Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Things might be slowing down this month, but fear not, for October is coming!


It happens around this time every year.  News of Horror/Sci Fi/ Fantasy events taking place in the Pacific Northwest crawls to a near stop.  And it's easy to be lulled into feeling you have time to rest up before the pace slowly quickens just before THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

The first time that happened here at The Shadow Over Portland office, I learned things don't slowly gear up to October.  Instead, you wake up one day and find your email and Facebook page is overloaded with haunted house listings, movies, events and MORE.  After that first year, I learned to rest up as much as possible and just accept the fact that, at some point, I WILL be hit over the head with more news than I can handle.

Hello, this is your mailbox.  I've converted all your new mail that deals with October events
into a handy, compressed format, and will now smack you over the head with it!

So get ready, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans, as things will be picking up at The Shadow Over Portland office very soon, and the site will start filling with all sorts of Halloween events.  But if you want to find something fun to do this week, check out this edition of the Weekly Update.  You find information on movies, stage events, a Bigfoot festival and the annual Goth Float!

If you want to see what's happening beyond this week, head over to the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar for the latest details on events happening throughout the rest of the year, and even into 2020!  I'm always adding to the page, so keep checking back for all the latest news!!

Remember, if you want your event listed on the site, just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and promotional artwork, and I'll do the rest!  Best of all, it won't dip into your advertising budget, as having your event posted on the site is FREE!!

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!

Now Showing 


The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) invites you to take a journey down the Yellow Brick Road with The Wizard of Oz, presented in GLORIOUS 35mm.  Or hang around the ghost with the most, with screenings of Tim Burton's afterlife comedy Beetlejuice.  Both movies play through Thursday, August 15.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.


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Hourglass Escapes (3131Western Ave, Suite 422B in Seattle, WA) is hosting an Evil Dead 2 Escape Room through July 31.  You have just 70 minutes to send the Deadites back to the realm and save your soul, so you and your team better be ready!  This is a private booking event, so you will not be joined with strangers, and is recommended for ages 13 and older. For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hourglass Escapes website.

Buy Tickets Now

Oh no, there goes The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR), go go Godzillathon!  It's a weekend full of Kaiju goodness as the theater brings Destroy All MonstersGodzilla vs. MegalonGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and Godzilla on Monster Island to the big screen from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1, all in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on Thursday, August 8.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Looking for Monsters

The Beneath is gearing up for its second year under the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR, and is looking for volunteers to play monsters!  If you're interested, visit The Beneath website and click on the Monsters Needed button.

Film Festival Submissions

The 11th Annual GuignolFest: 3-Day Horror Movie Contest is signing up teams now!  For more details, visit the Facebook Page or the GuignolFest website.

August, 2019

Wednesday, August 14

Be ready to get to da chopper as the Yelm Cinemas (210 Prairie Park St SE in Yelm, WA) screens Predator tonight at 6:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, August 15

Before Part II opens next month, the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is offering you one more chance to see It on the big screen, tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, August 16

Gods and prehistoric monsters invade the Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR)!  Check out Ray Harryhausen's classic Jason and the Argonauts, presented in GLORIOUS 35mm.  Or spend some time exploring Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park.  Both movies play through Thursday, August 22.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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Friday Night Frights presents the George Romero cult classic The Crazies at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  As always, expect some giveaways!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen a remastered version of Tobe Hooper's classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, August 17

The 5th Annual Goth Float on the Clackamas River takes off at noon today at Barton Park (19009 SE Barton Park Rd in Boring, OR).  The event is FREE (except for parking) and family-friendly.  Please note, there is not a shuttle bus between the end point, Carver Park, so plan out parking with a friend!  For more details, including what to bring, what not to bring and so forth, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The 3rd Annual Oregon Bigfoot Festival takes place at 10 am today in Glenn Otto Park (1102 E Historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale, OR).  $5 suggested donation for adults, $2 for kids 12 and under.  For more details, visit the Oregon Bigfoot Festival website or the Facebook Event Page.

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If you've ever wondered what to do should you be traveling through space and discover it's full of a-holes, head to Guardian Games (345 SE Taylor St in Portland, OR) for the live audio comedy The BALLZ of SPACE - the Intragalactic Sci-Fi Parody tonight at 7:30 pm.  The event takes place in The Critical Sip section of the game store, so you must be 21 or older to attend.  Tickets are just $20.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rocket Sci Fi series at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) brings Tobor the Great to the silver screen today at noon.  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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The Family Pictures series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the rather scary film The Witches, based on Roald Dahl novel, today and tomorrow at 2 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Tuesday, August 20

Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) will present the Scifi Extravaganza #29: Track of the Moon Beast tonight.  The event starts at 6 pm with an hour of newsreels, cartoons, vintage commercials and other drive-in treats.  The feature will begin at 7 pm.  Admission is $5 and can be used as credit towards food.  Be aware, heckling is encouraged.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, August 22

