Found on the Net: Lovecraft Film Festival Goes to Los Angeles

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The first Los Angeles H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival takes place September 11, 2010 from 2pm to 10pm at Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro. The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror and weird tales through the cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers. It takes place in Portland, but six of the best festival films that have played in Oregon during the past 14 years are being shipped to Los Angeles for this special screening.

The films that will be shown in September are Cool Air, The Music of Erich Zann, AM 1200, The Call of Cthulhu, Re-Animator, and the documentary, Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown. Cast and crew from the films will be on hand for questions and answers. Vendors will sell Lovecraft-themed-and-related merchandise in between screenings and during intermission.

Tickets for the Los Angeles festival can be purchased here. The Portland festival takes place October 1-3.

The festival was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore in the hope that H.P. Lovecraft would be rightly recognized as a master of gothic horror and his work more faithfully adapted to film and television.