Win Tickets ($40): Zompire vs The HP Lovecraft Film Festival @ Clinton Street Theater | Portland Halloween, Classic Zombie, HP Lovecraft & Vampire Films

We are giving away a pair of festival passes for the Zompire vs The HP Lovecraft Film Festival on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 12.

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From our sponsors at Clinton Street Theater:
Zombies vs HP Lovecraft @ Clinton Street TheaterZompire vs The HP Lovecraft Film Festival
Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 2012
Full Schedule & Tickets at

Clinton Street Theater
2522 Southeast Clinton Street Portland, OR 97202
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The organizers of Portland’s own H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival are resurrecting the beloved Zompire: The Undead Film Festival, dedicated to highlighting various filmmakers’ creative attempts to show the undead in new and unexpected ways.

Join us on October 13-14th at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St) for a special two night ‘Zompire VS The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival’ event, featuring fright flicks to get your Halloween season off to a great start! Get an early start at our no cover pre-party on Friday, October 12th at 11 pm at The Lovecraft Bar, Portland’s own horror-themed watering hole. Mingle with other horror film enthusiasts over drinks and a few selected short films.

On Saturday, October 13th, at 6 pm, we’ll be showcasing independent zombie and vampire short films, such as the award winning “Threnody” by female genre filmmaker Tyrrell Shaffner, “You are So Undead” by Alex Epstein (head writer for Charlie Jade), “Dead Friends” by Stephen W. Martin, and many more. At 9 pm, attendees are encouraged to participate in our first annual Undead Costume Contest with special Guest Judges the Living Dead Girls and Eraserhead Press. Prizes include swag generously donated by The Lovecraft Bar, Liv Rainey-Smith, The HPLHS, and Sigh Co. Graphics. Saturday night’s revelries culminate with a special presentation of the 80’s classic vampire tale “The Lost Boys.”

On Sunday, October 14th, at 6 pm, we’ll be showing shorts and features adapted from or inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, as a preview of the 18th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, scheduled for next May. Sunday’s films will feature the Portland premiere of “The Evil Clergyman,” starring Lovecraft film veterans Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, and the late David Gale. Previously unreleased, a rough cut preview was shown at the last HPLFF, and now audiences will have a chance to see this lost gem in its entire restored glory!

New Lovecraftian feature “The Thing on the Doorstep” will make its Portland debut, along with independent shorts from around the world including “The Shunned House” from Seattle’s Maelstrom Productions, “Odokuro” by Aurelio Voltaire, narrated by Gary Numan, and “The Captured Bird” (Best Short Film Fant-Asia Film Festival) by Jovanka Vuckovic, former editor-in-chief Rue Morgue magazine.

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Advance weekend passes are $20. Advance single night passes are $12. Prices will be slightly higher at the door.


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33 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Zompire vs The HP Lovecraft Film Festival @ Clinton Street Theater | Portland Halloween, Classic Zombie, HP Lovecraft & Vampire Films

  1. steve October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I love lovecraft and have watched horror movies since I was a kid. Dr. Phibes anyone?! I’d be thrilled to get complimentary passes to this unique, one of a kind zompire fest.

  2. Derek Beaumont October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I love Portland in October the most because of reasons exactly like this fest! Getting a pair of tickets to go see some awesome movies would really help out my empty wallet because I keep having to leave work do to my spinal injury!

  3. Al October 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    This festival is everything I didn’t know I wanted in life.

  4. Samantha October 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    I want to win because I am stupid broke and october + halloween is what I look forward to every year! Not to mention I am an HP Lovecraft fan!! I’d be SO stoked!

  5. Angela October 9, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    I love all of this – please pick me please!

  6. Satorical October 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    The Lovecraft Bar is entirely underrated and everyone there will be a genre fan. What’s not to like?

  7. Jadd October 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I am “dying” to go to this!

  8. Marla Devyne October 10, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Halloween is like my Christmas, every chance I get to dress up & celebrate is awesome & I would love to go to this event! Love H. P. Lovecraft & horror movies but have never made it to the Lovecraft film fest, always end up being broke. Would love to win tickets to this event & convince the rest of my friends to join me there for the awesomeness!

  9. sarah morrill October 11, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I love this theater and horror movies!!!

  10. Cassandra Hoy October 11, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    I’d like to watch some horror movies

  11. mephisto October 11, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Baby needs a new pair of shoes.

