April 25-26, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR
Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music. This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).
Early Bird & VIP Ticket packages are available until February 16th.
The Crowne Plaza has given us a courtesy rate of $154/night. Click here to book your room! Or call 1-888-233-9527 and mention you are booking for "CthulhuCon."
20th Anniversary H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
Oct 2-4, 2015 at the Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
So, due to popular demand, we're moving the Festival back to its historic October dates! This is going to be a festival to remember, with Guest of Honor Charles Stross (author of The Atrocity Exhibition, part of the Laundry Files series), a LIVE performance by The Darkest of The Hillside Thickets, and much much more. Don't miss this landmark event.
While we work on the upcoming events...
...enjoy this look at highlights from our most recent past events!
October 4, 2014 - Best of the last 19 Years of The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
A SOLD OUT screening of 4 hours of the best short films from the last 19 years of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.
April 2014 - 19th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
Featuring Doug Bradley (Pinhead from Hellraiser), Dreams in The Witch House LIVE with Doug Blair Lucek, Mike Dalager, and Alaine Kashian, artist Allen K., scholar S.T. Joshi, authors Michael Cisco, Kenneth Hite, and Joe Pulver, a LIVE radio play by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and much more.
May 2013 - 18th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
Featuring Sandy Petersen (creator of the Call of Cthulhu RPG®), Richard Stanley (director of Hardware and Mother of Toads), Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut presented by Russell Cherrington, Brian Yuzna (directory of Beyond Re-Animator and Necronomicon), and many more.
News for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
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):
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.
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
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
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
Featuring some of the coolest short films from the Past, Present, and Future of 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!
Talk to you soon! Read more
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.
Click Here for more information and to buy tickets. Read more
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