The 2013 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon was amazing! Thanks to everyone who came! We are planning more Lovecraft film events in Portland THIS year, so if you want to hear all about it click here to join our announcements list.
The 2013 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival will be held once again at the beautiful Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA.
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About the Festival
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.
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL! See you next time.
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In addition to celebrating cinematic adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft and his contemporaries, the festival has a strong history of showcasing films by creators who have been heavily inspired by Lovecraft. We're proud to announce that we will be featuring the Pacific Northwest premiere of Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, presented by restoration director Russell Cherrington, who will also be available for Q&A.
Tickets for the festival will go on sale in early March, but you can reserve your place now to experience this amazing premiere by clicking here to support our Kickstarter campaign.
Only seen in a few cities in the US, this edition restores nearly an hour of footage that was previously thought lost and with it restores Barker's original vision for the film. Read more
This event is made for you, but without your feedback about what was great (and not so great), we can only guess at how to make it better. Give us a few words to let us know how you felt about it, this year.
Entry to this event was made available for our Kickstarter backers who pledged $100+, but we said if any seats were left, we'd put them on sale to other attendees, and their are a modest number of tickets left. NOTE: In addition to a Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast ticket, you will also need a festival pass (3-day or single day) to attend the breakfast. Click here for more info and to purchase your tickets. (limit 2 per order). Read more
Shot as one huge Lovecraftian epic by director José Luis Alemán, the Valdemar Legacy and The Forbidden Shadow are big-budget love letters to the world of H.P. Lovecraft, containing everything from the Necronomicon and a family curse to Aleister Crowely, H.P. Lovecraft (as a character in the film), and even Great Cthulhu himself. This is also the last screen appearance of genre great Paul Naschy.
Solomon Kane is an epic action film based on the character created by Robert E. Howard, featuring James Purefoy (star of "The Following" TV series) as the cursed warrior. While the film received a limited theatrical release last year, it never made it to Portland... until now! This will be a special 35mm presentation of this sweeping tale of redemption.
A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.
This special 35mm presentation of one of the greatest Cosmic Horror films of all time will feature a video introduction by John Carpenter himself. A priest (Donald Pleasence) invites Professor Howard Birack (Victor Wong) and a group of academics and students to join him in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church, where he requests their assistance in investigating a mysterious cylinder containing a constantly swirling, green liquid. Prince of Darkness has everything from extra-terrestrial deities, metaphysics, and Tachyon particles to major Mythos name-dropping, including characters named Marsh and Danforth and references to the film's spiritual predecessor The Stone Tape by Nigel Kneale. Read more
Our Kickstarter was a great success! Over 200 people pledged to our cause and got themselves unique merchandise, like our backer-only glow-in-the-dark Lurker T-shirt, special lapel pins, and much more. The Lovecraft community is truly the greatest on the planet. Thanks for helping to make this a truly epic festival. Click here to check out the (finished) Kickstarter campaign.
PORTLAND, OR - We spent the last month plotting and planning, and we have some exciting things in store for this year's festival! We just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help us with up front festival expenses. Take advantage of unique festival experiences and exclusive swag that you won't be able to get anywhere else. Please help us make our campaign successful (even if you can't contribute), and share the link with friends!
We are thrilled to announce our special Guest of Honor for the Portland H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon, game designer and creator of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, Sandy Petersen! Come meet the man who put Lovecraft center stage of the gaming world, May 3-5 at the Hollywood Theatre.