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.
Moviemaker and Lovecraft fan Guillermo del Toro confirmed earlier today that he would be the final judge for the winner of the short film contest for the 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®, held at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, California, September 16 & 17.
A lengthy interview with Guillermo is in the February 7 issue of the New Yorker magazine.
Yesterday, Southern California Festival Director Aaron Vanek dined with the fine folks of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society at Mel's Drive-In in Hollywood to discuss plans for this year's HPLFF.
Yes, their new film, the talkie feature Whisperer in Darkness will play at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro in September. Read more
We will be forming a new steering committee and executive committee for the HPLFF Portland festival in early 2011.
Director Stuart Gordon (Re-animator, Feed, Stuck) and director David Prior (AM 1200) will be on the committee with others to be named.
The current plan is to have the Portland festival in early May of 2012 which pushes out the Portland festival by 6 months from where it has traditionally been held. The plan is also to have the executive committee and positions flushed out by March of 2011. Read more
The festival will be held Friday Sept. 16 (7-midnight), and Saturday Sept. 17 (4pm-midnight). There will be 13 hours of programming, vendors, guests and more.
Easy parking, pay for two hours on Saturday, then it's free.
The festival hotel will be the Crowne Plaza.
Look for more info from festival director Aaron Vanek next year!
Thanks to all the filmmakers and screenwriters and authors for another great year.
You can see the 2010 Portland Awards by clicking on the link. We will also be putting up the Special Jury Award to the Vancouver Film School for the Best Spirit of the Festival Award.
"Picture in the House", "Silas and the Tomb" were also both nominated for Best Adaptation.
"40 years" has won the Festival Director Award for best Cinema-photography and Sound Design.
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Michael Swertfager has won the Festival Director Edgar Award for Outstanding Effort.
Congrats to all and our deepest thanks!
Eater, directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) stars Samantha Moss (Mad Men) as a rookie cop who must spend her first night in the precinct watching over a serial killer, coined “The Eater” who has supernatural powers. When her fellow cops start acting bizarre, she quickly learns that no one is who they seem.
We will also be showing scenes from Re-Animator: The Musical (dress rehearsal)... a singing Herbert West??? Yes!!!
Lovecraft Unbound edited by Ellen Datlow is an award-nominated anthology of new stories inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. Ellen will host a group reading by some of the contributors to the volume: Marc Laidlaw, Michael Shea, and Caitlín R. Kiernan.
Thank you. FireQuake!
We apologize to all those of you have been trying to email us here at the festival. We've had D.O.S. attacks on several of our email boxes thanks to all those spammers out there. Still getting 1000's of emails. We are blocking IPs and it should settle down. So again sorry if you sent anything in the last couple of weeks and if we haven't responded. cheers