Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Oct 4, 2014 in Portland, OR
So, we're moving the Festival back to its historic October dates! However, we wouldn't let you go 18 months with no Lovecraft. Join us THIS OCTOBER 2014 for a ONE NIGHT event to start the countdown to the 20th Anniversary event in 2015. We're going to show you some of the best films from the last 19 years of the festival, as well as a sneak preview of the 2015 festival. Click here to join the Best of the Fest event on Facebook.
20th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
Oct 2-4, 2015 in Portland, OR
It's over! The 19th Annual festival was awesome! The next H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon in Portland will be held again at the beautiful Hollywood Theatre and the EOD Center (aka The Hollywood Senior Center), October 2-4, 2015. But, don't worry! We have a series of events planned before that to keep you in Lovecraft all year long! The best way to receive announcements, is to click here to subscribe to our low-volume announcements list and click here to join the Facebook event page.
We have very limited quantities of the incredible Challenge From Beyond 2014 book left. Get it here.
There are very few Festival T-shirts left. Get those here (if we still have your size).
The EOD (Esoteric Order of Dagon) Center
AKA The Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave (click for map)
The EOD Center houses Artist's Alley, more vendors, gaming, panels, and additional film programming.
For all film and event times, click here to view our complete schedule.
Guests attending the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
News for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Thanks for helping us make this festival great! We had a great time hanging out with all of you, hosting Mr. Doug Bradley, Michael Cisco, Joe Pulver, and the rest of our wonderful guests, as well as awesome events, including panel discussions, movies, and even live music from the Dreams in The Witch House crew! This was truly a year to remember. We'll be posting an event wrapup report with videos and photos shortly.
We could not have done it without our Kickstarter backers, and the amazing audience in the best city in the world: Portland!
A few of you have asked about how to get any remaining festival merchandise. We try to make just enough merchandise for the festival, but we still have a few T-shirts, posters, Challenge From Beyond 2014 books, and posters left at Arkham Bazaar. Click here to get your hands on the very limited merchandise that's left.
Also, click here to join our official Facebook event for next year's festival, and get in the loop early!
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We're Raising Hell in Portland!
Click here to get your festival tickets now for this rare experience!
See the full schedule for times and details.
Okay, we did it! It took a lot of wheeling and dealing, but we're finally able to announce that we're showing Clive Barker's Hellraiser, on the big 60ft screen, presented live and in-person by DOUG BRADLEY himself! (click the link for more information, and to see why we think this is one of the more Lovecraftian films of our generation).
Don't miss this chance to see this cult classic back on the big screen!
But, wait... there's more! Doug Bradley isn't just presenting Hellraiser, he's also doing two intimate readings of H.P. Lovecraft's tales, PLUS showing us his short film version of Lovecraft's "The Outsider."
This isn't just an autograph table set up at a horror convention... this is a close up experience with a master! Read more
The complete schedule for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon has been released! Click here to see the full schedule.
Don't miss this massive Lovecraftian gathering. Tickets are still available on-line and at the Hollywood Theatre box office. Click here to buy on-line.
To see all the amazing events we're hosting, click here for the full event listing. Here's are some highlights:
Thank you to everyone who supported the Kickstarter! We have a great festival planned for you, and regular tickets are now on sale through the Hollywood Theatre Box Office. You can buy online through the links below, or you can buy them in person at the theater.
We also have a limited number of tickets left for our Saturday Night Dinner Event. We are pleased to present "The Temple of Yog-Sothoth Recruitment Drive & Spaghetti Dinner" on Saturday, April 12th at 5 pm.
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You probably know him as "Pinhead" or the Lead Cenobite in Clive Barker's 1987 debut Hellraiser. His amazing performance thrilled genre fans around the globe and made Pinhead a horror sensation. However, Mr. Bradley is also a genuine fan of classic and gothic horror, and produces a series of audiobooks with readings of Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce, Doyle, and more. We will also be showing his short film/dramatic reading of Lovecraft's "The Outsider" with a Q&A, and he's promised to thrill us by doing a live reading of Lovecraft, in that way that only Doug Bradley can read it.
