Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Suffering from Post Halloween Depression Syndrome? The Shadow Over Portland is here to help!

Well, we have to face it.  October has come and gone.  Candy, costumes and all things creepy will make way for candy canes, stockings and turkey.  And we begin the long countdown to Halloween, 2017.

It CAN'T be over!

It's a trying time for Northwest Horror Fans.  But, before you snap and go all Ebenezer on a bunch of carolers, boiling them in a vat of pudding with a stake of holly through their hearts, check out the Weekly Update from The Shadow Over Portland.  You'll find witches, demons, vampires, gremlins and more, all ready to help keep you sane during the seasonal onslaught of joyous songs and good cheer.

You'll find more reasons for glad tidings by checking the Horror Calendar.  Though December might look very busy now, you know I'll be digging deep to find more events to make your days scary and full of fright!

As always, should you be hosting, or know of, a horror/sci fi/fantasy screening, a Krampus house, or anything delving into the strange and unusual during the holiday season, email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll add it to the Horror Calendar and the Weekly Updates.

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

Get ready to do the Time Warp again, as Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) presents the Rocky Horror Show on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through November 26.  No, I did not forget to add "Picture" to the title, as Funhouse is presenting the stage version of the cult classic.  This live production is for mature audiences only (for obvious reasons).  And don't worry, you can join in and toss some toast at the cast, in true Rocky Horror fashion.  More more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Funhouse Lounge website.


Fright Film Month finishes up this year's run at The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside in Portland, OR) with Let the Right One In, screening though November 3 at 9:20 pm.  This modern vampire classic is TOO CREEPY to miss on the big screen!  Please note, the film is in Swedish with English subtitles.  Visit The Laurelhust website for more details.


It's a Michael Meyers double feature, as The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) shows Halloween and Halloween II through November 3.  Halloween screens at 3:10 and 9 pm, with the sequel playing at 4:55 and 10:45 pm.  Admission is $4 for each film, or $6 as a double feature.  Visit The Academy website for more details.


And Michael will be paying a visit up north as The Kiggins Theatre (1011Main Street in Vancouver, WA) presents the digital restoration of Halloween starting tonight. Showtimes vary through Tuesday, Nov. 1, so visit The Kiggins Website for more details. 

Open Film Submissions

The Portland Horror Film Festival is looking for short and feature length films for the 2017 show (June 8 to 10 at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR).  Submit your film before December 24 and save some money on submission fees!  For more details, visit the link
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Evil Dead: The Musical is making it's final stop during this Pacific Northwest tour at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra St in Victoria BC) on November 4 and 5.  Some performances in Vancouver, BC, have sold out early, so you want to buy your tickets SOON!  And yes, there is a Splatter Zone!!  You can find more details, including a list of available showtimes at all three locations and a link for advance ticket sales, at the Evil Dead Tour website.

Tickets for The Emerald City Comicon are selling out FAST.  Four day passes and passes for Saturday are GONE!  If you want to go to the con, which takes place at the Washington State Convention Center (705 Pike St in Seattle, WA) on March 2 though 5, you better buy your ticket NOW!  Visit the official website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.


The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) and Movie Madness Video present a screening of William Friedkin's masterpiece, The Exorcist, on Saturday, December 3 at 6:30 pm, with actress Linda Blair in attendance.  A Q & A with Ms. Blair will follow the film, and she will be signing autographs afterward (there is a fee for autographs, with all proceeds donated to the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation).  Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on Friday, November 4, for $20, and you know they will go fast.  Visit The Hollywood Theatre Website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales. 

November, 2016

Wednesday, November 2

Weird Wednesday presents an encore screening of Count Yorga, Vampire tonight at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) at 9:15 pm.  Admission is FREE, so remember to spend a bit of cash at the concession stand.  And DO NOT bring outside food or drink into the theater.  You don't want Count Yorga mad at you.  As always, you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema Website.    
Thursday, November 3

Metalesque Fest, hosted by Sign of the Beast Burlesque, opens tonight at the Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave in Portland, OR) at 8 pm.  Bands and burlesque lineup are yet to be announced, so check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, closer to the opening date.

Friday, November 4  

Metalesque Fest, hosted by Sign of the Beast Burlesque, closes tonight at Dante's (350 W Burnside St in Portland, OR) at 8 pm.  Bands and burlesque lineup are yet to be announced, so check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, closer to the opening date.


