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Experience Theatre Project brings The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde to the Beaverton Masonic Lodge (4690 SW Watson Ave in Beaverton, OR) for an immersive theater adaptation of the Robert Lewis Stevenson tale, this time set in the 1864 gold rush town of Brannock, Mt.  The audience will move through the story in promenade fashion,  and can look for easter eggs hidden throughout the set before the show and during intermission.  The production runs through Sunday, February 16, and is recommended for those 16 and older (due to profanity and brief nudity).  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 East Pine in Seattle, WA) presents Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space tonight at 7 pm.  The film will play through Wednesday, February 13.  The film stars Nicholas Cage and is based on the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same name.  I got to see it at last year's H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and I strongly recommend you see this on the big screen.  It's amazing!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the SIFF website.

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space through Thursday, February 13.  The film stars Nicholas Cage and is based on the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same name.  I got to see it at last year's H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and I strongly recommend you see this on the big screen.  It's amazing!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

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Film Submissions

Submissions are being accepted for the 2020 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR, and the third biennial H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Providence, RI.  And the stars have aligned for you, as you only need to click this FilmFreeway link for all the details on submitting your Lovecraftian short or feature film to BOTH festivals.  Final submission date is July 28, 2020.

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From the people who created the HUMP film festival comes SLAY, a chance for you to make a short horror film (up to 8 minutes in length) and possibly win some cash!  Your film can be terrifying or funny, gory or campy, animated, or whatever your twisted mind can think of.  Prizes will be awarded for the Goriest, Funniest and Scariest film, along with a Best in Show award.  The submission date is Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5 pm PST, and the films will be screened in Portland and Seattle on October 17, 2020.  For more details, visit the SLAY Film Fest website.

February, 2020

Wednesday, February 12

Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) is the American/Mexican co-production, The Beast of Hollow Mountain.  Based on a story idea by stop motion pioneer Willis O'Brien (who, unfortunately, didn't contribute to the special effects), this film is the first to feature cowboys battling a rampaging dinosaur.  Showtime is 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, February 13

Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) continues celebrating Black History Month tonight at 6:45 pm with the insightful documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, and the short documentary #StopErasingBlackPeople, which chronicled how the Tacoma Action Collective organized to address and disrupt the whitewashing of the "Arts, Aids, America" exhibit.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, February 14

Spend Valentine's Day with Chucky, as the Queer Horror series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Child's Play 2 tonight at 9:30 pm in GLORIOUS 35mm!  the event is hosted by Portland's premier drag clown, Carla Rossi, and opens with a "Small Wonder" sitcom preshow starting Portland drag all-stars Clare Apparently, Valerie DeVille and Vera Mysteria as Chucky!  For more details and advance ticket sales (strongly recommended), visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

Saturday, February 15

The Free Family Flick series at The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this morning at 10 am.  Admission is FREE (seating is on a first come basis) and children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  Doors open at 9:30 am.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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VHS Uber Alles presents Dark Romances tonight at 9 pm at The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) in GLORIOUS VHS!  This film has not been released on DVD, so don't miss the chance to see it on the big screen!!  Admission is $2.  For more details, visit the VHS Uber Alles Facebook Page.

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Fan Expo Vancouver takes place this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Pl in Vancouver, BC).  Guests include Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Doom Patrol), Christina Ricci (The Addams Family, Sleepy Hollow), Marina Sirtis and Levar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Bruce Campbell (Ash in The Evil Dead trilogy, Ash vs. Evil Dead).  For more details, visit the official website or the Facebook Event Page.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) continues celebrating Black History Month tonight at 11 pm with the alien invasion film Attack the Block.  The screening includes the short film Plz Don't Die, directed by Tacoma filmmaker Lex Alexander.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Family Film series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Back to the Future in GLORIOUS 35mm today and tomorrow at 2 pm.  For details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

Monday, February 17

For a history lesson on the area considered the most haunted sections of Portland, check out Spirits of Stumptown - Tales of Old Town at 7 pm tonight at The White Eagle (836 N Russell St in Portland, OR).  Historian and Paranormal Investigator Rocky Smith will talk about one of Portland's more nefarious regions, with an early history of gambling, brothels, opium dens and shanghaiing.  For all the details and a link to ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, February 18

Tonight's Scifi Extravaganza at the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) is Prisoners of the Lost Universe, starring John Saxon, Kay Lenz and Richard Hatch.  The show starts at 6 pm with an hour of newsreels, cartoons and other drive-in treats, with the feature starting at 7 pm.  Admission is $5, credited towards food.  Be aware, heckling is encouraged.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, February 21

Friday Night Frights celebrates Women in Horror Month with a lady that can deliver a sick burn!  Drew Barrymore stars in Firestarter at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  Expect some hot prizes to be given away!!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, February 22

MiyakoCon 5: 2020, Salem's annual anime convention takes place this weekend in Salem, OR.  That's all the details I have now, so keep checking back, or visit the Facebook Event Page or the MiyakoCon website for updates.

