Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of the popular annual walking tour and film series during the annual FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival (RIIHFF), October 27 - 30, 2011.
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) are the inspiration behind the 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. The tour begins promptly at 12:00 noon, Sunday, October 30th and lasts for 90 minutes.
Immediately following at 2:30 p.m., participants will be treated to premiere films inspired by Lovecraft: "THE CURSE OF YIG," directed by Paul von Stoetzel and "THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS," directed by Sean Branney. The screenings will take place at the Providence Public
Library Theatre, 150 Empire Street, Providence. "Lovecraft's horror writing still resonates with audiences today and continues to provide inspiration for some of the most chilling and terrifying stories in the genre," commented J. Scott Oberacker, Programming Director at Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival. "This walking tour is a wonderful opportunity for his fans to connect with the man behind the writer,
and for others to discover his genius."
The H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour costs $18 per person, and includes a ticket to the final screenings of the Horror Festival. The Walking Tour can be purchased in advance by calling the RIIFF offices at 401.861.4445 or ordered directly online at http://www.film-festival.org/HPLovecraft11.php
• H.P. LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH p.m.
The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. The tour lasts 90 minutes.
The tour departs from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence at 12 noon. Cost: Tickets are $18 per person, include a ticket to the Horror Festival and can be purchased online. The Walking Tour can be purchased in advance by calling the RIIFF offices at 401.861.4445 or ordered directly online at http://www.film-festival.org/HPLovecraft11.php
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