Win Festival Passes ($170): 2023 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® @ Hollywood Theatre | SUITABLE FLESH, 50+ Films, w/Guests Clay McLeod Chapman & Rebekah McKendry

We are giving away a pair of festival passes to H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® @ Hollywood Theatre on October 6-8. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 4.


From our sponsors:
2023 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon2023 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon
October 6-8, 2023
Tickets $25-$85
More info:

Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97212

In Person October 6-8, 2023

  • Friday: Filmmaker Meet & Greet 4-6 pm at Sam’s Hollywood Billiards. Films from 7-11 pm
  • Saturday: Films from 1-11pm with a dinner break, plus Author Readings 1-5 pm at Sam’s Hollywood Billiards (open to the public, 21+)
  • Sunday: Films from 1-11pm with a dinner break, plus Author Readings and Panels at the Hollywood Library 10am-4:45pm

Tickets for In-person Screenings:

The 28th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® of Cosmic Horror returns to all 3 screens of the Hollywood Theatre October 6-8th with Author Guest of Honor CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN (What Kind of Mother) and Filmmaker Guest of Honor REBEKAH MCKENDRY (Glorious 2022).

Highlights include the highly anticipated Pacific NW Premiere of SUITABLE FLESH, the new Lovecraftian erotic body horror directed by Joe Lynch, starring Barbara Crampton, Heather Graham, and Judah Lewis. The horror continues throughout the weekend including the World Premiere of THE VEIL by Cameron Beyl, starring Sean O’Bryan and Rebekah Kennedy.

Don’t miss a special screening of GLORIOUS with director Rebekah McKendry, the US Premiere of mythos feature MINORE by Konstantinos Koutsoliotas from Greece (The Winter), the West Coast Premieres of Cosmic Queer Horror feature SAINT DROGO by Michael J. Ahern (Death Drop Gorgeous) and Cryptid meets Folk Horror Found Footage film FROGMAN by Anthony Cousins (winner 2016 Best Short award), and GODS OF THE DEEP by Charlie Steeds (winner 2022 Best Feature award).

PLUS! Enjoy live dramatic performances by Robert Lloyd Parry, Andrew Leman, and Chris Bozzone, Author Readings, Panel Discussions, and vendors in the Mall of Cthulhu!

This year’s short films are an expansive lineup of literary adaptations of stories by Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, and Edgar Allan Poe, PLUS original Weird tales and Cosmic Horror from all over the world including Kenya, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Australia, Uruguay, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, Canada, and the US.

Each day features different short and feature films. Single Day and Full Festival passes are available at the Hollywood Theatre (website and box office). Early bird ticket prices through 9/30.




  1. Ehren Raschdorf on September 27, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    It’s been a few years and I miss the tentacles.

  2. Secret Belanger on September 27, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    I love HP Lovecraft! And what a great way to get into the spirit of the season by going to the HP Lovecraft Film Festival!

  3. Winn on September 28, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    This is one of the best and most underrated film festivals in Portland; and the Hollywood Theater just adds to the overall aesthetic and vibes of the films presented. I’m a huge fan of horror, particularly Lovecraft, and I’ve attended single screenings before but this year I’d love to chance to attend the full festival with a weekend pass and experience as many films as possible (•,,,•)

  4. David on September 28, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Love the Hollywood Theater and also love scary movies! Perfect!

  5. Rebecca Lahti on September 28, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve missed the pizza, ice-cream & the Cthulhu girl for 3 years. The films are amazing, but watching them with community is what makes it a festival.

  6. Sunny on September 28, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    CosmiC HorroRs 🖤❤️

    • Maggie D. on October 2, 2023 at 5:13 am

      Cosmic pleasures. 🙂🦑

  7. Cachelle on September 28, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    I don’t want these for myself, but for my partner. Huge movie guy, member at movie madness, makes shorts with a local film group here for fun, obsessed with horror, and about died when I admitted I had no idea who hp Lovecraft even was. Different school systems clearly. Please pick me so I can gift these to him!

  8. Damon on September 28, 2023 at 10:59 pm

    Yes please! This would be amazing!

  9. Ashley B. on September 29, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    This would be so much fun!! What a way to usher in Fall!!

  10. Herbert on October 1, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    I’m gonna chill, relax, post up, vibe. Vibes mostly

  11. Miranda T. on October 2, 2023 at 12:34 am

    I worked on one of the short films screening this year and would love to see it on the big screen!

  12. danielle on October 2, 2023 at 11:20 am

    This film festival sounds like a real blast! I would like to attend a screening especially with the community and filmmakers present.

  13. Nik N on October 3, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    This sounds so cool!

  14. Kelly on October 3, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    This HP Lovecraft fan would love to go!

  15. Leigh on October 3, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Yes, I would love to go!!

  16. Amber on October 3, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    My partner is super into Science Fiction and Thrillers. He’s read all of HP Lovecraft’s major books and is a big nerdy alien/creature history fanatic. I’d love to take him here and have a cute date in all that he loves. Please, please!

  17. Mark Wood on October 3, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Love H.P. Lovecraft, and my friend is a writer who would love to attend.

  18. Brent H on October 3, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    He has risen

  19. Lisa Kendall on October 3, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    I need to dance and this is the place for it.

    There’s room for a few more so please consider extra tickets!!


  20. shen on October 3, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    I love this so much!

  21. Carly Jean on October 3, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    I’m 16 weeks pregnant and this thing inside me keeps demanding I consume more and more horror. Who am I to object? My mind and body no longer belong to me. My heartbeat and tummy gurgles are not mine anymore- just the soundtrack to the creature’s life that is slowly stealing my beauty and my will. Help me, PDX pipeline. Help. Me.

  22. Paula on October 3, 2023 at 9:37 pm

    Take me there! Single again….

  23. K on October 3, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    This would be so fun!!

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