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Thursday, March 7, 2013


More news from the HPLFF in Portland via Gwen Callanhan:

"Portland, OR – March 4, 2013 - The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Pacific Northwest premiere of Clive Barker's “Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut” during the festival in Portland, OR, May 3-5th. A new edition of this infamously studio-slaughtered film, The Cabal Cut restores almost an hour of previously thought lost footage and returns the film to Clive Barker's original vision. Not available on DVD, it has shown in a only handful of select US cities. The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® is proud to present it with introduction and Q&A by restoration director Russell Cherrington.

Other films on the program include Tom Gliserman's atmospheric feature "The Thing on the Doorstep," Eric Morgret's new cut of "The Shunned House," Jihyun Park's "The Music of Jo Hyeja” (a Korean adaptation of “The Music of Erich Zann”), Jovanka Vuckovic's “The Captured Bird,” and Voltaire's 5th installment of the Chimerascope series short films “Odokuro.”

The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon returns to the Hollywood Theatre May 3-5th to celebrate 18 years of Cosmic Horror with new gaming events, a local filmmaker competition, and Guest of Honor Sandy Petersen, the creator of the Call of Cthulhu® role playing game.

To raise funds for key upfront expenses, the festival is offering the community an interactive role in the event through a new Kickstarter campaign which runs until March 13th at

Highlights of the festival's Kickstarter campaign, include a chance to judge the Best Short Film, participation in a Call of Cthulhu® scenario run by Sandy Petersen, a new woodblock print created by local Portland artist Liv Rainey-Smith, whose work has appeared on the IFC show “Portlandia,” VIP and deluxe 3-day festival packages, and an executive producer role which puts your name in lights on the marquee!

The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon will also host the “Lovecraft Under The Gun” 72-hour film competition to increase awareness of Portland-area independent film. Local filmmakers race to complete a short film, from scripting through post-production, in only three days. The festival audience will choose the winning film after a special screening on the main stage. Open to all local filmmakers, teams can pre-register at

Since 1996, the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® has been a Portland institution, celebrating film, literature, and art influenced by the master of Cosmic Horror, H. P. Lovecraft. The festival has grown to three nights and two days of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction showcasing independent short and feature films, author readings, panel discussions, and live events on all three screens of the historic Hollywood Theatre.

The Festival opens at 6 pm on Friday, May 3rd with an evening program, and continues through the weekend with afternoon and evening shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are currently available through the Kickstarter campaign at and will go on sale in early March through the Hollywood Theatre website and box office. Advance weekend passes are $55. Advance single night passes for Friday are $15, Saturday $25, Sunday $25. Prices will be sightly higher at the door.

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Die Farbe: Movie review by Sandy Petersen

Sandy Petersen, who is best known for his work as a game designer (Call of Cthulhu, Doom) reviews "Die Farbe" for the Lovecraft eZine. Please find the review HERE.