SHRIEK: Black Christmas + Happy Hour Holiday Party

Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

  • 21+
  • discounted $5 tickets available at the door for seniors 65+, vets, students, and teachers/professors
  • food and beverages available on site; no outside food or drink, please
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SHRIEK: A Women of Horror Film Class continues on second Sundays at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse! SHRIEK is a community education series that examines the roles of women in horror films. In December, discussion leaders and horror fanatics Evan J. Peterson and Heather Marie Bartels will warm our hearts (and other internal organs) with Black Christmas (1974), one of the earliest North American slasher films. This film jumpstarted the slasher subgenre in North America as well as the sub-subgenre of holiday-themed horror films. A group of sorority sisters on winter break must deal with unsympathetic boyfriends, an obsecene caller, a looming abortion, and a hiding murderer—but where? An adept and famous cast makes this not only one of the earliest slasher films but also one of the best.

After the successes of our past special guests such as Babeland, Sin in Linen, and The Cunning Crow Apothecary, we've invited more guests to drop in for our holiday party! More info TBA. Come down to Naked City with your worst holiday sweater, your menorah/kinara/reindeer-antler headbands, and your tidings of good cheer for happy hour, friendship, and some classic horror. Join us Sunday, December 11! Doors: 6:30pm, Discussion and film: 7:00pm.



SHRIEK is a community class merging film with education and offering an accessible forum outside of academia. The goal is to offer low-cost opportunities to learn about film and women's studies and to inspire more diverse filmmakers to get involved as creators in the genre. Naked City Brewery sponsors the series in their screening room, with film sponsorship from Scarecrow Video. 

The Naked City screening room is 21+. Food and drinks are available on site. Please do not bring outside food or drink. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone under the influence of *extreme* drugs/drunkenness.

General Admission: $10 per session (register here in advance)

Teachers/Professors, Seniors 65+, Veterans, and Students with ID: $5 per session (register at event)

Low Income Housing / No Housing patrons: free entry

Day-of and point-of-sale registration also welcome!

Naked City Brewery and Taphouse is located at:

8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206.838.6299

Contact wordmercury [at] for more info.

Evan J. Peterson is a college professor, author, and journalist. He is a Clarion West alum, and he received his MFA from Florida State University. His writing has been featured in The Stranger, BoingBoing, Weird Tales, Queers Destroy Horror, andThe Rumpus. His books include The Midnight Channel, Skin Job, and Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5. He lives in Seattle with his werewolf, Dorian Greyhound.

Heather Marie Bartels is the Managing Director of the Rainier Independent Film Festival, graduate from the University of Washington Cinema Studies department, and host of the film and feminism podcast "Turn Up The Ladybro." She spends most of her spare time introducing the uninitiated to the wonders of horror and finding the best ramen in town. 

SHRIEK promotional images designed by Marc Palm 

Naked City Brewery and Taphouse

8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103