Monday, October 14, 2019

Here's some additional events happening tonight and tomorrow! Time for a Special Edition!!


Well, it took several hours, but The Shadow Over Portland is up to date with all the great Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Events happening this month, and a few coming later in the year!  And yes, that includes the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, and the Halloween Calendar of Events!!

I might have worked my fingers to the bone (and than some),
but I can still celebrate getting the job done!

But this Special Edition isn't just to let you know the site is up to date.  I found a few events happening in the next two days that I didn't include in last week's Weekly Update, so I wanted to post them now, in case you're looking for something to do tonight or tomorrow. 

Of course, I expect to find more events happening this month in the Pacific Northwest, so you'll want to check back later!

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!

Monday, October 14

Fathom Events gives you once last chance to catch Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell on the big screen tonight in theaters nationwide.  For showtimes, locations and advance ticket sales, visit the Fathom Event website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the new documentary, Memory: The Origins of Alien tonight at 4:45 pm, followed by a screening of Alien at 6:45 pm.  You can buy tickets for either Memory or Alien alone, or make it a double feature night!  Check out the Facebook Event Page for Memory or Alien for more details.

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Paranormal Pub: An Evening with the Permanents takes place at 7 pm tonight at McMenamins Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave in Portland, OR).  Join a panel of paranormal researchers as they discuss the Old Wheeler hotel in Nehalem Bay and the paranormal activities within.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Resistance Series at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) presents Brazil tonight at 7 pm.  Admission is FREE with a donation to local nonprofit Sail2Change.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, October 15

Winonafest: A Winona Ryder Themed Drag Show takes place tonight at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 8:30 pm and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) continues to celebrate THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with more Homegrown Horrors courtesy of local horror filmmaker Joe Sherlock.  Tonight's feature is Beyond the Wall of Fear, a collection of twisted tales in the styles of H. P. Lovecraft and Rod Serling.  The show starts at 7 pm, and is followed by a cast and crew Q and A.  Tickets are just $10.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Repressed Film series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents George Romero's horror classic Night of the Living Dead tonight at 7:30 pm in GLORIOUS 16mm!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: The 7:30 pm showing is SOLD OUT!  A 9:45 pm screening has been added for tonight.

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Maybe in space, no one can hear you scream, but they sure can in a movie theater.  Fathom Events brings Ridley Scott's Alien back to theaters nationwide tonight and Wednesday, Oct 16.  To find a theater in your area screening the film, visit the Fathom Events website.

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Cosmic Horror is gone, but it's still THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, and here's some great ways to celebrate!


Well, I had a WONDERFUL time at The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, and I will give you a write up on all the events I was able to attend sometime next week.  But the day job beckoned me back on Monday, and while I tried to get caught up on the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, too much stuff coming at me at both work and the office, and my efforts fell short.

 Oh, I worked my fingers to the bone, and than some,
this week.

As I've got a lot of great stuff to share, some of it new and happening TONIGHT, I decided it was best to get the Weekly Update out now, rather than try to get the calendar complete.  So here's a list of terrific ways to celebrate THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR this week!

And believe me, more is coming!  I'll be locking myself inside The Shadow Over Portland office this weekend to get caught up on both the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar and the Halloween Calendar of Events, so you can check the site on Monday for up to date details on the rest of the events coming to the Pacific Northwest this month, and throughout the rest of the year!

It's not too late to get your Halloween event listed on the site.  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and your promotional artwork, and I'll do the rest.  And remember, having your event posted is FREE!

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!

