Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar


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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen John Carpenter's The Thing in GLORIOUS 70mm from Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15, at 7 pm.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, September 29.  Visit The Hollywood Theater website for more details and advance ticket sales.  Trust me, you'll need them!

UPDATE: The only showing not sold out is at 7 pm on Sunday, October 15.

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The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will screen John Carpenter's The Thing on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 pm IF the Crowded Theater tipping point of 70 tickets are sold by Friday, October 13.  Head to The Kiggins Theatre website to buy your advance tickets.

Open Submissions

The Poe Show 2018 is looking for writers and artists interested in creating a new work in homage to the writer, to roast him or read/interpret a piece of his work.  Deadline for submissions is November 15.  The show is also looking for volunteers of all types.  The event takes place on Sunday, January 14, 2018, from 8 to 11 pm.  For more details, check out the poster above and send an email of interest to thepoeshowpdx@gmail.com.

Open Film Submissions

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is on the hunt for bloody good genre films for the Rio Grind Film Festival, taking place November 16 to 19.  Submit you animated, horror, sci fi or erotic shorts at the FilmFreeway link.  The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 2.

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The Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival is looking for horror film to make the con goers squirm in their seats during the convention (May 4 to 6, 2018).  Northwest filmmakers can enter their films for free.  The Regular Deadline is Monday, February 19, 2018.  For more details and to submit your film, visit the FilmFreeway link.

Open Audition

The horror film They Reach, described as a cross between The Goonies and Poltergeist, is looking for a 10 to 14 year old as a lead character named Cheddar.  The film is locking for a male or female actor of any ethnicity or body type.  The only requirement is the ability to ride a bike.  Please note that the character is described as "foul mouthed" and will say a few "bad words."  Also, the story contains a monster and the use of blood.  The shoot will run from mid-November 2017 to January 2018, mostly on weekends and excluding holidays.  Auditions take place on the fourth floor of the Theatre Puget Sound Armory 305 Harrison St in Seattle, WA.  For information on the film and to audition, visit the SignUpGenius website.   You can check out the Facebook Page for They Reach for more information on the film.

Ongoing

The Spirit of Halloweentown returns to St. Helens, OR, the city where the Disney film Halloweentown was shot.  Every October, the city gets its family-friendly spooky on with events (including music, tours, attractions and more) throughout the Halloween season.  The celebration is too large to list here, so just head to the Discover Columbia County website and click on the Spirit of Halloweentown Agenda and Tickets for a PDF of all the events listed so far.  I'll post a few throughout the month, but the website will have all the details.

UPDATE: Halloweentown star Kimberly J. Brown (Marnie Piper), along with cast members Judith Hoag (Gwen Cromwell Piper) and J. Paul Zimmerman (Dylan Piper), will be at the Spirit of Halloweentown on Saturday, October 14.  Go to the above link for more details.

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Yeston and Kopit's Phantom, a new musical version of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera featuring Phillip "Pip" Kennedy as The Phantom and Laura McCulloch as Christine, takes the stage at the Antoinette Hatfield Hall (1111 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) through October 15.  You can find more information on the production at the Facebook Event Page and purchase tickets at the Portland'5 Center for the Arts website.



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October Horror continues at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) with David Cronenberg's head blowing Scanners.  The film plays through October 12.  Visit The Academy Theater website for more details and showtimes. 

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Hitchcock-Tober returns to the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight through October 19 with screenings of North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder and Notorious.  For more details, including a list of showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) brings the Murder Mystery Machine back for Halloween.  Each performance, The Funhouse Lounge Improv Company will craft a bloody murder mystery based on audience suggestions in an R-rated mix of the classic cartoon and slasher flick!  For more details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) invites you to spend Sundy Bloody Mary Sunday with John Carpenter's film version of Stephen King's Christine.  If you can't make it today, don't worry, as the film is running through Tuesday, October 10.  Showtime vary, so for more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) presents the 1931 classic Frankenstein, with Boris Karloff, at 7 pm through Thursday, October 12.  For more details, visit The Laurelhurst Theater website.

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The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) presents Wes Craven's Scream, with at 9:20 pm through Thursday, October 12.  For more details, visit The Laurelhurst Theater website.

October, 2017

Wednesday, October 11

Bruce Campbell's book tour for Hail to the Chin stops in Seattle, WA, tonight at Third Place Books (17171 Bothell Way, #A101 in Forest Lake Park, WA).  Visit the Hail to the Chin book tour website for more details.

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The Hotel Sorrento (900 Madison St in Seattle, WA) presents Northwest Haunted Hotspots with paranormal expert and educator Neil McNeil tonight at 6:30 pm.  The event is free, with drinks and food available for purchase.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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It's Hallowednesday: Horror Movie Night at the Boise Public Library Main Library (715 S Capitol Blvd in Boise, ID).  Tonight's film, hosted by the Idaho Horror Film Festival, is Wes Craven's Scream.  Doors open at 6 pm, with the movie starting at 6:30 pm.  The IHFF will raffle some passes to a few luck attendees.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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John Agar is on the way to save Weird Wednesday from the Curse of the Swamp Creature at 9:15 pm tonight at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR)!  As always, the show starts at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  And don't forget to support The Joy's efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD by purchasing some tasty snacks and beverages from the concession stand before the movie.  And not even John Agar will save you from the Swamp Creature if you anger it by bringing outside food or drinks into the theater.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, October 12

The 4th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival takes place on October 12 to 14 at The Egyptian Theatre (700 W Main St in Boise, Id).  Visit the IHFF website or the Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Get your special "Father's Day Cake" at the concession stand of the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle, WA), as the Dark Lodge series presents Creepshow tonight at 8 pm.  DO NOT miss this chance to check this horror classic on the big screen!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Ark Lodge Cinemas website.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival hosts a screening of the horror comedy classic, An American Werewolf in London at 8 pm tonight at Barbarian Brewing Downtown Taproom (1022 W Main St in Boise, ID).  The film screens with Crow Hand and Night of the Slasher.  This 21 and older event is FREE for IHFF passholders, or $5 at the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival hosts a screening of The Lost Boys at 9 pm tonight at The Balcony Club (150 N 8th St, Ste 226 in Boise, ID).  The film screens with Buzzcut.  This 21 and older event is FREE for IHFF passholders, or $5 at the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, October 13

Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Portland Evil Dead Fans, as Evil Dead the Musical take the stage at The Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR) for TWO shows this evening.  And, of course, there will be BLOOD and a Splatter Zone!!  Showtimes are 6:30 and 10:15 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Bruce Campbell's book tour for Hail to the Chin stops at the Beaverton Powell's (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton OR) .  You must purchase a copy of the book to join the signing line.  For more details, visit the Powell's website.