Doug Bradley joins a host of wonderful guests this year that include Kenneth Hite (author of Where the Deep Ones Are and Cthulhu 101), Sandy Petersen (creator of The Call of Cthulhu RPG and Cthulhu Wars boardgame), Michael Cisco (author of The Divinity Student), S.T. Joshi (Lovecraft scholar and author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft), Robert M. Price (Lovecraftian scholar and editor of Crypt of Cthulhu), Joe S. Pulver (author of The Orphan Palace), Allen Koszowski (prolific illustrator, Weird Tales, Asimov's), and many more! Read more
Our Kickstarter has launched for the 2014 Portland H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon! You can help support the event and get some exclusive supporter-only stuff, like our Kickstarter-only "Seal of Nyarlathotep" T-shirt, lapel pin, special gold tickets, and even some limited edition items like a woodcut print featuring Nyarlathotep and Brown Jenkin from Dreams in The Witch House, printed with an actual carved wood block, then hand-colored, by artist Liv Rainey-Smith, or an Elder Thing sculpture, cast and hand-painted by Ann S. Koi of Catalyst Studios, or the Challenge From Beyond 2014 book, with contributions by Molly Tanzer, Joe Pulver, Wilum H. Pugmire, Cody Goodfellow, Nick Mamatas, Silvia Morena-Garcia, Ross Lockhart, and Peter Rawlik.
You will also find unique festival experiences you can take part in at the festival, to make your weekend even more memorable. Read more
Don't miss the US premiere of Dead Shadows at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR, April 11-13, 2014. Directed by David Cholewa, this amazing film is filled with action, mutations, and a mysterious meteor that kicks of the mayhem! Dead Shadows has had a perilous journey for the last two years, with showings at European and UK film festivals, but it has only recently found US distribution, where it is going straight to home DVD later this year. But before that happens, come see Dead Shadows on the big 60ft screen here in Portland, and be among the only folks in the US to see this Lovecraftian spectacle on the big screen. See, we are the only Festival that understands! Read more
We are extremely pleased to announce our first Lovecraftian Micro Fiction Contest!
Lovecraft himself wrote some extremely short fiction. "Memory," "What the Moon Brings," and "Ex Oblivione" are examples. Micro Fiction is a fun way to explore a genre or topic in a challenging way.
Can you write a complete story in this limited amount of space? By complete story, we mean a character, situation, beginning, middle, and end. Not a vignette, not a character study, but a story. Yes? Then enter our first annual Lovecraftian Micro Fiction Contest! Click here for full details. Read more
Last year, we created our very first Kickstarter, and your participation made the 2013 festival one of the most memorable experiences ever, both for us and for all of you! So, we've decided to do it again!
Last year, mostly because of the Kickstarter, we were able to show you Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, introduce you to brilliant director Richard Stanley (and his amazing stories of living on a haunted Earth), bring Sandy Petersen to Portland to talk about games and movies (did you see his pre-Kickstarter Cthulhu Wars demo?), add a new gaming dimension to the festival, and pack more films and panels into the weekend than one person could experience... well, unless you were one of the critters using brain-swapping machinery and time travel.
Besides helping us raise necessary funds to properly plan the festival, Kickstarter did two very awesome things. It motivated us to offer really unique experiences to the community, and as a result it also enhanced the festival, creating a new kind of event where audience members took part in stage productions, helped us judge award-winning films, played Call of Cthulhu with the man who created it, and even appeared on screen and in fictions published in the Daily Lurker newspaper. It really helped us to get to know our community better, encourage audience interaction, and, in general, motivated us to up our game to a new level, all of which made the festival really exciting, not just for us, not just for our backers, but for everyone who attended. It was a real learning experience, too. We think we did some stuff well, and other stuff not so well (like opening the doors on Friday night or having all the backer rewards ready at the festival), but there is no doubt, Kickstarter made the whole festival awesome.
We've been working hard for the last several months, and we have some big announcements coming up. We've already talked Kenneth Hite (author of Cthulhu 101, Tour de Lovecraft, Where the Deep Ones Are, and the Trail of Cthulhu game) into being our Guest of Honor, and we're expanding our CthulhuCon activities to include open gaming, a new art show and artist's alley, author signing events, and much more. That's just the start though, and a lot of it is still super secret. You may be asking yourself "What is that violet light?" or "What do the words, 'Carb Loading for Cthulhu' mean?" Soon... soon it will all be revealed.
Our 2014 Kickstarter launches this month, with new exclusive backer-only merchandise, VIP access, and even cooler unique experiences than last year! To make sure you get an early crack at any limited reward levels, click here to sign up for our low-volume mailing list. Read more