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Queer Horror: The Craft

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

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR conjures this 20th anniversary screening of The Craft! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this spooktacular opens with a very special pre-show starring PDX’s fiercest drag coven: DieAna Dae, Madame Anita DuMoore, and The Pepper Pepper!

Directed by out filmmaker Andrew Fleming, THE CRAFT follows new girl in school Sarah (Robin Tunney) as she falls in with a trio of witchy outcasts led by uber-goth Nancy (Fairuza Balk). Together the new coven discovers the powers of magic, makeovers, and murder in true coming-of-age style. Co-starring Neve Campbell and Rachel True, THE CRAFT is a demonic convergence of goth and girl power that continues to inspire new generations of witches, weirdos, and queers.

Thursday, August 18 at 9:30 PM | $9 |



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.

Earlier Event: July 31
Bat 'n Rouge
Later Event: August 20
Music From Hell