Monday, August 24, 2015

I know, I missed last week's update, but here's some EXECELLENT events happening Wednesday. And one on Thursday as well.

Sorry, but I didn't get last week's update posted.  It was a killer week at the day job, the hot temperatures sapped my strength, I had a busy weekend, and HONEST BABY, IT WASN"T MY FAULT.

Come on, it worked on Carrie Fisher.

Okay, it really was my fault, but I can't miss an opportunity to quote The Blues Brothers.  I will have a post this Thursday/Friday, but for now, I have to update you on some AWESOME happenings this Wednesday.

First up, Terror at Angel's Horn premieres this Wednesday at the Back Door Theater (4319 SE Hawthorne) in Portland, OR.  A live stage presentation from GuignolFest, this sci-fi/horror musical from John Marble concerns a detective searching for a missing cat, only to get mixed up in a time-traveling adventure with a "gangster-ass" Satan and luchadores!  Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Hump Day, or any day for that matter!!!  The play runs through Tuesday, September 1, and tickets are $20.  Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details and a link for advanced ticket sales.

Also this Wednesday, Re-run Theater returns to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, for a Japanese Invasion, featuring episodes from Speed Racer, Star Blazers and Ultraman!  The show starts at 7:30 pm and admission is $8.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the link.

Finally, it's not Wednesday if things don't get WEIRD at The Joy Cinema (11595 SW Pacific Hiway) in Portland, OR.  And this week's feature will not disappoint you, as The Joy presents Haram alek, AKA Shame on You, AKA Asmael Yassla meets Frankenstein!  Yes, this is an Arabic version of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and, wow, why would you EVER MISS THAT?!?.  Admission is free, so spend some extra cash at the snack bar and help keep The Joy Cinema showing such nowhere-near-a-classic films every Wednesday.  Showtimes for this evening have yet to be announced, so check back here later in the month, or visit The Joy Cinema website closer to the screening date.  As always, you must be 21 or older to attend.

Oh, and need to mention that Queer Horror returns to The Hollywood Theatre Thursday night at 7 pm with a screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge.  A teenage boy's family moves into the house on Elm Street, and he encounters a young Meryl Streep look-a-like, exploding birds and, well, enough homoerotic moments that should make for an interesting discussion with host Carla Rossi, Portland's premiere drag clown!  You'll find more information about the screening, and advanced ticket sales, at the link.

Okay, as the weather is cooling, and as I won't be liquifying at the same rate as I was when temperatures were over 90 degrees, I suspect I will be able to type without gumming up the keyboard and not end the day resting in a pool of gooey molten flesh.

Yeah, it was a messy clean up over the weekend.

So stay tuned, as I plan to kick things up as the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (October) is fast approaching!

As always, should you know of any event that might interest my readers, send me an email at and I'll post it on the Horror Calendar and future updates.

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