For two decades, the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® in Portland, OR has been the vanguard of Weird independent filmmaking, in honor of the grandfather of Cosmic Horror. At the 20th Anniversary in Portland, we took a trip to R'lyeh, and you can join the adventure! This collection of the best new short films from the 20th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in 2015 has something for every lover of Lovecraftian cinema. It's a mix of adaptations and original stories, from gruesomely funny flicks to poignant films on the nature of identity and heritage, and from live action to stop-motion and computer animation.
• "Pickman's Model" by Pablo Angeles - an art collector discovers the secret behind the work of his favorite macabre painter, Richard Pickman. Based on the Lovecraft story.
• "Mercy" by Sean Blau - A group of friends find a monster on the beach.
• "Escape From Midwich Valley" by PH Debiès -A young woman plagued with traumatic memories discovers that her destiny is even more cruel. Based on "the Shadow Over Innsmouth."
• "The Night Ocean" by Maria Lorenzo - Spanish Artist, Maria Lorenzo Hernàndez, brings to life Barlow's and Lovecraft's tale using the traditional imagery of Torrevieja scenery as a backdrop.
• "Dark Watch" by Thomas Nicol - Five starships are carrying the last hope of humanity to a new world, when one goes silent.
• "Fat Rabbit" by Adam Petke - a couple struggles with ascension into the heavens when the creature they summon is less than expected.
• "The Call" by Alban Ravassard - A grieving police lieutenant's health declines when his missing wife mysteriously returns, causing him to undergo a strange transformation.
• "The Statement" by Marc Shahboz - Based on Lovecraft's "The State of Randolph Carter," made on location in the story's setting of Gainesville, Florida, and shot in the Santa Fe College Bat Cave.
• "Lure" by Monsieur Soeur - A geologist explores his theories at an isolated fishing hole with a strange history.
• "August Heat" by Matthew James Thompson - During a heat wave, an artist seeks the source of his inspiration. Based on the uncanny weird tale by WF Harvey.
• "The Craft" by Ilan Waldman - After a morbid display at the Newberry Street Art Club, Richard PIckman disappears, leaving his wife Sonia haunted by his work. Based on the stories and romantic history of H.P. Lovecraft and his wife, Sonia Greene.
• "666 Sq Ft" by Ray Zablocki - A tenant spends a sleepless night in a new apartment.
PLUS: 20th Anniversary Highlights, Lovecraftian film Trailers, stirring music by Reber Clark, and hidden extras!
Runtime approximately 130 minutes.
NTSC Region 0, progressive.
Audio: English Only
The films contained in this collection are unrated and are intended for mature viewers
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