Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Get ready for The Overlook Film Festival and other events to keep you dry during this unusally rainy April.


Well, it certainly feels like a month for the records, as we've had a lot of rain with some very infrequent sun breaks.  Not that I mind the cloudy weather, but I feel so waterlogged that I think the next unexpected rainstorm might lead to me flowing down the storm drain.


The bus stops without shelters might
get messier than usual.

But the Weekly Update is here to provide Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy fans with events that will keep your mind off the endless rain.  You'll find details on screenings of Colossal, Robocop, The Transfiguration and the Double Feature Horror Film Event, presented by Skullface Astronaut.  

Also below are details on the B-Movie Bingo screening of Escape from L.A., the DVD release signing event for Hunting Grounds, a Twin Peaks Dance Party and the opening night of The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure.

But the big news in the Portland area is The Overlook Film Festival, taking place this weekend at Timberline Lodge.  You'll find a lot of information below, but here's a few new items I have to share.



First up is a live radio play from Tales From Beyond the Pale.  Presented by Glass Eye Pix, the production will feature performers culled from festival guest.  It takes place on Saturday, April 29, at 4 pm, so be sure to buy your tickets to this event.

The Dead Right Horror Trivia game, hosted by Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions) and Sam Zimmerman (Shudder) is offering pre-registration to the general public.  Test your horror knowledge in eight trivia rounds in the Cascade Dining Room on Friday, April 28, at 8 pm.

Of course, films are a big part of this event, and here's a few of note.  Lake Bodom, the tale of a group of teens at a campsite attempting to solve the murders that took place in 1960 (oh, that won't end well) screens on Thursday, April 27, at 10:15 pm and Saturday, April 29, at 10;30 pm.  Director Taneli Mustonen will be in attendance.

Still Born, concerning a mother who loses one of her twins during childbirth, and suspects a sinister force has plans for the other, screens on Saturday, April 29, at 1:20 pm and Sunday, April 30, at 1:10 pm.  Director Brandon Christensen will be in attendance. 

Passes for the event are still available.  For more details, including a full list of events, visit the Overlook Film Festival website

Remember, it's easy and cheap to have your event listed on The Shadow Over Portland.  All you have to do is email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll post it on the site.  And don't expect a bill, as listing your event is FREE!

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 Void, a Lovecraftian horror tale, has been held over at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  The show now runs until April 27.  Visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website for showtimes. 

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Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  The film has been held over until April 27.  Showtimes are now listed at the Cinema 21 website.

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Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway, who finds herself in control of a kaiju attacking South Korea, opens tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  The film is scheduled to run through Thursday, May 4.  Showtimes are now listed on the Cinema 21 website.

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The surprise horror hit, Get Out, continues to play at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) and the St. Johns Twin Cinema (8704 N Lombard St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes at both theaters vary, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website or the St. Johns Twin Cinema website for more details.

UPDATE: Get Out ends its run at The Hollywood Theatre on Thursday, April 27, but has been held over at the St. Johns Twin Cinema until Thursday, May 4 (note: the film might end early, depending on the early release of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2).

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Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway as a woman who finds herself in control of a kaiju attacking South Korea, continues at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) through Thursday, May 4.  For showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Terry Gilliam's dystopian masterpiece, Brazil, plays through April 27 at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes are 3:50 and 9:30 pm.  For more details, visit The Academy Theater website.

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Also at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) is David Lynch: The Art of Life, a journey through his early life and career, guided by Lynch himself.  This film plays through Thursday, May 4.  Showtimes are listed on the Cinema 21 website.

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The Lovecraftian horror film, The Void, opens tonight at the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) through Thursday, April 27.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Darkside Cinema website.  No word on if the film has been held over yet.

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The vampire drama The Transfiguration is playing at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) from Friday, April 28 to Thursday, May 4.  For a list of showtimes, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website

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McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens the classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? plays on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 pm, Friday, April 28 at 5:15 pm and Saturday, April 29, at 1:30 pm.  Considered the first in the "psycho-biddy" subgenre, this black comedy played off the feud between stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, as their hatred towards each other oozed into the production.  Their mutual animosity is the basis for the current TV show Feud.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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The ghost story Personal Shopper plays at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) through Thursday, April 27.  Showtimes vary, so visit the Olympia Film Society website for more details.


