Yeah, having your brain sucked out of your head by brain monsters
pretty much sums up last week.
I hope the next few weeks are easier, but no one can tell. But, for now, here's your weekly horror update. Rest assure, more is to come, as long as the real life brain suckers are kept at bay.
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.
Bleedingham, a Northwest Horror Short Film Festival, is now excepting submissions. The chosen films will screen at the Pickford Film Cinema (1318 Bay St) in Bellingham, WA later this year. More details can be found at the official website.
Friday, April 1
The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St) in Seattle, WA, is screening, in GLORIOUS 35mm, Jean Cocteau's wonderful version of Beauty and the Beast! This is a new print of one of the most stunning adaptations of a fairy tale ever committed to film, and is a must for Cinema Lovers and Horror Fans alike!! No showtimes have been announced, so check back here later, or visit the link later, for more details.
The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St) in Portland, OR, is screening Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth, through April 7. This very dark fantasy, taking place five years after the Spanish Civil War, finds a young girl taking refuse in a mythical world to escape the cruelty of her step-father, hunting those that fought against the Francoist regime. It's dark, deep and full of amazing sights and NEEDS to be seen on the big screen. Times have yet to be announced, so keep checking back or visit the link later.
Monday, April 4
Portland film archivist Greg Hamilton presents a screening of Trailermania, a selection of trailers and television spots from his personal collection, presented in GLORIOUS 16mm, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, tonight at 7:30 pm. Expect some truly bizarre offerings in this presentation, with a movie trailer quiz afterwards, allowing you to win special prizes. Get more details, and advance ticket sales, at the link.
Friday, April 8
A brilliant, and brutal, attack on the conventions of modern horror films, Cabin in the Woods screens through April 14 at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St) in Portland, OR. Sure, writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (in his directorial debut) eviscerate modern horror troupes with this film, but it's with a loving wink and plenty of homages to previous horror classics. It's clear they both love horror movies, but are just frustrated with the same old stuff showing up over and over again, and rightfully so. I wish more horror films could be so critical of the genre, yet so much damn fun. Showtimes have yet to be announced, so keep checking back or visit the link later.
Thursday, April 14
Queer Horror returns to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, with a screening of Alexandre Aja's High Tension at 9:30 pm. I know, if you've seen the film, the plot twist is rather unbelievable, but still, it's a high octane gorefest, and the plot twist is pretty nice (if you forgive the timeline issues). And the film did herald the French Splatter Genre to follow, so it is the leader of the pack. Given the subject matter, it's the perfect film to screen at Queer Horror, so check out the link for more details and advance ticket sales.
Saturday, April 16
Is The Man from Planet X a peaceful celestial visitor, or something more sinister? Head to The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St) in Bellingham, WA, today at noon and find out! This Sci Fi classic starts at noon, and you'll find more details, and advance ticket sales, at the link.
Holy crap. Holy Crap! HOLY CRAP!!!!
Okay, breath deep, Calm myself.
The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR, will be screening at GLORIOUS 35mm print of David Cronenberg's The Fly tonight at 7:30 pm. AND...
Special effects artist Chris Walas, the man behind the creature effects, will be in attendance! Oh, my ticket is PURCHASED!
You'll find more details, and advance ticket sales, at the link.
Well, that's what I have for now, but you know more will be coming, so keep checking the Horror Calendar for updates!
Remember, listing your genre event at The Shadow Over Portland is FREE! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to the Horror Calendar and my weekly updates.
And, should you attend any of the events I've listed, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!