After fourteen years of sell-out crowds in Portland, Oregon, The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival is moving to the historic Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro on September 11, 2010.
Founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore to promote and encourage adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft's work, this year's festival will include the following films: Cool Air, AM 1200, The Music of Erich Zann, The Call of Cthulhu, Re-Animator, and the 2008 documentary Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown.
Regarded as a master storyteller for his enduring contributions to gothic horror and weird fiction, H.P. Lovecraft has been cited as an influence on such literary luminaries as Stephen King, Alan Moore, Junji Ito, Clive Barker, and Neil Gaiman.
Probably best known for his "Cthulhu Mythos," and the creation of the "Necronomicon," a fictional grimoire that made frequent appearances in his stories and was so intricately detailed that some have falsely believed it to be an actual book, Lovecraft's affect on popular culture is still being felt in music, games, literature and cinema today.
Confirmed guests for the festival include directors; Frank Woodward, Bryan Moore, David Prior, Andrew Leman, Sean Branney and actor, Eric Lange.
Vendors will be selling H.P. Lovecraft themed merchandise between screenings and during intermission. A performance by the Astra Dance troupe will also take place during intermission, and will be inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, one of H.P. Lovecraft's favorite authors.