Haunted Attractions

Please visit the Haunted Attractions page for details on trap rooms and ghost tours in the Pacific Northwest, as well as an advance date for an October haunted attraction.


Open Film Submission

Please visit the Open Film Submission page for details on submitting your film to the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, the PDXtreme Fest, the Idaho Horror Film Festival, the Axe Wound Film Festival and the Happenstance Horror Film Festival.

April, 2017

Wednesday, April 26



Re-Imagined Radio returns to The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) with City of Weird.  Performed live by the Willamette Radio Workshop, this is a series of otherworldly tales (published in City of Weird from Forest Avenue Press) performed as short radio dramas, and the stories are set in the Pacific Northwest.  The performance is tonight only, starting at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm).  $5 donations will be accepted at the door.  For more details, visit The Kiggins Theatre website

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Just so you know, today is Alien Day (named after LV-426, the planet from Alien and Aliens).  A global live streaming event, featuring cast memebers from the upcoming Alien: Covenant, at the Alien Universe website.

UPDATE:  The film that started it all, Alien, will screen today at select Regal Theaters across the country.  Head to the Regal Cinema website to find a theater near you!

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Weird Wednesday is bringing a classic to The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) tonight with a screening of 1927's Metropolis.  I doubt I need to say much more about Fritz Lang's dystopian sci fi masterpiece.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to do your part in helping The Joy keeping Wednesdays weird by stopping at the concession stand before the movie.  Outside food or drinks are not allowed into the theater.  For additional details on the film, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, April 27



The Overlook Film Festival, a four day celebration at horror's most iconic hotel, starts today at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, OR. Events include a selection of world genre cinema, midnight shows, family programming, a short film lineup, musical performances, an original production of a live radio
radio play, panels, live podcasts, and a lot more. 

UPDATE: The festival schedule has been released.  You can visit The Overlook Film Festival website for the complete lineup, but here's a few of the events.

--- Roger Corman will be in attendance to accept the Overlook Film Festival's Master of Horror Award!

--- A closing night Secret Screening and Party.

--- All Access badge holder Exclusive Events, including Blackout, an experience for adults over 18 to walk through ALONE, The Chalet, an immersive theatrical experience for an audience of one, and much more.

--- Events for all badge holders include an Immersive Horror Game to play during the festival.  Featuring planted actors, hidden clues, puzzles and twists, players can engage at their own comfort and level of interest.  Details of the game's story will be revealed once the festival begins.  Visit the Special Events Link for details on these and other events.

--- Movies and short films from around the world.  Visit the Overview Link for a list of scheduled events and a description of the films playing.

Festival passes and room packages are still available at the Tickets and Passes link.

Friday, April 28



Catch a 4k transfer of the original Robocop at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) through Monday, May 1.  This should look amazing on the big screen, so don't miss it.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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Robocop will also screen at at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, May 4.  Showtimes are daily at 4:35 and 9:40 pm.  For more details, visit The Academy Theater website.

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The 2016 vampire film, The Transfiguration, opens at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) tonight.  The debut feature from writer/director Michael O'Shea, this film was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.  The film plays through Tuesday, May 2.  For a list of showtimes, visit The Kiggins Theatre website.

Saturday, April 29



Head to the Capital Taproom (150 High St SE in Salem, OR) as Skullface Astronaut presents a Double Feature Horror Film Event tonight at 6:30 pm.  Local indie filmmaker Joe Sherlock will be present to talk about the films before each screening and be available if you want to talk with him about low budget filmmaking, or even get involved in one of his upcoming projects.  The films at the screening will be Drifter, a nice little slasher-style film with a twist, and the horror anthology Beyond the Wall of Fear.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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David Lynch's weird fairy tale, Mulholland Drive, MAY play tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The winner of this month's This Is Your Theater vote, the film will play if 100 advance tickets are purchased before the screening, set for 7:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website

