Heads up to West Coast io9ers — a Lovecraft-themed gathering will be going down in Portland this weekend. The list of events includes screenings of eldritch cinema and literature, an appearance from Stuart Gordon, and other sundry mind-bending activities.
The festival will occur from October 1-3 at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon. Here's a list of attendees and films from the press release:
This year, Stuart Gordon (Eater, Stuck, Re-Animator, From Beyond) makes a special appearance as the Filmmaker Guest of Honor, presenting a retrospective on his bizarre take on the Cthulhu Mythos. Caitlín R. Kiernan (Threshold, Low Red Moon) is Author Guest of Honor. Other notable artists and authors include scholar S.T. Joshi, editor Ellen Datlow, authors Richard Lupoff, William F. Nolan, Michael Shea, and many more. [...]
HPLFF is also proud to present Pan's Labyrinth, the Oscar-winning film from director Guillermo del Toro, as well as The Whole Wide World, Vincent D'Onofrio's tense, sophisticated portrait of Robert E. Howard. Other films include David Prior's short AM1200, At the Reefers of Madness, El Monstro Del Mar, The Burrowers, The Unnameable, Fyren (Keeper of the Light), Canon Albreic's Scrap-Book, Necronomicon, Tell-Tale Heart, Dunwich, DERAILED, and Roe.
You can find more information about this gathering of dark forces at the festival's website.
[Top photo via Alan Baxter Online]