Portland's "Weird Film Festival"

 The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, otherwise known as Portland’s “Weird Film Festival,” is the perfect activity to lead up to Halloween. Several U.S. and regional premieres will make their debut October 5-7 at PDX’s Hollywood Theater. Image Courtesy: HPLFilmFestival.com

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, otherwise known as Portland’s “Weird Film Festival,” is the perfect activity to lead up to Halloween. Several U.S. and regional premieres will make their debut October 5-7 at PDX’s Hollywood Theater. Image Courtesy: HPLFilmFestival.com

“Keep Portland Weird” is a slogan we see often on bumper stickers, t-shirts and the like around town. Indeed, Portland is well-known for its idiosyncrasies, odd dress codes and ever-strong push for individual expressionism (whether it be in art, food, dance, theater, etc.). Well, variety is the spice of life, eh? Keeping true to this vein, the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, also known as Portland’s “Weird Film Festival” is set to run October 5-7 at the Hollywood Theater.

With 5 full-length horror films, and 35 film shorts, these three nights should produce enough weirdness and dread to keep you stoked all October long. After all, it is Halloween season (more to come in the blog on that) and, well, watching scary movies makes more than a bit of sense this time of year. Many would say anytime is a good time for a chilling flick…but for me, well, it’s just occasional. Yet this festival looks to be a stunner with some really creepy stuff set to hit the screen. Combined with a trip to a local haunted house, and perhaps a run through a giant corn maze…well…you get the picture.

 Just two of the 35 short films showing during the festival. Both look quite interesting. A full list of film can be found  here  (or via the link below). Image Courtesy: HPLFilmFestival.com

Just two of the 35 short films showing during the festival. Both look quite interesting. A full list of film can be found here (or via the link below). Image Courtesy: HPLFilmFestival.com

Critical Details of the Film Festival

As you likely know, the Hollywood Theater isn’t a very big place. Granted it does have 1,500 seats (which includes the balcony), but I emphasize it’s smaller size only to push the point of getting your tickets EARLY. This film festival is uber popular and will very likely sell-out. Plus, up until September 30, you can get discount pricing. See all the critical details below…

General Website

Film List

Getting Tickets

Announcements

Special Guests at the Event

Hours and Programming





Dan Meyers