Thursday, April 18, 2019


WYRD WAR summons all witches to our fourth annual Walpurgisnacht celebration of the dark feminine in film! Powerful, possessed and persecuted, the cinematic representation of witchy women is always a kaleidoscopic journey through the looking glass of gender politics and psychosexual fantasy. This year Dennis Dread proudly presents emerging German filmmaker Lukas Feigelfeld’s HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN’S CURSE (2017), a slow-burning "gothic folktale" in the phantasmagoric neo-mythic tradition of Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST and Robert Eggers’ THE WITCH, seething with meditative ritual and glacial dread. High on the snow swept Alps of 15th century Austria, a mother dies of a mysterious illness, leaving her daughter Albrun to be raised as an outcast orphan by nearby superstitious villagers. Coming of age as an isolated single mother herself, Albrun hears the dark woods of the heath call her name as she slides inexorably toward her terrible and terrifying destiny. Beautifully imagined and crafted, HAGAZUSSA will be hauntingly transcendent on the very big screen at The Hollywood Theatre! This is one of very few select theatrical screenings taking place nationwide in April.

APRIL 30, 2019

Saturday, April 06, 2019


Easter is around the corner and WYRD WAR invites you to roll away the stone with Luigi Cozzi’s sci-fi gore fest CONTAMINATION (1980). This maniacal micro-budget “homage” to Ridley Scott’s ALIEN weaves the far-out tale of a freight ship intercepted in New York Bay containing a mysteriously eviscerated crew and dozens of pulsating green space eggs that are eventually traced to a coffee plantation in Brazil (huh?) where we meet a Cthulhuian cyclops with a prehensile mouth and taste for human flesh! Financed in part by Colombian coke dealers and staring Ian McCulloch (ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, DR. BUTCHER M.D.), CONTAMINATION boasts a muscular prog-funk score by Goblin and lives on in the hearts of “video nasty” fans as Cozzi’s unlikely serenade to the history of fantastic cinema. There will be chest explosions. Come early for the Wyrd War alien egg hunt at 7pm with lots of appropriately gruesome prizes!!!! Flick starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets on sale NOW!
Wednesday April 17, 2019
Portland, Oregon