Tonight! Queer Horror: Addams Family Values

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The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR breaks from its regular schedule for this special seasonal screening of 1993’s ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES in 35mm! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this Thanksgiving edition opens with a flaming Camp Chippewa pre-show starring Portland’s favorite turkey-basted queens!

Directed by Barry Sonnenfield, Adams Family Values picks up as a mustachioed baby Addams is born, Wednesday and Pugsley head off to summer camp, and Uncle Fester falls for a black widow killer looking for love and a Ballerina Barbie. Written by out screenwriter Paul Rudnick with music by Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and starring queer icons Anjelica Huston, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane, Christine Baranski, Dana Ivey, and the incomparable Joan Cusack as Debbie, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES turns the family film on its (severed) head like only the Addams clan can.

Thursday, November 17 at 9:30 PM | $9 | All Ages



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.
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