Well, it's not quite October, but that doesn't mean horror fans are left high and dry. No, The Shadow Over Portland has unearthed some spooky happenings to get you in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year. And yes, I'm talking about Halloween.
Friday, September 12
The Broadway version of Mel Brook’s classic horror spoof, Young Frankenstein, makes a stop under The Shadow Over Portland. The Lakewood Center for the Arts (located at 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego, OR) will feature the production through October 19. I’ll post more information as it becomes available, or you can check out the LCFTA website for more information.
Ghostbusters makes its way to the 99W Drive-In in Newberg this weekend. Yeah, this should be a great family evening at the drive-in. The film starts at 8 pm, followed by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at 10 pm. Check the 99W Drive-In website for more information.
Saturday, September 13
If you're in the Beaverton, OR area, and have dreamed of working as an actor in a haunted house, head out to 13th Door Haunted House (at 3855 SW Murray Blvd in Beaverton) on September 13. The attraction is looking for 20 actors and is holding open auditions, starting at noon. But, before you go, check out the Facebook Event Page and READ the information pertaining to how to prepare for the audition and the stipulations needed to be considered.
Friday, September 19
The Cowlitz Retro Film Series screening of Paul Verhoeven's classic sci fi classic, Total Recall, has been rescheduled for September 19 and 20. Yeah, I know it's not a horror film, but Rob Bottin's makeup effects are stunning and worth seeing on the big screen. And the screening will feature an interview with Dan O'Bannon, conducted by Jason V. Brock in 2009! So get your azz to Marz, uh, I mean the Kelso Theater Pub (visit the theater's Facebook page here), by 9 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door, or click on the link to the Kelso Theater Pub website to buy advanced tickets for $7. And check out the CRFS Facebook Event page for more details on the screening.
Tacoma, WA, will be all revved up when Friday Night Frights opens it's run of monthly horror films with a true classic, Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, for one night only. Tickets are only $5 at the door. The screening will be held at The Blue Mouse Theatre (follow this link to the theatre's official website, or here for the theatre's Facebook page) at 10 pm. You can get more information about the screening at the Facebook event page. I wonder if the Blue Mouse serves chili...
The 99W Drive-In in Newberg, OR, presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show from September 19 to 21. Bring the kids along, as long as you no problems explaining why Dr. Frank N. Furter is wearing a corset and garters. Besides, a family Time Warp dance session sounds like fun to me! I would DIE if I got my father to dance along. The film starts at 10 pm after the R-rated feature, Let's be Cops, at 8 pm. Visit the 99W Drive-In website for more information.
Saturday, September 20
The Rose City Comic Con comes to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on through September 21. Scheduled guests include Buffy’s Big Bad, The Glorificus herself, Clare Kramer, and Wes Studi, the badass Hanover from Deep Rising, will be there as well as other guests.
UPDATE: The celebrity guest list has been updated to include Michael Biehn (really, you need me to list his credentials?) and Buffy actor Nicholas Brendon. Check out the link for more information on guests, events, panels and more.
Mark Your Calendars!
The EMP in Seattle, WA, has released some Halloween offerings, from Buffy and Are You Afraid of the Dark? trivia events to screenings of Susperia, The Shining and Jaws. The SIFF Theater has a series of Midnight Movies sure to draw horror fans, and the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA, is screening Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead and They Live! in October. Visit the Horror Calendar for links and more information!! And you'll find information on events into 2015!
Remember, if you have a horror event you'd like to promote, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll include it in both the Horror Calendar and my Weekly Horror Update.
And don't forget, if you attend any of these events, tell the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!