The Los Angeles edition of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival ® returns to San Pedro for its 5th Annual event, featuring programming inspired by The Shadow Over Innsmouth.
Begin the one-year countdown to the 20th Anniversary festival with a special ONE NIGHT ONLY event, showcasing some of the best films from the last 19 years of the festival.
Thanks for coming to the 19th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival ® & CthulhuCon on April 11-13. Prepare yourself for our 20th Anniversary event in October 2015! Stay tuned for a series of events leading up to this massive celebration...
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.
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!
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