We are over the moon-thrilled to announce that Roger Corman, cinematic luminary and all around movie making legend, will be a special guest at the 24th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival™ this October 4-6. He will be joining Guest of Honor Victoria Price on stage for a rare 35mm screening of The Haunted Palace, based on Lovecraft’s story “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.”
Hot off the tail of its World Premiere in Toronto, The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR (Oct 4-6) will host the regional premiere of visionary director Richard Stanley’s long-awaited The Color Out of Space, based on the H. P. Lovecraft story, and starring Nicolas Cage (Mandy, Raising Arizona) and Joely Richardson as the Gardner family, who must deal with the horrors visited on their home and family by the arrival of a meteorite with destructive properties.
The NecronomiCon Providence film schedule and core programming schedules have been announced! Check out the great cosmic horror films they're showing, and pay special attention the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® short film presentations. Each of the three short film block will have its main screening at the swanky RISD Metcalf auditorium (where last year's HPLFF Providence took place) in Chace Center at 20 N. Main St., featuring excellent projection and sound, plus live Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers.
For you early birds who are planning your travel for the 2019 festival, we have a discounted group rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton near Lloyd Center. Rates are $155/night+tax for a single bed and start at $165/night+tax for two beds. CLICK HERE To book your room!
If you're looking for accommodations closer to the theater, check out our Travel & Venues section!
Vincent Price has long been a beloved actor in the horror genre, and starred in several very Lovecraftian films, including Roger Corman's The Haunted Palace (based on HPL's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward), Diary of a Madman (based on Guy De Maupassant's "The Horla"), and even portrayed the sorcerer John Carnby in Night Gallery's adaptation of Clark Ashton Smith's "The Return of The Sorcerer." This year, we welcome his daughter Victoria Price as our guest of honor.
This year's Screenplay competition has been narrowed down to four finalists by our illustrious jury (Ross E. Lockhart, Dominique Lamssies, Susan O'Neill, Gwen Callahan). The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday night at 7 pm! We can not post screenplays, but here are the synopses of the four contenders:
Feature screenplay - "Lovecraft: Into the Abyss" by Mark Sudano