Sunday, April 30



Wyrd War invites you to celebrate Walpurgisnacht (Witches Night in European folklore) with a screening of Eyes of Fire, in GLORIOUS 35mm, at 7 pm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  This film has not been release on DVD, so don't miss your chance to catch it on the big screen!  For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales (strongly recommended), visit the Facebook Event Page

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Paranormal Pub: The Orbs Phenomenon takes place tonight at McMenamins Mission Theater (1824 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) at 7 pm.  Nancy Myers, orb medium, photographer and author, discusses the orbs appearing in so many digital photographs.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

May, 2017

Monday, May 1



Jason William Lee's The Evil in Us, screens tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 9 pm.  Six friends decide to party in the woods, not knowing their cocaine is laced with a virus that induces fits of psychotic rage.  As final girls are wont to do, one abstains and spends the night avoiding her now-homicidal friends.  Writer/director Lee, producer Dalj Brar, editor Michael Gyori and actors Debs Howard and Marina Pasqua will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a post-screening Q and A.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, May 2



Snake Plissken heads to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight for a round of B-Movie Bingo!  Too bad the movie is Escape from L.A., the lesser (and often ignored) Carpenter/Russell collaborations.  But playing Bingo, with a board full of 80s action troupes, should liven thing up.  It all starts at 7:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Scarecrow Video (5030 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, WA) is hosting a Hunting Grounds DVD Release Signing tonight from 7 to 9 pm.  Cast and crew from the film, formerly called Valley of the Sasquatch) will be present to sight DVDs and talk with fans.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Horror Brew's Pub Quiz, Portland's only horror trivia night, takes place this evening at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Get a team together and test your horror wits to win one of two gift certificates to Home, A Bar.  Or cross your tentacles and hope to win a great raffle prize.  The fun starts at 7:30 pm, and you can find more details at the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, May 5



Crypticon Seattle takes place this weekend at it's new grave, the Doubletree Hotel (18740 International Blvd in Seattle, WA).  Details are still coming in, but the first guest announcement has been released!  Guests include George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, and do I need to mention any more?), Pinhead himself, Doug Bradley, Jill Schoelen (The Stepfather, Popcorn), Thom Mathews (Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives, The Return of the Living Dead) and John Amplas (Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow), Mark Steger (Stranger Things, American Horror Story, The Last Witch Hunter, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Miguel A. Nunez Jr. (Return of the Living Dead, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Leprechaun 4: In Space), Suzanne Snyder (Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Return of the Living Dead II, Night of the Creeps),  Judith O'Dea and Russ Streiner, Barbara and Jonny from the original Night of the Living Dead, Gaylen Ross, Scott Reiniger and Ken Foree from the original Dawn of the Dead, Judie Aronson (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), author Matt Shaw and FX makeup artist Ron Wooley. 

Keep checking back here, or at the Crypticon Seattle Facebook Page, or the official website, for more details as the event draws near.

UPDATE:  Crypticon just announced that scheduled guest Bonnie Aarons will be unable to attend this year.

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The Fixin' To (8218 N Lombard St in Portland, OR) brings the Twin Peaks Dance Party to St Johns tonight at 8:30 pm.  Celebrate the return of Twin Peaks with an evening of dancing, drag and burlesque performances, Lynchian music, a costume contest and much more. The event is hosted by Black Lodge Burlesque and their performances are terrific, especially with a slice of pie and some damn fine coffee.  Of course, you'll find other libations to help you celebrate, so dress up as your favorite Twin Peaks character and remember, the owls are not what they seem!  Tickets are $10, and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Vancouver BC's "nerdlesque" troupe, the Geekenders, return to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) with The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure tonight at 8 pm.  It's a two-act reboot of a sci fi classic, with all your favorite characters on stage and, well, performing.  This is a show for those 18 or older only.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (door open an hour before showtime).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Luc Besson's sci fi classic, The Fifth Element, screens at 11:55 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  Don't miss the chance to see this on the big screen!  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door (doors open at 11:30 pm).  For more details, including a link for advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

Saturday, May 6



The Olympia Film Society presents a Kids Club screening of Spirited Away today at 11 am at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) .  Admission is free for kids 12 and under.  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website

