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Here 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 Sunday.

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