Yes, I had a few events to add to the Horror Calendar, but decided to head to the festival right after work on Friday instead. It's been over a year since my last dose of Cosmic Horror, and I needed my fix as soon as possible.
And I had a GREAT TIME! I'll be posting more about it tomorrow, but for right now, I want to thank Brian and Gwen Callahan for the wonderful three day festival, and for allowing me to be a panelist on Sunday night. THAT was a thrill I will never forget!
Yes, that's me!
My first ever moment as a Convention panelist!
And at the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, no less!!
So yes, I was a bit anxious to get there. As mentioned above, I'll post more about the event tomorrow. But for now, let's get to the updates!
First, if you like your Wednesdays on the WEIRD side, head to The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway) in Tigard, OR, on October 7 for a screening of Frankenstein '80. The management of The Joy asked me to warn you that this feature is not for the faint of heart. It is considered one of the sleaziest, goriest update on the classic tale ever filmed, which is why it's this week's Weird Wednesday offering! The show starts at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, so spend some of that extra money at the snack bar. Oh, and The Joy serves beer, so drink up while being responsible. As with all Weird Wednesday, you must be 21 or older to attend. Check out The Joy Cinema website for more details.
The only thing that could make Halloween any better is a film about LUCHADORS battling Dracula, the Wolfman and their minions. Yep, you know you have to see Santo y Blue Demon contra Dracula y el Hombre Lobo, which screens at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, on Saturday, October 24, at 4 pm. This is an all ages screening (this version is dubbed) of pure, cheesy greatness. The party starts in the upstairs lobby of The Hollywood Theatre before the screening, with local vendors and a face painter. And yes, you can bring your luchador mask! Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.
Before there was Sam, the 80s brought us Sammi Curr, dead rock star about to be reborn thanks to a bullied metal fan, in Trick or Treat. This fun little supernatural slasher flick, with lots of cool kills, a great soundtrack and cameos by Ozzy Ozbourne and Gene Simmons, screens at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, in GLORIOUS 35mm on October 14 at 7:30 pm. Presented by TIMEWARRIOR-Molten Metal Merchandise, you won't want to miss this hard to find film. Visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and advance ticket sales.
But that's not all. I'll be updating the Horror Calendar all week (I have the times for Blade and A Nightmare on Elm Street up now), with more ghoulish delights as we bask in the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! So keep checking back!!
And remember, if you want to promote your horror/sci fi/fantasy event, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll include it on the Horror Calendar and future updates.