Sunday, May 7



Blood Diner, which started as a sequel to H. G. Lewis' cult classic Blood Feast, screens today at the Paris Theatre (6 SW 3rd Ave in Portland, OR).  The film starts at noon, and is followed by an afterparty.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE:  Tickets have gone on sale.  Director Jackie Kong will be present for a Q and A, and the event will include an Afterparty.  Tickets are  $16.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a screening of The Descent, with director Neil Marshall in attendance.  The film follows a group of women exploring a cave in North Carolina.  As you might guess, things go very, very wrong.  Seriously, this is a masterpiece and should be seen on the big screen.  Marshall with introduce the film and discuss it after the screening.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door (doors open at 6 pm).  Minors are welcome in the balcony, but note the film is rated 18A.  You must be 19 or older for bar service (bring your ID) and main floor seating.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Caravan of Creeps, a collective of circus freakshow performers known as The Squidling Brothers, is headed to Dante's (350 W Burnside St in Portland, OR). at 8 pm.  Tickets are $15, and doors open at 7 pm.  For more details, including a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It's a new day for the Weekly Update! Now with more movies continuing at theaters!!

Yes, time is out to get us!

I know I usually get the Weekly Update out on Tuesday, but I just couldn't get the energy together after work to finish things up.  But, as was the case last week, a few theaters have rescheduled films to continue next week, which only came to light earlier today.  As most local theaters announce their schedules on Wednesday morning, I'm going to start putting out the Weekly Update on Wednesday night. 

I know, it makes the Weird Wednesday announcement a bit close to screening time, but I'll try to get the information out earlier in the evening.  Just give me some time to get use to the new schedule.

But for the good news, this edition includes details on the continued screenings of Donnie Darko, The Void and Get Out in local theaters.  And, as always, I'll update the Horror Calendar with all the events, including Weird Wednesday, as soon as I find out about them.  And I'll keep the Special Reports going, if something comes up that you NEED to know.

So, let's get on with the Update!

Remember, listing your Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy event at The Shadow Over Portland is FREE!  All you need to do is email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll take care of the rest.

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

Ongoing 





Raw, a French-Belgian horror film about a vegetarian college student who becomes a cannibal, opens tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  This film caused a stir on the festival circuit, as several viewers passed out during the film!  The film has been held over until April 20.  For more details, visit the Cinema 21 website.

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The Void, a Lovecraftian horror tale, has been held over at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  The show now runs until April 27.  Visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website for showtimes. 

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Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  The film has been held over until April 27.  Showtimes are now listed at the Cinema 21 website.

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Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway, who finds herself in control of a kaiju attacking South Korea, opens tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  The film is scheduled to run through April 27.  Showtimes are now listed on the Cinema 21 website.

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The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) joins in the 15th anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko by presenting the restoration of both the original film and the director's cut!  Both films are playing through April 25.  Showtimes have been posted at The Kiggins Theatre website.

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Whoa!  The Matrix returns to the big screen at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, April 20.  The movie screens at 4:10 and 9:25 pm daily.  Visit The Academy Theater website for more details.

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The surprise horror hit, Get Out, continues to play at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) and the St. Johns Twin Cinema (8704 N Lombard St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes at both theaters vary, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website or the St. Johns Twin Cinema website for more details. 

Haunted Attractions

Please visit the Haunted Attractions page for details on trap rooms and ghost tours in the Pacific Northwest, as well as an advance date for an October haunted attraction.


Open Film Submission

Please visit the Open Film Submission page for details on submitting your film to the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, the PDXtreme Fest, the Portland Horror Film Festival (submissions are closing soon), the Idaho Horror Film Festival, the Axe Wound Film Festival, the Happenstance Horror Film Festival, and submitting Bumpers for the Portland Horror Film Festival.

Open Auditions

Please visit the Open Auditions Page for details on performing at Horrific 3: A Night of Horror-Themed Belly Dancing (registration for performances closes soon).