Now Playing

The new exhibit at Wyrd War gallery (3505 NE Broadway St in Portland, OR) opens tonight from 5 to 7 pm.  Fright Gallery is a visual collection of promotional graphics and products representing the gory glory days of international horror cinema from the 1970s and 80s.  The exhibit will be open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 pm through Sunday, November 3.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The original rock musical comedy Sanguine Academy, the tale of a vampire academy integrating werewolves into the student body, opens tonight at Peninsula Lodge #128, IOOF (4834 N Lombard St in Portland, OR).  Presented by Torchsong Theater Company, the production runs Saturday and Sunday, October 5, 6, 12 and 13.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The October Haunted Taft Tours start today, and continue on various dates through October 26.  These walking tours of the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City start at the Sapphire Center (4840 SE Highway 101 in Lincoln City, OR) and tell the tales of the Ghost Schooner of Siletz Bay, the goings-on at the Oregon Coast's oldest continuously operating pub, and MUCH MORE!  For more details, including tour dates and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

October, 2019

Friday, October 11

Evil Dead: The Musical returns to Portland tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow at 6 pm, at The Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR).  And, of course, there will be a splatter zone!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Isn't She Great series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the witchy Halloween favorite Hocus Pocus in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm.  The screening, hosted by comedian Elizabeth Teets and Queer Horror's Anthony Hudson opens with stand-up from Ella Gale.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT!

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continue their Halloween celebration with screenings of Brian DePalma's Carrie and the cult classic Basket Case through Thursday, October 17.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with the 1951 sci fi/horror classic The Thing from Another World.  The film runs through Thursday, October 17  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with the Spanish drama The Spirit of the Beehive, about a young girl fascinated with the 1931 classic Frankenstein.  The film runs through Thursday, October 17  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen a digital restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho through Thursday, October 17.  No matter how many times you've seen this on a home screen, DO NOT miss watching it on the big screen!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Tonight's Friday Late Night Movie at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is the George Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead.  The show starts at 11:55 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The classic Universal Monster Movie, Dracula,  is playing at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) through Thursday, October 17.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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 If you're looking for a funny Halloween monster film, The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will play Munsters, Go Home through Monday, October 14.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Saturday, October 12

The Denton Delinquents will bring the cult classic Shaun of the Dead to life at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA), acting out the film on stage, in the aisles and IN YOUR FACE!  It will be a night filled with comedy, trivia and MORE!  Of course, you can dress up as a zombie, or one of Shaun's group, and organize a team for the pre-show trivia quiz!!  The fun starts at 9 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with the dark urban fairy tale Candyman tonight and tomorrow.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.

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The 2019 Gresham Zombie Walk takes place today at noon, at the Gresham Splash Pad (401 NE 2nd St in Gresham, OR).  Come as zombied as you want and be ready for photo ops and fun!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Grindhouse Releasing is bring The Evil Dead back to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) with a 4K restored version featuring a re-imagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca.  Showtime is 11:55 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society presents a special Halloween treat, the German shocker NEKRomantik, at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 10:30 pm tonight and 9 pm on Wednesday, October 16.  If you've never heard of this one, well, let's say the poster sums up what to expect.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Family Pictures series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the Halloween family treat Ernest Scared Stupid today and tomorrow at 3 pm in GLORIOUS 35mm!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, October 13

Maybe in space, no one can hear you scream, but they sure can in a movie theater.  Fathom Events brings Ridley Scott's Alien back to theaters nationwide today, and on Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, Oct 16.  To find a theater in your area screening the film, visit the Fathom Events website.

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The Sasquatch Comic and Toy Sale takes place today from noon to 5 pm at the Eugene Elks Lodge #357 (2470 W 11th Ave in Eugene, OR).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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SIFF (305 Harrison St in Seattle, WA) presents the class Universal Monsters: A Psychohistory, with instructor and "Jungian horror evangelist" Willy Greer, today at 2 pm.  For more details on the class and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with The Beacon Guide to Unsolved Mysteries, a 90 special program exploring some of the paranormal "documentary show."  The show plays tonight only at 7:30 pm.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.

Monday, October 14

Fathom Events gives you once last chance to catch Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell on the big screen tonight in theaters nationwide.  For showtimes, locations and advance ticket sales, visit the Fathom Event website.

Tuesday, October 15

Winonafest: A Winona Ryder Themed Drag Show takes place tonight at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 8:30 pm and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) continues to celebrate THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with more Homegrown Horrors courtesy of local horror filmmaker Joe Sherlock.  Tonight's feature is Beyond the Wall of Fear, a collection of twisted tales in the styles of H. P. Lovecraft and Rod Serling.  The show starts at 7 pm, and is followed by a cast and crew Q and A.  Tickets are just $10.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Repressed Film series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents George Romero's horror classic Night of the Living Dead tonight at 7:30 pm in GLORIOUS 16mm!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: The 7:30 pm showing is SOLD OUT!  A 9:45 pm screening has been added for tonight.

