1st October 2007
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are some details of the 14th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, which is
being held in Portland, Oregon later this week.
The event is celebrating the 25th
anniversary of John Carpenter's The Thing, and the director is
being given The H. P. Lovecraft Award (or "Howie"), which is "awarded
annually to filmmakers, directors, writers, scholars, and other people or
organizations that have produced significant contributions to the genre of
cosmic horror and the promotion of Lovecraft and his work in particular".
The 14th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film
Festival at Hollywood Theatre
For the fourteenth year in a row, Portland
represents the nexus of all that is unspeakable and unseeable, yet spoken
and watched. The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival features films inspired by
and adapted from the works of H. P. Lovecraft, as well as other authors of
weird tales and supernatural horror, such as Edgar Allen Poe.
The weekend introduces eight feature films
– including the regional premier of Nobody, 9 Lives of Mara
and Cthulhu, as well as other world, regional and local premieres
and a few perennial favourites.
In addition to the features, the film
festival collects more than two-dozen short films, art, vendors, music,
panels, door prizes, giveaways, and other activities.
Special guests include:
* Legendary artist Bernie Wrightson
(Illustrations for Swamp Thing, Frankenstein, etc. and
conceptual art for Serenity, Ghostbusters, Spider-Man,
Galaxy Quest, etc.)
* Composer Richard Band (music for
Re-Animator, From Beyond, The Pit & the Pendulum,
Ghoulies [filmed in Astoria] etc.)
* Authors Robert M. Price, S.T.
Joshi, Stanley Sargent, Joe Pulver, etc.
directors for most films will be attending screenings, with introductions
and Q&A sessions afterwards
* Pre-recorded message from director
John Carpenter for film festival attendees.
For up-to-date information, or to purchase
advance tickets go to:
Date: October 5-6-7, 2007
Time: Doors open at 6pm on Friday, 1pm on
Saturday and Sunday.
Location: The historic Hollywood Theatre in
Portland, Oregon, USA
Cost: Tickets are $12 per day per person on
Friday, $15 per day per person on Saturday, $15 per day per person on
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