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2013 Feature films

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
April 11-13, 2014 in Portland, OR

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A look back at our 2013 feature films

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A community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attention of a psychotic serial killer and redneck vigilantes with the help of a brooding young man who discovers them. Based on the novel "Cabal" by Clive Barker. But, wait, there's more... Only seen in a few cities in the US, this special 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

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The last installment in the Re-Animator series will be introduced by director Brian Yuzna and presented in its full glory on 35mm. For the past 13 years, Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) has been serving his prison sentence for his role in the death of a teenage girl at the hands of one of his zombies. With what scant supplies he has on hand in the prison medical center, Dr. West has been capable of performing only extremely basic experiments on rats. However, his lack of supplies does not prevent him from uncovering a key element in his re-animation process. Read more

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The year 1695. A young maiden by the name Johanne Nilsdotter is accused of witchcraft. Her persecutors end her life in the bottomless pits of the Djupkista waters in the Dunderland valley. In the years to follow, numerous horrendous events and tragedies strike the valley. More than three centuries later, the young, aspiring theater director Laura arrives in the Dunderland valley. Together with an ensemble of Norway's premier actors she will put up a play on the witch processes. Inspired by true events.

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Presented by director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Mother of Toads). A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker, but he is no ordinary man. With stunning cinematography filmed in the deserts of Namibia, this cult classic features a shape-shifting, soul stealing adversary who rises out of the sands of the deep past to prey on the sorrow of humanity.

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This special 35mm presentation of one of the greatest Cosmic Horror films of all time will feature a video introduction by John Carpenter himself. A priest (Donald Pleasence) invites Professor Howard Birack (Victor Wong) and a group of academics and students to join him in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church, where he requests their assistance in investigating a mysterious cylinder containing a constantly swirling, green liquid. Prince of Darkness has everything from extra-terrestrial deities, metaphysics, and Tachyon particles to major Mythos name-dropping, including characters named Marsh and Danforth and references to the film's spiritual predecessor The Stone Tape by Nigel Kneale. Read more

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The first in a Lovecraftian Spanish film epic, The Valdemar Legacy is a big budget love letter to the world of H.P. Lovecraft, featuring the last screen role of genre legend, Paul Naschy, as well as séances, the Necronomicon, Ghouls, and a family curse. Read more

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The conclusion to The Valdemar Legacy, this second part of the Spanish Lovecraftian film epic features even bigger thrills, including an appearance by Great Cthulhu himself. Great performances by José Luis Torrijo and Paul Naschy (in his last film role), a compelling story, and awesome effects (for which it won an International Fantasy Film Award), make this a must-see Lovecraftian film.

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Solomon Kane is an epic action film based on the character created by Robert E. Howard, featuring James Purefoy (star of "The Following" TV series) as the cursed warrior. While the film received a limited theatrical release last year, it never made it to Portland... until now! This will be a special 35mm presentation of this sweeping tale of redemption.

A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

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Written by Nigel Kneale, the visionary screen writer behind the Quatermass films, The Stone Tape is presented with the kind permission of the BBC and the estate of Nigel Kneale. A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. Read more

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"It is true that I have just sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to show by this statement that I am not his murderer."

Daniel Upton's relationship with his friend Edward Derby is abruptly changed when Edward becomes romantically involved with Asenath Waite, a hypnotist with an odd reputation. As Edward's behavior becomes more erratic and events unexplainable, Daniel investigates.

Is it madness...or something far more terrifying?

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