Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Photo by Amanda Salmick.
Photo by Tamara Ticknor.

Photo by Amanda Salmick.
Photo by Amanda Salmick.

Photo by Matt Oliver.

Goddamn! Now THAT was a show! Wyrd War wishes to thank everyone who came out last night and made our Easter Sunday Sabbath the most memorable event of 2016...so far. Our deepest gratitude to our brothers in Satan, Danava and Violation Wound for delivering the goods and also everyone at Mississippi Studios for their unwavering positivity and professionalism, especially Arian DeKay, Joel Williams, Matt King and Zoe Minderovic. We look forward to working with these good people again. Mother Wolf took most of these photos but I did my best to credit the others. Until next time...KEEP IT WYRD!

Thursday, March 17, 2016


April 30th is Walpurgisnacht - the portentous “Witches’ Night” of European folklore, when it is believed that chthonic nightside currents surge with diabolical potential - and Wyrd War is summoning all the witches to dance! Join us at Portland's historic Hollywood Theatre for an intimate screening of director Matt Cimber's 1976 cult masterpiece The Witch Who Came From The Sea and meet local practicing witches who will be displaying their wares in the upstairs lobby bazaar before the film. 

More widely known for his blaxploitation films, The Witch Who Came From The Sea is Cimber’s shimmering foray into taboo-smashing psychological horror. Fortunately for us, he brought a young cinematographer named Dean Cundey along for the ride to steal your eyeballs at every turn. Cundey would go on to shoot Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Escape From New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, The Fog, Back to the Future, Rock 'N' Roll High School, the best of the Ilsa films (Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, naturally) and the obscure proto-Predator gem Without Warning - among many, many more - and all of his dazzling brilliance is on display in The Witch Who Came From The Sea. This tale of a neurotic young woman’s horrible self-discovery and inexorable descent into madness and murder, told through beautiful mythological allegory, is strangely charming and humane even as it disturbs and ultimately devastates. A hallucinatory and truly spellbinding journey into transgressive symbol and psychosexual tension best experienced in the dark…with someone you trust! 

Witches' Bazaar at 9pm. Film at 9:30pm. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are recommended and available now.


Now that is a homecoming worthy of a Scream Queen!

In case you ever wondered, this is how Demons on 33mm arrives. 
Don't scratch your cheek on that canister!

The Demon has landed!

Discussing rape, rats and racism. Naturally.
Photo by Jesse Lanier

Photo by Jesse Lanier

Product placement.

They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs!

The day after.

Ciao, Portland!

Here's to another victory on the Wyrd War frontline! What a weekend in Portland! Our deepest appreciation goes out to everyone at Hollywood Theatre, everyone who came out to support this very special APOCALYPTIC DOUBLE FEATURE and, especially, the beautiful and brilliant Geretta Geretta for flying all the way from the swampy catacombs of New Orleans to blow our collective minds! It was an amazing homecoming for this former Portland Rose Parade Princess who hadn't returned to her hometown in over a decade. 
Until next time...