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It's a mad monster party tonight at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) as De Lioncourt Productions presents Rise of the Monsters *A Frankenstein Burlesque Story tonight only.  Showtimes are 8 pm and 10:30 pm.  For more details, including a list of the performers and the monsters they will portray, as well as a link for advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Museum of Pop Culture (325 5th Ave N in Seattle, WA) presents a Campout Cinema presentation of The Dark Crystal tonight at 6 pm.  This is an all ages event and tickets include admission to The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Friday Night Frights brings Jason to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of Friday the 13th Part III.  Please note, due to the inferior of the red/blue 3D, the screening will be in 2D tonight.  It's the right choice, as I've seen the film when it was originally released Marks 3D version and it's vastly superior to the red/blue version usually released to theaters (I saw that one as well and was quite disappointed).  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The October Horror celebration brings the anti-Christ to The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) with 1976's The Omen.  The film plays through October 19.  Showtimes have yet to be announce, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, closer to later in the month.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival plan to honor special guest Adrienne King with the first ever IHFF Trailblazer Award for her advocacy of women in film, expecially in the horror genre.  The event kicks off at the Egyptian Theater (700 W Main St in Boise, ID) at 8 pm with a screening of the slasher classic, Friday the 13th, followed by the award presentation and a Q and A session.  For more details on this event, and the Idaho Horror Film Festival in general, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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All Freakin' Night 2017 takes place from 10 pm tonight to 8 am Saturday, October 14 at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  Sounds like a great date for an all night horror film festival!  The line includes Blood Rage, The Mutilator, Cathy's Curse, Eaten Alive and Bride of Re-Animator.  For more details, check the Facebook Event Page.

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The podcast The Horror Aisle presents Frightmare on Main Street at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) with a screening of Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter.  Stick around after the screening as The Horror Aisle crew break down the film.  And there will be crowd participation, games and prizes!  For more details, visit The Kiggins Theatre website.

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Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter comes to the Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA), playing through Tuesday, October 17.  For more details, including showtimes and ticket prices, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) presents the 1931 classic Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, through Thursday, October 19.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Laurelhurst Theater website.

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The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) presents the slasher classic Friday the 13th, starring through Thursday, October 19.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Laurelhurst Theater website.

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The controversial film Mother! comes to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) through Thursday, October 19.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) will show the 1932 classic The Mummy, with Boris Karloff, through Tuesday, October 17.  For more details, including showtimes and ticket prices, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, October 14

The Critical Hit Burlesque presentation of Inconcealable! The Princess Bride Geeklesque has been cancelled.  Advanced ticket purchases will be refunded.

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The Spirit of Halloweentown returns to St. Helens, OR, the city where the Disney film Halloweentown was shot.  Every October, the city gets its family-friendly spooky on with events (including music, tours, attractions and more) throughout the Halloween season.  This year, Halloweentown star Kimberly J. Brown (Marnie Piper), along with cast members Judith Hoag (Gwen Cromwell Piper) and J. Paul Zimmerman (Dylan Piper), will be at the Spirit of Halloweentown on Saturday, October 14.  Go to the Discover Columbia County website and click on the Spirit of Halloweentown Agenda and Tickets for a PDF containing details about their visit and photo ops.

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Also happening today at the Spirit of Halloweentown is the St Helens Monster Dash, a 5K and 10K run benefiting local military veterans.  Oh, and you'll have to outrun the slow moving zombies you'll encounter on the course!  For more details and entry information, visit the St Helens Monster Dash website.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) continues the Heavy Hitters of Horror series with Rosemary's Baby tonight at 11 pm.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Jello Underground, Seattle's female underground wrestling troupe, presents a Halloween Bash at 9 pm (doors open at 8) tonight at Evolv Fitness (1317 Republican St in Seattle, WA).  In addition to jello wrestling, join in the post match dance party, costume contest and much more.  This event is open to those 16 or older, and you can enjoy a full bar if you're over 21 and have ID.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the date of the show.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Jello Underground website.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival and the Boise Public Library hosts a screening of Frankenweenie at 11 am today at The Egyptian Theatre (700 W Main St in Boise, ID).  Admission is free, and kids are invited to dress up, as there will be prizes for the best costume.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival hosts a screening of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining at 9 pm tonight at The Egyptian Theatre (700 W Main St in Boise, ID).  Admission is free for IHFF passholders, or $10 through The Egyptian Theatre website.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Join the Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery for the Guided Historical Tour at the Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 26th Ave and SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) today at 10 am.  This tour is of the area of the 30 acre cemetery south of the main road.  Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds to to cemetery restoration and education.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Well, I guess you can learn something new when you least expect it.  The modern meaning of the Japanese word kawaii is cute.  That's the simple translation, but you can check out the Wikipedia page for more details concerning the etymology of the word and its various expressions.  Anyway, Mahouto Market and Kawaii in Seattle invite you to KawaiiWeen: A Creepy Cute Celebration from noon to 8 pm today at Nagomi Tea House (519 6th Ave S in Seattle, WA).  This free event features will feature an Artist Alley, a Cosplay Contest, a Coloring Contest and a photobooth by Fearless Photoworks.  Win prizes, get some candy, chat with new and returning artists and have a spooky cute time!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, October 15

Bruce Campbell's book tour for Hail to the Chin makes its final Pacific Northwest stop at the Medford Barnes and Noble (1400 Biddle Rd in Medford, OR) tonight.  Visit the Hail to the Chin book tour website for more details. 

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McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) screens Brian DePalma's version of Stephen King's first novel, Carrie, through Thursday, October 19.  Showtime vary, so for more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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Fathom Events is bringing The Princess Bride back to theaters for a special 30th Anniversary Event today and Wednesday, October 18, at 2 and 7 pm.  The presentation includes interviews with Ben Mankiewicz and director Rob Reiner.  For more details, and to find a theater in your area, visit the Fathom Events Website.

Monday, October 16

The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) Resistance Series continues celebrating the Halloween season with a screening of the witchy The Craft tonight at 7 pm.  Admission is just a $5 donation to benefit the National Organization for Women.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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WYRD WAR brings the rock horror film Rocktober Blood to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  This digital presentation is provided by the Sebastian family (the film was directed by Bev Sebastian, and produced and written by Bev and Ferd Sebastian), as no 35mm print is known to exist.  Proceeds will be donated to Bev and Ferd Sebastian's  National Greyhound Foundation to benefit animals displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.  Wyrd War will host a jack-o-lantern contest and raffle before the film.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.  Advance tickets are available at The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Regal Cinemas celebrates THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with the Regal Horror Fest, a collection of great films coming to the big screen every Monday and Tuesday through October 31.  Tonight's double feature are two classic giant monster movies, 1933's King Kong and 1954's Them!.  Tickets are just $5 for single features, $10 for double features.  Single features start at 7 and 10 pm, and double features start at 7 pm.  Locations in the Pacific Northwest include Cinebarre Movieland 7 (501 Marion St NE in Salem, OR), Regal Lloyd Center 10 and IMAX (1510 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR), Cinebarre Issaquah 8 (1490 NW 11th Ave in Issaquah, WA), Cinebarre Mountlake 8 (6009 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrace, WA) and Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 and RPX (2410 84th St S in Lakewood, WA).  Keep up on all the details, and any additional theaters showing the fest, at the Regal Cinemas website.

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The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will show the live action film version of Tokyo Ghoul tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 pm, and at 9:30 pm on Friday, October 20.  Admission is $10.  For more details, visit The Kiggins Theatre website.

