The 7th Annual Portland Horror Film Festival™ is June 29-July 3, screening in-person at the Hollywood Theatre, and The Clinton Street Theater! With over 60 short and feature films from around the world, this is a diverse and inclusive lineup of the best independent horror films. Films are different at each show. Be sure to get a full festival pass if you want to see everything! Go HERE to get the Full Festival pass including Sat/Sun matinees at the Clinton Street Theater! (link to the full festival pass item). For the complete schedule and film information visit the festival website.
Tonight’s short films showcase horror from all over the world, along with some of the most unhinged horror you’ve ever seen. We’ve saved some of the best for last, for a closing night you won’t soon forget! Q&A with attending filmmakers follows.
Feature: The Parker Sessions (US)
A woman suffering from night terrors and plagued by a troubled past schedules a series of appointments with a psychologist. Will she find the answers she’s looking for because the demons that haunt her could be evil or something that doesn’t exist? Not a monster or a ghost, but an all-black shadow watching from a distance, its footsteps pacing outside her house trying to break into a window… Followed by Q&A with writer/director Stephen king Simmons.
Feature: It Hatched (Iceland)
A young couple set out to open a guesthouse in a remote place in Iceland. They come for peace and quiet from their hectic city life, but soon find out that something evil is lurking beneath their basement and hunting them in their dreams while they sleep. Written and directed by Elvar Gunnarsson, It Hatched is a wild ride of fever dream horror, set in the beautifully stark landscape of Iceland.
This ticket is for the IN THEATER screening only.
*This is a horror film festival. While the films are unrated, some are the equivalent of an R rating and may include violence, sexuality, nudity, and gore. Minors should be accompanied by an adult.