The 19th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon! More info soon. Click here to sign up for updates..
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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.
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
Join us Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 (9:40pm both nights), for the Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival short films and a rare showing of Re-Animator on 35mm.
We have an amazing lineup of short films on Friday night, including the audience favorite AM1200 on 35mm, recent favorites like "Frank Dancoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer," "Bedtime For Timmy," and "The Music of Jo Hyeja," and ancient classics like "The Outsider."
But, that's not all, we're also giving you a look at early selections for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon in April. You're going to love the Portland premieres of "Black Sugar," "The Void," and "Miskatonic University." Click here for the full schedule of films, and buy your tickets early! Read more
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Mythos Foundry brings you finely crafted miniatures, sculptures, art prints, gaming gear, and collectables. From a Cthulhu Medallion to a 1/61 scale Cthulhu “Miniature” to a 1/61 scale H.P. Lovecraft himself, we have many items that will be happy to find a home in your Lovecraftian collection. Stop by and check out our selections of art prints, miniatures, and apparel.
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