Interview: Aaron Vanek

Filmmaker Aaron Vanek (The Yellow Sign, Return to Innsmouth), who runs the Los Angeles Lovecraft Film Festival (September 16-17, 2011 at the Warner Grand) is in Innsmouth to talk about movies and Lovecraft.

IFP: How did you first get involved with the Lovecraft Film Festival?

AV: Long story is…

Back when I was attending graduate film school at Columbia College Chicago, I found Andrew Migliore’s now-defunct Beyond Books website on the burgeoning Internet. I’ve been a fan …

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Found on the Net: 2011 Lovecraft Film Festival Open for Subs

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Last week, news of the on-again, off-again Mountains of Madness project by Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro (Cronos, Pan’s Labyrinth) was greeted with glee, then disappointment, and finally (what else?) insanity. If you’re one of those sad Lovecraft fans, cheer up. You can still catch some good Lovecraftian movies at the 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.

Submissions are now being accepted for the festival, held September 16 & 17 at theĀ Warner Grand

IFPFound on the Net: 2011 Lovecraft Film Festival Open for Subs

Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Yellow Sign

By Brian M. Sammons

The Yellow Sign. Director: Aaron Vanek. Cast: Shawna Waldron, Dale Snowberger, David Reynolds.

Today, we’re going to take a slight detour away from Lovecraft country, but rest assured, we won’t stray too far off the Cthulhu path. We’re going to talk about a movie based off the most famous book of one Robert W. Chambers: The King in Yellow and the short story found therein, “The Yellow Sign”. How does this relate to Lovecraft? Well, …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Return to Innsmouth (1999)

By Brian M. Sammons

Return to Innsmouth (1999). Director: Aaron Vanek. Cast: Ezra Hubbard, Larry Curwen, Edgar Reynolds.

Hey, guys, remember that cool low-budget Lovecraft flick that came out some years back? You know: it starred a little-know actor named “Ezra” and was made by a filmmaker well-known and respected in Cthulhuhead circles? Come on. It’s the movie loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow over Innsmouth” and had a bunch of wide-eyed deep ones in it? Sure, I bet …

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The Case of the 2009 HP Lovecraft Film Festival

By Aaron Vanek

“I know I’m more nervous than I was when you saw me last year, but you don’t need to hold a clinic over it. There’s plenty of reason, God knows, and I fancy I’m lucky to be sane at all.”

– “Pickman’s Model”, by H.P. Lovecraft

NOTE: I have made a concerted effort to withhold any spoilers in the movie reviews, though if you read the original story it is based on, you already probably know how …

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