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.
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.