Thursday, June 2, 2016

I'm back, I'm sunburnt and ready to spread the Northwest Horror News!

Hey, Northwest Horror Fans, I'm BACK!

Sorry for my long absence, but daily life over the few weeks agitated the worms in my head that I needed some time off to calm them down before something really awful happened.

Oh, the last time it happened took a while to recover.
And a bit of plastic surgeru!

By the time I was ready to get back to writing, I was off on an expedition to the Black Lagoon (more on that next week), and when I returned, my day job was quite out of whack, thanks to changes beyond my control.  And my computer was crashing on a regular basis, making updating my blog even harder.

But now, things have normalized and I'm rested, overcoming my sunburnt scalp and ready to deliver the news Northwest Horror Fans are craving!  So let's get going for the events you've been craving!!!


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.


Mental Trap Escape Room Game invites you, and four to ten members, to escape a locked room in one hour.  And yes, it is timed.  Created by the devious minds behind 13th Door Haunted HouseGlowing Greens Miniature Golf and Haunted Productions, this offers you the challenge to find the clues keeping you locked in the room and escape within an hour.  But, as the website suggests, it's not as easy as it sounds.  Located at 3855 SW Murray Blvd in Portland, OR, you can challenge your wits (and those of your team mates) to solve the puzzle before time expires.  I don't know what happens if you don't succeed, but that's part of the fun.  For more details, visit the link.


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.

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Anyone in the mood for meat pies?  The Portland Opera (at the Keller Auditorium) in Portland, OR, are selling tickets for their production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which opens on June 3.  You can find more details at the link.

June, 2016

Friday, June 3

Anyone in the mood for meat pies?  The Portland Opera (at the Keller Auditorium) in Portland, OR, opens their production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street tonight.  You can find more details at the link.


Sign of the Beast Metalesque takes burlesque to the Ninth Circle of Hell tonight at the Panic Room (3100 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR.  The show starts at 8:30 pm, and I don't think I need to say anything more, other than expect an evening of tassel twirling, hula hooping and contortionist performing to metal favorites!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.


The Rose City Book and Paper Fair happens this weekend at the DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St) in Portland, OR.  I attended this event a couple years ago, and I can say Horror Fans will find lots of cool stuff for sale, but be prepared to spend a bit of money, as some of the books offered are expensive, but worth the cost (should you have the money).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.  

Saturday, June 4

The Vampire's Masquerade Ball will be held tonight in Portland, OR.  Tickets are available at the door for $50.  For more details, visit the official website.

Saturday, June 11

The GeekCraft Expo PDX invades the DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St) in Portland, OR, this weekend.  Featuring hand crafted geek goods by local artisans, I'm sure a few trinkets will be available for Horror Fans.  Stop by and find something cool for your home or a gift for the non-Horror geek in your life.  The event starts at 11 am, and you'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, June 17

It's not every father willing to call up a demon to avenge the death of his son.  So bring your dad to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N. Proctor St) in Tacoma, WA, tonight at 10 pm for a screening of Stan Winston's Pumpkinhead.  Talk with your father about Lance Henriksen's parenting skills (right, wrong; he's the one with the demon) this Father's Day weekend as you marvel at Stan Winston Studio's titular creation.  Admission is only $6.  You'll find more details at the Friday Night Frights Tacoma Facebook Page.

Saturday, June 18

Destiny City Freakycon 2 - A Mini Horror Convention happens today at Destiny City Comics (218 St Helens Ave) in Tacoma, WA, at noon.  Hosts of Friday Night Frights and Tacoma Ghost Tours will be present, as well as local game developers and MORE!  And admission is FREE!!!  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.


George Reeves in Superman and the Mole Men.  I shouldn't have to say anything more, other than get to the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St) in Bellingham, WA, for this screening of the original pilot for The Adventures of Superman series on the big screen today at noon.  Tickets are only $2, and you'll find more details, and advance ticket sales, at the link.


Well, that's what I have for now.  But be sure to check out the Horror Calendar, with details on The Hollywood Theatre upcoming events, the Friday Night Frights tribute to to Fathers Day, and much more.  

As always, should you have a genre event you wanted listed, email me at, and I'll add it to the Horror Calendar, was well as my weekly updates.

And, should you attend any of the events I listed, make sure the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!