H.P. LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR
Special tour will explore Lovecraft’s favorite Providence haunts
Sunday, October 30 at 12:00 noon
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of a special walking tour and film series during the annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival (RIHFF), October 27-30th. The tour will take place on Sunday, October 30th at 12 noon.
The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, will provide the backdrop for the tour, which will be lead by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Lovecraft's "Providence stories" (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and Benefit Street houses. Participants will see the site of his former home, as well as locales mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu.
Following the tour, which begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and lasts for approximately 90 minutes, participants will be treated to ticket to see two premiere films inspired by Lovecraft that will be screening at the Providence Public Library Theatre, 150 Empire Street, Providence,
RI 02903 at 2:30 p.m.
THE CURSE OF YIG
Directed by: Paul von Stoetzel
32 min. USA, 2011
An adaptation of the legendary writer H.P. Lovecraft's story by the same name which follows a young academic searching for the legend of the infamous snake god, Yig, but who finds a story more disturbing than anything she ever could have imagined.
THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS
Directed by: Sean Branney
103 min. USA, 2010
Celebrated author HP Lovecraft's classic tale of alien horror bursts onto the screen in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Folklore professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of strange creatures in the most remote hills of Vermont. His inquiry reveals a terrifying glimpse of the truth that lurks behind the legends. Filmed in the style of classics like Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong, The Whisperer in Darkness returns us to the golden age of movies for a thrilling tale of supernatural horror. Filmed in Mythoscope, Whisperer is the kind of cinematic thrill audiences haven't felt since the Hoover administration
“It is amazing how Lovecraft’s horror writing still resonates with audiences today,” commented Greg Sofios, Operations Director of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. “Providence provided the inspiration for his most chilling and terrifying stories. This walking tour is a wonderful opportunity for his fans to connect with the man behind the writer.”
Please feel free to call the RIIFF office to make reservations or to have any questions answered: 401.861.4445.
Event Details & Advance Tickets:
Friday, October 30, 2011
"H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening
Tour starts at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for "The Secret of Yig" and The Whisperer in Darkness" film screenings
LOCATION: Walking Tour Presentation: John Brown House at 52 Power Street
Our Sponsors for 2011:
2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival®.
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