Summon the Deep One and Tell Your Neighbors!

HP Lovecraft Film Fest in San Pedro

Chtulhu and the Warner: a match made in Pedro!

In mid September, The Los Angeles H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival will wind its tentacles round the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro. I can think of no better place to celebrate the mysterious, macabre and maddening than our own harbor town or as I call it, Innsmouth West! And what better excuse to visit the beautiful, art deco era Warner Grand?

Classic Lovecraftian Films to be screened are:
Whistle and I’ll Come to You
The Haunted Palace
Berkeley Square (one of Lovecraft’s favorites)
Cast a Deadly Spell
La Sombra Prohibida (en Espanol)
The Whisperer in the Dark
& a selection of independent short subjects!

And that’s not all! An opening night reception for guests and VIP ticket holders on Friday prior to the screenings at the Grand Vision Foundation Annex. I wonder if they will be serving squid? Lovecraft authors: Cody Goodfellow, Jenna Pitman, Ted E. Grau, Michael Tice, Denise Dumars, and screenwriter/movie maker C. Courtney Joyner, will read selections and present a literary panel on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm at Williams Book Store, located across the street from the Warner. Film Props and memorabilia will be on display and a host of quirky and creepy vendors will be on hand! Finally, I can get a new Miskatonic University T-shirt.

If you are not sure what I am gibbering about or find this post eerily unsettling than check out http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/ and The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
The Warner Grand Theater,
San Pedro, CA
Friday, 9/16/11: 7 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, 9/17/11: 4 p.m. to midnight

Full weekend, single night and VIP passes available at
Brown Paper Tickets.

Lori Nyx

About Lori Nyx

As a child, Lori Nyx always wanted to be a writer and an artist and that girl on the cover of the first Sabbath album. One out of three ain't bad! (Image courtesy of M. Randall 2010)
This entry was posted in Events, Miscellanious, Movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Summon the Deep One and Tell Your Neighbors!

  1. Lori Nyx Lori Nyx says:

    Here’s some additional info as regards the scheduled for the Festival/Con.
    HPLFF-LA 2011 Complete Schedule

    Friday, Sep. 16
    5pm – 7pm = VIP reception at Grand Vision Annex (VIP ticket required)
    Open theatre doors @ 7pm
    Opening remarks, intros, raffle
    7:30 – 8:15 = Whistle and I’ll Come to You
    break
    8:20 – 10:00 = The Haunted Palace
    Corman Award, raffle
    10:10 – midnight = Berkeley Square w/ intro
    Midnight to 1am – after party at Whale & Ale Pub

    Saturday, Sep. 17
    2-4pm Author reading/discussion at Williams Book Store: Cody Goodfellow, Jenna Pitman, Ted Grau, Michael Tice, C. Courtney Joyner, Denise Dumars
    Open theatre doors @4pm
    intro/raffle
    4:20 – 6:05 = Cast a Deadly Spell, followed by Q&A with screenwriter Joseph Dougherty and actor Peter Allas
    Dinner break
    6:35 – 8:00 – La Sombra Prohibida
    break
    8:10 – 9:30 – Short Films
    break
    9:40 – 11:45 – The Whisperer in Darkness, followed by Q&A with cast and crew
    11:45 – 12:00 – raffle, awards, close
    12am – 2am – Reception party at Grand Vision Annex (cash bar)

Leave a Reply