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H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® - Los Angeles 2014
Warner Grand Theater
San Pedro, CA
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TICKETS FOR THE 2014 FESTIVAL ARE AVAILABLE AT THE THEATER BOX OFFICE. CASH OR CREDIT CARD. We hope to see you at the 2015 HPLFF-LA as well, May 8-10. Our theme is "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward." www.hplfilmfestival.com


H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® - Los Angeles 2014


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.

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!

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).

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

Dark Adventure Radio Theater will perform its audioplay adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth live onstage.

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

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 S├ębastien 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

11:30 pm to 1:30am - The post-fest party at the People's Place, with dessert courtesy of Tamiza's Treats.

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.

The only movie we can announce here is SPACEFISH.

10am to 4 pm - Brunch of Doom at the nearby Grand Vision Foundation's Annex. Enjoy a delicious catered breakfast from Happy Diner along with Lovecraftian games including a Cthulhu Smash-Up tournament sponsored by AEG, with prizes including WARPO's Legends of Cthulhu retro action figures, Arkham Horror board game, Call of Cthulhu RPG and more, plus the inimitable Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast by the Esoteric Order of Dagon.
Stone Brewing Company beer and Lovecraft Wines available for purchase (21+ w/photo ID)

I Hit It With My Axe gaming group playing Call of Cthulhu RPG on stage!

Joshua Hoffine, Brian Yuzna, John Shirley, Nancy Holder, Leslie Klinger, Ross E Lockhart, Gary Myers, Cody Goodfellow, Michael Tice, Scott Virtes, Nick Gucker, Mike Dubisch, Troy Sterling Nies, Reber Clark, Andrew Leman, Sean Branney, and more!

Arkham Bazaar
The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
The Dreams in the Witch House Rock Opera
Necro-Sapien Press
Cthulhu Pickles
Artist Rick Kitagawa
SharkChild, LLC
Upon A Midnight

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.

San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District (PBID)
Grand Vision Foundation
Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
Stone Brewing Company
Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)
New York Film Academy
Tamiza's Treats
Lovecraft Wines

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
United States


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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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