Friday, October 11, 2013

Classic Monsters take over Portland as the Halloween season gets into full swing!

Okay, the classic monsters are taking a bite out of Portland, but we still have some modern monsters and slashers showing up to keep things interesting.So here are the films you can catch this week in local theaters.

Friday, October 11 is FULL OF CREATURES OF THE NIGHT!Starting with my favorite Universal monster atin 3D!Yes, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON will be shown, in glorious 35mm, and you DO NOT want to miss this.Showtimes are 12:30, 5 and 9:30 pm Friday through Sunday, October 11 to 13, and 5 and 9:30 pm Monday through Thursday, October 14 to 17.Don't know when I'll be there, but if you attend, look for the big bald guy in the Utilikilt and say hi.

Before Lon Chaney Jr, we had Henry Hull in WEREWOLF OF LONDON.Catch this one on the big screen atthrough October 14.Shows at 9:30 pm through Monday, October 14, with 3 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13.

If you didn't know,in Vancouver, WA, allows you to take a beer from their beautiful upstairs bar into the theater, and I can think of few movies that would make indulging in a pint a requirement more than the Irish monster movie, GRABBERS.An isolated fishing community find themselves under attack by tentacled space aliens, and their only protection is a high blood alcohol level.Can they keep enough of a buzz to stay alive and defeat the aliens?Showtimes are 7 and 9 pm on October 11, 12 and 14, at 8 pm on October 13 and at 9:15 on October 15.

If your tastes run more towards slashers, head to , where Wes Craven's Scream is playing through Thursday, October 17.Screens at 9:05 pm.

Saturday, October 12, will find horror fans at .First up is a 35mm screening of the horror comedy movie of all time, ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.Yea, remind me all about Ghostbusters and Bill Muarry, but this movie has Bud and Lou, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr and Glenn Strange.AND as special guest voice at the end!Yea, Venkman and his crew ain't 'fraid of no ghosts, but I think Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster would scare them out of their proton packs.Plays through October 13 at 2 pm.

If you're looking for something with a bit more cheese, head back toat (;30 pm on Saturday, October 12 for the Hecklevision presentation of LEPRECHAUN IN THE HOOD.Yep, you can text your own riffs on the film onto the screen while the movie is playing.Though I have no idea who would possibly heckle a movie about a murderous leprechaun smoking weed...

Monday, October 14 brings RE-RUN THEATER: HORROR TV DOUBLE FEATURE toat 7:30 pm.This presentation features an episode of the original THE NIGHT STALKER (the good one) and an episode from THE X-FILE that many consider the most unsettling television episode ever aired.Presented with classic ads from each episodes time period.

OCTOBER 15Butisn't done with their Halloween treats for the week.The Grindhouse Film Festibval presents a 35mm screening ofDEEP RED on October 15 at 7:30 pm.And I'm sure the soundtrack will sound familiar if you attend the Goblin concert on October 18.

Well, that's all the movies I know about for this week.Check my Halloween Horror Movie Update (posted below) for upcoming films in the area (I'll be updating the Horror Calendar soon, but it's not complete yet).And stay tuned to The Shadow Over Portland for continued updates and announcements.And remember, if you attend any of the events I mentioned above, let the organizers know your read about it here!!

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