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Queer Horror for the Holidays

  • The Hollywood Theatre 4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)

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!

Performances 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




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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