The 28th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival is October 6-8, 2023! Mark your calendar and then prepare for 3 days of the best new independent short and feature films in the cosmic horror genre, classic screen gems, special Guest speakers, author readings, panel discussions, art, live events, our world-famous Mall of Cthulhu, and an amazing community of fans! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates (@hplfilmfestival on both).
The 27th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival took place at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR October 7-9th. The festival's return to all 3 screens of the theater was well-attended by audience members, filmmakers, and literary guests! During the annual Awards presentation on Sunday evening 10/9, Award Statuettes were presented for these categories:
SOMETHING IN THE DIRT, the new cosmic horror feature film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (The Endless), will make its Pacific Northwest Premiere at the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival on Friday October 7th! There will be an encore presentation on Sunday, October 9th. Check the schedule page for details.
Jeffrey Combs is joining us this October 7-9th as our Guest of Honor! Best known among cosmic horror fans for his role as Herbert West in 1985's Re-Animator, Combs returns to the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival for a special 35mm double feature screening of RE-ANIMATOR and BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR on Saturday night, October 8th, and a rare big-screen presentation of the extended cut of Re-Animator with an in-depth Q&A on Sunday afternoon, October 9th.
Kelli Maroney (Chopping Mall, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) has joined our 2022 Retro 80s Cosmic Horror Lineup! Don't miss a special screening of NIGHT OF THE COMET on 35mm on Sunday evening, October 9th, followed by a Q&A with Kelli!
Our annual fundraising campaign is live on Kickstarter! Get Deluxe and VIP Packages and Stream at Home packages, plus limited edition exclusive items like our new Art Deco Dreamlands design on supporter t-shirts, hoodies and camp shirts, sculptures, art, and more! The campaign ends Monday September 26th at 9 pm Pacific Time.
Following the extremely successful virtual pandemic-edition of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® in 2020, Festival Directors Gwen and Brian Callahan were thrilled to present the 2021 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival as a hybrid event for the first time! The 26th annual festival took place with live screenings October 1-3 at the beautiful Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon with more than 60 short and feature films, visiting filmmakers, and in-person audiences.
Check out our 2020 Award Ceremony video to see all the winners for the 25th Anniversary H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, which streamed worldwide (due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis). We also think it's pretty entertaining, with tons of clips, a dramatic fiction reading, and a special musical performance.