Premieres (and more premieres)

Downhill making its US Premiere

As usual, the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® features the best in independent Cosmic Horror, Weird Tales, and the Uncanny. Most of the films featured at the festival can't yet be seen outside of a film festival, and many this year are World, US, or Regional Premieres!

We'll be featuring the US Premiere of Chilean thriller Downhill! Written and Directed by Patricio Valladares (Hidden in The Woods) and starring Natalie Burn (Expendables 3) and Bryce Draper (Bound), with Ignacia Allamand, Ariel Levy, and Matis Lopez from The Green Inferno, this horror film combines elements of H. P. Lovecraft with the world of BMX biking. Featuring backwoods cultists and strange rituals, monstrous creatures, and plenty of action, you'll definitely want to see this on the big screen. Also making their US Premieres that weekend is The Unkindness of Ravens and The Creature Below. Directed by first time filmmaker Stewart Sparke, The Creature Below follows Olive, marine biologist and Miskatonic alum, as she discovers a deep sea lifeform hidden from the world, but known by ancient cultures that knew it would one day rise to the surface. The Unkindness of Ravens from Lawrie Brewster (Lord of Tears) tackles the serious subject of PTSD, with homeless vet Andrew Alburn retreating to the Scottish Highlands to combat his fear of ravens, where he discovers a brutal supernatural menace.

You'll also enjoy the US Premiere of amazing Finnish short film "Hypnos," inspired by the H. P. Lovecraft story. This is the first time we've seen an adaptation of this story, and we think you'll love it. 

Check out the World Premiere of shorts "Ink" and "Erebos", as well as the world-premiere of feature Dead Tongues, inspired by Lovecraft's "The Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family." Plus, at least two dozen films appearing for the first time in Portland! Tickets are available now at the Hollywood Theatre Web site and in person at their box office at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. For more info on films and activities at the festival, or to peruse the schedule, visit the main festival page.