Found on the Net: Lovecraft Film Festival, Los Angeles 2012

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you missed the Portland edition of the Lovecraft Film Festival, or if you simply can’t get enough Lovecraft, the Lovecraft Film Festival Los Angeles is here for you. Tickets are now on sale for two days of mayhem (September 28-29).

This year’s Los Angeles festival is going with a cartoon theme: In addition to the weird shorts and features, there will be a special animated block featuring South Park (South Park: The Coon Trilogy

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Lovecraft Film Festival, Los Angeles 2012

Innsmouth Publisher Moreno-Garcia at Lovecraft Film Festival

Innsmouth Free Press publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia is heading down to Portland for the Lovecraft Film Festival May 11-13. She will be on a panel about Lovecraft and women. Oh, and she needs your help.

Silvia is looking for writers, editors, artists, fans and publishers to briefly e-mail or post below on any of the following:

  • Recommended Lovecraftian stories/movies/games with female protagonists.
  • Recommended Lovecraftian stories and novels by female writers.
  • Why are women in Lovecraft’s stories mostly peripheral or non-existent?
  • What
Silvia Moreno-GarciaInnsmouth Publisher Moreno-Garcia at Lovecraft Film Festival

Found on the Net: Portland Lovecraft Film Festival 2012

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This year’s H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon will be held on all three screens at the historic, newly remodeled Hollywood Theatre, May 11-13, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. The Los Angeles edition of the festival will take place September 28 and 29 in San Pedro, California.

Tickets are now on sale, with the full weekend pass priced at $45. There are also limited numbers of VIP ticket packages, which include admission, exclusive VIP reception, t-shirt, posters, …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Portland Lovecraft Film Festival 2012

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival: San Pedro 2011: Part 2

By B.A. Campbell

The themes of time displacement and immortality – always pertinent in discussions of Lovecraft’s work – continued into the second day of the festival with Cast A Deadly Spell, a 20-year-old movie shot in the style of 50s noir; La Sombra Prohibida, a heavily Mythos-inspired film concerning a 150-year-old warlock; and the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s brand new adaptation of “The Whisperer in Darkness”, filmed as it might have been, had it been shown in …

B.A. CampbellH.P. Lovecraft Film Festival: San Pedro 2011: Part 2

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival: San Pedro 2011: Part 1

By B.A. Campbell

Though one of his best stories (“The Shadow out of Time”) hinges on time travel, Lovecraft was never much concerned with the future. He was uncomfortable enough in his own time. So, if he had been given a guest pass and a time machine to visit the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, held September 16th and 17th this year in San Pedro, California, there’s a good chance he would have declined. Nevertheless, he was with us in spirit, …

B.A. CampbellH.P. Lovecraft Film Festival: San Pedro 2011: Part 1

Found on the Net: The Dunwich Horror

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you wanted to see a new adaptation of “The Dunwich Horror” (It’s been filmed twice before, to bad and worse effect), now may be your chance. The folks at Ororo Productions are trying to raise money through Kickstarter to do just that. They hope the completed product will debut at the London Horror Festival.

If you pledge money, you get a personal thank-you telegram. Virtual, though, since telegrams have gone the way of the buggy. …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: The Dunwich Horror

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 the Warner Grand

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

15 Years of Cosmic Horror: The 2010 Portland Lovecraft Film Festival

By Ahimsa Kerp

2010 was the fifteenth year that the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival was held in Portland. This was its last year, as the current festival director, Andrew Migliore, is stepping down. He was starting to fail his sanity role, he said. Highlights of the 2010 gathering included director Stuart Gordon presenting his film Dagon, author Catlin Kiernan reading some of her work and editor Ellen Datlow explaining what editors really want. (Hint: It’s not paranormal romance.)

The …

IFP15 Years of Cosmic Horror: The 2010 Portland Lovecraft Film Festival

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 …

IFPThe Case of the 2009 HP Lovecraft Film Festival