Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Well, it seems my normal schedule isn't working this year, so....

Well, Thursday updates aren't working in 2016, so I'm going to try posting on Tuesdays now, with updates later in the week if needed.  Have to see how this works, but for now, here's your Horror Update for the next week and a half...

February, 2016


Submissions are being accepted for the PDXtreme Fest, 3 days of horror, crime, gore and more at the the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark) in Portland, OR, December 2 through 4 this year.  You can find more details on how to enter your film at the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday. February 3

Okay, Northwest Paul Naschy fans, head to the Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway) in Tigard, OR tonight at 9:30 pm, as Weird Wednesday presents a screening of Fury of the Wolfman.  As always, the screening is free (freeing your wallet to purchase more goodies from the snack bar!), and you must be 21 or older to attend.  You'll find more details at the link.

Thursday, February 4

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, is kicking off this month with the screening of a digital restoration of the erotic horror classic, The Hunger, tonight at 7:30 pm.  Also a tribute to David Bowie, this steamy vampire tale features Bowie losing his expected immortality as the lover of Miriam (the stunning Catherine Deneuve), who seeks a replacement in a lovely young scientist (played by Susan Sarandon).  I think it has a similar feel to Jean Rollin's 1971 Daughters of Darkness (though that might be clouded by the fact that I haven't seen this film since the 80s) and is one I plan to revisit this month on the big screen.  It's an exceptional vampire tale and worth checking out.  Tickets are $8, and you can find more details, as well as advance ticket sales, at the link.


And a big THANK YOU to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) for hosting your tribute to Alan Rickman at 9:40 pm tonight.  Because it's a screening of Die Hard, and if you've read my posts, you know I LOVE this movie.  Rickman plays Hans Gruber, who takes a building hostage during a Christmas party, and only John McClane (Bruce Willis) can save all the hostages, as well as his wife, Holly.  This is THE action film of the 80s, with amazing practical stunts (Rickman actually fell 35 feet for the film's climax) and Yippie Kay Yay, Mother......  Oh, you know the rest.  Plan to see me there!  More details, and advance ticket sales, are available at the link.


If you're in Seattle, the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave) in Seattle, WA, will screen The Hunger tonight at 8 and 10:30 pm.  Visit the link for more details.  

Friday, February 5

Hey, Vancouver BC Horror Fans, Toxic Avenger The Musical is coming to the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St) tonight at 7 pm, as well as tomorrow, February 6, at 6 and 9:30 pm.  Get behind the hero willing to wipe up corruption, at least in Tromaville, and wish he'd pay a visit to your city.  Visit the Toxic Avenger The Musical website for more details.


The Olympic Film Society Fright Club presents a screening of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead tonight at 9 pm.  This is an important film in the development of the zombie as a cinematic icon. stripping away the idea of the zombie as a mindless minion of an overlord (as in White Zombie) and turning the creatures into the flesh devouring beings we all know and love.  The film starts at 9 pm at The Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE) in Olympia, WA.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Capital Theater website.

Saturday, February 6

Oh, one of the greatest cheesy gore films of the 80s, Juan Piquer Simon's Pieces, will screen tonight in GLORIOUS 35mm at 9:30 pm at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St) in Seattle, WA.  I can NOT implore Seattle Horror Fans enough to see this one on the big screen with a group of like-minded horror fans!  It's an almost transcending event, as the awful dialog, out-of-the-blue kung-fu attack and chainsaw massacres will be an event to remember.  For more details, scroll down on the link.

Wednesday, February 10

Okay, if you missed Saturday's showing, Seattle Horror Fans, head to the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St) in Seattle, WA tonight at 7 pm for a repeat showing of Pieces in GLORIOUS 35mm!  You will not regret it.  Scroll down the link for more details.


Buffy Trivia Night comes to the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave) in Seattle, WA, tonight at 7 pm.  Visit the link for more details and ticket sales.  

Friday, February 12

The truth about demons will be reveled tonight at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St) in Seattle, WA, as VHS Uber Alles presents a Valentine's Day Special, The Demon Lover, in glorious VHS.  Hippies looking for fun join an occult study group, but back out when things get too heavy.  The leader uses his dark powers for revenge, leading to rituals, freak-outs, karate battles, kung-fun weapon wielding demons and....  whipped cream fights!?!?!  Oh, I would SO LOVE TO BE THERE.  Admission is only $2, a steal for so much CHEESY AWESOMENESS!  So be sure to spend a bit extra at the snack bar,   You can find more details at the link.

Saturday, February 13

Okay, it might not be everyone's Valentine Day film, but The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St) in Portland, OR, is screening The Silence of the Lambs through Sunday, February 14 at 7 pm.  Spend this most romantic evening of the year with Clarice Starling, a top FBI studnet, as she matches wits with Dr. Hannibal Lector and Buffalo Bill in a top notch HORROR film.  Yes, I'm record saying this isn't a thriller, but one of the best horror films of the 90s.  Visit The Clinton Street Theater website for more details.


The Seattle Gothic Book Club is hosting a literary celebration of Whitley Streiber's horror novel, The Hunger, today at 1 pm at The Dreaming Comics and Games (5226 University Way NE) in Seattle, WA.  This all ages event features a discussion of the novel, as well as games, activities and light refreshments (feel free to bring some non-messy snacks to share).  You can find more about the event at the Facebook Event Page.


Well, that's all I have for now, but check out the Horror Calendar for more upcoming events.  And, should you be hosting an event that might interest genre fans, remember posting on The Shadow Over Portland is FREE!  Just sent me an email at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll include it on the Horror Calendar and my weekly updates.

Also, should you attend any of the events listed above, let the organizers know you read about the event at The Shadow Over Portland!