Win Festival Passes ($220): Portland Horror Film Festival | 9 Features & 60 Short Horror Films, Streaming Option + 2 Theaters

We are giving away a pair of passes to Portland Horror Film Festival on June 7-11. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed June 5.


From our sponsors:
2023 Portland Horror Film Festival
June 7-11, 2023
Tickets $20-$180
More info:

Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

Clinton St. Theater
2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202

Portland Horror Film Festival returns to the historic Hollywood Theatre and Clinton Street Theater June 7-11th for its 8th annual event! 9 Features and 60 Short Horror Films will be on display, with a lucky 13 World Premieres, including features Violett from Australia, and South Korean shocker, Chabak. Horror hounds who can’t make it in person can get their horror film fix with a selection of films available for streaming.

Portland Horror Film Festival continues their mission of presenting a diverse and inclusive lineup of the best independent horror films, with short and feature films from 17 countries, including many films made by Black, Asian, Latinx, Queer, and Women filmmakers.

The 5 day run of terror begins at the Hollywood Theatre on Wednesday, June 7th with the Pacific Northwest Premiere of Black Mold, written and directed by John Pata, and a smorgasbord of short horrors from all over the world.

Thursday the 8th is an Asian Horror Double Feature! The World Premiere of Chabak – The Night of Murder and Romance, a darkly sweet slasher from South Korean director William Inhyuk Hyoung (in attendance), will screen alongside the US Premiere of the quirky and BLOODY Love Will Tear Us Apart, written and directed by Kenichi Ugana (Ganguro Gal’s Riot, “Visitors”). David J. Stieve, the creator and writer of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, is attending with his suspense thriller short film “Wait For It.”

Friday’s Satanic Panic Double Feature begins with the award winning documentary Satan Wants You, detailing the memoir Michelle Remembers that sparked the 80s Satanic Panic. The evening is capped by the Pacific Northwest Premiere of Onyx The Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, written and directed by Andrew Bowser, starring Olivia Taylor Dudley (The Magicians), Barbara Crampton (Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond, and the upcoming Suitable Flesh), and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) as Bartok the Great. Horror icon Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet) will be attending Friday night for the World Premiere of “The Haunted Baby Carriage,” a short film shot and produced in Portland.

Audiences on Saturday at the Clinton Street Theater will see two mega-sized short film blocks, and two feature films. Alice Maio Mackay’s feature T Blockers is a queer horror monster movie mashup, and Puppet Killer is an 80s homage slasher directed by Lisa Ovies, who will be in attendance, starring Aleks Paunovic (Hawkeye, Snowpiercer), Lisa Durupt, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and you guessed it, a killer puppet! Sunday brings on the Heavy Metal Horror with Invoking Yell, the Chilean found footage film from Patricio Valladares, and the World Premiere of the psychological horror/dark fairy tale, Violett, from Australian director Steven J. Mihaljevich. A truckload of international short films rounds out the programming, and the infamous Shorts Gone Wild caps off the weekend with the weirdest, bloodiest, and funniest short films of the festival! Look for Chris McInroy’s “We Forgot About the Zombies” and queer horror comedy “Violet Butterfield: Makeup Artist for the Dead” by Brooke H. Cellars.

This year’s streaming program features over 15 hours of films available through the Portland Horror Film Festival’s Eventive portal. The streaming program begins Thursday June 8th and features 8 blocks of short films and 3 feature films (Love Will Tear Us Apart, Satan Wants You, Violett).

For ticket information, the full schedule, film listing, and more, please see

Overview schedule

  • Wed, June 7, 6:30-11pm • Hollywood Theatre
  • Thu, June 8, 6:30-11pm • Hollywood Theatre
  • Fri, June 9, 6:30-11pm • Hollywood Theatre
  • Sat, June 10, 12-9pm • Clinton St. Theater
  • Sun, June 11, 12-6pm • Clinton St. Theater




  1. Patric on June 1, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    I could use a good spook please.

  2. David Chamberlain on June 1, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    Nothing scares me 😱

  3. andy batt on June 1, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    In darkness’ realm, horrors convene,
    The flickering lights paint a haunting scene,
    Macabre tales unfurl, in lurid delight,
    A festival of horror, deep in the night.