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Church of Film presents Morgana and Her Nymphs (AKA Girl Slaves of Morgana La Fey in the US and the UK) at 9:30 pm tonight at Century (930 SE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  This gem of 70s French fantastique involves two separated lovers, a mysterious castle and Morgana La Fey.  Be aware, Century is a bar, so I'm assuming you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, October 17

The Horror Brew Pub Quiz! month long Halloween celebration continues at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  Gather your team and try to win one of two gift certificates.  Or maybe you'll have better luck picking up a horrorific prize from the raffle.  Either way, it's a great way to show off your horror knowledge.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Geekenders bring We All Float Down Here:  A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King back to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 8 pm.  Who knew scary clowns could be so sexy?  Audience costumes are very welcome!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Regal Cinemas celebrates THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with the Regal Horror Fest, a collection of great films coming to the big screen every Monday and Tuesday through October 31.  Tonight's feature is the slasher classic, 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street. Tickets are just $5 for single features, $10 for double features.  Single features start at 7 and 10 pm, and double features start at 7 pm.  Locations in the Pacific Northwest include Cinebarre Movieland 7 (501 Marion St NE in Salem, OR), Regal Lloyd Center 10 and IMAX (1510 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR), Cinebarre Issaquah 8 (1490 NW 11th Ave in Issaquah, WA), Cinebarre Mountlake 8 (6009 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrace, WA) and Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 and RPX (2410 84th St S in Lakewood, WA).  Keep up on all the details, and any additional theaters showing the fest, at the Regal Cinemas website.

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The Seattle Symphony celebrates the Halloween season with Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror tonight at Benaroya Hall (200 University St in Seattle, WA) at 7:30 pm.  Pianist Rick Friend and members of the Seattle Symphony perform a musical score to F. W. Murnau's 1922 classic vampire tale.Tickets start at $35.  For more details and tickets, visit the Seattle Symphony website.

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The Repressed Cinema 16mm Horror Smorgasbord takes place at 7:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The presentation includes a "rare silent era horror-weirdness, a 70s TV Halloween themed show and a sprinkling of horror movie trailers," and a low budget werewolf film by Bob Moricz.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Wednesday, October 18


It's Hallowednesday: Horror Movie Night at the Boise Public Library Main Library (715 S Capitol Blvd in Boise, ID).  Tonight's film is Gore Verbinski's American version of The Ring.  Doors open at 6 pm, with the movie starting at 6:30 pm.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Boise Library website.

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The Church of Film presents Messiah of Evil (AKA Dead People) at 8 pm tonight at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  The film deals with a zombie contagion in Point Dune, CA, which might be curse of a demonic priest coming true.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, October 19

Okay, it's not a horror film, but it is based on a book by Stephen King.  McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) closes out their October celebration of the cinematic versions of King's work with The Running Man, playing through Monday, October 23.  Showtime vary, so for more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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Brown Derby Series presents: The Exorcist tonight through Saturday, October 21, at Re-bar Seattle (1114 Howell St in Seattle, WA).  This is a "Ridiculously Staged Reading" of The Exorcist, the finale to a season dedicated to "Beauties and Beasts."  Showtimes are 7 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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A Touch Too Much Productions bring a parody stage production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? to The Headwaters Theatre (55 NE Farragut St, Ste 9, in Portland, OR) tonight through October 22.  For all the details and advance ticket information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Masaki Kobayashi's horror anthology Kwaidan screens at 7 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, October 20

Grab your boomsticks, Renton Evil Dead Fans, as Evil Dead the Musical comes to the Renton Civic Theatre (507 S 3rd St in Renton, WA) this weekend.  And, of course, you can get tickets for the Splatter Zone!  Showtimes are 8 pm on Friday, October 20 and 6 pm on Saturday, October 21.  For details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Friday Night Frights proudly presents the 4K Synapse Restoration of the horror classic Suspiria to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  Prizes and goodies will be given away during the horror trivia contest as well!  Ticket prices have yet to be announced, but will be available at the door only, so GET THERE EARLY!   Visit the Facebook Event Page for all the details.

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The October Horror celebration at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) continues with a reminder NEVER to play the incantations of an ancient book when partying in a cabin in the woods.  1981's The Evil Dead plays through October 26.  Showtimes have yet to be announce, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, closer to later in the month.

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WYRD WAR and Deadly Prey Gallery host The Fierce Ghost Eats Human Region: Horror Movie Paintings from Ghana through October 27 at The Cobra Lounge (2027 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  The Opening Reception is tonight from 7 to 10 pm, featuring a live performance by Ensorcelling the Minotaur and DJ Dennis Dread playing spooky soundtracks, "fuzzed-out-pan-African psych" and heavy acid rock.  If you've seen pictures of the hand painted movie posters from Ghana, you know this showing will be AMAZING!  The show features only original pieces, and will be available for sale!!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) will be haunted by Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist through Tuesday, October 24.  For more details, including ticket prices and showtimes, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will show The Texas Chainsaw Massacre tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Bad Reputation Productions (creators of ROAD HOUSE: The Play! and The Lost Boys-Live!) presents They're Here, a stage production of "the 1982 classic film that made you terrified of television static, swimming pools and clowns."  Gee, I wonder what film they're talking about.  The production runs through Saturday, November 4 at The Siren Theater (315 NW Davis St in Portland, OR).  For more details, including showtimes and ticket information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents a new 4K restoration of James Whale's classic The Old Dark House at 7 pm today, Monday (October 23) and Wednesday (October 25) at 7 pm.  The film will also show at 3:30 pm on Saturday (October 21).  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion website.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents Robert Eggers' very creepy The Witch through Thursday, October 26.  Showtimes vary, so visit the Grand Illusion website for all the details.

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) presents F. W. Murnau's 1922 classic Nosferatu, with a new musical score performed live by the CMNYK Silent Film Band, tonight at 9 pm.  Admission is $8.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) presents the 1941 classic The Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney Jr, through Thursday, October 26.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Laurelhurst Theater website.

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The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) presents 1988's Child's Play through Thursday, October 26.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Laurelhurst Theater website.

Saturday, October 21

Glitterpants Productions brings Urban Unglued - The Dark Themed Market to the Ballroom at Sanford and Son (744 Commerce St in Tacoma, WA) from 11 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free.  For more details, and a list of vendors (which is still growing), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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LeMay- America's Car Museum (2702 E D St in Tacoma, WA) presents the Trunk or Treat Cruise-In today from 5 to 8 pm.  The event is free, family friendly and no pre-registration is required.  Don't worry if you don't have a vintage vehicle, you can check out the ones in attendance, enjoy music by DJ Fred, dig into the BBQ by Gravediggers and more!  For details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Sinful Sisters Productions presents It Can't Rain All The Time: The Crow Tribute Show at 7 pm tonight at The Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA).  This mix of belly dance and burlesque is a tribute to the movie and comic books.  This event is for those 21 and older.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Ghoul Gallery (619 Main St in Oregon City, OR) presents the 2nd Annual Nightmare on Main St today from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free to this family friendly event, which includes a car show featuring the Portland Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club and the Driven Dead Car Club, a Scarecrow Contest, local artists, sales on Halloween Collectibles in the store, and more!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Ghoul Gallery website.

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The Bellingham Comicon takes place today from 10 am to 5 pm at the Ferndale Events Center (5715 Barrett Rd in Ferndale, WA).  For a list of guests and events, and a link for advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta takes place at Tualatin Lake of the Commons (8325 SW Nyberg St in Tualatin, OR) at 10 am.  Costumed participants compete in wacky races while pattling 1,000 pound pumpkins across the lake!!  The event includes pie eating contests, costume contests, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, food and MORE!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Tualatin website.

