About Us

About the Festival

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers, panel discussions, author readings, gaming, art, and sometimes live music. The festival was founded in Portland, OR in 1995 by Andrew Migliore, with the desire that H.P. Lovecraft would be rightly recognized as a master of gothic horror and his work more faithfully adapted to film and television.

Read Andrew's musings on Cosmic Horror at the Daily Lurker.


Where does it happen?

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ is currently organized by Brian and Gwen Callahan of Sigh Co. Graphics and takes place regularly in:

  • Portland, Oregon - organized since 2011 by Brian and Gwen Callahan (who also run Arkham Bazaar, an on-line Lovecraftian boutique shop). This is an annual event taking place the first weekend of October.
  • Providence, RI - organized by the Callahans in partnership with the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council since 2016, the HPLFF-Providence will take place in even numbered years, opposite Necronomicon-Providence. (The next HPLFF in Providence will be 2018 on or near HPL's Birthday weekend.)
  • Mobile, AL - the inaugural Southern edition of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon takes place November 3-5, 2023 in Mobile, AL at the Holiday Inn, Saenger Theatre, and the Haunted Book Shop all in historic downtown Mobile.

In addition to these locations, we occasionally hold special screenings at various events around the country. Over its lengthy history, The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ has had satellite screenings in Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Necronomicon Providence, and more. If you'd like to arrange a screening at your convention or event, please contact us, and we'll do what we can, time and budget permitting.

Getting in touch with us

We're all nice folk, and a collection of people who just love all things Lovecraft. We're fans like you, so if you have a suggestion or complaint, we want to hear about it (but, PLEASE be nice - we're real people with lives and families, who are spending more time on these festivals than our loved ones would like). Click to use our contact form Or visit our Facebook page.

Event Code of Conduct

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ events have been described as "family gatherings," where like-minded individuals can get together, meet each other, and have a fun, informal weekend, enjoying Lovecraftiana in all its forms. This only works because it is a safe place, so we do have to have some policies in place. We want everyone to have a great time at our festivals, and that means you have responsibilities, too. By attending any one of our festivals, you are agreeing to be bound by our Code of Conduct. Click here to read our Code of Conduct.

Privacy Policy

We will only use any personal information (such as your e-mail address) that you provide to us (through our contact form, creating an account, or other means) to correspond with you concerning our festival. We will never ever share your information with any third party.