Okay, I'm adding this up front, as The Hollywood Theatre is only taking suggestions through tomorrow, at least for this month. You can offer suggestions for what movie you want screened at The Hollywood Theatre, and it will be put to a vote! Five films will be chosen from the suggestions will be put up for a vote, and the winner will be offered up for a screening.
Here's the catch. The Hollywood has to have 100 advance ticket sales before the film reaches the "tipping point" and is guaranteed to screen. If you buy a ticket, and the film doesn't reach the tipping point, you will not be charged. I've got a few films up there, including a second for Creature from the Black Lagoon (a suggestion from Monster Kid Radio podcaster Derek M. Koch) and tossed in Fiend without a Face and The Green Slime into the mix. Come on, Portland horror fans, I know you have other suggestions and The Shadow Over Portland will be behind them. So click here and let The Hollywood Theatre know what you want to see.
If you have young zombie fans who aren't quite ready for The Walking Dead, the Oregon Children's Theatre has you coved with the world premiere of Zombie in Love. Mortimer, a zombie looking for love, isn't having much luck. He tried the gym, but kept loosing limbs, and when he offered a cute classmate his (actual) heart, she screamed and ran off. Now, he has one final chance, the annual Cupid's Ball, to find the girl of his dreams.
Recommended for ages 4 and older, Zombie in Love runs through March 23 at the Winningstad Theatre. Tickets start at $15, and you can find more information here.
Well, I doubt you can call this anything other than lowbrow adult horror, but Return to Nuke 'Em High, Volume One is coming to The Hollywood Theatre on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11. And I can't wait!!!! Just to add to the fun, Troma film founder Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendance. You shouldn't need to know more than that (and a peek at the poster) to mark this one on your calendar. The Monday screening is at 9:30 pm, and the Tuesday show is at 7:15 pm. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Okay, I can not even hope to sum up what the film Pig Death Machine is about, so here's a quote from The Clinton Street Theater website...
After eating undercooked, parasite-laden, pink piggy, a brainless hottie is transformed into a dangerous genius, while across town, a punky-buxom-botanist-babe eats the same meaty treat and ends up endowed with the supernatural ability to "hear" her specimens. This is a fable about ENVY and the sickness that comes from getting exactly what you wish. PIG DEATH MACHINE is a sci-fi/psychological horror/screwball ride of chaotic, day-glo fever dreams and glitter-dusted nightmares, shot in the stunning wilds of New Mexico and featuring the music of Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, and industrial legend Monte Cazazza (Throbbing Gristle).
So, you got that? Sounds pretty messed up, which is fine with me. Catch it on Thursday, March 17 at 7 pm, at The Clinton Street Theater. For more information, click here.
Okay, ready for Luchadors smacking down a Vampire, the Frankenstein monster, Vampire Women, the Mummy and the Wolfman? Of course you are!!! Oh, and I forgot to mention The Cyclops makes an appearance!!!! You have to be at The Hollywood Theatre on Thursday, March 20, as Santo and The Blue Demon vs. The Monsters screens as the final film in this year's Cinescopio presentation. And you can get your picture taken with masked wrestlers, as well as view a Luchador fashion show sponsored by Portland's Wrestling Church!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!! The show starts at 6:30 pm. Find more information and advanced ticket sales by clicking here.
I reported this one coming out in March, but Dead Alive (AKA Braindead) will be at The Hollywood Theatre on April 14 to April 17. That was my mistake and I hope it didn't cause anyone problems. But the Nikasi limited release, Dawn of the Red, will be served up with the apex of the Splatstick genre. Screens at 9:30 pm. For more information, click here.
Don't forget, Gojira (the original Japanese version of 1954's Godzilla: King of the Monsters) is playing at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland from Friday, May 2 to Monday, May 6. Showtimes have yet to be announced, but you can click here for more information.
But Seattle Kaiju fans are in luck, as the SIFF Cinema Uptown will screen Gojira from Friday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 8, but add into the mix some classic giant monster movies, and a more modern classic. The schedule includes:
- May 2: Godzilla vs. Destroyah
- May 3: Mothra and Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah
- May 4: King Kong and King Kong vs. Godzilla (Best triple feature EVER!)
- May 5: It Came from Beneath the Sea
- May 6: Gorgo
- May 7: Infra-Man
- May 8: The Host (2006)
Portland, we have to do better on our Kaiju screenings. We still have time, let's make it happen!
Okay, I'm sure I missed something cool happening, so send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post it on an update. And, if you attend any of these events, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!