Win Tickets ($50): 16th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Keeps Portland Weird | Hollywood Theater

Portland’s Halloween event season is officially underway! We have a pair of FULL weekend passes ($40-$50!) to give out for Portland’s H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival next wekend at Hollywood Theater. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Monday, September 26th.

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From our sponsors:
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, Portland, OregonH.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Friday, September 30th & Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hollywood Theatre | 4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212-5336 | (503) 281-4215
Tickets/More info: | Facebook Event


Single night passes for Friday or Saturday are $15 at the door, $12 in advance, two-night passes are $25 at the door, $20 in advance.


H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon Keeps Portland Weird

The 16th annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (HPLFF) and CthulhuCon returns to the Hollywood Theatre at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. September 30th October 1st. This frighteningly entertaining event celebrates film and literature influenced by the master of cosmic horror, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, with two nights of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

“I look forward to the H.P. Lovecraft Festival all year,” said Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie. “It’s a great time for everyone who loves horror–the actually strange, scary stuff–to load up on hard-to-find film, fiction, comics, and other works of art. The Fest helps keep Portland weird.”

Friday night 9/30, HPLFF is proud to present the Portland-area premier of The Whisperer in Darkness, the exciting follow up to the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's award-winning film, The Call of Cthulhu. Saturday night 10/1, we are thrilled to bring you Die Farbe, a German adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's weird tale, The Colour Out of Space.

Short films include Call of Nature, Doppelganger, Flush With Fear, Dirty Silverware, Edgar Allan Poe's ¬ËœThe Raven', Window Into Time, Haselwurm, Black Goat, Static Aeons, Shadow of the Unnamable, The Ritual, Idol Worship, and Apartment Eleven.

Sigh Co. Graphics owners, Brian and Gwen Callahan have taken the reins from festival founder, Andrew Migliore. ¬Å“The plan is to move the full three day festival to mid-May. We didn't want to leave everyone hanging until then, so we decided there needed to be a festival in 2011. This one is going to be back to basics, a block of short films and one feature each night. The quality of film submissions just keeps getting better, so we're really excited about this year's selections!¬Â

Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, September 30th and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1.

Prior to the films both days, join us for a meet & greet with guests and film makers at Magnolia's Corner Wine Bar from 4-6 pm. After the films on both Friday and Saturday nights, attendees will retire to Tony Starlight's Supper Club and Lounge for special Lovecraftian beverages and a chance to mingle with film makers and friends.

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71 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): 16th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Keeps Portland Weird | Hollywood Theater

  1. Leland Phyle September 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    This should be on Halloween. Oh ma gawd.

  2. Dan Wheeler September 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    I would love to see all the eldritch horrors birthing from the sepulchral miasma.

  3. r i a n September 21, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    1) 9/30 is my b-day. Yay! 2) my blog could use the content. :) 3) I geek out and take photos like this when I’m at the theater:

  4. Misha September 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Oh, yes, PLEASE!!! I’d *love* to go – so would sock Chthulu! :oD

  5. Gregory September 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    I would like to attend because I can’t seem to get the stories out of my head.

  6. Blanca Villalobos September 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    OMGZ. I haven’t been able to make it to ANY of Portland’s awesome film festivals and I think this one would be perfect to start out with. Would love to win tickets so I can surprise my boyfriend who would actually want to leave his video games at home to attend this festival!!!

  7. StJason September 22, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    Why do I want to go? I’d love to tell you, but there are some things that Man Was Not Meant To Know! Just chalk it up to The Stars Being Right. Or maybe because I secretly want to be a Deep One.

  8. Tiffany C September 22, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    I would love to attend this!! It is something I have never had the opportunity to do before and it sounds absolutely [email protected]!

  9. jaimie September 22, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    I would love to check this out. Lovecraft for the weekend?>YES PLEASE!!

  10. Jess September 22, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    There is nothing weird about this film festival! Everyone show learn about the Necronomicon. It’s like the Bible. But different. Way different.

  11. melissa September 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    H.P.Lovecraft!!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE these tickets! By far the most creative author since Edgar Allen Poe. Film festival!! sign me up!

  12. Gloria September 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    This would definitely make a great gift for a horror fan like my husband. *raises hand* ME, me!!!!

  13. Ben September 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    I live close by and love Lovecraft. Hook me up.

  14. Berenice September 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    I love horror movies & being scared in/of the dark! Lovecraft has inspired some of the best out there. Anything to draw out the Halloween fun times is more than welcome. Please & thank you!

  15. Stormfeather September 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    This is my 20-something daughter’s birthday (Sept 30th) and would love to win these tix and take her! So glad to see this event is back!

  16. JON September 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Because Portland is so weird, this festival almost seems normal…

  17. heather September 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    My sweetie has wanted to introduce me to the weirdness that is Lovecraft for as long as we’ve been together. This would be an awesome introduction for me and a real treat for him as well.

  18. Oh pick me...For this event! September 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    What a great opportunity to introduce my boyfriend to H.P. Lovecraft! I’ll take this great opportunity and run screaming! ;)

  19. kc September 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    This would be the perfect birthday present for a special (grown-up) kid.

  20. Michelle Felt September 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    I would love to go! Pick me :)

  21. Minna September 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Love the HPLfest – and was a bit heartbroken when they moved to LA. Seems like the Pacific NW is a better setting for all things weird and cosmic.

  22. Kari September 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    The perfect way to kick off my 31 Days of Halloween!

  23. Camille September 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    My dad and I watched sci fi horrors every friday night when i was growing up! I love everything about the literature and film of this mysteriously sinister genre and winning these tickets would make my year.

  24. Heather September 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    This event sounds incredible and scary. Lovecraft always resinates with me long after!

  25. Michael Murphy September 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    This is the only way I’m getting there!!!!

