Thursday, October 31, 2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!



Yes, it's the final night of THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, and I hope all you Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans have a MARVELOUS TIME, whether you head out or stay in and watch something spooky!

If you're worried about losing that Halloween feeling, this edition of the Weekly Update will keep your holiday spirit alive with a bunch of great movies, stage events and MORE!  October 2019 might end tonight, but the events keep coming!!  And you know The Shadow Over Portland will continue to keep you posted on all the great genre events coming to the Pacific Northwest through the rest of the year, and into 2020 and beyond!

Just check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar if you don't believe me!  It's full of events running through the end of next year, so you can plan ahead and not miss a thing!!

If you want your event listed on the site, just email me the details and promotional artwork at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll do the rest.  And remember, posting your event on the page is FREE!!

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

Now Playing

Get ready for a GROOVY time at the Tacoma Little Theatre (210 N I St in Tacoma, WA) as Evil Dead: The Musical runs through Sunday, November 10.  And of course, there will be a SPLATTER ZONE!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Weasel Productions presents George A. Romero's Night of the Living DeadTM LIVE! at the Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S, #140, in Seattle, WA) through November 3.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The new exhibit at Wyrd War gallery (3505 NE Broadway St in Portland, OR) opens tonight from 5 to 7 pm.  Fright Gallery is a visual collection of promotional graphics and products representing the gory glory days of international horror cinema from the 1970s and 80s.  The exhibit will be open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 pm through Sunday, November 3.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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BenDeLaCreme presents Beware the Terror of in Gaylord Manor, an evening of comedy, dance, cabaret and burlesque performing a tale of Halloween horror, through Saturday, November 2 in the Bullitt Cabaret at the ACT Theatre (700 Union St in Seattle, WA).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the ACT Theatre website or the Facebook Event Page.

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continue their Halloween celebration with screenings of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the dark urban fairy tale Candyman through Thursday, October 24  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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ACT Theatre (700 Union St in Seattle, WA) brings Steven Dietz's version of Dracula to the Falls Theatre through Sunday, November 17.  This version has Mina set out to uncover the haunting of her fiance and the mysterious compulsions of her closest companion, Lucy, in a modern update of the Gothic classic.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Growl and Wail: An Improvised Monster Story opens tonight at the Deep End Theater (211 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR).  The production runs on Fridays and Saturdays through November 2.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.



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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) continues The October Country program with the William Castle classic House on Haunted Hill, starring Vincent Price!  The movie will be shown through Halloween.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Beacon website.

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The Lighthouse, the latest film by Robert Eggers (The Witch) opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film is currently scheduled to run through Thursday, November 7.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) conclude their Halloween celebration with screenings of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn through Halloween night.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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Get ready to do the time warp again as the Rio Theatre (1600 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) screens The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Hosted by the Geekenders, the film will screen through Saturday, November 2  For more details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Celebrate Halloween with The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Extravaganza at the Clinton Street Theatre (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  Expect costume contests, prizes, goodies and MORE!  The event happens this weekend, Halloween Night and Saturday, November 2.  All showings sold out last year, so get your tickets early!  For all the details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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A new restoration of Gojira (Godzilla) will screen at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) through Halloween Night.  This is the original version, in Japanese with English subtitles, and is FAR superior to the American version.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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The Bleedingham Horror Film Festival takes place through November 2 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  For details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Pickford Film Center website.   For details on events in other locations, head to this Facebook Event Page.


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Deep End Theater (211 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) presents Shaken: True Ghost Tales, featuring six storytellers sharing their first hand experiences with the unknown, through Saturday, November 2.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

October, 2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Thursday, October 31

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) invites you to spend Halloween night with ELVIRA!  Okay, get your mind out of the gutter, folks!!   The Queer Horror series will screen the cult classic Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, hosted by Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi, tonight at 9:45 pm.  The event opens with a pre-show tribute to horror hostesses throughout time with Portland burlesque all-stars Wanda Bones, Hai Fleisch and Rummy Rose!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: This event has SOLD OUT!

