Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Here's some Valentine's Day suggestions for the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fan in your life!


It's Valentine's Day on Friday, and if you're looking for a last minute gift for the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fan in your life, this edition of the Weekly Update is filled with films, stage events and other great places to spend a romantic evening. 

It's Valentines like this that make February 14th
a glorious Second Halloween!

Be sure to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, as I've added some great films, convention news and stage events coming to the Pacific Northwest.  And keep checking back, as I've got even more events to add that you won't want to miss!

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

Now Playing

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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Things are slowing down this month under The Shadow Over Portland


Yeah, this is a short edition of the Weekly Update, and it's not for lack of trying.  But it seems, for whatever reason, Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy events in the Pacific Northwest are not too plentiful right now.  Oh, I've added a few things to the Calendar, but nowhere close to same amount as in previous months.  But I'm confident that won't be the case for long, and events will come pouring in, like a sudden zombie outbreak breaking through the office window.

Hey, remember when you were complaining about the lack of events early in
February?  Well, get ready for the swarm you knew was coming!

Speaking of the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, I've added updates on several cons, film series and more coming to the Pacific Northwest in the coming year.  And I can think of several more things I need to add, so keep checking back to stay up to date on all the great events coming our way.

If you have an upcoming event you want on the site, email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and promotional artwork and I'll post it for FREE!

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

Now Playing

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 5.  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

Saturday, February 8

The HorrorPops play at 9 pm tonight at Dante's (350 W Burnside St in Portland, OR).  This is a 21 and older show.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) starts celebrating Black History Month tonight at 11 pm with the creepy horror flick Candyman, starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
 
Monday, February 10

The #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Stanley Kubrick's The Shining in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: This event has SOLD OUT!

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.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Time for another Weekly Update!


Okay, that is not the most interesting headline, but coming up with something timely and attention-grabbing every week isn't easy.  Trust me, it's as hard as pulling a rabbit out of your hat.

And it's just as dangerous,
as you never know if what you think is clever will bite you in the butt.

But regardless of the headline, you will want to check out this edition of the Weekly Update, as I've found more screenings of Color Out of Space, a film you don't want to miss seeing on the big screen.  And check out the Mad Max-athon at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, BC this Saturday.  You can catch all four films on the big screen and help support the Australian Red Cross!

And I've got more to add to the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, including new guest announcements for Crypticon Seattle and the Meadowlark Comic Con in Medford, OR.  Details will be posted soon, as well as any new movies, cons and festivals I can find.

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

Now Playing

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 durning 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.

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.

January 2020

Wednesday, January 22

SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 East Pine in Seattle, WA) presents Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space tonight at 6 pm.  The film will also play from Friday, January 24, to Thursday, January 30.  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 Facebook Event Page or the SIFF website.

The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) will screen Color Out of Space tonight at 9:15 pm (the 7 pm show has SOLD OUT).  Visit The Grand Cinema website for more details and advance ticket sales
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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings monstrous mayhem to the big screen as Abbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Aside from the titular comedy duo, the film also features Boris Karloff as the doctor and his evil counterpart.  Admission is $1 and you must be 18 or older to attend.  For all the details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Friday, January 24

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space through Thursday, January 30.  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.

Color Out of Space will also play at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) through Tuesday, January 28.  Visit the Kiggins Theatre website for showtimes and advance ticket sales.

Saturday, January 25


Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance celebrates it's fifth year tonight at 6:30 and 9 pm at the Temple Theatre (47 St Helens Ave in Tacoma, WA).  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE:  The time has changed, and an additional performance has been added.

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Prepare for some full throttle action as the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC), as the Mad Max-athon for Aussie Bushfire Relief revs up starting at 4:30 pm.  All four Mad Max films will be shown, and expect raffles, a costume contest and trivia!  This fundraising event will support the work being done by the Australian Red Cross.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, January 28

The Grindhouse Film Festival series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Russ Meyer's exploitation classic, Faster Pussycat!  Kill!  Kill! in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales (strongly recommended), visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

February, 2020

Saturday, February 1

MOST EXCELLENT!! A Burlesque Adventure takes place at the Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  This tribute to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure features performers from Portland, Vegas and LA.  Doors open at 8 pm, with games such as an ice cream eating contest, air guitar contest and The Dating Game.  For mroe details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hope everyone had a great New Years celebration!


