Thursday, March 05, 2020


WYRD WAR proudly presents pioneering independent filmmaker Stephanie Rothman’s bizarre reimagining of the vampire mythos on the big screen at Portland's historic Hollywood Theatre for one night only! Boasting one of the most misleading ad campaigns of the freewheeling 1970s, THE VELVET VAMPIRE cleverly subverts the familiar horror tropes popularized by Universal and Hammer studios with a liberated bloodsucking matriarchal antihero, played with smoldering eroticism by Celeste Yarnell, who hunts her prey across the American desert in a dune buggy in full light of day! Michael Blodgett and Sherry Miles play a bumbling young couple seduced to the remote lair of the titular fiend, where they slowly begin to realize that they are the main more ways than one! Rothman’s beautiful and surreal directorial style paved the way for later experimental vampire films such as Bill Gunn’s GANJA & HESS and George Romero’s MARTIN, and has re-emerged in recent years to be canonized as a boldly comedic and beloved low budget cult classic. Tickets on sale HERE

Friday March 13, 2020
Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


WYRD WAR proudly presents Norifume Suzuki’s epic “pinky violence” period piece SEX & FURY (1973)! A young woman, played with icy precision by Reiko Ike of the infamous "girl boss" franchise, witnesses her father’s assassination and sets out to exact methodical and very bloody revenge. Along the way, she gambles with a frequently undressed Christina Lindberg (THEY CALL HER ONE EYE), takes a very peculiar bath and plumbs the sleazy depths of Japan's Meiji era yakuza underground, hunting her father’s killers by their distinctive tattoos. For genre fans with a stomach for ultra-violence and hilariously absurd sexual situations, SEX & FURY is to LADY SNOWBLOOD what Lucio Fulci’s ZOMBIE is to DAWN OF THE DEAD. If you want blood…you got it! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Sunday February 16, 2020

Tuesday, February 04, 2020


Wyrd War Cult Is Alive!

Thank you to EVERYONE who joined us at WYRD WAR headquarters this weekend for the grand opening of BEYOND SHAOLIN: KUNG FU MOVIE PAINTINGS FROM GHANA! The turnout and enthusiasm far exceeded our expectations. Very special thanks to our sponsor BLOOD SWEAT TEARS vodka, Ben Green, Ghost and DJ Bestial Walrus who was chained to the Wheel of Pain for four hours straight, but ultimately escaped to wreak his bloody vengeance! If it was too overwhelming to take in the amazing paintings (it was!), we are open every Saturday and Sunday from noon-7pm through March 1, and I invite you to visit for a more relaxed engagement. No war but the WYRD WAR! See you soon, Portland.

Thursday, January 23, 2020


WYRD WAR 3505 NE Broadway Street Portland, Oregon

FIRST POST OF THE DECADE! I started this blog in March 2006, so this year marks 14 years as a keyboard warrior.  All the scars are on the inside. You still with me? The last few weeks have been a whirlwind as I celebrated the single most amazing year of my life. Too much to get into now, but I would love to share some of the highlights at some later date. For now, it is my pleasure to cordially invite YOU to join me at WYRD WAR headquarters on Saturday February 1st from 7pm - 9pm for our grand opening of 2020! BEYOND SHAOLIN: KUNG FU MOVIE PAINTINGS FROM GHANA is an amazing collection of rugged hand-painted treasures from West Africa, showcasing seven different artists and nine original works from the prolific and mysterious master of Ghana mobile cinema, Mr. Brew! Four decades of celluloid martial arts mayhem celebrated across 15 massive flour sack canvases, spanning the golden age of the 1970s Shaw Brothers revival through the new jack wire-work warriors of the early 2000s! Two lethal styles of kung fu! 75 flying fists of fury! Everything available for purchase. Music by DJ Bestial Walrus. Booze by Wolf Spirit Distillery. This exhibition will be on display every weekend (and by appointment) through Sunday March 1st at 3505 NE Broadway Street in beautiful Portland, Oregon. See you at the gallery. “!”

"So you think your kung fu is good, huh?!?!"