Chills and Thrills: The Gimmick Series this month, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is screening the greatest Universal Monster Movie IN 3D!  Oh yes, Creature from the Black Lagoon screens tonight at 7:30 pm.  Oh, and did I mention it's in 3D?!?!.  Again, I can not tell you how cool this will be, and how YOU CAN NOT MISS IT!  I'll see you there.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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I suspect The Hollywood Theatre has more surprises in store, so stay tuned to The Shadow Over Portland for the latest updates!!