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The Hot Rod and Hearse Rally, Vintage Cars and More event comes to Halloweentown today at noon.  The rally takes place at Courthouse Plaza, Old Town (275 Strand St in St Helens, OR) and admission is free.  If you want your spooky ride to join the rally, you must register onsite by 11 am (no entry fee is required.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) continues the Heavy Hitters of Horror series with The Exorcist tonight at 11 pm.  Man, that music still creeps me out!  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Thrill your fellow Halloween party goers by heading to The Viscount Dance Studio (720 SE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) today from noon to 2 pm for the Thriller! Dance Choreo Workshop.  Don't be "without the soul for getting down" this Halloween!  For more details and ticket information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Portland Puppet Museum (906 SE Umatilla St in Portland, OR) presents Dracula Re-Vamped today and tomorrow at 2 pm.  A comedy for all ages, the show features the titular vampire, as well as King Kong, Frankenstein and his monster, the Wolf Man, the Creature and more!  For details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page for Saturday or the Facebook Event page for Sunday.

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Messer Chaps, The Boss Martians and Knights of Trash brings the Halloween Howling Tour to the only Pacific Northwest stop, Slims Last Chance (5606 1st Ave South in Seattle, WA) tonight at 9 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Brown Paper Tickets site.

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The Columbia River Theatre Organ Society presents a screening of Lon Chaney's classic The Phantom of the Opera at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) today at 2 pm.  The screening will feature a live musical score performed by Martin Ellis on the Beverly Ruth Nelson memorial organ.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Olympia Farmers Market presents an Olympia Film Society Kids Club screening of the animated family horror film ParaNorman at 11 am today at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE!  For more details, visit the Olympia Film Society website.

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Registration is now open for the Medford Running Dead 5K Run, sponsored by Planet Fitness, at Pear Blossom Park (312 E 5th St in Medford, OR).  The Kids Survivor Sprint, for ages 4 to 8 (on race day) starts at 10:30 am, with the Running Dead 5K Run for ages 9 (on race day) and above starts at 11:15 am.  The Apocalypse Party and Awards begins at noon.  For more details, visit the official website.

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The PDXBrowncoats Halloween Shindig takes place today from 4 to 10 pm at Guardian Games (345 SE Taylor St in Portland, OR) in the Level Up-Extra Life Room.  Bring snacks and desserts for the potluck, play some games and preview your Halloween costume.  This event is for those 21 and older.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The 2017 Port Townsend Zombie Crawl takes place today at 3:30 pm, starting at Haller Fountain (off Washington St in Port Townsend, WA).  All ages are welcome, but expect some gore.  You could also win a prize in one of three categories, Best Overall, Couple or Child Zombie.  For more details and registration information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours (102 Cherry St in Seattle, WA) brings the Death Museum Tours back for the Halloween season.  The widow Ms. June will guide you on a half hour tour of the Pacific Northwests first Death Museum and explain the mourning customs during the Victorian age, Memento Mori, haunted dolls and more.  The tours are limited both in dates and size, so check out the Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents the 4K restoration of Rawhead Rex today and Thursday, October 26, at 9 pm.  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) will show the absolutely insane Japanese haunted house film Hausu tonight at 10 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Sunday, October 22

Pinkies out and sing "This is Halloween!" as Tove and Seattle Traveling Tea Party presents the Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Tea at TheVUDE (308 9th Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Dress for the occasion in your Halloween costume or as your favorite Nightmare outfit.  This high tea is limited to 90 participants, so buy your tickets early!  Times run from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Be sure to bring plenty of bubble gum to McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) for John Carpenter's sci-fi classic, They Live.  The film only plays through Tuesday, October 24, so be sure to mark your calendars.  Showtime vary, so for more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Video Weirdo Horror Triple Feature today at 2 pm.  No word as to what films will be shown, but expect some of the "weirdest, cheapest, unbelievable trash cinema ever to get mercilessly poured into your brainhole."  Wow, that sounds like fun!  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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The frightful family film Coraline screens at 2 pm today at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The presentation will include spooky music performed on the Hollywood Theatre's pipe organ, and a mini costume parade at 1:45 pm, so be sure to dress up!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder St in Portland, OR) is open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, October 23

The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) Resistance Series continues celebrating the Halloween season with a screening of the James Whale classic, The Invisible Man, starring Claude Rains, tonight at 7 pm.  The screening will benefit the nonprofit organization Portland Homeless Family Solution.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Regal Cinemas celebrates THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with the Regal Horror Fest, a collection of great films coming to the big screen every Monday and Tuesday through October 31.  Tonight's double feature includes the sexy 1982 remake of Cat People and David Cronenberg's mind warping Videodrome. Tickets are just $5 for single features, $10 for double features.  Single features start at 7 and 10 pm, and double features start at 7 pm.  Locations in the Pacific Northwest include Cinebarre Movieland 7 (501 Marion St NE in Salem, OR), Regal Lloyd Center 10 and IMAX (1510 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR), Cinebarre Issaquah 8 (1490 NW 11th Ave in Issaquah, WA), Cinebarre Mountlake 8 (6009 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrace, WA) and Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 and RPX (2410 84th St S in Lakewood, WA).  Keep up on all the details, and any additional theaters showing the fest, at the Regal Cinemas website.

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The Haunted Hayride, sponsored by Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District, is picking up passengers through Wednesday, October 25, at Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE in Bainbridge Island, WA).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, October 24

The Horror Brew Pub Quiz! month long Halloween celebration continues at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  Gather your team and try to win one of two gift certificates.  Or maybe you'll have better luck picking up a horrorific prize from the raffle.  Either way, it's a great way to show off your horror knowledge.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents The Nightmare Emporium - Horror Film Anthology tonight at 7 pm.  Produced by local filmmakers, the film is a collection of stories based on objects found in the Shopkeeper's curiosity shop.  Other than a few lines of introduction, the filmmakers have full freedom to craft their short.  Sounds like a spooky evening is in store for the audience!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Regal Cinemas celebrates THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with the Regal Horror Fest, a collection of great films coming to the big screen every Monday and Tuesday through October 31.  Tonight's feature is the film that made everyone afraid to go in the water, 1975's Jaws. Tickets are just $5 for single features, $10 for double features.  Single features start at 7 and 10 pm, and double features start at 7 pm.  Locations in the Pacific Northwest include Cinebarre Movieland 7 (501 Marion St NE in Salem, OR), Regal Lloyd Center 10 and IMAX (1510 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR), Cinebarre Issaquah 8 (1490 NW 11th Ave in Issaquah, WA), Cinebarre Mountlake 8 (6009 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrace, WA) and Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 and RPX (2410 84th St S in Lakewood, WA).  Keep up on all the details, and any additional theaters showing the fest, at the Regal Cinemas website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will show the horror comedy classic, An American Werewolf in London tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents the Damsels of Doom: Horror B-Movie Double Feature tonight at 7 pm.  The double bill, presented by Sprocket Society, features spooky shorts as well as the film Queen of Blood, and a special unnamed AIP feature about a mind-controlled woman transformed into a blood-thirsty primordial monster, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  And there will be door prizes as well!!  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) present a screening of producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur's The Leopard Man, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Wednesday, October 25

Dracula - The Music And Film - with Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet takes the stage tonight at 7:30 pm at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts/Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1111 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Glass and the Kronos Quartet will perform a score for the classic 1931 Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Fathom Events presents Best of RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead tonight only in select theaters at 7:30 pm PST.  This is an exclusive rebroadcast of the 2013 riff on George Romero's classic.  For more details, and to find a theater showing near you, visit the Fathom Events website.

