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Seattle's 13th "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest, presenting features, shorts & live music, to be hosted 4/13/24 by The BoneBat Show!
Big thanks to Stephen Clement for reviewing the films at the festival in Mobile!
Part 1 covers short films
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Having been to HP Lovecraft Film Festivals before, Stephen was thrilled to find out the city next door, Mobile, Alabama was getting it's very own. On one November weekend, he made the drive and watche
Festival contributor and excellent author Andrew S. Fuller will be doing a reading and signing tomorrow, November 26th at the Rose City Book Pub. Don't miss out on the night of Weird fiction!
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It's Sunday and that means it's the last day of the festival in Mobile, AL, but fear not as we have a packed day! It all starts at 10 am with more panels, short films from around the world, Cthulhu Mythos feature MINORE from Greece, and undersea Cthulhu adventure GODS OF THE DEEP from the UK. It all ends with the infamous SHORTS OF MADNESS... the grossest, funniest, and just plain Weirdest films of the festival all in one place.
See the full detailed schedule at https://hplfilmfestival.com/hplfilmfestival-mobile-al/schedule
Tonight at 6pm join us at the Saenger Theatre for the only theatrical screening of SUITABLE FLESH in Mobile, with Q&A by screenwriter Dennis Paoli, and more short films. You can get tickets for this special event by following the link in our bio.
Mobile pass holders...have you ever wondered How to Get Started in Cosmic Horror Filmmaking? Take a peek behind the curtain of independent filmmaking with Guest of Honor Dennis Paoli and other visiting filmmakers. What are the challenges and benefits of doing cosmic horror as a starting film? How does one even take the first step? Learn how to begin, what you need to know to set yourself up for success, and what to watch out for.
Join this panel today at 4:30 at the Holiday Inn - Bienville Ballroom D
In THE VEIL, Redemption gives way to a reckoning when a reclusive retired priest shelters a young Amish runaway in crisis, only to reveal a mystery that ties her to a terrifying encounter from his youth… and the shimmering curtain of aurora that rages overhead. See this feature film today at 4pm in Mobile, AL.
More info and tickets at bit.ly/hplffmobtix
Don’t miss Carrie‘s signing today!
I'll be at The Haunted Book Shop today from 3-5pm, signing books, including ALLIANCE: WASHINGTON SQUARE SECRETS 2. The official release day is December 5, but during this special event, you can buy it early.
Hey Mobile, are you ready for another day of cosmic fun?
Day 2 of the festival kicks off at 10am with more screenings including the awesome found footage cryptid cult movie FROGMAN, supernatural tale THE VEIL, and dozens more international short films, plus panels and author readings at the Holiday Inn, and author meet and greets at the Haunted Book Shop (9 S Joachim St). At 6pm join us at the Saenger Theatre for the only theatrical screening of SUITABLE FLESH in Mobile, with Q&A by screenwriter Dennis Paoli, and more short films.
Find the schedule, more info and tickets at bit.ly/hplffmobtix
Thanks al.com! Tickets are still available online or at the door for Saturday (films and more 10am-10pm), then Sunday 10am-5.
This weekend brings a wealth of feature and short films and other activities in genre inspired by the supernatural horror author.
Have you ever seen an adaptation of "The Hounds of Tindalos"? Neither had we, until this year! From Mexico, "The Dogs" screens on Saturday afternoon in Shorts 5! Two investigators discover that a strange pair of goggles allows them to see across space and time, with disastrous consequences. Directed by Jose Luis Rodriguez Casarin, it's a must-see!
Festival passes available in advance on hplff.com/mobile or at the door!
TONIGHT in Mobile, AL. 6 pm at the Saenger Theatre (6 S Joachim St) is the evening screening of RE-ANIMATOR with screenwriter Dennis Paoli, preceded by international short films. If you don't have a pass, you can purchase tickets to this screening at the door, or in advance here:
This afternoon in Mobile, AL, join panelists Dennis Paoli, Carrie Dalby, Cody Goodfellow and Tedd Walley for a discussion about Poe's Influence on Lovecraft at 4pm in the Bienville Ballroom D at the Holiday Inn. Lovecraft famously referred to Edgar Allan Poe as both his “model” and his “God of Fiction” and the connection between Poe and Lovecraft's work is widely recognized. Panelists discuss how Poe's style and subject matter related to Lovecraft's more Gothic stories.
