RI International Horror Film Festival
2008 Travel & Discount Packages
H.P. Lovecraft’s Haunted Providence Tour Package
Cost: $15/per person
Date: October 25th
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, participants will be treated to a special screening of films at the Columbus Theater in Providence inspired by Lovecraft’s stories. These films include “Pickman’s 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 1920’s.
Participants are invited to dine at the Broadway Bistro (205 Broadway, Providence). Included in the price of the travel package, the Bistro is offering special half-price discount off their selection of delicious appetizers. The Providence Journal describes the Bistro as “a Bohemian dining experience, with hip and creative dishes.”
1:00 PM – Tour Departs from the Van Wickle Gates at Brown University (At College Street and Prospect Street)
2:30 PM – Tour ends
5:30 PM – Film Screening at the Columbus Theater (268 Broadway, Providence)
7:30 PM – Screening ends
Malice Aforethought Musical Package
Cost: $25/per person
Date: October 24 (8:00 PM) & October 26 (3:00 PM)
A montage of scenes from classic silent films will provide the backdrop to a selection of live music from Tales of Hoffmann, Hansel and Gretel, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Featuring the singing talents of Lorna Jane Norris and Kara Lund, sopranos; Ethan Bremmer, tenor; Vaughn Bryner, baritone; and Matthew Larson, pianist.
Participants are invited to dine at the Broadway Bistro (205 Broadway, Providence). Included in the price of the travel package, the Bistro is offering special half-price discount off their selection of delicious appetizers. The Providence Journal describes the Bistro as “a Bohemian dining experience, with hip and creative dishes
Contact: Adam Short, (401) 861-4445, firstname.lastname@example.org