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Tonight is the final Hallowednesday: Horror Movie Night at the Boise Public Library Main Library (715 S Capitol Blvd in Boise, ID), and the series ends with the comedy horror film The Cabin in the Woods.  Doors open at 6 pm, with the movie starting at 6:30 pm.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Boise Library website.

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It's a Halloween TV double feature at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) with a screening of an episode from The X Files and Millennium tonight starting at 7:30 pm.  Halloween themed TV ads will play at every break.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will screen John Carpenter's The Thing tonight at 7 pm IF the Crowded Theater tipping point of 70 tickets are sold by Friday, October 13.  Head to The Kiggins Theatre website to buy your advance tickets.

Thursday, October 26

The recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, stops at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 Twelfth Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight and tomorrow night.  No additional details are available, so check back here, or at the Northwest Film Forum website, closer to the screening dates.

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Death Bed: The Bed that Eats munches its way to the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle, WA) tonight at 8 pm.  Part of the Dark Lodge series, this should be a cheesy good time!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Ark Lodge Cinemas website.

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The screenings of Lucio Fulci's classic, The Beyond, with Fabio Frizzi and his ensemble performing a new "composer's cut" at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has sold out.
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Campout Cinema at the Museum of Pop Culture (325 5th Ave N in Seattle, WA) presents a 21 and older screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors tonight in the Sky Church.  Doors open at 7 pm, and tickets include admission to Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Films and Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will show the 40th Anniversary Remastered version of Dario Argento's Suspiria tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you feel like getting a bit spacy this Halloween season, head for UFO Night at 7 pm tonight at the Washington State History Museum (1911 Pacific Ave in Tacoma, WA).  Celebrate the 70th anniversary of two of history's most notable UFO sightings, the Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting and the Maury Island incident.  Both happened in Washington State in 1947 and gave rise to the terms flying saucer and men in black.  This 21 and older event includes beer tastings with Three Magnets Brewing Co., a screening of the film The Maury Island Incident and more!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, October 27

Grab your chainsaws and boom sticks, Vancouver, BC, as Evil Dead The Musical comes to Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St in Vancouver, BC) this weekend!  Showtimes are 8 pm tonight and 6 and 9:15 pm on Saturday.  And, of course, there will be a Splatter Zone!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Evil Dead The Musical website.

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Kumoricon 2017 takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR) through Sunday, October 29.  For more details, your best bet is to visit the Kumoricon website for registration, guest and event details and more.  For up to the minute details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Steamposium 2017 takes place this weekend at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, in Seattle, WA).  Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who) is scheduled to attend.  For a full list of guests and events, visit the Steamposium 2017 website or the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE: Reeve Carney (Dorian Grey in Penny Dreadful) is scheduled to attend.

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Just in time for Halloween, the NW Film Center will screen Kathryn Bigelow's amazing vampire classic, Near Dark, in GLORIOUS 35mm, at the Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the NW Film Center website.

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The October Horror concludes at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) with a Tobe Hooper double feature (probably more of a tribute now, as the schedule was announced before Mr. Hooper's death) of Poltergeist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!  The films play through November 2.  Showtimes have yet to be announce, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, closer to later in the month.

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Howl 2017 expands Portland's illustrious Halloween party to two evenings at The North Warehouse (723 N Tillamook St in Portland, OR).  Both evenings start up at 9 pm, and early bird tickets are now on sale.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for all the details.

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The Bleedingham Horror Short Film Festival kicks off tonight at The Night Gallery, located at Fraternal Order of Eagles - #31 Bellingham (1125 N Forest St in Bellingham, WA).  The event starts at 5 pm and admission is $5 at the door.  Inside, you'll find over 20 macabre artists and crafters, filmmaker panels, raffles and other creepy surprises.  For more details, check out the Facebook Event Page.

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The 7th Street Theatre (313 7th St in Hoquiam, WA) will screen the 1984 classic Ghostbusters tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, October 28) at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $6 for all ages.  For more details, and locations selling advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Halloween Havoc Cruise Party VI sets sail at 9:30 pm tonight on The Islander Champagne Cruises (1611 Fairview Ave E in Seattle, WA).  The dress code is pretty simple: Wear a Costume.  The cruise includes a cash bar and is for those 21 and older only.  The event has sold out previously, so buy tickets early.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) will bring John Carpenter's classic Halloween to the big screen, with a special introduction by Carpenter, through Halloween night.  For more details, including ticket prices and showtimes, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The silent film score ensemble Mood Area 52 perform a live score to F. W. Murnau's 1922 vampire classic, Nosferatu, at 8 pm tonight at the Bijou Art Cinemas (492 E 13th Ave in Eugene, OR).  For more details and ticket information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) kicks off Halloween weekend with two spooky treats.  First up is the ghost with the most, Beetlejuice at 6:30 pm, followed by Bram Stroker's Dracula at 8:45 pm.  Tickets for one film are $10 in advance ($12 at the door), or make it a double feature for just $13 in advance ($15 at the door).  For more details, visit either the Facebook Event Page for Bram Stoker's Dracula or the Facebook Event Page for Beetlejuice.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents underseen, DIY horror film Effects, staring Tom Savini, Joe Pilato and John Harrison, tonight at 7 pm.  This 4K presentation is taken from the only surviving 35mm print, so it's a special treat to see it on the big screen!  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents the sci fi/horror film The Hidden in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 9 pm.  Two cops (Michael Nouri and Kyle MacLachlan) must stop a power hungry space slug from ripping through the citizens of L. A.  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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Celebrate a Queer Horror Halloween at 9:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Queer Horror hostess-with-the-grossest Carla Rossi presents a collection of specifically commissioned short films by local and national filmmakers.  Adding to the ghoulish fun, each film is followed by a live death metal burlesque performance by the unholy ladies of Sign of the Beast Burlesque!  And follow up those devilish delights with an after-party and costume contest at The Know (3728 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Saturday, October 28

Celebrate Samhain tonight at Crescent Moon Gifts (2502 6th Ave in Tacoma, WA) as the Covenant of the Blue Moon Church hold a Samhain Celebration tonight at 6 pm.  You can find more details about the covenant on the official website, or visit the Facebook Event Page for more details on the celebration.

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The Admiral Theatre (515 Pacific Ave in Bremerton, WA) presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Film and Shadow Cast tonight at 11:59 pm.  Dress in costume, watch the movie on the big screen and enjoy the Northwest's best shadow cast, lead by Charles Parnell as Dr. Frank-N-Futer!  For more details, including advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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SilkRain - a Dance Company presents Halloween Hafla 2017 from 2 to 4:30 pm at Third Place Commons (17171 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park, WA).  This family friendly and free event features local dancers performing a variety of styles, including Egyptian Orientale, Bollywood, Fusion and more.  For additional details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) presents the John Carpenter classic Halloween tonight at 11 pm.  The screening features a digitally remastered version of the film, supervised by the original cinematographer and an recorded introduction by John Carpenter.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The NW Film Center has another treat for classic horror fans with a screening of Jocques Tourneur's amazing Cat People at the Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the NW Film Center website.

