H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival returns to Providence, RI

Poster art by Mike Dubisch.

The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival returns to Lovecraft's hometown of Providence, RI for it's 3rd Bi-ennial event! Scheduled for 2020, this event could not happen in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so a one-night streaming event was held instead. However, high vaccination rates and loosening restrictions on indoor activities have allowed the festival to return with Weird and Uncanny force to the historic and beautiful Columbus Theatre on H. P. Lovecraft's birthday weekend, August 20-22, 2021! Three days of short and feature length films include adaptations of the works of Lovecraft, his forebears like Edgar Allan Poe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Robert W. Chambers, and original Cosmic Horror stories by a diverse selection of international filmmakers. Features include a special 35th Anniversary screening of FROM BEYOND, in honor of the late great Stuart Gordon, our friend and friend of the festival.

The festival takes place Friday August 20th 7-11pm, Saturday August 21st Noon-4pm and 7-11pm, and Sunday August 22nd 1-5pm. For the safety of our patrons, the Columbus Theatre will be requiring all attendees to show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination, and attendees will be asked to wear masks in all areas of the theater, except when actively eating or drinking in their seats.

Tickets are on sale now at the Columbus Theatre web site, with more film announcements and full schedule coming in the next few days. Get tickets here.