Tickets are still available for tonight's production by Tacky WackyNew Mutants: A X-Men Themed Drag Show at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 8:30 pm for this X-traordinary performance.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  Be aware, the performance on Wednesday, August 21 has SOLD OUT.  For more details and a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, August 23

The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) ends with the first, and possibly, best summer movie made, Steven Spielberg's Jaws, presented in GLORIOUS 35mm.  Or head to Camelot (or not, it's a rather silly place) with Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Both movies play through Thursday, August 29.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The 7th Street Theatre (313 7th St in Hoquiam, WA) will screen Star Wars: A New Hope today and tomorrow at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, August 26 at 2 pm.  Don't miss this chance to see it on the big screen!  For more details and information on ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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This news is MOST EXCELLENT!  The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) celebrates the 30th anniversary of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure by screening a digital restoration of the film.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Saturday, August 24

The Creeping Museum Artist Market takes place this afternoon at the Alberta Abbey (126 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 4 pm, or enter at 3 pm with Early Bird Admission for $10.  Presented by the not-for-profit art collective The Creeping Museum, this one-day event features handmade goods, vintage clothing and curiosities and MUCH MORE!  For more details and Early Bird Admission, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Destiny City Freakycon V - A Mini-Horror Con takes place from 1 to 6 pm today at Destiny City Comics (218 St Helens Ave in Tacoma, WA).   Guests include independent horror film director Tonjia Atomic, independent horror film director Joe Sherlock, shock rock band October Games, and MUCH MORE!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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To celebrate Wyrd War's release of Charles Bernstein's score on vinyl, head to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) for a screening of The Entity in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Based on the true story of a woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted by an unseen force, the film features an amazing performance by star Barbara Hershey as she is victimized by the entity and the disbelieving men investigating the case.  For more details, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The 5th Annual Celtic Fantasy Faire takes place from 10 am to 6 pm today at Shute Park (750 SE 8th Ave in Hillsboro, OR).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Geek Girls, time to leave the husband/boyfriend and kids at home, as Geek Girl Brunch Portland hosts a brunch celebrating Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  You must be 21 and older to attend and are invited to show up in costume (it's not required).  Brunch will take place at The Original Dinerant (300 SW 6th Ave in Portland, OR), and the event is FREE (though you are responsible for your food and drink purchases).  For more details and to RSVP (required, as space is limited), visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, August 25 


The Northwest Film Center presents Brian Yuzna's body-horror critique of the upper class, Society, at 7 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the NWFC website.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

It's going to be a busy week for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!


Wow, this summer has been full of great Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy events in the Pacific Northwest, and this week is no exception.  Every day this week has something happening somewhere in the area, so I expect you'll find plenty to do in this edition of the Weekly Update!

So much to do, it's like Halloween came just a bit early!

But it's not just this week you have to look forward to.  The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, just announced Godzillathon, a full weekend of Kaiju goodness in GLORIOUS 35mm!  You'll find all the details down below in the Buy Tickets Now section.  Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, August 8, at noon.

And don't forget, you have until Thursday, August 8, to support Horrific 5: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance.  The details are below, and you can pick up some great rewards even if you can't make it to Tacoma in January for the event!

For more future events, you'll want to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, which is filling up with great events throughout the rest of the year and beyond!  I've got the first guest announced for Crypticon Seattle, more markets and stage events, a lot of great movies and MORE!  Remember to keep checking back, as I'm updating it as often as often as I find events to post!!

If you'd like to make sure your event gets listed on the site, just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with all the details and promotional art, and I'll do the rest.  And don't forget, having an event posted on the site is FREE!

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!

Now Showing 

The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continues with screenings of the anime classic Howl's Moving Castle and and Pacific Northwest favorite The Goonies through Thursday, August 8.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The Olympia Film Society presents the latest horror film from Ari Aster (Hereditary), Midsommar, tonight through Thursday, August 8 at the Capitol Theaer (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  For more details and showtimes, visit the Facebook Event Page.

The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will also be showing Midsommar through Thursday, August 8.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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Hourglass Escapes (3131Western Ave, Suite 422B in Seattle, WA) is hosting an Evil Dead 2 Escape Room through July 31.  You have just 70 minutes to send the Deadites back to the realm and save your soul, so you and your team better be ready!  This is a private booking event, so you will not be joined with strangers, and is recommended for ages 13 and older. For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hourglass Escapes website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Jim Jarmusch's star-studded zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die through Thursday, August 8.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website

Buy Tickets Now

Oh no, there goes The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR), go go Godzillathon!  It's a weekend full of Kaiju goodness as the theater brings Destroy All MonstersGodzilla vs. MegalonGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and Godzilla on Monster Island to the big screen from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1, all in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on Thursday, August 8.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Fundraiser News

Horrific 5: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance has launched a Indiegogo fundraiser for their January 2020 performance in Tacoma, WA.  The show features local Pacific Northwest talent, as well as a featured dancer from "lands afar."  Every act represents a horror film as an epic dance story.  If you live in the area, you can pick up general admission or VIP tickets, or add on a shirt or hoodie for a bit more.  But if you are unable to attend the event, you can pick up a t-shirt, a tank top, or a hoodie to wear anywhere.  The fundraiser runs through August 8, 2019.  Check out the Indiegogo link for a list of perks and how you can support an amazing local horror themed event.  And you'll find details about the event by scrolling down the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar page.