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Experience Theatre Project is hosting War of the Worlds: A 1930s Hollywood Glamour Gala Fundraiser at decarli (4545 SW Watson Ave in Beaverton, OR) tonight at 6:30 pm.  Audiences are strongly encouraged to dress in 1930s formal wear, to enhance the evening's theme, but any formal attire is acceptable (it is a black tie event, so NO casual dress).  The evening includes cocktails, magic and a live staged reading of Orson Welles' 1938 radio drama, War of the Worlds.  All proceeds benefit ETP's FREE summer Shakespeare in the Round series.  For all the details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The 2017 Bleedingham Horror Short Film Festival starts tonight at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) at 9 pm with the Official Selection Screening and Award Ceremony for Washington Entries only.  The festival concludes with The Inaugural Screening of International/Out of State Official Selections at 7 pm at the Pickford Film Center.  Get more details on both evenings at either the Bleedingham website or the Facebook Event Page.

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It's time for local comic shops to celebrate Halloween ComicFest, but Comic Cave PDX (7315 N Alta Ave in St Johns, Portland, OR)  is also celebrating it's 2nd Anniversary as well.  Stop by for free comics, check out the store and watch out for local Trick or Treaters on Saturday from 1 to 3 pm (the store will be very busy).  For all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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All aboard the Ghost Train 2017!  The train departs at the South Kitsap Regional Park (East Port Orchard, WA) from 5 to 9 pm today.  This fundraiser for the Kitsap Foster Care Association helps provide a year of school supplies, backpacks, baseball tickets, holiday gifts and more to local foster kids.  The event is co-hosted by the Kitsap Live Steamers.  It's only $5 to ride around the spooky tracks!  You'll also find Trick or Treating in the park as well.  For all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Check out some different kinds of Bugs (the VW type) at the OktoBugFest 2017 at Rhein Haus Tacoma (649 Division Ave in Tacoma, WA) today from 10 am to 1 pm.  There will be stories, drinks and vintage Volkswagens.  For all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Scarlett Thrustmore presents Gods and Monsters: A Burlesque Tribute to American Horror Story at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Well, I don't think I need say much more other than get ready for a creepy, sexy time.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Halloween Boat Party Vancouver takes off on Magic Yacht Charters (1601 Bayshore Dr in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 9 pm.  A costume is the dress code for the evening, and the event is for those 19 and older.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Hula-Ween is making the rounds in Tacoma tonight!  Start the evening off at the Tacoma Cabana (728 Pacific Ave in Tacoma WA) from 6 to 7:30 pm listening to The Tikigraphs.  Cover charge is just $5.  Than head over to Bob's Java Jive (2102 S Tacoma Way in Tacoma, WA for The Ukadelics at 8:30 pm, followded by Lushy at 10:30 pm.  Cover charge is just $5.  For more details, including information on rooms in the area (offer good only through Sept. 28), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) becomes the Haunted Theater tonight only from 7:30 to 10 pm.  The theme for this year is "Twisted Fairytales," and it promises to be creepy!  Cost is $7 at ticket, or just $5 with a canned food item donation for the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank.  Suggested for ages 10 and up, though any age accepted with parental supervision.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Portland Puppet Museum (906 SE Umatilla St in Portland, OR) presents the Witch Key Live on Stage.  Sterling the Court Jester is out to save Prince Aaron, locked in a cage by Enchantra the Witch.  Can the prince be saved, or will be become a snack for the witch's dragon?  Find out today and tomorrow at 2 pm!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Halloween ComicFest at Cosmic Monkey Comics (5335 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) takes place today from 11 am to 7 pm.  Comic creaters Mark Russel (The Flintstones), Rick Marcks (Outroute 12), Aaron Humphres (Rosco: Alien Wildlife Photographer) and Juan Heinrich (Equinox) will be present from noon to 3 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Tour of Untimely Departures 2017 takes place today at 5 pm at Lone Fir Cemetery (2115 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Ghostly guides will escort you on a tour to hear of the the unusual circumstances surrounding some of the cemetery's residents untimely departures.  Tours last about 45 minutes and costumes are encouraged.  The event is all ages, though some material might be unsuitable for those under 12.  Please note, advance ticket sales are required to attend the tour.  Ticket sales will help restore the tomb of pioneering brewer brothers George Frederic and George Michael Bottler.  Dogs are not permitted on cemetery grounds and the event is expected to happen rain or shine, so dress for the weather.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The silent film score ensemble Mood Area 52 perform a live score to F. W. Murnau's 1922 vampire classic, Nosferatu, at 8 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For more details and ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Mark your calendar now, as The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) SCARE-A-THON is back!  Five great horror films for one low price, all on the big screen!!  No films have ben confirmed yet, so check back later as details become available.

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VHS Uber Alles presents a screening of Terror on the Menu at 9 pm tonight at Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  I think the VHS cover speaks for itself.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Grand Illusion website.

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The Doll Asylum (1188 Harrison Ave in Astoria, OR) is hosting their Halloween Open House 2017 today through Halloween evening.  For more details and open house times, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents a new restoration of Mario Bava's Kill Baby Kill today at 4:30 pm and tomorrow night night at 8 pm.  Any Bava film on the big screen shouldn't be missed!  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents Bill Gunn's cult classic Ganja and Hess today at 6:45 pm and tomorrow night night at 8:45 pm.  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

Sunday, October 29

Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented dubbed in English at 12:55 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

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Spooky Travel Tales!, part of the ParanormalPub series at the McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) takes place tonight at 7 pm.  Admission is free, and minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Fathom Events is bring the wonderful musical Little Shop of Horrors back to theaters across the US today at 2 and 7 pm.  What makes this extra special this is the director's cut, which is basically the same film as the original theatrical release up until the end of the song Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.  After that, get ready, as Frank Oz's original ending is much bleaker, with an additional song and some AWESOME special effects.  DON'T miss this on the big screen!  For more detail, including a list of theaters showing the film in your location, visit the Fathom Events website.

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The Olympia Film Society hosts a Halloween screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone today at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  Doors open at 1 pm, with a costume precession at 1:30 pm (so dress up as your favorite wizard or muggle charactor), with the film starting at 2 pm.  The screening is a benefit for Lincoln's Option Program.  For more details and ticket information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents Nature Gone Amok: 35mm Triple Feature Pizza Party today at 2 pm.  No word on the films being shown, but they will be presented in GLORIOUS 35mm.  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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It's a Double Creature Feature tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight starting at 4:45 pm with Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist, followed by the comedy classic Ghostbusters at 7:15 pm.  Tickets for each film are $10 in advance ($12 at the door), or see both films for just $13 in advance ($15 at the door).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Brace yourself for Dispatches from the Dead: Golden Era Trailer Scare Show at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm.  Presented by Jackpot Records, this collection of (mostly) 35mm trailers comes from the Joe Dante and Jon Davison Collection at the Academy Film Archive.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Monday, October 30

Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

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McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) ends the Halloween season with the classic rom-zom-com, Shaun of the Dead.  The film only plays through Tuesday, October 31, so be sure to mark your calendars.  Showtime vary, so for more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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Regal Cinemas celebrates THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with the Regal Horror Fest, a collection of great films coming to the big screen every Monday and Tuesday through October 31.  The fest ends with Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, playing tonight and Halloween night. Tickets are just $5 for single features, $10 for double features.  Single features start at 7 and 10 pm, and double features start at 7 pm.  Locations in the Pacific Northwest include Cinebarre Movieland 7 (501 Marion St NE in Salem, OR), Regal Lloyd Center 10 and IMAX (1510 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR), Cinebarre Issaquah 8 (1490 NW 11th Ave in Issaquah, WA), Cinebarre Mountlake 8 (6009 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrace, WA) and Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 and RPX (2410 84th St S in Lakewood, WA).  Keep up on all the details, and any additional theaters showing the fest, at the Regal Cinemas website.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents Otto; Or, Up With Dead People tonight at 6:45 pm.  Presented by the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society, you must be 18 or older to attend.  Visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a terrific triple feature tonight starting at 6:15 pm.  First up is Brian DePalma's rock horror film Phantom of the Paradise, followed by his version of Carrie.  The evening ends with a screening of John Carpenter's Halloween, with a special featurette including interviews and clips!  Tickets for any single film is just $10 in advance ($12 at the door), or watch all three films for just $15 in advance ($18 at the door).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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In tribute to the late George Romero, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a new digital restoration of the zombie classic Night of the Living Dead tonight and tomorrow (Halloween night) at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Tuesday, October 31