Yes, it's a bit late, but I hope all you Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans had a wonderful New Years celebration.  I would have wished you this sooner, but the problems I hoped were resolved in late 2019 decided to follow me into 2020.  So instead of watching the ball drop, I felt like it hit me in the face.

Ready to start the New Year Eve countdown, BOOOOOOYYYYYY?

While those problems have yet to be laid to rest, at least I've got enough dirt on top of them to provide a bit of a reprieve and get The Shadow Over Portland back in order.  I've got the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar updated, but you'll want to keep checking back as I find more movies, festivals and cons coming to the Pacific Northwest this year.

But let's talk this edition of the Weekly Update.  The big news is Richard Stanley's adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's Color Out of Space is coming to theaters next weekend and, while I've only found two screenings so far, expect more to be added soon.  And if you get the chance to see it in theaters, do so.  It's amazing.

Experience Theater Project in Beaverton, OR, is bringing The Strange Case of Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde to the stage, only this time, the action takes place in a 1800s gold rush town.  Also, Friday Night Frights will screen Frozen (the horror film, NOT the Disney musical!) this weekend, and Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance takes to the stage next weekend, both in Tacoma, WA.  You'll find more information and links for these events, and much more, down below.

If you have an event you want listed on the site, just email me the details and promotional artwork at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll post it as soon as possible.  And my prices haven't gone up this year, which means having your event on site is still FREE!

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

Now Playing

The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) conclude their run of Harry Potter films with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 through Thursday,  January 16.  For more details, including showtimes, visit The Academy Theater website.

Film Submissions

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.

January 2020

Tuesday, January 14

Kung Fu Theater at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the INSANELY violent Shogun Assassin in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm.  Freddy, Michael and Jason can't compete against the mayhem created by Lone Wolf and Cub!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

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Burlynomicon returns to the Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand in Portland, OR) this evening with more darkly decadent performances.  Doors open at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9:30 pm.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a list of preformers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Portland Horror Trivia Massacre returns to Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) returns for another night of brain teasing fun.  Gather your team and attempt to win one of two bar gift certificates, or maybe walk home with a horror themed raffle prize!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, January 15

The Re-Run Theater series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the Rankin/Bass animated version of The Hobbit tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Classic Film Series at The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) presents The Princess Bride today at 1:45 and 6:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) presents a film with the main masked man himself, Santo!  No idea what the film's title is, but as he's battled everything from monsters to aliens and all types of other baddies, it should be action-packed!  Showtime is 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  For up to the minute details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

UPDATE:  It's Santo in a Western tonight!

Friday, January 17

Friday Night Frights brings the film Frozen to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  Now don't panic, there's no music or cute snowmen in this film, just three friends stuck on a ski lift in the dead of winter.  And it's pretty damn scary!  Expect the usual avalanche of prizes from the sponsors.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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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 durning 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.

Saturday, January 18

The Cinema Dissection series at SIFF (305 Harrison St in Seattle, WA) will tackle The Babadook from 11 am to 5 pm today.  Yes, that might seem long, but this screening will involve a scene-by-scene, sometimes shot-by-shot examination of the film.  So, if you want to attend but haven't see the film, or haven't watched it in a while, consider it homework to view it before the session.  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) presents a quote friendly screening of The Princess Bride tonight at 11 pm.  Yes, you can quote and participate with the events on the screen, come dressed in costume and duel with inflatable swords (available until they run out)!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, January 20

The Stage Meets Screen series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the dark comedy Heathers tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, January 22

SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 East Pine in Seattle, WA) presents Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space tonight only at 6 pm.  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 Facebook Event Page.

Friday, January 24

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space through Thursday, January 30.  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.

Saturday, January 25


Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance celebrates it's fifth year tonight at 6:30 and 9 pm at the Temple Theatre (47 St Helens Ave in Tacoma, WA).  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE:  The time has changed, and an additional performance has been added.

Tuesday, January 28

The Grindhouse Film Festival series at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen Russ Meyer's exploitation classic, Faster Pussycat!  Kill!  Kill! in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales (strongly recommended), visit the Hollywood Theatre website.