Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of a special walking tour and film series during the annual Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival (RIHFF), October 23 26.
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.
Following the tour, which begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts for approximately 90 minutes, participants will be treated to a special screening of films at the Columbus Theater in Providence inspired by Lovecrafts stories. These films include Pickmans Model and Call of Cthulu." The latter film has played such prestigious film festivals as Seattle, Slamdance, Avignon, Rome, and Rhode Island. The film features incredible shots of Providence that have been digitally doctored to capture the look and feel of the city in the 1920s.
Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of RIFilmFest.
Added by RIFilmFest on October 20, 2008