To see showtimes, click here to visit our schedule.
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
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.
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.
We have arranged a special discounted rate for attendees at the Banfield Motel, which is walking distance to the Hollywood Theatre, and at the Doubletree Lloyd Center, which is one stop away on the MAX line.
1525 NE 37th Avenue • Portland, OR USA 97232
Phone: (503) 280-1400
The easiest way to get the rate is to call the hotel. When you make your room reservation, let them know you are coming for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. The discounted rates (not including tax) are:
1 night $62/single, $67/double Read more
Are you joining us for our one-night H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (as part of the weekend-long "Zompire VS H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival")?
These are the films showing in both shorts blocks. Enjoy! Click here to see the full schedule.
This half-hour short, starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, and David Warner was to be part of the horror anthology Pulse Pounders, which never saw the light of day. After decades of languishing in the vault, attendees can now enjoy this forgotten gem, courtesy of Full Moon Horror and Charles Band.
Doctor William Dyer may be the smartest theoretical physicist alive, but he has just blown it. After a routine CERN experiment goes horribly wrong, Dyer has to get to the emergency data access facility he has installed in an abandoned building nearby.
A race against time to avoid unthinkable Armageddon turns into something else - a struggle with himself and his own guilt. Only now, he not alone.
Something older than time itself that has been waiting through the aeons for the chance to return.
And now, the door is open.
The Music of Jo Hyeja is a cross-cultural adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Music of Erich Zann': a young student living in a ghetto on the edge of Seoul named Miju, encounters a mysterious upstairs neighbor, an elderly zither-player named Jo Hyeja whose bizarre musical performances fill the air each night.
A mysterious window in Mrs. Jo's lightless upper room beckons menacingly, calling Miju to the attic. Will she survive her brush with the ancient, macabre terrors summoned by a song that shatters the laws of music, sanity, and the very universe itself?
The skeleton of a rat-monkey comes to life in a room full of cursed objects in this Gothic tale with a sci-fi twist. This is the 5th film in the award winning 'Chimerascope' series by MTV and SY FY channel station ID veteran, Aurelio Voltaire. Narrated by electro-Goth, New Wave icon, Gary Numan.
The Captured Bird is a darkly poetic fable that begins with a little girl drawing figures of people with chalk on the cement of a playground. She takes notice of an unusual crack in the pavement that is seeping a mysterious black fluid, which she follows to an ominous mansion. Inside, she encounters several bizarre phenomena, including walls that bleed black and tentacles that emerge from the ceiling to touch her. She then witnesses the birth of five terrifying supernatural beings that threaten the existence of her world.
Two nights of fright flicks to get your Halloween season off to a great start! It kicks off with a pre-party at The Lovecraft Bar with horror-themed music and a reel of short film faves. On Saturday, Oct. 13, join us at the Clinton Street Theater for an evening of Undead shorts and classic features. Sunday, Oct. 14, is all about the master of Cosmic Horror and a special preview of the full H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in the Spring.
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Did you miss the festival or miss out on the souvenirs while you were here? T-shirts and both posters are now available for purchase on-line for the 2012 Portland H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. But wait, there's more! We still have inventory for last September's Los Angeles HPL Film Festival, as well as various items going back as far as 2004, with Lovecraftian art from artists like Lee Moyer, Mike Mignola, David Milano, and more. Merchandise purchases help support the festival operations year round, and also lets you show pride in this awesome Lovecraftian institution, so be sure to get yourself a poster or T-shirt and let everyone know what a kick-ass event this is. Thanks!