H.P. LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR 2018
Our Next Special Tour to Explore Lovecraft’s Favorite Providence Haunts will be held this year on three dates: Saturday, October 20th, Sunday, October 21st; and Saturday, October 27th, all at 12:00 Noon
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of a special walking tour and film series during the annual Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival (Vortex), October 20-27, 2018. The tour will take place this year on three days at 12:00 NOON: Saturday, October 20th, Sunday, October 21st and again on Saturday, October 27th.
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) provide the basis for this 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 lasted for approximately 90 minutes, participants were treated to a ticket to see premiere films inspired by Lovecraft. The film screenings will take place TBA.
“It is amazing how Lovecraft’s horror writing still resonates with audiences today and his work has become such an inspiration for filmmakers across the world,” commented Shawn Quirk, Program Director, Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival.
“Providence provided the inspiration for his most chilling and terrifying stories. This walking tour is a wonderful opportunity for his fans to connect with the man behind the writer.”
Please feel free to call the RIIFF office to make reservations or to have any questions answered: 401.861.4445.
EVENT DETAILS & ADVANCE TICKETS:
Saturday, October 20th; Sunday, October 21st and Saturday, October 27, 2018
"H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening
Walking Tour Presentation & Meet Up: John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence, RI
Film Screenings: TBA.
Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening
NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED AND MAY SELL OUT AT ANY TIME.
FAST INFO LINKS
H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour
Order Tickets for 10/21, 10/22 and 10/27
Film & Event listings and to order tickets, click here
Downloadable Calendar Listing
with Film & Events
For an alpha list of films screening during Vortex, click here
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How to Festival
Quick rules of the road to navigate the Vortex Festival, click here
Film Images and the
2018 Vortex Poster
Vortex 2018 Award Winners
See the full list of winners for this year's Vortex Festival,
Behind the Camera Lens
Forum at RWU, 10/23/18 at 2:00 p.m.
Forum at RWU, 10/23/18 at 3:30 p.m.
Singularity of Imagination
Forum at RWU, 10/26/18 at 2:00 p.m.
Forum at RWU, 10/26/18 at 3:30 p.m.
• Roger Wiliams University, Bristol
• Providence College, Providence
Read / Download the Online Program Guide
Sponsors for 2018:
The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communication and Media,
The URI College of Arts &
Sciences and The Film Media Program are proud sponsors of
Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival.
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