The Horror Brew's HALLOWEEN Pub Quiz takes place at 8 pm tonight at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Get your team together for a chance to win gift certificates, or try scoring a horror prize in the raffle!  For all the details, which will be updated as the event draws near, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Fathom Events is bring the wonderful musical Little Shop of Horrors back to theaters across the US today at 2 and 7 pm.  What makes this extra special this is the director's cut, which is basically the same film as the original theatrical release up until the end of the song Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.  After that, get ready, as Frank Oz's original ending is much bleaker, with an additional song and some AWESOME special effects.  DON'T miss this on the big screen!  For more detail, including a list of theaters showing the film in your location, visit the Fathom Events website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) ends the Halloween season with a great double feature.  First up is the The Craft at 6:20 pm, followed by one of the best horror movies ever made, The Exorcist at 8:30 pm (this is the director's cut, with several minutes and extra effects added to the original film).  Single tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door), or make it a double feature for just $13 in advance ($15 at the door).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page for The Craft or the Facebook Event Page for The Exorcist (Director's cut).

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents Peter Jackson's horror-comedy classic, Bad Taste tonight at 8 pm in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Don't think I need say anything more, except to visit the Grand Illusion website for more details.

November, 2017

Friday, November 3

Suffering from post-Halloween blues, Victoria, BC horror fans?  Well, head to the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra St in Victoria, BC) this weekend for Evil Dead The Musical!  Showtimes are 8 pm tonight and 6 pm on Saturday.  Of course, there will be a Splatter Zone!  For more details, visit the Evil Dead The Musical website.

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The Mystery of Irma Vep, a spoof of gothic melodramas, opens tonight at the Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR).  The show runs through Saturday, November 25.  This quick change marathon includes a sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and a possible undead Egyptian princess!  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, November 4

The Jet City Comic Show takes place at the Greater Tacoma Trade and Convention Center (1500 Broadway in Tacoma, WA) starting at 10 am.  Fred "The Hammer" Williamson will be attending.  For more details, including a list of events, guests, and advance ticket sales, visit the Jet City Comic Show website or the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE: Puyallup, WA, native Sarah Butler (the 2010 remake of I Spit on Your Grave) is scheduled to attend.

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Join the Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery for the Guided Tour: The Rest of the Cemetery at the Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 26th Ave and SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) today at 10 am.  This tour is of the area of the 30 acre cemetery north of the main road.  Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds to to cemetery restoration and education.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, November 5


Goblin - The Sound of Fear Tour stops at Neumos (925 E Pike St in Seattle, WA) today at 7:30 pm.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The 2017 Bleedingham Horror Short Film Festival presents an encore prestation of this year's Official Selection Screening and Award Ceremony for Washington Entries tonight at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) at 6 pm.  Get more details at the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, November 6

Goblin - The Sound of Fear Tour stops at the Wonder Ballroom (128 NE Russell St in Portland, OR) tonight at 8:30 pm.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales (starting Thursday, August 3 from 10 am to 5 pm with password at the link, and in general on Friday, August 4), visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, November 8

The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) presents Treknology: The Real-Life Science Behind  Star Trek's Technology tonight at 7 pm.  Hosted by Science on Tap - Oregon and Washington, the presentation will feature theoretical physicist and author Ethan Siegel, PhD, discussing the technology from the long lived series and implications for its use in the real world.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, Novemeber 10

American Murder Song hosts the Portland Donner Party Reunion at Kelly's Olympian (426 SW Washington St in Portland, OR) from 6 to 11:59 pm tonight.  Be prepared for an epic evening of history, live music and entertainment "served rare."  For more details, and a way to make dinner plans and reservations, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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LitCrawl 2017 - Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reader's Theater takes place at 6 pm tonight at Cassidy's Restaurant (1331 SW Washington St in Portland, OR).  Authors Curtis Chen, Tina Connolly, Fonda Lee and David Levine will take the stage to perform reader's theater scenes from their latest published novels.  For more detials, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The rock and roll fable Streets of Fire comes to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, November 11

Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap returns to the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) for Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap: These go to 11.  Trust me, you'll find something cool to take home from the tables of comic books, toys, card, graphic novels and MORE!  Just $1 gets you in from 12 to 6 pm (kids and elders are free), or be an Early Bird and get in at 11 am for just $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Join the Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery for the Guided Historical Tour at the Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 26th Ave and SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) today at 10 am.  This tour is of the area of the 30 acre cemetery south of the main road.  Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds to to cemetery restoration and education.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, November 15

The Mads from MST3K: Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will riff some bad movies at the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle, WA) tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm.  Part of the Dark Lodge series, the duo will riff a different movie each night, and admission includes a meet and greet before and after the show!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Ark Lodge Cinemas website.

Thursday, November 16

Metalesque Fest 2017 opens for a three day run tonight at Dantes (350 W Burnside St in Portland, OR) tonight at 8 pm.  Now in it's second year, the fest (hosted by Sign of the Beast Burlesque) showcases brutal burlesque, performance art and heavy metal music at three different locations.  For more details and a list of performers during opening night, visit the Facebook Event Page.  Three day passes are available at the Sign of the Beast website.

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The Rio Grind Film Festival takes place today through Sunday, November 19, at The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  Keep your eye on the Facebook Event Page for details as they become available.

Friday, November 17

Orycon 39, Oregon's premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, takes place through November 19 at the Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach (909 N. Hayden Island Dr in Portland, OR.  Check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, or the Orycon official website, for additional details when available.

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Friday Night Frights gives Chucky his chance to bring mayhem to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of Child's Play 2.  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. I'll post a link to the Facebook Event Page when it becomes available.

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Metalesque Fest 2017 moves to the Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 8 pm.  Now in it's second year, the fest (hosted by Sign of the Beast Burlesque) showcases brutal burlesque, performance art and heavy metal music at three different locations.  For more details and a list of performers for tonight's performance, visit the Facebook Event Page.  Three day passes are available at the Sign of the Beast website.

Saturday, November 18

Big Bug Mayhem continues at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon, with a screening of 1958's The Fly.  Okay, it's not as big as the other bugs in the previous films screened, but it's bigger than the average fly!  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Metalesque Fest 2017 ends tonight at the Tonic Lounge (3100 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 8 pm.  Now in it's second year, the fest (hosted by Sign of the Beast Burlesque) showcases brutal burlesque, performance art and heavy metal music at three different locations.  For more details and a list of performers for tonight's performance, visit the Facebook Event Page.  Three day passes are available at the Sign of the Beast website.

