This Wednesday at the Hollywood Theatre, Cinemapocalypse comes to Portland! Read all about this insane grindhouse event here, and then come back for your chance to win two tickets to Trailer War!, the first of Portland's two Cinemapocalypse events!
Trailer War! pits local grindhouse godfather Dan Halsted up against Lars Nilsen and Zack Carlson from Austin's infamous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Halsted will be facing off with Nilsen and Carlson to see who can show the best collection of grindhouse trailers. As Halsted's Grindhouse Film Festival site puts it:
For one night only, we'll be setting the most violent, reprehensible and ungodly 35mm explosives for the absolute supreme Battle of Celluloid Insanity. The Grindhouse Film Festival will be going head-to-head with the visiting exploitationeer duo of the Cinemapocalypse Tour to present a dehumanizingly fierce barrage of classic film trailers featuring the very excruciatingest horror, kung fu, scifi, prison, nudie, cannibal, manimal, exploitation, hicksploitation, blacksploitation and sploitationsploitation! These miniature bursts of mankind's most twisted and unhealthy brainwaves are destined to transform you into the next stage of human life after dynamiting you through the back of the theater. This is the cinematic event of the year!
Want to go? FUCK YES YOU DO. So here's how: Email me no later than 5 pm today (April 20), and make sure your subject line is "sploitationsploitation." At 5, I'll pick a winner at random*, and alert them via email by 5:30 or so to let 'em know how to pick up their tickets. If you don't hear from me by then, that means you lost (sucker!), so go buy tickets here.
Cinemapocalypse: Trailer War!, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Wed April 22, 9:30 pm, $8
Cinemapocalypse: Hicksploitation Double Feature, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, Thurs April 23, 8:30 pm, $8