Fright Night

Series: Queer Horror

Thursday, February 18 at 9:30pm  |  $8  |

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR comes back out of the coffin with 1985’s FRIGHT NIGHT! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi , this killer ‘80s classic returns for fresh blood in glorious 35mm!

Directed by Tom Holland, FRIGHT NIGHT follows Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale), a horror-obsessed boy next door who becomes convinced that his hunky new neighbor (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire! Featuring an almost entirely LGBT supporting cast including the legendary Roddy McDowall as vampire hunter Peter Vincent plus Married with Children’s Amanda Bearse and actor-turned-porn star Stephen Geoffreys, FRIGHT NIGHT is one of the most treasured gems of ‘80s horror films – and it's as queer as it is full of gnarly effects makeup and buckets of blood.


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 .



Friday, February 19