  26. Josie Peterson September 22, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    My husband of 9 years loves Lovecraft. We split up last September but reunited in June & are doing great, mostly because of his efforts. This would be an enjoyable weekend for the 2 of us that we haven’t had the money for in many years. Thanks!

  27. Christine September 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    I want these tickets!! So bad!

  28. Chris Kitschbaum September 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    What!? I didn’t know that Cthulhu came from this… I learned about Cthulhu on South Park, and now I’m really curious. Being into Sci-Fi, the Universe outside of Earth, etc., we’d love to attend.

  29. Darcy B September 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Huge Lovecraft fan–this sounds amazing!!!

  30. Sara September 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I can see only non-Euclidian geometry.

  31. Amanda September 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    growing up I would watch scary movies by myself in the dark. when they were over I would run down the hallway past the open door to the basement and jump onto my bed…just in case.

    I would love tickets!!!

  32. FRANCISCO September 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    I would love to take my girl to this, im sure that she has never seen anything like this before

  33. danielle September 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Because this will be EPIC. Yes. just yes.

  34. Kelly G September 22, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    My girl friend loves movies, but since she is constipated lately, I would love to win the tickets so I can have Lovecraft can scare the crap out of her:) Thanks for free tix in the past!

  35. [email protected] September 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    i won’t pretend to be the biggest lovecraft fan about, nor much of one, really. but in early summer, i came across a girl, isabel, from mexico city who certainly is one of his most reverent fans. we hit the lovecraft bar over on grand and had some truly great conversations and laughs in her short stint here in p-town. since, we’ve kept in touch via email. it’d be a nice way to relate and relay to her back in mexico a bit of what she holds dear, to win these tix and catch some of the festival.

  36. Selena Johnson September 23, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    H.P. Lovecraft- One of my favourite authors ever.

  37. Claire Nevins September 23, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    pick me I am weird! I live in Portland! pick me pick me

  38. Michele Docy September 23, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    My bf has no clue who Lovecraft is and needs to be educated!!! Me please!!!!!

  39. Deb Hatfield September 23, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Shlob shlob shlob (sound of scary tentacle-ly monster sliming across floor) OH MY GOD NOOoooo!!! (sound of scared half-naked woman seeing monster) SHLOP! CRUNCH! CRUNCH! (sound of woman eating monster) HA! Fooled you, huh??

  40. Michael D. Barton September 23, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Just read my first Lovecraft – At the Mountains of Madness – I could not put it down….

  41. Rachel September 23, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    I’d love to go! Pick me! Pick me!

  42. tracé September 23, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    oh yes, please !

  43. Colleen September 23, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    OMG- Love H.P. and would love the opportunity to be freaked out this weekend… Please and thank you

  44. Sharon September 23, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    I have a date this weekend with my high school sweetheart! We have decided on dinner, but the movie part is still up in the air! This might be just the ticket!

  45. Kat September 23, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Cthulhu mythos rocks! I need to see how Cthulhu is depicted so I can create a costume

  46. jimbobber September 23, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Horror, fantasy and science fiction! That’s why I’d love to win these tickets.

  47. Jennifer September 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm #


  48. Jeff September 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    I seek the necronomicron. This seems like the place to start.

  49. Jadd September 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Got into a conversation with an girl while volunteering for the T:BA:11 festival last week… She brought this festival up and then said “but I’ve never read any Lovecraft”… I basically gave her a 5 minute explanation of his mythos and now she and her friends are going. I don’t have my tickets yet, and no good deed should go unpunished.

  50. Lynette September 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Horror, sci fi and fantasy in one place? I’d love to win those tickets please.

  51. monica wander September 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    This would be so intensely cool!! I wanna goooooo

  52. Dominique September 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    I want to go because the darkest dreams are always the greatest and there’s nothing like having a similarly appreciative audience to share it with.

  53. Michele September 24, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    My boyfriend and I would love to go to this. His 30th birthday is Sept. 29, so this would be a great belated bday gift for him…

  54. CJ September 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    There is no question this is the place to be next weekend. Unfortunately, winning tickets is the only way I’ll be able to go, so I am hoping you draw my name!

  55. david September 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I like cholula with my cthulhu!

  56. donald September 25, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    HP DOESN’T mean Hewlett-Packard!! Would loooooove to go this festival. Please, please, please.

  57. Pam September 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    After all the effort and begging, I’ve finally convinced my boyfriend of the magic that is HP. Finally a fan and this would just be awesome :)

  58. eileen c September 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    These tickets would go to my (adult) children who are both Lovecraft fans.

  59. Connor September 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    A polyphonic symphony of technicolor merriment,
    An enthralling jungle of ideasmanship and whit,
    My joy to go like dimensions beyond measurement,
    To the fest I go, hell bent or heavensent.

    Nostalgia is the opiate of the complacent.

  60. Crookedbeat September 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm #


  61. Stephany September 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    I want to go to this so badly, I adore HPL’s craziness.

  62. carey September 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    The scent of Halloween is in the air, spooky, kooky and sweet.

  63. samantha September 27, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Best time of the year and H.P. is friggin’ fantastic!

  64. Shehan September 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Hook a brother up! Gotta love HP

  65. Charles Weller September 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I <3 Lovecraft. Hook a practitioner up!

  66. Madeleine September 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    because I just watched a Joan Rivers documentary

  67. Susannah Marie September 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    As Lovecraft Lovin’ transplants to Portland, we’ve been awaiting this event. Winning tix would rock!

  68. Jeff September 29, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    I’d love to go this!!! My wife and I both love H.P.!

  69. Nicole October 18, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Oh, yeah! Bring on the horror!

  70. Tristina September 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Best way to start the greatest month of the year!

  71. Tristina September 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I hope they do it again this year!!!

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