This weekend the dead rise for PDX Zombie Prom (this year's themed "Night At the O'Scares", which's better than every joke James Franco made) to enjoy burlesque dancers, DJs, and cover bands while, naturally, being "chaperoned" by people in riot gear. But where do the undead get all their blood, guts, and other blood this time of year? The places below, in fact
The Lippman Co: Moaningly ask the clerk for a hand and he'll oblige you with an actual one -- or any number of legs, hearts, heads, etc -- from Lippman's secret stash of Halloween goods. LippmanCompany.com
Hollywood Costumers: This lesser-known gem is a go-to for indie film crews looking for high-quality latex gore, from gunshot wounds, to lacerations, to everything else a working stiff might endure. HollywoodPortlandCostumers.com
Halloween Warehouse: A diamond in the suburban wasteland between Portland and Beaverton, the area's only year-round Halloweenery is your one-stopper for cheap blood, makeup, and everything else to ensure your prom date totally gives you brains. HalloweenWarehouseOR.com
Hollywood Vintage: You're gonna like the way you shamble thanks to a massive stock of Palm Beach double-breasters, bright pink '80s monstrosities, etc, which, at under $20 a pop, you won't feel too guilty about eviscerating. HollywoodVintage.com
No time to shop? It's not the end of the world, even though that's what you're getting dressed for. Just book a pre-prom appointment with ZP and their movie-makeup people will have you looking even more lifeless than James Franco when he died on stage.