The short films in this festival slap! In director Tyler Savage's "Oddities," a drugged-out duo attempts to rob an antique store, they realize the older woman running the shop isn't as defenseless as she seems... played by the iconic Adrienne Barbeau! Screens on Saturday morning in the 10am short film block! Saturday Festival passes available at the door, or in advance on our website!
Mobile, Alabama...today is the day!
The show begins at 2pm at the Holiday Inn Mobile Downtown/Historic District (301 Government St.) with daytime film screenings and panel discussions, then continues at 6 pm at the Saenger Theatre (6 S Joachim St) with the evening screening of RE-ANIMATOR with screenwriter Dennis Paoli, preceded by international short films.
Check out the schedule and get more info. Buy tickets at bit.ly/hplffmobtix or at the door!
Hey we’re getting ready to show Suitable Flesh by to Mobile, AL this Saturday at the beautiful with GoH (and OG Lovecraftian) Dennis Paoli! We can’t wait til they get a taste of this FLESH! Is this the only Alabama screening? Looks like it’s the only chance within about 140 miles to see it on the big screen. Thanks for the opportunity!
Cosmic Horror from Denmark is coming to Mobile, AL! In "Ihruqax", by Rasmus Safarnia, a young, blind woman visits her father, but when she gets to his home, everything is off. He has become obsessed with something horrible, seen through his telescope. See this, and over 50 more cosmic horror films this weekend at the Holiday Inn Downtown Mobile and the Saenger Theatre!
Get info and tickets at hplff.com/mobile
"Forever Flowers" hits the screen in Mobile, AL on Friday 11/3!
When a young caregiver and her unsavoury boyfriend attempt to steal from an elderly couple, their plans unravel as they meet an unexpected fate beyond their imagination. From UK filmmaker Joe Solomon, this is a tale of intrique and the supernatural! Don't miss Short Films Block 2, and there's more eldritch terror throughout the weekend! Go to hplff.com/mobile for more info and tickets.
It's our first year in Mobile, AL! So we're rewinding the clock and starting the festival with a block of classic short films from the early years of the festival. Don't miss the first ever fan-made film of a Lovecraft story, from 1975 "The Whisperer in Darkness" by David C. Smith (Oron and the Tales of Attluma, Red Sonja), starring J. Vernon Shea, "To Oblivion" by Robert Cappelletto, "The Music of Erich Zann" by John Strysik (Tales From the Darkside), "The Outsider" by Aaron Vanek, "Nyarlathotep" by Christian Matzke, the horror comedy "Antiques Roadshow Arkham" by Jon Cazares (starring Joseph Scrimshaw and Tim Uren!), and a fantastical stop-motion animated "From Beyond" by Michael Granberry (Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio).
Get info and tickets at https://bit.ly/hplffmobtix
The Haunted Book Shop, y’all! Come by on Saturday for author meet and greets, but stay for the incredible and incredibly spoooky book selection!
The cosmic horrors begin in Mobile, AL this Friday with the first short film blocks! See "Play It All Night Long," written and directed by Quinn Bailey. Convinced his career is the result of years of otherworldly possession, a troubled LA punk frontman must face his demons - both real and metaphorical - in a maximum-volume battle for survival after a bandmate's attempt at an intervention spirals into supernatural mayhem.
See the full film list, schedule, and get festival passes at hplff.com/mobile
Join us on Saturday Night in Mobile, AL for SUITABLE FLESH!
SUITABLE FLESH is the crazy new bloody and sexy Lovecraftian horror feature film by the creators of classics RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND, directed by Joe Lynch and based on Lovecraft's "The Thing on The Doorstep" from a script by Dennis Paoli, starring Heather Graham, Barbara Crampton, and Judah Lewis.
The screening will be preceded by a selection of short cosmic horror films, and followed by an in-depth Q&A with screenwriter and longtime collaborator of Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli.
Tickets to this even are available here:
We’re heeeeeere, Mobile, AL! It’s almost time for the first H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in the South! Are you ready? It all starts Friday… the new Suitable Flesh and classic RE-Animator on the big screen at the with GoH Dennis Paoli, plus daytime screenings of dozens of new Lovecraftian short and feature films at the Holiday Inn, and panels, guests, readings, gaming, and vendors. 3 days of Cosmic Horror, right here in your neighborhood!