  12. B.S. Jones October 11, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Yesterday, I heard a faint knock on my door. When I opened it, an elderly, decrepit old woman with a multitude of wrinkles and scraggly gray hair was standing on the porch, her frail frame supported by a crooked, knotted cane. I asked if I could help her, and she raised her eyebrows as a whispy, cracked cackle escaped from her lips. She then told me that she was dying, and her final act was to place a curse on me, my family and my home. The only way to get out of the curse, she said, was to pluck out her eyes after her death, put them in a jar of vinegar, and take them to view the most macabre films in the city.

    As the old woman predicted, she immediately collapsed on my porch, absent of breath and heartbeat. I rushed inside and grabbed two items: a spoon and a jar. I inserted the spoon into her left orbital, and a sound emanated from it like air slowly leaking from a pressurized cannister. As I dug in, the sound grew louder and the pitch higher until her eyeball shot out of her skull with a loud popping sound. I caught the eye in the jar, and the same circumstances repeated with the right eye. I filled the jar with vinegar and screwed on a lid. The eyes righted themselves and simu looked left then right in unison.

    I was scared and angry. I went to the porch and kicked the old woman’s eyeless corpse onto the dry ground. Only moments later a pack of coyotes sprang from behind a neighbors house and tore the body to shreds. The last thing I saw was a coyote making off with a severed arm.

    Later that day, I heard about the Zompire/Lovecraft film festival at the Clinton Street Theater, and I knew that is where I had to go. However, my wallet contained only a ten-dollar bill because I had spent all my money on Mexican frosted toast. Now I need to find a way to get ticket to the show in order to be free of the old woman’s curse. Please, help me. Help me.

  13. Dan Wheeler October 11, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    I’ve been meaning to check out this festival for the past year or two. Sounds fun!

  14. Tami October 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    LOL…I would love to go but if there’s only one set of tickets…please give them to B.S. Jones..for their creativity! Now if yo have two sets…pick me please! : )

  15. Allison Wonderland October 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    After attending Miskatonic University it has taken many a sleepless night to prepare myself for the dawn of the dead. My colleague John Polidori and I have discovered the creatures of the night and want to bare witness to their dwellings in the Mountains of Madness.

  16. [email protected] October 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    all you had to say was ‘lost boys’. there. i said it.

  17. Jazzmyne Fitzgerald October 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I NEED IT! Oh pleeeeeease pick me!

  18. Steph October 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    I don’t know what this is but it sounds like fun! Pick me!

  19. Tristina October 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I have been waiting for something this awesome all year!

  20. Ankur October 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I would like to see the scoring methodology that will be used to determine whether it is Zompire or HP Lovecraft that wins the festival.

  21. Toby October 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Pick me! This is awesome.

  22. Summer October 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    I spent last Halloween at the Lovecraft and had a freaking blast, I also love horror films!

  23. Antonia October 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    I love a good scare. My husband and I love watching zombies and Lovecraft.

  24. Greg A October 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    I missed the last Lovecraft festival and I’m dying to go to this one.

  25. heather October 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    elder gods, zombies, and vampires….oh my!

  26. Neil October 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    I’m a cowardly zombie. I lunge out of my seat and into the lap of the person next to me at the first unseen-danger music. If you give me two passes, that lap will belong to my date.

  27. Kristen October 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    I was Cthulhu for Halloween several years ago. Or, rather, the dark and hollow spirit of the ancient lord blossomed up from the depths of the ocean and settled within my being, possessing me to my core, thereby obliterating the sanity of my fellow party attendants with the bitter awareness of their own pitiful mortality in the shadowy glare of an Old God reborn. Risen.

    Then we all got shitfaced and someone broke a door and there was purple body paint smeared on the bathroom mirror and toilet paper and chocolate cake all over the floor the next morning.

  28. fatina October 12, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    please pick me, i love scary movies. I would love to enjoy this with my gf who lets me hold on to her and hide my face in her arm when im scared.

  29. Lynn S October 12, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    I haven’t heard of this event before and it sounds interesting. Would like to spend my day watching some movies.

  30. Yog-Sothoth October 12, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    It must be remembered that there is no real reason to expect anything in particular from mankind.

  31. Diana October 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    I love me some Lovecraft, and I have yet to see a Lovecraft-related movie.

  32. judith nunan October 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    oh,what glorius fun!!!

  33. paulla williams October 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    halloween is def my favorite time of year … haunted houses, parties, candy, and get to play dress up without being treated like a freak … what could be better than that??

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