Any fundraising event I post on the site, I fully support and have contributed to.

Film Festival Submissions

The 11th Annual GuignolFest: 3-Day Horror Movie Contest is signing up teams now!  For more details, visit the Facebook Page or the GuignolFest website.

August, 2019

Wednesday, August 7

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the sci fi comedy classic Back to the Future tonight at 9:15 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Fathom Events celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Doctor Who: The End of Time with a screening of the two part story in theaters nationwide tonight.  The event will also feature a new interview with star David Tennant.  To find a theater in your area, visit the Fathom Events website.

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Tonight's Weird Wednesday offering at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) features Paul Naschy in a non-werewolf role.  This time, he's the Count in Count Dracula's Great Love, also featuring Rosanna Yanni.  The movie starts at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  Be sure to stop at the concession stand before the film to pick up tasty treats and beverages, and to help support The Joy's efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, August 8

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) celebrates the 10th anniversary of Drag Me to Hell with a screening of the Sam Raimi horror/comedy tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, August 9


The Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) invites you to take a journey down the Yellow Brick Road with The Wizard of Oz, presented in GLORIOUS 35mm.  Or hang around the ghost with the most, with screenings of Tim Burton's afterlife comedy Beetlejuice.  Both movies play through Thursday, August 15.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

Saturday, August 10

Urban Unglued Dark Markets returns to the Dryer Masonic Center (306 134th St S in Tacoma, WA) for the Midsummer Freaks Fae and Fantasy Market 2019.  The market is open from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is FREE.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the latest horror film from Ari Aster (Hereditary), Midsommar, tonight at 7:30 pm, and on Tuesday, August 13, at 9:15 pm.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, August 11

The Yelm Cinemas (210 Prairie Park St SE in Yelm, WA) will screen The Princess Bride tonight at 6 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, August 12

The Yelm Cinemas (210 Prairie Park St SE in Yelm, WA) will screen the Northwest favorite, The Goonies tonight at 6 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, August 13

It's a bit early, but that's not stopping the Yelm Cinemas (210 Prairie Park St SE in Yelm, WA) from screening the greatest Christmas movie ever made, Die Hard, tonight at 7 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Burlynomicon returns to the Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 9:30 pm (Doors open at 8:30 pm).  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Portland Horror Trivia Massacre returns to Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR0 tonight at 7:30 pm.  Gather your team and try to win one of two bar gifts.  And who knows, you might walk off with a horror themed raffle prize.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, August 14

Be ready to get to da chopper as the Yelm Cinemas (210 Prairie Park St SE in Yelm, WA) screens Predator tonight at 6:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, August 15

Before Part II opens next month, the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is offering you one more chance to see It on the big screen, tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, August 16

Gods and prehistoric monsters invade the Summer Repertory Series at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR)!  Check out Ray Harryhausen's classic Jason and the Argonauts, presented in GLORIOUS 35mm.  Or spend some time exploring Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park.  Both movies play through Thursday, August 22.  Please note, this is not a double feature and if you want to catch both, you'll need two separate tickets.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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Friday Night Frights presents the George Romero cult classic The Crazies at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  As always, expect some giveaways!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen a remastered version of Tobe Hooper's classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, August 17

The 5th Annual Goth Float on the Clackamas River takes off at noon today at Barton Park (19009 SE Barton Park Rd in Boring, OR).  The event is FREE (except for parking) and family-friendly.  Please note, there is not a shuttle bus between the end point, Carver Park, so plan out parking with a friend!  For more details, including what to bring, what not to bring and so forth, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The 3rd Annual Oregon Bigfoot Festival takes place at 10 am today in Glenn Otto Park (1102 E Historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale, OR).  $5 suggested donation for adults, $2 for kids 12 and under.  For more details, visit the Oregon Bigfoot Festival website or the Facebook Event Page.

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If you've ever wondered what to do should you be traveling through space and discover it's full of a-holes, head to Guardian Games (345 SE Taylor St in Portland, OR) for the live audio comedy The BALLZ of SPACE - the Intragalactic Sci-Fi Parody tonight at 7:30 pm.  The event takes place in The Critical Sip section of the game store, so you must be 21 or older to attend.  Tickets are just $20.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rocket Sci Fi series at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) brings Tobor the Great to the silver screen today at noon.  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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The Family Pictures series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the rather scary film The Witches, based on Roald Dahl novel, today and tomorrow at 2 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.