Monday, October 26, 2015

It's only five more days till Halloween, and The Shadow Over Portland is going to daily updates!

Well, I'm including Tuesday in this post as well, as I'm getting to things a bit late.  But I spend the weekend watching luchadors battle vampires and werewolves, visiting a haunted Tiki Art Show (and picking up a COOL print!) and watching last night's episode of The Walking Dead.

And seriously, if the main character that appears to have died comes back alive, I'm done with the show.  That character is DEAD, no matter what the Internet says.  You don't fall into a sh*t storm of zombies and survive by someone else falling on top of you.  NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!  Okay, rant over now...

But still, luchadors verses monsters and a cool art print by Devon Devereaux makes the weekend events so much better.

Seriously, who WOULDN"T want a print of the
classic Universal Monsters hanging out at a bar you frequent?

So, I had a great weekend.  And now, time to update YOU on the awesome events happening in the next two days!


St. Helens, OR, continues to celebrate the filming of Disney Channel's Original Movie, Halloweentown at this Oregon town.  You can find more information on all the happenings through October at the Facebook Event Page.


Open Gallery (323 NW 6th Ave) in Portland, OR, presents Every Day is Halloween, an art show presented by Pork Magazine and Goblinko.  The show features original drawings by Sean Aaberg and denim vests by Katie Aaberg, a Goblinko Megamall Pop-Up Shop (and I bought a few cool things from them during the CineLucha Fest on Saturday, so check them out!) and MORE!!  The show runs through November 1, and you'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page.  


The subtitled German Horror Film, Good Night Mommy, continues at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave) in Portland, OR, through Thursday, October 29.  A pair of twin brothers suspect the woman returning to their home after cosmetic surgery is not their mother and, as expected, things go bad from there.  Visit the Cinema 21 website for more details and showtimes.  


The Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave) in Portland, OR, brings back a Halloween favorite with Murder Mystery Machine.  The Funhouse Lounge Improv Company craft a bloody murder mystery from audince suggestions and set loose the sleuths of Mystery Inc. to investigate.  ZOINKS!  That means Scooby Doo and his human friends will puzzle over clues, chase monsters, unmask the villain (one assumes) and treat themselves to Scooby snacks.

Of course, this isn't your standard Saturday morning fare, as the event is considered "R-rated" for themes and simulated violence.  So think twice before you bring the kiddies.

The show starts at 7 pm Thursday through Saturday, through November 7.  Tickets are available in advance for $12, and at the door for $16.  All Thursday night performances are "pay what you want," as long as tickets are available.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Funhouse Lounge website.


Attack on Titan Part 2 plays tonight at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St) at 9:30 pm, and Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 pm.  Visit The Kiggins Theatre website for more details.  


The Joy Cinema (11959 SW Pacific Highway) in Tigard, OR, screens Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension through October 29.  As this is a first run film, ticket prices are a bit higher, but much cheaper than most multiplexes.  Visit The Joy Cinema website for showtimes and prices.  


The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St) in Portland, OR, is screening The Exorcist through Halloween Night.  It should mention this is the Director's Cut, with additional scenes and some superimposed demon faces.  Not sure it such additions were needed, but watching the Spider Walk sequence on the big screen will be a treat!  Visit The Academy Theater website for showtimes.  


Grind This! continues at The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside) in Portland, OR, with a repeat showing of Frank Henelotter's Brain Damage.  Young Brian finds the ultimate high thanks to Aylmer, a parasitic worm that secretes a highly addictive hallucinogenic.  All he has to do is kill people, so Aylmer can eat their brains.  Yep, nothing can go wrong with that arrangement!

The show starts at 9:45 pm tonight.  Visit The Laurelhurst Theater website for more details.  And you must be 21 or older to attend.  

Grind This! is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Tuesday, October 27

You know The Grindhouse Film Festival wouldn't let Pacific Northwest Horror fans down, as The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, screens 1980's Mother's Day and 1982's Madman Marz in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are just $8, and you can find more details, and advance ticket sales (highly recommended) at The Hollywood Theatre website.  


The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St) in Seattle, WA, screens Tobe Hooper's insane sci fi/horror trainwreck, Lifeforce, tonight at 8:45 in GLORIOUS 35mm!  A naked space vampire (Mathilda May) attempts to drain all of London of their life force, and only Steve Railsback can stop her from completing her plans.  Yes, it's over the top cheese, riding off the rails early on and yet remaining very entertaining.  Visit The Grand Illusion website for more details.  


Also at The Grand Illusion Cinema is the animated feature Extraordinary Tales.  Based on five of Edgar Allan Poe's stories, the anthology features the voice talents of Sir Christopher Lee (his final film performance), Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Guillermo del Toro and Roger Corman.  I saw this film at the H, P. Lovecraft Film Festival earlier in the month and felt is was a bit uneven at times, as far as the animation is concerned, and the wrap around story is pretty lame.  Still, it's contains some great images and listening to Lee and Lugosi read Poe is a treat.  Visit The Grand Illusion website for showtimes and more details.   


Grind This! continues at The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside) in Portland, OR, with a screening of Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (AKA Stryker's War).  When a murderous cult (led by Sam Raimi!) tortures his old girlfriend and the local cops, returning vet Stryker enlists his friends to take the bad guys down.  Oh, and according to The Evil Dead Companion, keep an eye out for Bruce Campbell in an uncredited role as a video newscaster.  The show starts at 9:45 pm, and you can find more details at The Laurelhurst Theater website.

Oh, and this is a 21 and older showing.  

Grind This! is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.


Well, that's what I have through Tuesday, but fear not.  Wednesday's update come out tomorrow, and I'll do my best to keep up with all the Horrid Happenings through the week.  Just stay tuned to my updates and I'll keep feeding you the best in Horror Happenings in the Pacific Northwest.

Remember, if you have an event, or know of one, that would interest my readers, email me at and I'll include it on the Horror Calendar (once I reformat it) and my weekly updates.

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

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