The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through the cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers. The festival was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore in the hope that H.P. Lovecraft would be rightly recognized as a master of gothic horror and his work more faithfully adapted to film and television.
This year’s festival may be Portland’s last, so you won’t want to miss it!
Lovecraftian films El Monstro Del Mar, Pan’s Labrynth, Primal, The Burrowers are just a few of the features films this year. Twenty shorts will also be shown. In addition to the films and film discussions, vendors will be hawking their horror-related wares and Howies will be awarded. Guest writers making appearances at this year’s festival include Caitlín R. Kiernan, Michael Shea, Richard A. Lupoff, Jemiah Jefferson, and others. Filmmakers Stuart Gordon, Aaron Vanek, Erika Hallberg are visiting too, amongst other writers, editors, and filmmakers.
So, if you’re in need of some unnameable fear and cosmic horror, the Hollywood Theatre is the place to be the weekend of October 1-3. For ticket, schedule, and other information visit the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhucon website.