Saturday, February 29

Dante's (350 W Burnside St in Portland, OR) brings rocker/body builder/actor Thor, featuring Stovokor and Pegasister, to the stage tonight at 9 pm.  This is a 21 and older show. For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap returns to the East Portland Eagle Lodge (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) from noon to 6 pm.  Admission is just $1, with kids and elders admitted free.  Early Bird admission is $5 and gets you in at 11 am.  The event also accepts cans of food for donation to the Oregon Food Bank.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

March, 2020

Friday, March 6

King Ghidora, The Latter Day Skanks and Wallcrawler will be performing at Erebus (409 Pacific Ave S in Kelso, WA) tonight.  The show starts at 8 pm, and admission is just $7 and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Sunday, March 15

Fathom Events is bringing the Eighth Wonder of the World back to theaters nationwide!  The 1933 classic King Kong will play at 1 and 4 pm today only.  And if you haven't seen this film on the big screen, DO NOT MISS IT!!!  I'm not kidding, DO NOT MISS IT!  For more details, including advance ticket sales and a list of locations near you, visit the Fathom Event Page.

Friday, March 20

Friday Night Frights brings the grimiest grindhouse films ever made to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  You'll need a shower after witnessing William Lustig's 1980 slasher masterpiece Maniac, featuring a terrific performance by Joe Spinell as a man compelled to murder and scalp women, and some of Tom Savini's best work ever committed to film!  As always, you might walk out with some amazing horror goodies given away from the event's sponsors. For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
 

Saturday, March 21

Market Obscura VI: Ostara takes place today at Jupiter NEXT (900 East Burnside St in Portland, OR).  The market, featuring an eclectic mix of vendors from Portland and the Pacific Northwest, runs from 1 to 7 pm and is open to all ages.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, March 29

As part of The Future is NOW: Film Noir Hybrids for the Nervous Generation, the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen director John Frankenheimer's (The Manchurian Candidate) sci fi thriller Seconds, starring Rock Hudson.  The screening is hosted by noir expert Elliot Lavine.  The show starts at 7 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

April, 2020

Sunday, April 5

Monstrous Femme Films presents the Portland premier of Camp Calypso at 6 pm tonight at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  The film, about a 70s summer camp with a vengeful, man-eating siren living in the nearby lake, toys with the tropes from monster movies, slasher flicks and the writings of Australian film scholar Barbara Creed (The Monstrous-Feminine) to subvert and redesign the conventions of exploitation horror.  Admission is FREE, with donations encouraged.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page and the Clinton Street Theater website.

Thursday, April 9

I don't have many details, other than the anime cosplay convention Sakura-Con 2020 will take place through Saturday, April 11 at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Convention Place in Seattle, WA).  Keep up with all the details by visiting the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, April 17

Friday Night Frights celebrates Earth Day with "one of the most terrifyingly realistic pissed-off primate film ever!"  Shakma will screen at 10 pm at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA), and, as always, expect some horror goodies to be given away from the amazing sponsors!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, April 25

The Medford Comic-Con takes place this weekend at the Jackson County Library Services (205 S Central Ave in Medford, OR), with 30 FREE workshops, Pokemon League Play, two costume contests and MORE!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

May, 2020

Friday, May 1

Crypticon Seattle takes place this weekend at the Doubletree Hotel (18740 International Blvd in Seattle, WA).  The current guest list includes Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, The Devil's Rejects), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Robert Brian Wilson (Silent Night, Deadly Night) and movie critic/host Joe Bob Briggs.  For more details, including guest announcements, follow the Crypticon Seattle Facebook Page.  You can also head over to the official website (as of August 6, 2019, the site was still showing guests for the most recent con) for details concerning room rates, guests, events and MORE.

UPDATE: Billy Zane (Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Dead Calm, The Phantom), Lisa Zane (Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare), John Kassir (the voice of the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) are scheduled to attend.

Saturday, May 9

The Meadowlark Comic Con takes place today at the Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center (2250 Biddle Rd in Medford, OR).  Guests include Jackey Neyman Jones (Debbie in Manos: The Hands of Fate and Manos Returns, Beyond the Wall of Fear, Dark Zone Thirteen), Eric Roberts (Sharktopus, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)) and Eliza Roberts (Schlock, Animal House).  For more details, visit the official website or the Facebook Event Page.

June, 2020

Saturday, June 6

The Salem Comic Con takes place this weekend at the Oregon State Fair (2330 17th St NE in Salem, OR).  No further details at this time, and the official website is being worked on, but you can follow the Facebook Event Page for updates.

Wednesday, June 10

The Portland Horror Film Festival opens tonight at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The four day festival features independent horror films from around the world.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the official website.

Saturday, June 20

The GeekCraft Expo PDX 2020 takes place today and tomorrow at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  Browse and buy handmade geek goods by local crafters.  Admission is FREE with pre-registration and is family friendly.  Cosplay is encouraged.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

July, 2020

Saturday, July 25

The Oregon Bigfoot Festival and Beyond takes place from 10 am to 8 pm today at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds Event Center (694 NE 4th Ave in Canby, OR).  The event is a celebration of cryptozoology, paranormal and the supernatural.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the festival website.

September, 2020

Rose City Comic Con 2020 takes place this weekend weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  Mark your calendars and keep checking back for more details, or just follow the Facebook Event Page.

October, 2020

Saturday, October 3

Torchsong Theater Company brings Villains and Vixens: Revenge of the Parodies to the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge (4834 N Lombard St in Portland, OR) for a sizzling hot cabaret where it's good to be bad.  The show plays on Saturday, October 3 and 10 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 4 and 11 at 6 pm.  The production is considered PG-13.  For more details and advance ticket sales (starting in the summer of 2020), visit the Facebook Event Page.



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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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