Wednesday, October 16

Tacky Wacky Inc. presents Wolfgang X's Suspiria: A Horror Themed Birthday Bash and Drag Show at 8:30 pm tonight at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  The event promises a great cast bringing your favorite horror cult classics to life... or death.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.


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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) presents an encore showing of Munsters, Go Home tonight at 9:15 pm.  You have to be 18 or older to attend.  Tonight's feature will require a small admission, but The Joy promises to keep it really low.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.
Thursday, October 17

The sixth annual Idaho Horror Film Festival takes place tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at The Egyptian Theatre (700 W Main St in Boise, ID).  More details will follow, but you can get updates at the Facebook Event Page or the IHFF website.

Friday, October 18

Evil Dead: The Musical comes to the Renton Civic Theatre (506 S 3rd St in Renton, WA) tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow at 6 pm.  And, of course, you can buy tickets for the Splatter Zone.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you're looking for a horror film with balls, head to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) as Friday Night Frights presents Don Coscarelli's classic Phantasm tonight at 10 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a 20th anniversary screening of The Blair Witch Project tonight at 7:30 pm in GLORIOUS 35mm AND with producer Gregg Hale in attendance!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continue their Halloween celebration with screenings of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the dark urban fairy tale Candyman through Thursday, October 24  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with the 1942 Val Lewton classic Cat People.  The show runs through Thursday, October 24.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with John Carpenter's Lovecraftian classic In the Mouth of Madness.  The show runs through Thursday, October 24.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with "a sleepy seaside town east-coast-vs-west-coast horror double bill" featuring Dead and Buried and Messiah of Evil.  The show plays tonight only at 9 pm.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website

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ACT Theatre (700 Union St in Seattle, WA) brings Steven Dietz's version of Dracula to the Falls Theatre through Sunday, November 17.  This version has Mina set out to uncover the haunting of her fiance and the mysterious compulsions of her closest companion, Lucy, in a modern update of the Gothic classic.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Growl and Wail: An Improvised Monster Story opens tonight at the Deep End Theater (211 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR).  The production runs on Fridays and Saturdays through November 2.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, October 19

For lovers of the strange and unusual, the Portland Oddities and Curiosities Expo takes place from 11 am to 6 pm today at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  The event will feature local and national vendors, with items such as taxidermy, wet and dry preserved specimens, antiques, jewelry, artwork and MUCH MORE!  For more details, including a list of confirmed vendors, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Season of the Witch Marketplace takes place from noon to 6 pm today at If The Broom Fits (8845 SW Commercial St in Tigard, OR).  Check out all the witchy, handmade items offered by local crafters, ancient healing arts and MORE!  Admission is a new/gently used article of warm weather clothing suitable for teens, which will be donated to HOST, an Oregon resource center for homeless teens.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand Ave in Portland, OR) will host a readings by several Lovecraftian writers, followed by a four-act marionette play, Molly Craftwell and the Devil.  Music by John Shirley and the Screaming Geezers will end the evening's events.  The show starts at 8 pm and admission is FREE!  When a Facebook Event Page is set up, I'll be sure to post a link.

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The Cinema Classics series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen the supernatural thriller The Uninvited today and tomorrow at 2 pm in GLORIOUS 35mm!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The subject of today's Cinema Dissection at SIFF (305 Harrison St in Seattle, WA) will be Richard Donner's satanic hit The Omen.  SIFF's horror aficionado Dan Doody will hos a scene-by-scene (or shot-by-shot at times) examination of the film.  The event starts at 11 am.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, October 20

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the Sam Raimi classic The Evil Dead with a re-imagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca tonight at 7:30 and 9:45 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: The 7:30 pm screening is SOLD OUT!
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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with the 1992 faux BBC documentary Ghostwatch tonight only at 7:30 pm.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.