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