After last week's void of new horror movies opening in Portland theatres, this week we at least have a couple of options. Let's see if the trailers can generate some excitement for the week ahead.
Sharknado (2013) took the world by storm to such a degree that Fathom Events will be presenting a single midnight showing of the made-for-Syfy channel flick on the big screens of Regal theatres across this good country. What's not to miss is that this is in fact an Asylum production which seem to be putting Troma to shame for levels of production. Trust me, movies like Sharknado will be the cult films the next generation of kids will be just as loyal too. Here's your say-you-were-there opportunity. To see it in Portland [tickets] it will be playing at the Loyd Center 10 at 12:05 AM on 2 August.
Grabbers (2013) fits solidly in the cannon of the pub-horror subgenre... I wonder if I'm the first person to come up with that? Consider this my trademark application. Unlike past features in this mold, here the pub serves as a means to fight back against the horrors of life instead of being the gateway between one's past and the horrors that lie ahead. From An American Werewolf in London to Shaun of the Dead, the pub is the equivalent of Dorothy's tornado (sans sharks), here instead the pub offers up liquid armor (did I see a pub in that Sharknado trailer...). More love letter to drinking than those that laid the groundwork for this genre, I look forward to seeing it this week at the Hollywood Theatre. One showing a night, all week long -- the variable times can be found at this [link].
That's all I have for you this week. I look forward to seeing all your pale mugs out at the theatres. For all other horror-related films still showing on local screens, just follow this [link] to the "now Showing" page.