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The Beacon Theater (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) concludes The October Country program with The Beacon Halloween Special, a collection of the best Halloween episodes aired on TV, starting at 7 pm.  Be sure to wear your costume!  For more details, visit The Beacon website.

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The Rio Theatre (1600 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen The Exorcist tonight at 8:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Bleedingham presents Scream, Queen!  My Nightmare on Elm Street at 6:30 pm tonight at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  The documentary deals with the conrtroversial sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, which ended Mark Patton's acting career.  The film follows Patton as he travels to horror conventions across the US as he attempts to make peace with his legacy as cinema's first male "scream queen," and confronts the cast and crew of the sequel for the first time since filming the sequel.  The program also includes admission to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's RevengeScream, Queen! will also be shown on Saturday, November 2 at 2:15 pm (without the second feature).  For more details, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Described as a psycho mystery set in the Pacific Northwest, Black Strawberry plays tonight only at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) is presenting a Halloween Double Feature tonight starting at 6 pm.  First up is Horror Hotel (AKA City of the Dead), starring the amazing Christopher Lee, followed by the cult classic Carnival of Souls.  Expects some extras, including trailer, cartoons and an intermission that promises to be "... so fun, you'll want to hold your pee until serious kidney damage sets in."  Sounds like a great time to me!  Admission is $10, $6 if you show up in costume.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) brings the Denton Delinquents to the stage for The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight at 10 pm, with a bonus screening/performance on Halloween Night at 8 pm.  For all the details and advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins Theatre website.

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A new restoration of Godzilla vs. Hedorah will screen at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) tonight.  This version is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

November, 2019

Friday, November 1

Prepare for the Garage Schlock Hootenanny with The Mants, The Primate 5 and The Sellwoods tonight at the Twilight Cafe and Bar (1420 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR).  Tickets are $8 at the door and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sanduy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a screening of John Carpenter's They Live tonight at 11 pm (the 7:30 screening is SOLD OUT) with Alan Howarth in attendance to perform a medley of soundtracks, including themes from Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York and MORE!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: The 7:30 pm screening is still SOLD OUT, but tickets for the 11 pm screening have become available on The Hollywood Theatre website, as of 11 am on October 22.

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The new Christmas Horror anthology Holiday Hell will screen at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) through Thursday, November 7.  The cast includes horror legend Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator).  Members of the cast and crew will be in attendance for a Q and A during opening weekend.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website or the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, November 2

Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap 17: Day of the Dead! takes place today at the East Portland Aerie and Auxiliary 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR).  Regular admission is just $1 from noon to 6 pm (Kids and elders admitted for FREE), while $5 gets you early bird admission starting at 11 am.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Head back to the East Portland Aerie and Auxiliary 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 9 pm for Comix Thing.  Admission is just $1 and the show runs until midnight.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Washington State Toy Show takes place today at the Washington State Fair (110 9th Ave SW in Puyallup, WA).  Early Access admission is $10 and gets you in at 9 am.  General Admission is $5 starting at 10 am.  Kids 12 and under are admitted free with an adult.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Prepare for the Garage Schlock-The Seattle Blowout with The Mants, The Primate 5 and The Sellwoods tonight at the Darrell's Tavern (18041 Aurora Ave N in Shoreline, WA).  Video Visuals provided by Something Weird.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Michael Gary Photography hosts Photos with Krampus at Shwop (7126 SE Milwaukie Ave in Portland, OR; AKA The Temple) today from 11 am to 4 pm.  You can take home a quality photo folder with a print of you and the Christmas demon for just $10.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you haven't gotten your fill of horror films in October, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) brings you a terror tale with balls tonight at 7 pm with a screening of Phantasm and Phantasm II, with director Don Coscarelli in attendance!  And Phantasm II will be shown in GLORIOUS 35mm!!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: This event has SOLD OUT!