    Heed this warning, those who dare to roam,
    At Hollywood Theater, fear will find its home.
    With tickets won, prepare for terror’s might,
    A night where nightmares take their bite.

  4. Nikki on June 1, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    I would love to take my kid to this. She is a horror whore lol

  5. marco on June 1, 2023 at 3:22 pm


  6. Jessica on June 1, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    I’d love to surprise my partner with tickets to this! We met back in college and he was in a horror film class…he’d show me (and rewatch) all the ones he knew I’d enjoy too. Would love to feel some nostalgia together 🙂

  7. Iris on June 1, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    This sounds like a great, horrorrific time! Sign me up!

  8. Christina Hungerford on June 1, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Horror is my love language!!! I can’t wait to check this out!

  9. Renata on June 1, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    What a way to beat the heat- cool theatres and chilling screams!

  10. Dawn on June 1, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    I’m a HUGE horror fan. Would love to win.

  11. w on June 1, 2023 at 4:44 pm


  12. Stuart on June 1, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Pick me! Sounds amazing

  13. Gerry Saracco on June 1, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Love horror movies, so would love to see a lot of them!

  14. Rachael on June 1, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Because my birthday is June 7th and I’ve had one helluva year already.

  15. Ryan on June 1, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    I want to take my best friend for his 40th birthday and he is a horror movie buff.

  16. steadyscare on June 1, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    oh yes please!

  17. Glenn on June 1, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    (insert scary laugh here) Come to Papa!

  18. Stephanie fitch on June 1, 2023 at 11:42 pm

    This would be so much fun for my Birthday weekend! I love horror 🖤

  19. Chris on June 2, 2023 at 6:36 am

    I have a friend who would love this, I think!

  20. Dom the Artist on June 2, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Why should I go? I LOVE the genre of horror! “Prove it!”, you say? I volunteered 5 years running in the (now gone) sprawling haunted house, Fright Town. I saw the original Evil Dead at the movie theater for my 18th birthday. I own every H.P.Lovecraft story, as well as quite a few Laird Barron, Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley. I’ve seen every horror movie currently on Netflix. Some believe that the laughter of children is the most beautiful sound, but I prefer their screams. Halloween is my favorite holiday, though, here in Portland, that doesn’t seem to be unusual. And if I win, I promise to have nightmares about every movie I see.

  21. Debra Wilson on June 2, 2023 at 10:45 am

    My husband would love this he is the biggest horror fan yes please pick me I’d love to take him 😊👍

  22. Lance on June 2, 2023 at 10:53 am

    I’d love to win but I’m scared to go.

  23. Chris on June 2, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Horror shorts blocks are the dark, cursed blood that gives life to my grotesque flesh suit. Endow me with free passes and I shall bless the festivities with my arcane rites and hot takes.

  24. Arianne Kimberly on June 2, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Ooooo-Yea!! Just in time for my birthday!!!! Never been, but would love this salute to my 40s!! Toss my name in for an event worth celebrating w/Screamsssssss☠

  25. lisa on June 3, 2023 at 8:13 am

    so scaaary, I would love to go and take my hubby

  26. Toby on June 3, 2023 at 8:15 am

    I want to go!!!

  27. leviathan on June 3, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    i wanna go, i love horror! 🖤🖤🖤

  28. Molli Lillian Taylor on June 4, 2023 at 9:25 am

    so my guy is really into horror and i’m not and this would make me the best girlfriend ever to be willing to learn and give it a go.. help a girl out?

  29. Brett Anders on June 4, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    Scare me by giving me some tickets!

  30. Amy H. on June 6, 2023 at 10:35 am

    A horror fest during pride month?! Perfect 🙂

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