April, 2017

Wednesday, April 19


The buzz about tonight's Weird Wednesday offering at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) is pretty fierce, as The Wasp Woman pays a call tonight at 9:15 pm.  Once again, science goes awry as the CEO of a cosmetic company, eager to retain her youth, becomes the trial subject in an experiment with wasp royal jelly.  Yeah, you know where this is going!  As always, admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  And before the movie starts, stop at the concession stand and pick up some snacks and drinks.  Do your part to help The Joy Cinema keep Wednesdays WEIRD!  Don't bring any outside food or beverages, lest the Wasp Woman buzz by and put the sting on you!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, April 20



Gothic Horror 101 is in session.  Rhias Hall presents a film and discussion gathering at Scarecrow Video (5030 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, WA) tonight at 7 pm.  Admission is free.  Tonight's film is the Robert Wise classic, The Haunting.  The film is proceeded by an introduction and information on what makes the film fit into the Gothic genre, and a discussion takes place after the screening. 

Friday, April 21



Friday Night Frights presents Troll tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  Celebrate Earth Day a little early, as an apartment complex is turned into a fairy world by an evil wizard.  The show starts at 10 pm and tickets are just $6.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway as a woman who finds herself in control of a kaiju attacking South Korea, opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Terry Gilliam's dystopian masterpiece, Brazil, plays through April 27 at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes are 3:50 and 9:30 pm.  For more details, visit The Academy Theater website.

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Also opening tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) is David Lynch: The Art of Life, a journey through his early life and career, guided by Lynch himself.  This film was rescheduled from a planned April 14 opening.  Showtimes are listed on the Cinema 21 website.

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The Lovecraftian horror film, The Void, opens tonight at the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) through Thursday, April 27.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Darkside Cinema website.  You can also join local horror filmmaker Joe Sherlock for a unofficial gathering of local horror fans on Friday, April 21.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

Saturday, April 22




If you're in the mood for an interactive murder mystery with a twist, head over to the Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at at 10 pm for Bare Assassin, a burlesque murder mystery.  Presented by de Lioncourt Productions, this Clue-inspired show presents murder, mystry burlesque, tango and singing in an interactive storyline.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Lovecraftian feature, The Void, is hosted tonight by Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma WA).  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Analog Cafe and Theater (720 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) hosts Revenge of the Nerd Camp today starting at noon.  Tickets are $20 and includes afternoon activities, evening concerts and a post-show DJ.  Tickets for just the concert portion of the event are $12.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  Activities include tabletop gaming, Speed Friending, comics, raffle prizes and more.  Collect enough merit badges and you'll take home a free souvenir pint glass!  For all the details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page, or The Analog Facebook Event Page

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The Void, a new Lovecraftian horror film, returns to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film plays tonight and tomorrow  (Sunday, April 13) at 9:15 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.


Sunday, April 23



The Seattle Lake City Toy Show takes place today from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Lake City Community Center (12531 28th Ave NE in Seattle, WA).  I'm sure Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy fans will find something fun to take home from this event.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens the classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? plays today at 5:15 and 8:15 pm.  The film also plays on Monday, April 24, at 5:30 pm, on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 pm, Friday, April 28 at 5:15 pm and on Saturday, April 29, at 1:30 pm.  Considered the first in the "psycho-biddy" subgenre, this black comedy played off the feud between stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, as their hatred towards each other oozed into the production.  Their mutual animosity is the basis for the current TV show Feud.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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It's a GROOVY Sunday at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC), as the theater presents The Evil Dead Trilogy Marathon starting at 5:30 pm!  Yep, that's The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn and Army of Darkness, back-to-back on the big screen!!  Costumes are welcome (and encouraged).  Ticket are $15 in advance, and $18 at the door (doors open at 5 pm).  Yeah, it will be a late evening, but at least you can face Monday morning with a smile on your face!!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, April 24


The classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? plays tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) at 6:30 pm.  Considered the first in the "psycho-biddy" subgenre, this black comedy played off the feud between stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, as their hatred towards each other oozed into the production.  Their mutual animosity is the basis for the current TV show Feud.  Tickets for this screening are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Hotel Broslin presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn at Obsidian (414 4th Ave E in Olympia, WA).  Admission is free, but bringing any canned food donation for the Thurston County Food Bank will enter you in the Hotel Broslin raffle.  Doors open at 9 pm, film starts at 10 pm.  Obsidian is a bar, so I suspect you must be 21 or older to get in.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, April 25



Creepers, the US titled release of Dario Argento's Phenomenon, screens at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight in GLORIOUS 35mm!  The film starts a young Jennifer Connelly as a girl who can communicate with insects, Donald Pleasence, a Goblin soundtrack and a chimp wielding a straight razor!  The crazy fun, part of the Grindhouse Film Festival, starts at 7:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The ghost story Personal Shopper plays at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) through Thursday, April 27.  Showtimes vary, so visit the Olympia Film Society website for more details.

