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Nocturnal Submissions

Series: Queer Horror

Thursday, October 29 at 9:30pm  |  $8  |

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR crawls out of the crypt for Halloween with a new short film night – QUEER HORROR: NOCTURNAL SUBMISSIONS! This holiday special is programmed through an open call for entries from filmmakers of all calibers. Carla Rossi – your hostess with the grossest – has a craving for more viewer-made content from our community – not just gritty, gory, and gay shorts, but sexy, scary, and stupid ones too! Grab a camera or a phone and let your nightmares loose – just nothing X-Rated (keep it hard R, please) and no real-life blood or violence. QUEER HORROR: NOCTURNAL SUBMISSIONS is coming to get you!


Short films and videos may be submitted for entry via Dropbox, Google Drive, or an e-mailed file attachment to There is no entry fee. Each film submitted will remain under the ownership of its respective authors and/or copyright holders and will be screened for this special engagement only. Any submissions featuring actual blood, injury, or violence (animal and/or human), will be not accepted.

DEADLINE: Friday, October 23, 2015


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.

Image Courtesy of Jason Edward Davis



Friday, October 30