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Our Next Special Tour to Explore Lovecraft’s Favorite Providence Haunts will be held on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd at 12:00 Noon





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 17-23rd, 2016. The tour will take place this year on two days at 12:00 NOON: Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd.


lovecraftThe 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 each day at 2:00 p.m. at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI.


“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 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016

"H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening



Walking Tour Presentation & Meet Up: John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Film Screening: Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI.

COST: $19.00


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Eventbrite - H. P. Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening 


2016 Fest:


H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour

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Film Descriptions

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Film Images and the

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Vortex 2016 Award Winners

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Behind the Camera Lens

Forum at RWU, 10/21/16 at 3:30 p.m.


Singularity of Imagination

Forum at RWU, 10/18/16 at 2:00 p.m.


• Roger Wiliams University, Bristol




vortex 2016

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Sponsors for 2016:








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 the

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival.


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