Saturday, July 21, 2018

WYRD WAR MEETS THE PHANTOM OF ENCHANTED FOREST 2018




















Thank you to everyone who braved the crazy I-5 traffic and joined us at Enchanted Forest to celebrate our repressing of MUSIC FROM ENCHANTED FOREST! Very special thanks to Danava and Jenny Don't & The Spurs for delivering the goods, the extended Tofte family for welcoming our tribe of wyrdos into their hallowed home once again, and our photographer Shaun Astor (who took most of the amazing photos here but not the crappy ones we snapped on our phones). Magic won today. If you missed it...don’t worry. We will do it again! 

Monday, July 02, 2018

SOLD OUT!



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

WYRD WAR MEETS THE PHANTOM OF ENCHANTED FOREST: PART 2


Join Wyrd War on Friday July 20, 2018 as we celebrate the repress of our Music From Enchanted Forest LP and Oregon’s D.I.Y. creative spirit with a full day at the world's most amazing hand-crafted and family owned amusement park Enchanted Forest in Turner, Oregon!

Shake your ass with DANAVA and JENNY DON'T & THE SPURS (featuring former members of THE WIPERS and PIERCED ARROWS) and see Susan Vaslev perform songs from the record LIVE in person with her band POSSIBLY IRISH. Ride the log flume! Accept The Challenge of Mondor! Run through the Witch's mouth! Wristbands get you in the park at 10am and music starts at 4pm. This is a family-friendly daytime event that will be over promptly at 7:30pm.

We are only selling 150 wristbands to this event and they're going very fast...so grab yours NOW. Wristbands will be shipped with all the details and information you will need to enjoy the day.

Magic wins.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

SURVIVANCE

This weekend marks the 38th anniversary of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. Director Jeff Lieberman and his crew were filming JUST BEFORE DAWN down in Silver Falls State Park this same weekend in 1980, although the story is that they had taken Sunday off and were out at the coast when the proverbial shit hit the fan. In any case, to celebrate this historical collision of natural and cinematic violence, we had no choice but to stomp around Oregon's “crown jewel” and make like a couple of homicidal inbred cretins. If it is at all possible, we strongly encourage you to do the same. Silver Falls is a majestic region of the world, and visiting will make our screening on July 27th even more enjoyable! The nightmare has begun. Er...the hiking season. Whatever, man.


Apparently word got out among the locals that actress Jamie Rose would be swimming topless for a scene and tons of “curious” pervs showed up to watch the shoot that day. So many, in fact, that Lieberman had to angle the shot so the onlookers couldn’t be seen in the final cut.


Ooops!

Have a drink on me.

If that ain't you touching my toes...

Take only photos, leave only corpses.

Man on the Silver Mountain.

This beauty is just one of the TEN waterfalls to be enjoyed on the 8.7 mile loop at Silver Falls!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WYRD WAR'S SUMMER BUMMER 2018


Wyrd War invites you on a DOUBLE FEATURE terror trip into the wild imagination of cult director Jeff Lieberman! Lieberman will be in attendance for this one-night-only full moon retrospective of his most unhinged creations at Portland's historic Hollywood Theatre

BLUE SUNSHINE (1977): The thin veneer of normality unravels for Los Angeles suburbanites when an inexplicable outbreak of murder and alopecia erupts across the city. Lieberman’s LSD freak out thriller bangs the final nail in the coffin of utopian California dreamin’ and ushers in a snarling era of punk nihilism. 

JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981): Filmed on location in Oregon’s beautiful Silver Falls State Park, this backwoods stalk and slash romp brings homicidal inbred violence to a campsite near you! Boasting sweeping cinematography by Joel King (Carrie) and one of the most bizarre plot twists since Sleepaway Camp, Lieberman’s contribution to the “don’t go in the woods” sub-genre is a fist in the throat of your summer doldrums! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PLEASE, HAMMER, DON'T HURT 'EM!




Photo by Jesse Lanier / Shot In The Dark

Photo by Jesse Lanier / Shot In The Dark

Photo by Jesse Lanier / Shot In The Dark






Photo by Jesse Lanier / Shot In The Dark

Photo by Jesse Lanier / Shot In The Dark

Photo by Jesse Lanier / Shot In The Dark

Photo by Jesse Lanier / Shot In The Dark



Williamson sharing memories of his work with Italian cinematic legends Lucio Fulci, Enzo Castellari, and Antonio Margheriti at Movie Madness. 


Hammer on Hammer: The Fred Williamson section at Movie Madness.

If you don't mind, we think we'll get some rest now.

Let's cross this weekend off our collective bucket list, eh, Portland? Black Caesar (1973) was absolutely mind-blowing on 35mm, especially with Hollywood Theatre's massive sound system blasting James Brown's electrifying score for maximum impact! Thank you, as always, to everyone at Hollywood Theatre for opening the gates to Wyrd War for another night of gritty guerrilla cinema at its finest. Eternal thanks to Fred "The Hammer" Williamson for spending the weekend with us, and regaling more than 300 fans with his hilarious wisdom and sordid tales from behind the camera. It was the best audience Q&A in recent memory, hands down. We kept trying to wrap it up, but the audience and "The Hammer" were not havin' it...so we kept going for nearly a full hour! Thanks also to everyone at Movie Madness for hosting us on Saturday for a wonderfully intimate screening of Take a Hard Ride (1975) with live commentary by the living legend himself. It was truly a weekend for the history books. All the photos here were captured by Meadow on her phone (which is exactly why she isn't in many of them), except those credited to Jesse Lanier, who came down with a proper camera and documented some very special moments against the odds. Until next time...don't let the smooth taste fool you!