H.P. LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR
Special tour will explored Lovecraft’s favorite Providence haunts
on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 12:00 Noon
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was the subject of a special walking tour and film series during the annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival (RIHFF), October 20-26th. The tour took place this year on two days: Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, October 26th at 12:00 Noon.
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 screenings took place on Saturday, 1:00 p.m at the Paff Theatre,
University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street, Providence; and on Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at the Providence Public Library Theatre, 150 Empire Street, Providence,
“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, Programming Director of the FLICKERS: RI International 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 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014
"H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening
LOCATION: Walking Tour Presentation: John Brown House at 52 Power Street
Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening
Sponsors for 2014:
The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications and Media, The URI College of Arts &
Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein
College of Continuing Education are proud sponsors of
the RI International Horror Film Festival.
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