H.P. LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR
Special tour will explore Lovecraft’s favorite Providence haunts
Sunday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m.
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 23-28th. The tour will take place on Sunday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m.
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 1:00 p.m. and lasts for approximately 90 minutes, participants will be treated to ticket to see premiere films inspired by Lovecraft: Shadow of the Unnamable, Directed by Sascha Alexander Renninger and The Thing on the Doorstep, Directed by Tom Gliserman. The screenings will take place at the Providence Public Library Theatre, 150 Empire Street, Providence,
RI 02903 at 2:30 p.m.
“It is amazing how Lovecraft’s horror writing still resonates with audiences today,” commented Shawn Quirk, Programming Director of the FLICKERS: RI International Horror 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:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
"H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening
Tour starts at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the film screening
LOCATION: Walking Tour Presentation: John Brown House at 52 Power Street
Sponsors for 2012:
The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications and Media, The URI College of Arts &
Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein
College of Continuing Education are proud sponsors of
the RI International Horror Film Festival.
2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival®.
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