Mobile, AL isn't ready for Short Block 8! We have packed it full of some of the most unhinged, funny, and gross short films we could find! More info and tickets at bit.ly/hplffmobtix
Mobile, AL guest Spotlight: Michael Davis!
Mike is the founder and editor of The Lovecraft eZine, an online magazine which is published monthly and is a prime internet source for original Lovecraftian fiction and information about Lovecraftian films and audios, memorabilia, books, art, and happenings within the Lovecraftian community. Mike conducts weekly video chats and interviews on Sundays. Many notable Lovecraftians have been interviewed in the weekly video chats.
Mobile, Al Guest Spotlight: Sal Ciano!
Sal is an author and editor based in South Florida. When not working or spending time with his friends, family and dogs, Sal spends time appreciating and delighting in the strange parade of the completely absurd, the confoundingly weird, and the heart breakingly ephemeral experiences that comprise all of existence.
Join him for an author chat and book signing on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 3-5pm at The Haunted Bookshop
Join us in Mobile, AL for a Friday Evening screening of Re-Animator, followed by Q&A with screenwriter Dennis Paoli, at the Saenger Theatre! The film is preceded by a short block of international short Cosmic Horror films.
Doors at 6pm for a signing with Guest of Honor Dennis Paoli 6-7pm. Films start at 7pm. Tickets for Friday Evening available here: https://hplfilmfestival.eventive.org/schedule/65401982f43300002c3e39c2
Happy Halloween! Keep in the spirit and celebrate with us this weekend in Mobile, Alabama! More info and tickets at bit.ly/hplffmobtix
Coming to Mobile: A brother attempts to bring his sister's sense of hearing back by performing an occult ritual involving vinyl records. (This film is done in American Sign Language!) Chambers fans will recognize the tattered King in this beautifully creepy short film by Drew Roderick.
Get info at tix at https://bit.ly/hplffmobtix
Coming to Mobile, AL in Short Films block 7! In Nicolas Medina's short film "Unknown," a man travels to the countryside to take care of his sick father. Upon arriving, he finds that his father's condition changes at night, when it appears that something is coming down from the sky.
More info and tickets at bit.ly/hplffmobtix
Visiting Filmmaker! Gregory Foxx Jr., Director of "The Duppy Man's Walk", will be joining us at the festival! Many cast & crew from the film will be in attendance as well, and we'll be doing a Q&A after Short Films Block 5 on Saturday afternoon. Don't miss this Southern Gothic/folkloric film, and come meet the filmmakers who created it!
Full schedule is at hplff.com/mobile
Mobile, AL! Get ready for some horror comedy with "Dead-Enders" by Fidel Ruiz Healy! A disaffected, young gas-station clerk on the midnight shift must learn to give a damn about something after malevolent mind-controlling bugs are set loose by irresponsible oil drillers. See it in Shorts 8 (the Shorts of Madness!) on Sunday 11/5 as part of the weekend screenings.
Get tickets and info at hplff.com/mobile
Mobile, AL - we have TWO adaptations of "From Beyond" to show you! From Italy, directed by Luca Ferrara - Set in WWII, Officer Howard Bailey is sent to find the elusive scientist Tillinghast! and from the US, directed by Michael Granberry - an unsuspecting man falls into an otherworldly trap set by a psychotic genius in this spine-tingling animated film!
Full film list and schedule is at hplff.com/mobile
Short Films in Mobile! Enjoy this sci-fi retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," on a big screen! A pair of astronauts work on a small space station orbiting a distant planet, directed by Nicholas Camp and Don Thiel III.
See the full schedule and list of films at hplff.com/mobile
Mobile HPLFF Guest Spotlight: Jon Padgett (Grimscribe Press) is a prominent narrator of Thomas Ligotti's works, a lapsed ventriloquist, and Ligotti scholar. On Saturday he'll be doing a deep dive into one of Ligotti's stories, "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World" with a look at Ligotti as Lovecraft's contemporary heir. Don't miss what is sure to be an enlightening presentation with a reading of the story!
Planning on traveling to Portland for this year’s festival? Book your hotel room at our discounted group rate at the DoubleTree. It’s only 1 stop on the light rail from the theater!
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