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The 24th annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® is hosting the Pacific Northwest Premiere of Richard Stanley’s newest
film THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE October 4-6th at the historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR. Special guest Richard Stanley will present the film on opening night and answer audience questions in an in-depth Q&A session.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Q’orianka Kilcher, Tommy Chong, and Madeleine Arthur, the long-awaited feature centers around Nathan Gardner and his family, whose recent retreat to rural life is quickly disrupted by a meteorite that crashes in their front yard. The Gardners’ peaceful escape quickly becomes a hallucinatory prison as an extraterrestrial organism contaminates the farmstead, infecting everything and everyone it can.

In addition to exhibiting this highly anticipated film, the festival also comes full circle this year with screenings of the first-ever commercial Lovecraft film adaptation, THE HAUNTED PLACE on 35mm, presented by special guest Roger Corman and Guest of Honor Victoria Price (The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self and Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography). Corman directed the film in 1963 and Victoria Price’s father, Vincent Price, stars in the dual
roles of Joseph Curwen and Charles Dexter Ward. The confluence of events that brings these three prominent figures together at one festival should prove to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans of the genre.

In addition to these two monumental screenings, the festival will also showcase its usual mix of 40+ new independent short and feature-length films, including cosmic horror and tales of the supernatural, as well
as films inspired by and adapted from the works of H. P. Lovecraft and his contemporaries.

The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore to promote the work of Lovecraft-inspired independent filmmakers from around the world. Since taking the reins in 2011, current directors Gwen and Brian Callahan have grown the festival to a three-day extravaganza of film, art, author readings, scholarly presentations, live performances, tabletop gaming demos, and more!

Deluxe ticket packages are available now through the festival’s fundraising campaign ( Regular festival passes and single-day tickets will be available shortly through the Hollywood Theatre. For more information, please visit the official festival website at

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