Sunday, November 3

Michael Gary Photography hosts Photos with Krampus at Shwop (7126 SE Milwaukie Ave in Portland, OR; AKA The Temple) today from 11 am to 4 pm.  You can take home a quality photo folder with a print of you and the Christmas demon for just $10.  You need to make reservations for this, as walk ins are not allowed.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, November 4

The Artists Repertory Theatre's Stage Meets Screen series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents, in conjunction with their production of La Ruta by Isaac Gomez, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth in GLORIOUS 35mm!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Tuesday, November 5

Tonight's CMNYK/Darkside ScifiExtravaganza #32 at the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) is The Amazing Transparent Man.  The fun starts at 6 pm with an hour of newsreels, cartoons, old commercials and MORE, curated by Ygal Kaufman for Community Movie Night.  The feature starts at 7 pm and be aware, heckling is encouraged.  Admission is $5 and credited towards food.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, November 6

The Rio Theatre (1600 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) invites The Gentleman Hecklers to take on Paranormal Activity tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, November 7

Stageworks Ink presents the parody play Flash Ah-Ahhh!! for the last time at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) through Sunday, November 17.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales (just $15 before October 1), visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, November 8

The Friday Late Night Movie at the Rio Theatre (1600 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is the Stuart Gordon classic Re-Animator.  Showtime is 11:15 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, November 9

Michael Gary Photography hosts Photos with Krampus at Oblique Coffee Roasters (3039 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) today from 11 am to 4 pm.  You can take home a quality photo folder with a print of you and the Christmas demon for just $10.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Cinema Dissection series at SIFF (305 Harrison St in Seattle, WA) will explore Charles Loughton's only directorial effort, The Night of the Hunter, led by SIFF Cinema's Nick Bruno.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, November 10

Michael Gary Photography hosts Photos with Krampus at Oblique Coffee Roasters (3039 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) today from 11 am to 4 pm.  You must make a reservation for this event.  You can take home a quality photo folder with a print of you and the Christmas demon for just $10.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Of course, I found some new stuff. Time for a Special Edition!


As I mentioned in the latest edition of the Weekly Update, I was confident that I'd find more events to list on the site before Halloween.  And of course, I was right.

All the evidence pointed to my theory being correct,
and here's my proof.
And of course I was correct.  I'm Peter Cushing, after all.
  
So, in this Special Edition, I've go a few more delectable delights for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans,  or anyone out celebrating THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

Okay, it's too many movies to list all the details here, but if you miss The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) Scare-A-Thon this Saturday, you can still catch all the movies throughout the week.  Yep, The Joy will be showing Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Brides of Dracula, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and 1985's Fright Night at various times through Halloween Night.  Head over to The Joy Cinema website for dates and showtimes.

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Get ready for a GROOVY time at the Tacoma Little Theatre (210 N I St in Tacoma, WA) as Evil Dead: The Musical runs through Sunday, November 10.  And of course, there will be a SPLATTER ZONE!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Weasel Productions presents George A. Romero's Night of the Living DeadTM LIVE! at the Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S, #140, in Seattle, WA) through November 3.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Film Center will screen the cult classic Jennifer's Body, starring Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox, at 7 pm on Sunday, October 27, at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the NW Film Center website.

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Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) presents the silent classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with live music by DTW, at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 29.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Described as a psycho mystery set in the Pacific Northwest, Black Strawberry plays Halloween Night only at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) is presenting a Halloween Double Feature tonight starting at 6 pm.  First up is Horror Hotel (AKA City of the Dead), starring the amazing Christopher Lee, followed by the cult classic Carnival of Souls.  Expects some extras, including trailer, cartoons and an intermission that promises to be "... so fun, you'll want to hold your pee until serious kidney damage sets in."  Sounds like a great time to me!  Admission is $10, $6 if you show up in costume.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.