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H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®

and CthulhuCon

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival ® - Portland, OR

April 25-26, 2015 • Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

A convention-style event featuring two days of panels, readings, art, film, & music, celebrating Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year, to get you ready for the 20th Anniversary festival.


May 1-3, 2015 • Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, CA

The Los Angeles edition of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival ® returns to San Pedro for its 6th Annual event, featuring programming inspired by The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.


Oct 2-4, 2015 • Hollywood Theatre, Portland, Oregon

20 Years in Portland! Join us for the 20th Annual event, with Guest of Honor Charles Stross, and many more!

Click here to sign up for updates. and Stay up-to-date on our Facebook page.

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.

This weekend, Oct 11-12 at the Clinton St. Theater, we're showing a wonderful collection of the best independent horror films from around the world, including several US Premieres, and a whole bunch of Pacific NW Premieres.

Over 30 short films and two Pacific NW Premiere feature-length films await you Saturday and Sunday!

Watch our short YouTube trailer to get a sense of the variety of films we're showing, then buy your tickets on-line (or at the door, Saturday and Sunday):

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Thank you, Portland! The Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, held on October 4 at the Hollywood Theater, was a great success! Thanks for coming and watching some amazing films with us. We went way over time and kept a lot of you up past your bedtime, watching films from the early days, like "The Old Man and The Goblins," as well as films selected for next year's 20th Anniversary Festival, including the World Premiere of "Fat Rabbit" from Adam Petke.

If you missed your chance to get the official T-shirt or women's top, you can now get that at our on-line store, Arkham Bazaar.
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Join us at the Hollywood Theatre for 4 hours of trailblazing short films from the past 19 years of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival! It's a one night show that will leaver you gibbering in the aisles. Click here to buy your tickets at the Hollywood Theatre Web site or get 'em in person at the Hollywood Theatre box office, anytime between now and then.

Featuring a special presentation of Kevin McTurk's "The Narrative of Victor Karloch," Paul Campion's "Eel Girl," adaptations of "From Beyond" and "The Festival," as well as audience favorites from the 2014 festival, like "Vomica," and a look at new films showing at the 2015 festival.

This is going to be a fun night of Weird movie-watching! Plus, we start the countdown to next year's 20th Anniversary event with special announcements, giveaways, and secret stuff. Read more

PARKING INFO--ATTENTION EVERYONE attending the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® tomorrow!!!

We have a change in the parking situation! This overrides anything else you may have heard or read before 11am today, Thursday.

YOU CAN PARK FOR FREE IN THE LOT behind the Industrial Paint building located
on the southeast corner of 5th and Palos Verdes St., just north of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The entrance is on Palos Verdes.
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Tickets are now available for the ONE NIGHT ONLY Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival event. Seating is very limited, since we will only be using the downstairs auditorium at the Hollywood Theatre, so don't wait to buy tickets!

Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
October 4, 2014 at the Hollywood Theatre

Featuring some of the coolest short films from the Past, Present, and Future of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.

The 2014 Kickstarter campaign for the Los Angeles H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® is a GO! Check it out!

We're getting ready to launch this year's Los Angeles H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon Kickstarter! That will be your first chance to get exclusive ticket packages to this year's epic "Shadow Over Innsmouth"-themed event at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA.

Following the completion of the Kickstarter in mid-August, tickets will go on sale on-line. Stay tuned for more announcements, and click here to join our Facebook event for breaking news!

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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The makers of one of the best Lovecraft adaptations of all time are at it again! This time, they're tackling H.P. Lovecraft's Dream cycle! Check out their IndieGoGo campaign.

It all started with the best ever adaptation of "The Colour Out of Space." Back in Oct 2011 & May 2012 at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, we showed our audience one of the best Lovecraft adaptations ever made, titled Die Farbe, directed by Huan Vu and produced by Jan Roth, based on Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space."

We gave Die Farbe our first "Best Adaptation" award, a new award category we created only for adaptations of Lovecraft's works. Die Farbe is a serious, scary, moody, and very smart adaptation of Lovecraft's "Colour," made on an extremely small budget (but you'd be hard pressed to tell, because the filmmakers really know what they're doing and how to make every dollar work for them). If you haven't seen it, you haven't seen Lovecraftian Cinema at its best. While the filmmakers made some alterations to Lovecraft's story, the changes enhance Lovecraft's themes and make the film more dynamic and sinister. Haven't seen it? Click to get your own DVD from the official festival store at Arkham Bazaar (you can also watch trailers for the film there).

This time, Huan Vu and Jan Roth are tackling the first ever feature film of Lovecraft's Dreamlands! As we've seen with Guillermo Del Toro's At The Mountains of Madness project, studios won't bankroll big budget Lovecraftian films, without serious restrictions on creativity... so these filmmakers are taking it straight to the audience (that's YOU) for financing. You can be a part of the magic, and by contributing even a small amount to their IndieGoGo campaign (IndieGoGo works just like Kickstarter, but unlike Kickstarter, it's available to German projects) you can also help them maintain their vision and make a film that all of us Lovecraftians can be proud of.

The Dreamlands is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories “Celephaïs”, “The White Ship”, “The Strange High House in the Mist” and “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” among others. It will build upon the world created by H.P. Lovecraft but also remain faithful to his core concepts of fantastic escapism and cosmic horror. THE DREAMLANDS is a film you are never likely to see produced by the established film industry, which is why supporting this campaign is so important!

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival is all about independent Lovecraftian movies! When we have an opportunity like this, a chance to see something completely original, from filmmakers who have already proven themselves by creating an instant classic from one of Lovecraft's stories, we can't let it slip away!

Please help The Dreamlands become a reality and click here support their campaign! Read more

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