Dec
6
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Candyman

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR closes out a year of slasher films with the classic CANDYMAN! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang nail salon, this 35mm screening summons Candyman herself in a pre-show starring the House of Shade’s Flawless Shade and Kimber Shade, all hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Bernard Rose and based on a story by queer horror legend Clive Barker, 1992’s CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen as Helen Lyle, a white graduate student studying urban legends at the Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago. After hearing the tale of Candyman (Tony Todd) from resident Anne-Marie (Vanessa Williams), Helen and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmons) soon find themselves face-to-face with a terrifying legend brought to life! One of the first mainstream films to confront the real-life horrors of racism and slavery in the horror genre (and to inspire such films as GET OUT by Jordan Peele, who is currently working on a remake) CANDYMAN hooks you with a lullaby-like score by Philip Glass and will keep you from ever looking into a mirror – or the mirror of American history – the same way again.

Thursday, December 6 at 9:30 PM | $10

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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.

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Oct
25
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Halloween H20

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR celebrates the season – and QUEER HORROR’s limited edition BRIDE OF CARLASTEIN porter release with Royale Brewing Co – with HALLOWEEN H20! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang, this 20th anniversary screening opens with a preshow tribute to the night HE came home twenty years later (twenty years ago) hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Steve Miner from a treatment by producer and out queer screenwriter Kevin Williamson (SCREAM), 1998’s HALLOWEEN H20 finds Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) living under an assumed identity as a private school headmistress in Northern California, two decades after she became the sole survivor of her brother’s bloody rampage in Haddonfield. When Michael returns to finish what began on Halloween night in 1978, Laurie must rediscover her inner survivor to save not just her own life but those of her only son (Josh Hartnett) and his girlfriend (Michelle Williams). Also starring LL Cool J and Joseph Gordon Levitt, HALLOWEEN H20 is the original sequel to ignore the rest of the franchise and pit Laurie Strode in a relentless fight to the death with Michael Myers – and in the process creating a feminist warrior more fierce than death itself.

Thursday, October 25 at 9:30 PM | $10

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Apr
13
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR meets again on a rare Friday the 13th for nothing other than FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD! Now sponsored by Royale Brewing Co, this 30th anniversary 35mm screening opens with a preshow tribute to Camp Crystal Lake and the Haus of Voorhees hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and starring Seattle's SPARKLE LEIGH and PDX boylesque star JAXIN YOFF!

Directed by John Carl Buechler, 1988’s FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII follows telekinetic teenager Tina (Lar Park Lincoln) after she unwittingly frees Jason (Kane Hodder) from beneath Crystal Lake and fearlessly commits to returning the hockey masked-slasher from whence he came! Featuring out queer actors Kevin Spirtas, Susan Blu, William Butler, Craig Thomas, and Jeff Bennett in a camp-fest that can only be described as Carrie Goes to Camp Crystal Lake, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD is as insane and unstoppable as the bloodline of Pamela Voorhees herself!

Friday, April 13th at 9:30 PM | $10 | thecarlarossi.com

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Mar
23
to Mar 25

7th Annual Oregon Ghost Conference

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Meet QUEER HORROR's Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi and Jason Edward Davis at our first ever Oregon Ghost Conference!

Come join us in our 7th year of bringing Paranormal Enthusiast together. Last year we offered 30 classes, 17 Speakers, 5 Panels along with Tours, Investigations, Gallery Readings and so much more. Come see what we have planned for you in 2018.

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Dec
14
8:30 PM20:30

Queer Horror: Batman Returns

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR celebrates a year of women-centric programming with a 25th anniversary screening BATMAN RETURNS! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this 35mm holiday spectacle opens with a huge drag and burlesque preshow tribute to Catwoman in all her incarnations.

Directed by Tim Burton, 1992’s BATMAN RETURNS pits Batman (Michael Keaton) against an inexperienced shock politician (Danny DeVito) funded by a woman-murdering CEO (Christopher Walken). Meanwhile, as the men of Gotham squabble amongst themselves, the mysterious vigilante Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) is born from beneath a swarm of alleycats and prowls the streets of Gotham in search of vengeance. Simultaneously the greatest and least-Batman film ever made, BATMAN RETURNS is the only gothic childhood Christmas classic featuring Siouxsie and the Banshees and an exaltation of the avenging, chaotic feminine led by the battle cry “I am Catwoman – hear me roar!”

Thursday, December 14th at 8:30 PM | $10

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Come dressed up to win our COSTUME CONTEST at the QUEER HORROR HOLIDAY AFTERPARTY right after the movie at THE KNOW! *FREE*

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Oct
27
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror Halloween

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR reanimates its annual short film festival with a Halloween scream! Celebrating one year of women-centric programming, QUEER HORROR HALLOWEEN showcases short films by local and national filmmakers specifically commissioned by hostess-with-the-grossest Carla Rossi with one guideline: make it Satanic and make it feminist. For that extra skip in our swamp witch step, each film is followed by a live death metal burlesque performance by the women of SIGN OF THE BEAST BURLESQUE! Followed immediately by an after-party and costume contest at The Know, QUEER HORROR HALLOWEEN is the reason for the season and a hallowed black mass for women who rise up, rage, and reject!

Friday, October 27th | 9:30 PM | $10

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Aug
24
to Aug 26

Queer Horror: Death Becomes Her

TWO SHOWINGS:
Thursday, August 24th at 9:30 PM (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, August 26th at 8 PM | $10 | hollywoodtheatre.org

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The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR creeps closer to immortality with Death Becomes Her! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this 35mm screening continues a year of women-centric programming and opens with a diva duel between Carla and Portland’s own grand dame of dance & drag, Kaj-anne Pepper!

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, 1992’s DEATH BECOMES HER turns lifelong Hollywood rivals Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) into immortal frenemies after they acquire an elixir of youth kept by the mysterious Lisle von Rhoman (Isabella Rossellini). Unfortunately everlasting youth – and Madeline and Helen’s feud – survives well after their pulses cease. Also featuring Demi Moore’s ex-husband Bruce Willis, DEATH BECOMES HER is jam-packed with breakthrough effects, iconic one-liners, and legendary performances that cement its status as a camp classic for an eternity to come.
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Jun
15
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror Pride: Drop Dead Gorgeous

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.

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Queer Horror: Slumber Party Massacre

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.

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Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Queer Horror: Bound

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/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
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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.

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Dec
23
7:30 PM19:30

Queer Horror for the Holidays

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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

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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.

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Nov
17
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Addams Family Values

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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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Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Yours Ghoully: A Queer Horror Halloween

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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!
 

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