The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR continues its year of women-centric programming with SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this April edition opens with a pre-show twist on the ‘80s slasher classic! Written by queer activist Rita Mae Brown and directed by Amy Holden Jones, 1982’s SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE follows high school senior Trish Devereaux (Michelle Michaels) as she invites her best friends over for the titular sleepover only to become targets of an escaped killer with a predilection for power drills. Relying on each other – and with help from their high school Coach Jana (Pamela Roylance) – the women band together to take down the killer in a Freudian climax that paved the way for feminist revenge fantasies as far-reaching as Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF to Disney’s MALEFICENT.
I'll meet everyone at the front around 9:15PM and then we'll head into the theatre.