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The 26th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival© is Live! at the Hollywood Theatre Oct 1-3, featuring short and feature films from around the world, representing the wide diversity of filmmakers creating cosmic horror cinema today! This will not be the crowded festival you remember from previous years. Seating is limited to allow attendees to spread out for their comfort, and we are following the theater’s rigorous COVID-19 safety protocols (read more).

Showtimes are:

Friday 7-11 pm

Saturday's films screen from 1-11 pm with a dinner break.

Sunday's films screen from 1-11 pm with a dinner break.

Ticket links on this page are for In Theater screenings only.

With over 50 short and feature films from around the world, this is a showcase of the best independent cosmic horror films that you won’t see anywhere else! Every show features a different selection of Shorts and Features with visiting filmmaker Q&As.

This year’s festival is a hybrid event with in person screenings Oct 1-3 and a streaming edition of the festival, with additional streaming exclusive content Oct 8-10th.

To see all the theatrical screenings, get a Full in theater Festival Pass. To see the additional streaming-only short and feature films, add a Streaming Exclusives pass available HERE

For more information about the festival, list of films, and complete schedule visit https://hplfilmfestival.com/hplfilmfestival-portland-or

The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. H. P. Lovecraft was a pulp author during the 1920s and 1930s, and is one of the most influential horror writers of the modern era. Like many American historical figures, he is problematic due to his racist personal beliefs. The festival believes in celebrating his substantial influence on art, music, film, and literature, while acknowledging but firmly rejecting his racist views. The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival’s mission has always been to encourage and showcase new voices that expand on the cosmic horror genre. An integral part of the festival’s programming is highlighting the amazing breadth and diversity of modern cosmic horror.

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HPLFF Full in theater Festival Pass

Friday, October 1, 6:59 PM

The 26th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival© is Live! at the Hollywood Theatre Oct 1-3, featuring short and feature films from around the world, representing the wide diversity of filmmakers creating cosmic horror cinema today! This will not be the crowded festival you remember from previous years. Seating is limited to allow attendees to spread out for their comfort, and we are following the t…

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The Whisperer in Darkness + Short Films

Friday, October 1, 7:00 PM

Friday's show is 7-11 pm

Short Films
We’re mostly here for the short films, right? This lineup of short films from all over the world may cause you to question your reality...and your sanity! Short films range from direct adaptations of stories by Lovecraft and his contemporaries to original stories that couldn’t exist without the influence of cosmic horror. Q&A with attending filmmakers f…

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Yellow Wallpaper, Fall of Usher + Short Films

Saturday, October 2, 1:00 PM

Saturday's films screen from 1-11 pm with a dinner break.

Short Films (2 blocks)
This lineup of short films from all over the world may cause you to question your reality...and your sanity! Short films range from direct adaptations of stories by Lovecraft and his contemporaries to original stories that couldn’t exist without the influence of cosmic horror. Q&A with attending filmmakers fol…

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Short Film Extravaganza + HPL’s Witch House

Sunday, October 3, 1:00 PM

Sunday's films screen from 1-11 pm with a dinner break.

Short Films (3 blocks!)

If you love the short films, don't miss today's show! We are stuffed to the gills with weird, uncanny, cosmic horror, and comedic shorts! These range from direct adaptations of stories by Lovecraft and his contemporaries to original stories that couldn’t exist without the influence of cosmic horror. Q&…

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