Saturday, November 25

The GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market takes place today and tomorrow from 11 am to 6 pm at Magnuson Park/Hanger 30 (6310 NE 74th St in Seattle, WA).  This FREE curated craft market features handmade geeky good from local artist.  For more details, and a link to an exhibitor application, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, November 26

Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented dubbed in English at 12:55 pm pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Monday, November 27

Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Wednesday, November 29

The Aladdin Theater (3017 SE Milwaukie Ave in Portland, OR) presents A John Waters Christmas on tonight at 8 pm.  Tickets are on sale now and won't last long.  For advance ticket sales, visit the Ticketfly link.

December, 2017

Friday, December 1

Tonight's screening of the recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, at the Northwest Film Center (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) is sold out.

Saturday, December 2

Tonight's screening of the recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, at the Northwest Film Center (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) is sold out.

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Join the Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery for the Guided Tour: The Rest of the Cemetery at the Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 26th Ave and SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) today at 10 am.  This tour is of the area of the 30 acre cemetery north of the main road.  Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds to to cemetery restoration and education.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, December 3

Tonight's screening of the recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, at the Northwest Film Center (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) is sold out.

Tuesday, December 5

The Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR) presents Treknology: The Real-Life Science Behind  Star Trek's Technology tonight at 7 pm.  Hosted by Science on Tap - Oregon and Washington, the presentation will feature theoretical physicist and author Ethan Siegel, PhD, discussing the technology from the long lived series and implications for its use in the real world.  Please note, this is a repeat of the event held in November at The Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, December 6

MAP Theatre presents Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Night at 7 pm tonight at the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  Gather in teams of one to five and try to answer 50 new questions about the Scoobie gang and their battles against the evil forces within (and underneath) Sunnydale.  Of course, there will be prizes, and you are invited to come in costume (there's a prize for that as well!).  And stick around after the trivia contest for a big screen showing of an episode from the series.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 and the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, December 7

Michale Graves Beginning of the End Tour takes the stage at Rock Hard PDX (13639 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  The event is for those 21 or older.  The performance will include original and Misfits material, with a full band in full makeup.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, December 9

The Portland Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance host the 2017 Yule Ball at 6 pm tonight at the Tiffany Center (1410 SW Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Full details, including ticket information, will be available soon on the Facebook Event Page.

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Join the Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery for the Guided Historical Tour at the Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 26th Ave and SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) today at 10 am.  This tour is of the area of the 30 acre cemetery south of the main road.  Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds to to cemetery restoration and education.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, December 10

De Lioncourt Productions presents How the Grinch Stole my Pasties *A Who Burlesque Story at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) at 7 pm.  For more details, including a growing list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales (sales start on Monday, October 2), visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, December 13


If you missed it last week, MAP Theatre brings Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Night back to Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight at 7 pm.  Gather in teams of one to five and try to answer 50 questions (the same ones as last week) about the Scoobie gang and their battles against the evil forces lurking around Sunnydale.  Of course, there will be prizes, and you are invited to come in costume (there's a prize for that as well!).  And stick around after the trivia contest for a big screen showing of an episode from the series.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 and the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, December 15

Friday Night Frights brings a little holiday fear to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of the campy killer snowman film Jack Frost.  Yep, we're not talking the Michael Keaton one!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. I'll post a link to the Facebook Event Page when it becomes available.

Saturday, December 16

Big Bug Mayhem at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) ends the year today at noon, with a screening of 1958's The Black Scorpion.  Yeah, yeah, it's not a bug, but it's a big ass creepy crawler!  And the special effects are the work of stop motion pioneer Willis O'Brien!!  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Geek the Halls 2017, hosted by the PDX Browncoats, takes place this weekend at the DoubleTree Hotel Portland (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 10 am and admission is free.  Find the perfect gift for your geeky family and friends, or even for yourself!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

January, 2018

Friday, January 13

The Heroes and Villains Fan Fest and Walker Stalker returns to the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR) this Friday and Saturday.  At this time, Stephen Amell (Arrow) is scheduled to attend.  Check back here, or at the Heroes and Villains Facebook Event Page, closer to the date for details on events and guests.  For details on Walker Stalker events, visit the official website.

UPDATE: Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chandler Riggs are scheduled to attend Walker Stalker.

Sunday, January 14

The Poe Show 2018 comes to the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) this evening from 8 to 11 pm.  Celebrate all things Poe on his birthday!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, January 27

Horrific 3: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance returns to Tacoma this evening at 7 pm.  Tickets go on sale on June 1.

UPDATE:  The venue has been announced!  Horrific 3 takes place at the Rialto Theatre (901 Broadway in Tacoma, WA).  Ticket prices are $15, $25 and $35.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and a list of performers.  For advance ticket sales, visit the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts website.

February, 2018

Friday, February 2

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts (512 Washington St SE in Olympia, WA) presents Disenchanted!  the Hilarious Hit Musical! tonight at 7:30 pm.  This fractured look at Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses are out to set the record straight.  This production contains strong language and might be unsuitable for younger audiences.  Currently, the show is available only as part of a season subscription package, but singe tickets are available on August 15, 2017.  For more details and advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

March, 2018

Thursday, March 1

Emerald City Comicon has announced dates for 2018!  The con takes place Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 4, at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Convention Place in Seattle, WA).  No further details are available at this time, so check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, later.

UPDATE: Tickets are on sale now, but 4 day passes have sold out.  Also, Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series) is scheduled to appear.

Friday, March 23

The 7th Annual Oregon Ghost Conference takes place through Sunday, March 25, at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (415 1st Ave in Seaside, OR).  Keep your eyes on the Facebook Event Page for upcoming details.


Thursday, March 29

Norwescon 21 takes place this weekend at the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport (18740 International Blvd in SeaTac, WA).  The event has announced the Writer Guest of Honor this year will be Ken Liu, Artist Guest of Honor will be Wayne Barlowe, the Science Guest of Honor will be Mathew Wedel, the Spotlight Publisher will be Green Ronin Publishing and the theme for the con will be Uncovering Mysteries.  More announcements to come, so visit the Norwescon website later in the year.

April, 2018

Friday, April 13

The West Coast Haunters Convention takes place this weekend at the Doubletree Hilton Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  I'll post more details when available.

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The Admiral Theatre (515 Pacific Ave in Bremerton, WA) has announced a screening of Creature from the Black Lagoon at 7 pm this evening.  Yes, it's early, but you can check out the Facebook Event Page for any updates that come along.  And you know I'll post them once I know.

Saturday, April 14



The BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest 2018 starts at 1 pm today at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Keep checking the Facebook Event Page for updates.



May, 2018

Friday, May 4

Crypticon Seattle takes place through Sunday, May 6, at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport (18704 International Blvd in Seattle, WA).  More information will be posted when available, so check back here or at the Crypticon Seattle website.

UPDATE:  The first announced guest is Gregg Henry (Slither, Body Double, Firefly).

June, 2018

Saturday, June 2

The Lilac City Comicon has announce the dates for 2018.  The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.  Visit the Lilac City Comicon website for more details and advance ticket sales.

UPDATE: Lou Ferigno (The Incredible Hulk) is scheduled to appear.


July, 2018

Wednesday, July 25

The musical version of Phantom of the Opera opens at Keller Auditorium (222 SW Clay in Portland, OR) tonight.  The show closes on August 5.  Currently, only resale websites are listing ticket sales (at a high price than face value), so I advise you wait until the tickets go on sale at the Keller Auditorium website
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And, as always, should you attend any of these events, mention to the organizers you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!


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