H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon Keeps Portland Weird


From the press release:

Portland, OR September 22, 2010-The 15th annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (HPLFF) and CthulhuCon returns to the Hollywood Theatre at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. October 1-3. This frighteningly entertaining event celebrates film and literature influenced by the master of cosmic horror, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, with three full screens of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

This year, Stuart Gordon (Eater, Stuck, Re-Animator, From Beyond) makes a special appearance as the Filmmaker Guest of Honor, presenting a retrospective on his bizarre take on the Cthulhu Mythos. Caitlín R. Kiernan (Threshold, Low Red Moon) is Author Guest of Honor. Other notable artists and authors include scholar S.T. Joshi, editor Ellen Datlow, authors Richard Lupoff, William F. Nolan, Michael Shea, and many more.

“I look forward to the H.P. Lovecraft Festival all year,” said Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie. “It’s a great time for everyone who loves horror-the actually strange, scary stuff-to load up on hard-to-find film, fiction, comics, and other works of art. The Fest helps keep Portland weird.”

HPLFF is also proud to present Pan’s Labyrinth, the Oscar-winning film from director Guillermo del Toro, as well as The Whole Wide World, Vincent D’Onofrio’s tense, sophisticated portrait of Robert E. Howard. Other films include David Prior’s short AM1200, At the Reefers of Madness, El Monstro Del Mar, The Burrowers, The Unnameable, Fyren (Keeper of the Light), Canon Albreic’s Scrap-Book, Necronomicon, Tell-Tale Heart, Dunwich, DERAILED, and Roe.

This will be the also be the last festival run in Portland by festival founder and director Andrew Migliore. “It has been a blast but I have no sanity left to continue.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. October 1 and 1 p.m. October 2 and 3. After the films on both Friday and Saturday nights, attendees will retire to Tony Starlight’s Supper Club and Lounge for special Lovecraftian beverages and live light entertainment. Festival passes are $46, or $60 with a limited-edition t-shirt and poster. Day passes are also available: Friday or Sunday passes are $15, and Saturday passes are priced at $18. Visit

http://tinyurl.com/hplff-2010-tickets to purchase tickets online.

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