H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® - Los Angeles 2014
Warner Grand Theater San Pedro, CA
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H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® - Los Angeles 2014
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The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® - Los Angeles 2014
September 26-28, 2014
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® promotes the works of famed American science fiction and horror author H.P. Lovecraft through motion pictures by both professionals and amateurs, current and classic, national and international. The festival was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore in Portland, Oregon to promote and encourage film and television adaptations of Lovecraft's great works and other, similar weird tale writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James and Robert E. Howard.
This is the fifth year the HPLFF-LA® plays at the classic art deco Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California.
Please note that the information presented here is current as much as we know. We will continue to update it with the latest news.
All attendees of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon®-Los Angeles are expected to abide by the Event Code of Conduct.
CAN'T ATTEND? CHECK OUT OUR "THERE IN SPIRIT" TICKET If you can't physically make it to the Warner Grand Theatre, you can still join the festival remotely. This ticket will allow you access to our LiveStream of performances and events, exclusive backstage interviews, plus special online access to as many of our short films as we can get. You also get our program and a raffle ticket to possibly win something!
VIP TICKETS Each VIP ticket (good for the whole weekend) comes with reserved seating section in the theater, backstage access, a "Reel Pass" souvenir token as a ticket, access to the secret screening, the HPLFF-LA® 2014 official poster, complimentary pre-fest dinner on Friday and brunch on Sunday (not including drinks or gratuity).
SECRET SCREENING For the first time this year, we will be hosting a Secret Screening of unnamable movies at a hidden, undisclosed "speakeasy" location within walking distance of the Warner Grand Theatre. This will occur betwixt midnight and dawn, of Friday and Saturday, or, more likely, the witching hours of late Saturday and early Sunday. THIS IS A SEPARATELY TICKETED EVENT WITH LIMITED SEATING! THIS SCREENING IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE! Only VIP Reel Pass holders will have automatic access to the speakeasy. Everyone else must purchase this ticket separately.
PARKING INFO--ATTENTION EVERYONE attending the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon tomorrow!!!
We have a change in the parking situation! This overrides anything else you may have heard or read before 11am today, Thursday.
YOU CAN PARK FOR FREE IN THE LOT behind the Industrial Paint building located on the southeast corner of 5th and Palos Verdes St., just north of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The entrance is on Palos Verdes. See Google map here: https://goo.gl/maps/2pXMT
Use this lot instead of meters, although meters are FREE after 6pm, and FREE all day Sunday. In other words, use the lot on Saturday.
In addition, there are many smaller lots and metered street parking in the area. Meters cost $1.00 (one dollar) per hour.
FRIDAY EVENTS 5pm to 7pm - Join us for dinner at the nearby Whale & Ale, a Victorian-era themed English pub. Reservations must be made directly with the Whale & Ale or on their Facebook page. VIP ticket holders will have reservations made for them.
7pm-11:30pm at the Warner Grand: A collection of indie short movies adapting or inspired by Lovecraft's memorable story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth: The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Joseph Kwong Return to Innsmouth by Aaron Vanek (15th anniversary) Transcendent by Mars Homeworld
PLUS The 60th Anniversary screening of The Creature From The Black Lagoon in classic anaglyph (red/blue) 3-D. Glasses will be provided.
11:30pm to 1am - A post-festival party as the Whale & Ale brings us a happy hour menu and prices: $4 English tap beers, house wines, cocktails & a special Happy Hour food menu. Plus Lovecraft pub trivia with prizes!
SATURDAY EVENTS 12pm - 3:30pm - Author readings and discussion about Lovecraft's literature onstage in the Warner Grand, with a brief reception and signing in the lobby. Confirmed authors: John Shirley, Nancy Holder, Gary Myers, Cody Goodfellow, Leslie Klinger, Ross E. Lockhart, Michael Tice and Scott Virtes!
3:30pm - 4:00pm - A presentation on horror photography from iconic artist Joshua Hoffine. Click on the link; you have very likely seen his work if you are a fan of horror imagery. If not, enjoy!
4pm-midnight at the Warner Grand: Our famous short subject will play on Saturday night. See the best from around the world, and vote on your favorite!
FEATURE PRESENTATION Die Farbe (The Colour) Synopsis: Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he discovers a dark mystery from the past. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Colour Out of Space".
Director Huan Vu's Statement: "DIE FARBE" stands in this tradition and is hopefully a film, capable of communicating such a concept with the help of classic storytelling and abdication of excessive sensationalism. Only few succeeded in transferring Lovecraft's vision to the cinematic form - it is our ambition to achieve it and to meet the demands and wishes of Lovecraft fans and sopisticated horror cineasts. Click for more information
SHORT FILMS We are proud to present some of the best independent Lovecraftian or weird tale short films from around the world. Some of the filmmakers will be in attendance, too. The movies accepted this year are:
August Heat (10m, U S A) SoCal premiere - directed by Matthew James Thompson Grave Shivers (14m, U S A) directed by Brent Sims Horizonte (24m, Spain) directed by Aitor Uribarri Invasion! (6m, U S A) - directed by Christoph Angehrn Invectum (3m, Canada) directed by Adam-Gabriel Belley-Cote Je Ne Suis Pas Samuel Krohm (I Am Not Samuel Krohm) (24m, France) directed by Sébastien Chantal Leviathan Ages (4m, United Kingdom) directed by Jon Yeo Phil Tippett's MADGOD: Part 1 (11m, U S A) - directed by Phil Tippett Memory (4m, United Kingdom) World Premiere - directed by Andrew Robinson miasma (7m, U S A) directed by Michael Entler Stasis (8m, U S A) directed by Jason Hite Strange Aeons (Episode 1) (8m, Australia) - World Premiere - directed by James Latter The Heebie-Jeebies (9m, U S A) directed by Todd Slawsby The Well (6m, Canada) directed by Neil Baker The 1000 Colors (10m, United Kingdom) directed by Filip Biedron Vomica (15m, United Kingdom) directed by Andy Green Whispers (7m, U S A) directed by Max Isaacson
SECRET SCREENING After the post-fest party on Saturday night, a select few--VIPs and those who purchase a secret screening ticket, will be directed to another location near the Warner Grand Theatre, for a presentation of unnamable movies until the wee hours of the morning--if you can survive the night. MUAH HA HA HA HA HA HAAA!
Seriously, there will be about three hours of movies, so you will have some time to sleep, and then you can roll into brunch.
LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS Visitors can stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (three blocks from the Warner Grand in the historic district of San Pedro) at a discount. Call the front desk at 310-519-8200 and say you are with the Lovecraft festival and ask for the Lovecraft Film Festival group discount.
The HPLFF-LA® is partnered with the Grand Vision Foundation, a nonprofit volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization. Grand Vision's mission is to preserve and promote the historic Warner Grand Theatre and foster artistic, cultural and educational activities in the Theatre and the Harbor/South Bay area of Los Angeles.
This festival is presented courtesy of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® and Lurker Films (www.lurkerfilms.com).
The Warner Grand Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of cultural affairs.
The Los Angeles H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® is produced and managed by HPLFF-SoCal, LLC.
Warner Grand Theater
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731