Wednesday, April 26



Re-Imagined Radio returns to The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) with City of Weird.  Performed live by the Willamette Radio Workshop, this is a series of otherworldly tales (published in City of Weird from Forest Avenue Press) performed as short radio dramas, and the stories are set in the Pacific Northwest.  The performance is tonight only, starting at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm).  $5 donations will be accepted at the door.  For more details, visit The Kiggins Theatre website

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Just so you know, today is Alien Day (named after LV-426, the planet from Alien and Aliens).  A global live streaming event, featuring cast memebers from the upcoming Alien: Covenant, at the Alien Universe website.

UPDATE:  The film that started it all, Alien, will screen today at select Regal Theaters across the country.  Head to the Regal Cinema website to find a theater near you!.

Thursday, April 27



The Overlook Film Festival, a four day celebration at horror's most iconic hotel, starts today at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, OR. Events include a selection of world genre cinema, midnight shows, family programming, a short film lineup, musical performances, an original production of a live radio
radio play, panels, live podcasts, and a lot more. 

UPDATE: The festival schedule has been released.  You can visit The Overlook Film Festival website for the complete lineup, but here's a few of the events.

--- Roger Corman will be in attendance to accept the Overlook Film Festival's Master of Horror Award!

--- A closing night Secret Screening and Party.

--- All Access badge holder Exclusive Events, including Blackout, an experience for adults over 18 to walk through ALONE, The Chalet, an immersive theatrical experience for an audience of one, and much more.

--- Events for all badge holders include an Immersive Horror Game to play during the festival.  Featuring planted actors, hidden clues, puzzles and twists, players can engage at their own comfort and level of interest.  Details of the game's story will be revealed once the festival begins.  Visit the Special Events Link for details on these and other events.

--- Movies and short films from around the world.  Visit the Overview Link for a list of scheduled events and a description of the films playing.

Festival passes and room packages are still available at the Tickets and Passes link.

Friday, April 28



Catch a 4k transfer of the original Robocop at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) through Monday, May 1.  This should look amazing on the big screen, so don't miss it.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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Robocop will also screen at at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, May 4.  Showtimes have not been announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later in the month.

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The 2016 vampire film, The Transfiguration, opens at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) tonight.  The debut feature from writer/director Michael O'Shea, this film was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.  Showtime have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Kiggins Theatre website, later.

Saturday, April 29



Head to the Capital Taproom (150 High St SE in Salem, OR) as Skullface Astronaut presents a Double Feature Horror Film Event tonight at 6:30 pm.  Local indie filmmaker Joe Sherlock will be present to talk about the films before each screening and be available if you want to talk with him about low budget filmmaking, or even get involved in one of his upcoming projects.  The films at the screening will be Drifter, a nice little slasher-style film with a twist, and the horror anthology Beyond the Wall of Fear.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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David Lynch's weird fairy tale, Mulholland Drive, MAY play tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The winner of this month's This Is Your Theater vote, the film will play if 100 advance tickets are purchased before the screening, set for 7:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website

Sunday, April 30



Wyrd War invites you to celebrate Walpurgisnacht (Witches Night in European folklore) with a screening of Eyes of Fire, in GLORIOUS 35mm, at 7 pm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  This film has not been release on DVD, so don't miss your chance to catch it on the big screen!  For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales (strongly recommended), visit the Facebook Event Page

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Paranormal Pub: The Orbs Phenomenon takes place tonight at McMenamins Mission Theater (1824 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) at 7 pm.  Nancy Myers, orb medium, photographer and author, discusses the orbs appearing in so many digital photographs.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.