Five college students partying in an abandoned cabin in the woods.  There will be drinking, singing, dancing and DEADITES!  Victoria, BC, horror fans are in luck, as Evil Dead: The Musical opens at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quiadra St in Victoria, BC).  Tickets are available for tonight's performance at 8 pm, as well as the Saturday performances at 6 and 9:15 pm.  Given that shows in Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC have started selling out, you might want to buy your tickets soon!  And yes, there will be a Splatter Zone!!  For more details, including available showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Evil Dead Tour website.


David Cronenberg's creepy Dead Ringers screens tonight at 7:30 pm at the Whitsell Auditorium (located at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR), this twisted tale of twin gynecologists (played by Jeremy Irons) and the woman (Genevieve Bujold) who enters a relationship with one that threatens to upend the equilibrium between the siblings.  Presented by the NW Film Center, this screening is in GLORIOUS 35mm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the NW Film Center Website.


The First Friday Liv Rainey-Smith Opening Party takes place tonight from 6 to 9 pm at Wells & Verne (734 E Burnside in Portland, OR).  Stop by and pick up some great woodcut prints, including one of Krampus she's debut at the show.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, November 6

Ghoulie's Graveyard Sale #3 takes place today at The Jack London Bar (529 SW 4th Ave in Portland, OR) at 4 pm.  Looks like the event is now running through Sunday, November 13, so stay tuned for more details, or visit the Facebook Event Page closer to the opening date.  This is an event for those 21 or older.


 The 33rd Annual Olympia Film Festival presents a screening of Dario Argento's classic, Suspiria, in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 9 pm.  Don't think I have to say anything more about this one.  The screening takes place at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Olympia Film Society website


From Dusk till Dawn celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Fathom Events is bringing this fun, gory vampire film back to the big screen at select theaters.  The event includes an exclusive Q & A with director Robert Rodriguez and writer/actor Quentin Tarantino.  The film plays tonight at 6 and 9 pm (local time) and Wednesday, November 9 at 2 and 7 pm (local time).  To find a theater near you, and buy advance tickets, visit the Fathom Events Website.                                

Friday, November 11

The Eugene Comic Con (also known as Eucon) heads to the Lane Events Center (796 W 13th Ave in Eugene, OR) this weekend.  For a list of guest, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Eugene Comic Con website.


Halloween might be over, but The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) still have one treat for Northwest Horror Fans.  Tonight at 9:30 pm, a digital restoration of the Richard Donner classic, The Omen, will be presented by Projekt Records and Movies in the Dark.  Watching David Warner's fate on the big screen is enough to recommend you watch this one!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website

Saturday, November 12

All Freakin' Night starts tonight at midnight at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  Part of the Olympia Film Festival, this all night screening is presented by the Olympia Film Society and Burial Grounds (a coffee shop at 211 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA; I WANNA GO!).  Doors open at 11 pm, the show starts at midnight with the silent film Haxan, with musical accompaniment by Birch Graft Ensemble.  Next up is the UNCUT digital restoration of I Drink Your Blood, followed by Cat in the Brain, The Sinful Dwarf and ending with Dr. Butcher, MD.  Can you stand the shocks?  Can you stay awake?  Only one way to find out, and that's to attend the screening!  Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for members, and the first 50 people in line will get a FREE AFN T-shirt!  For more details and a link for advance ticket sales, visit the AFN Facebook Event page.

Thursday, November 17

Queer Horror breaks from it's bimonthly schedule for a special screening of Addams Family Values, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 9:30 pm.  Hosted by Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this Thanksgiving edition opens with a flaming Camp Chippewa pre-show featuring Portland's favorite queens.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Website
Friday, November 18

Orycon, Oregon's premier, fan run, sci fi/fantasy convention, happens this weekend at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (1401 SW Naito Parkway) in Portland, OR.  Stay tuned for more details, or visit the link later.


Friday Night Frights keeps the scares going after THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with a screening of Child's Play tonight at 10 pm at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  Of course, the event includes prizes, patches, buttons and more.  Admission is only $6.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Writer/Director Anna Biller's new comedy/horror/tribute to the Technicolor thrillers of the 60s, The Love Witch, opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) in GLORIOUS 35mm.  A beautiful young witch looking for true love attracts a few too many suitors in her search (the potions and spells don't help).  So when she find true love, things get rocky.  No showtimes have been announced yet, so check back here, or visit The Hollywood Theatre Website, later in the month. 


Also playing at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is a digital restoration of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.  Yeah, I know I don't need to say anymore about this one.  Showtime is 9:30 pm through Sunday, November 20.  Visit The Hollywood Theatre Website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

Friday, November 25

If you've forgotten the rules, head to The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) for Joe Dante's holiday classic, Gremlins.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or visit The Laurelhurst Theater Website, later in the month.