Jun
15
9:30 pm21:30

Queer Horror Pride: Drop Dead Gorgeous

  • The Hollywood Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR kicks off Pride season with a 35mm screening of DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Continuing a year of women-centric programming, this Pride special opens with a spectacular drag pageant featuring Portland’s fiercest queens, all hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Written by Lona Williams and directed by Michael Patrick Jann, 1999’s DROP DEAD GORGEOUS follows Minnesotan teenage beauty queens vying for the title of American Teen Princess – and the killer intent on taking out the competition! Bringing together a jaw-droppingly talented cast including Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Brittany Murphy, Denise Richards, Mindy Sterling, Nora Dunn, Mo Gaffney, and the film debut of Amy Adams, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is an endlessly-quotable black comedy and a modern camp classic that proves if looks can kill, laughter is twice as deadly.

Thursday, June 15th at 9:30 PM | $10 | hollywoodtheatre.org

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ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis.

Apr
6
Apr 7

Queer Horror: Slumber Party Massacre

  • The Hollywood Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR continues its year of women-centric programming with SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this April edition opens with a pre-show twist on the ‘80s slasher classic!

Written by queer activist Rita Mae Brown and directed by Amy Holden Jones, 1982’s SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE follows high school senior Trish Devereaux (Michelle Michaels) as she invites her best friends over for the titular sleepover only to become targets of an escaped killer with a predilection for power drills. Relying on each other – and with help from their high school Coach Jana (Pamela Roylance) – the women band together to take down the killer in a Freudian climax that paved the way for feminist revenge fantasies as far-reaching as Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF to Disney’s MALEFICENT.

Thursday, April 6th at 9:30 PM | $9 | thecarlarossi.com

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/events/slumber-party-massacre/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis.

Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Queer Horror: Bound

  • The Hollywood Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR fires off Cupid’s arrows with BOUND! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this Valentine’s Day special rings in a full year of women-centric programming for QUEER HORROR with an opening preshow featuring Honey LaFleur, Leigh Rich, and even more Valentine's treats!

Directed by revolutionary trans sisters Lana & Lilly Wachowski (THE MATRIX, SENSE 8), 1996’s BOUND follows Violet (Jennifer Tilly), a mobster’s girlfriend, and ex-con-for-hire Corky (Gina Gershon) as the two fall head over heels and hatch a daring plot to run off with $2 million in blood money in a deadly race against time. Featuring some of the steamiest love scenes in any mainstream film and responsible for the meteoric rise of the Wachowskis, BOUND offers an adrenaline-fueled Sapphic twist on Mafia heist films guaranteed to hit straight in the heart.

Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00 PM | $9

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https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-262940/

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ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

Dec
23
7:30 pm19:30

Queer Horror for the Holidays

  • The Hollywood Theatre
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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR resuscitates its annual short film showcase with QUEER HORROR FOR THE HOLIDAYS! This holiday special is programmed through an open call for entries from filmmakers of all calibers. Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi wants YOU to grab your cameras, GoPros, phones, shadow puppets, and let your R-rated nightmares loose for a night of festering frights, whether holiday-themed or just plain spooky and secular! Fleshed out with shorts by established filmmakers and performances from the grittiest ghouls in PDX, QUEER HORROR FOR THE HOLIDAYS is on the hunt for fresh blood!

Thursday, December 22nd at 7:30 PM | $9 | Ages 18+

Performances by

WANDA BONES
VALERIE DEVILLE

SHORTS BY
Zack Henderson & Poo Poo Platter
Stacie Ponder
Armando Munoz
Richard Mansfield
Gula Delgatto
Kelly Hughes
Melissa Tvetan
Mike Justice
Sean Pettis
Barbara Holm
Emanuel Campbell
Caleb Jeremiah Wells
Body Academics

AND MORE

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-254866/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis.

Nov
17
9:30 pm21:30

Queer Horror: Addams Family Values

  • The Hollywood Theatre
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The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR breaks from its regular schedule for this special seasonal screening of 1993’s ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES in 35mm! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this Thanksgiving edition opens with a flaming Camp Chippewa pre-show starring Portland’s favorite turkey-basted queens!

Directed by Barry Sonnenfield, Adams Family Values picks up as a mustachioed baby Addams is born, Wednesday and Pugsley head off to summer camp, and Uncle Fester falls for a black widow killer looking for love and a Ballerina Barbie. Written by out screenwriter Paul Rudnick with music by Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and starring queer icons Anjelica Huston, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane, Christine Baranski, Dana Ivey, and the incomparable Joan Cusack as Debbie, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES turns the family film on its (severed) head like only the Addams clan can.

Thursday, November 17 at 9:30 PM | $9 | All Ages

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http://hollywoodtheatre.org/queer-horror-addams-family-values/

Oct
31
7:00 pm19:00

Yours Ghoully: A Queer Horror Halloween

  • Screaming Sky
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After six years on Alberta Main Street and now under new local ownership, Screaming Sky Gallery is conjuring a ghoulish grand reopening party on Halloween night! To top off our witches’ brew we’re summoning Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI to curate this night of a thousand frights!

Jumping off her successful QUEER HORROR series at The Hollywood Theatre, Carla is launching her new QUEER HORROR brand of shirts, pins, and prints for this special one-night pop-up event from 7 to 9 PM on Monday, October 31st. A collaboration between Carla’s human avatar Anthony Hudson and artist Jason Edward Davis, QUEER HORROR is a lifestyle brand catering to ghouls of all genders and orientations.

To get the ghostly-most out of Halloween, Carla and her imps are turning Screaming Sky into a carnival of terrors for this one-night spookshow featuring Trick-or-Treating in conjunction with Alberta Main Street, drink tasting from House Spirits Distillery, ghoulish treats from Back to Eden Bakery, creepy fog and lighting effects throughout the space, live vinyl listening from some of Carla’s favorite horror soundtracks, and plenty more shocks and surprises…

Mark your calendars, ready your costumes, rev up your brooms, and we’ll see you on Halloween night – it’ll be a SCREAM!