As part of the countdown to the festival I’ve asked our esteemed guests and contributors three quick questions: 1. What was your first encounter with H.P. Lovecraft? 2. Which one of his stories do you like the best? 3. What will you be doing at SHPLFV? You will probably find a lot of common ground reading their answers in the days to come. First up is filmmaker Marko Kattilakoski: 1. My first contact with H.P. Lovecraft came through the roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu. I was 14 years old when a friend gave it to me. I became transfixed by the illustrations, the environments and the mood conveyed in the rules. They made me curious about the short stories and the first one I read was the Swedish translation of ”The Outsider” by Sam J. Lundwall. I still remember being profoundly shaken by it. I still have the box (for Call of Cthulhu 2nd Edition) and really treasure it. Complete down to the original set of dice. 2. That is a tough choice. Call of Cthulhu is the classic when talking about Lovecraft and I really like it. I really appreciate the short story ”The Terrible Old Man”, mostly since it leaves so much up to the reader’s imagination. ”The Outsider” still touches me deeply. 3. On Thursday I will be presenting my film ”The Terrible Typewriter” and take any questions from the audience afterwards. I’m really curious to see the other movies on offer. I have Call of Cthulhu on dvd, but have never […]
There was a lot of stuff happening over the course of the festival. Our cameras caught some of it. For those of you who couldn’t make it or simply want to relive some glorious moments, here comes a cornucopia of beastly beauty:
Check out what some of our esteemed guests have been up to by following this link: Portland heads to Stockholm. Don’t miss the signing session with Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.), Sean Branney (HPLHS) and Chris Laney (Laney’s Legion) at Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Vasterlanggatan 48, Sunday October 5th at 3 pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/805046372890830/ https://www.facebook.com/events/692482227514859/
Join us for a rockin’ party! Tickets cover admission, one glass of KGB Champagne, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live performance featuring the Witch, Alaine Kashian and Douglas Blair Lucek of W.A.S.P., followed by a full-play Sonic Séance of the entire album presented by BOSE. All those who attend will also receive a special ”Collector’s Edition” CD and libretto of ”Dreams in the Witch House”, signed by the album’s producers. Tickets priced at 200 sek (please, cash only) may be purchased in advance at Serieteket – Kulturhuset, Sergels torg 3. Open 11 – 19 week days, 11 – 17 Saturday. More info: http://www.shplf.se/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/390187401110766/ Check out the website: http://witchhouserocks.com/ NOTA BENE! Brown Jenkin takes no responsibility for displays of public drunkenness (by himself or others), people falling through dimensional portals or other shenanigans that might ensue during the evening.
Tillåt oss presentera en av de absoluta höjdpunkterna under den tredje upplagan av Stockholms H. P. Lovecraftfestival! Stefan Sauks högläsning av ”Drömmarna i häxhuset” i Sam J. Lundwalls översättning. Sauk behöver knappast någon introduktion för en svensk publik då han sedan mitten av 80-talet varit en ständig närvaro i många av de intressantaste produktionerna för såväl tv, film och scen med ett uttryck som spänner från Dr. Dängroths absurda betraktelser till hårdkokta hjälteroller. För arrangörerna är det en dröm som besannas när vi får höra honom ta sig an Lovecraft under denna mycket unika afton. Dessutom får ni höra Ernst-Hugo Järegårds inspelning av ”Gravkammaren”. Biljetterna kostar 150:- och kan köpas hos Rönnells Antikvariat, Birger Jarlsgatan 32. Öppet vardagar 10 – 18, lördagar 12 – 16. Biljetterna släpps måndag 23/9. OBS! Begränsat antal platser. Tveka inte, köp din biljett nu! Att gå på den här tillställningen är dessutom din enda chans att under festivalen säkra en LP av DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE – A LOVECRAFTIAN ROCK OPERA. 3 exemplar kommer att lottas ut under kvällen. I samarbete med Rönnells Vänner, Bose, The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society och Humlegården Fastigheter.
Here are some of the folks gracing the festival with their presence: Peter Bergting is one of our most prolific comic artists and illustrators with major works published by Semic in Sweden and internationally by Image and Dark Horse. At the festival you will be able to see some original art from his sequel to ”The Dunwich Horror”. The exhibition opens on October 7. Check out his website: http://www.bergting.com/ Rikard Lekander has been working in the theatre since the beginning of this millennium, one of his major hits being splatter show Blodvemberfest from 2009. You can see his horror musical Necronomicon at Elverket from October 3, and meet him at SF bokhandeln on October 12. Stefan Sauk has appeared in numerous high profile film and tv-projects since the mid -80’s, giving us memorable characters like Doktor Dängroth and even trying his hand at script writing with Hotet (The Threat) from 2004. See and hear him reading ”Drömmarna i häxhuset” at Rönnells Antikvariat on October 11. Meet the cast and crew of the Lovecraftian Rock Opera at KGB on October 12 and Serieteket on October 13: Douglas Blair Lucek of W.A.S.P. Alaine Kashian of Broadway’s CATS. Johan Koleberg of THERION. Chris Laney of SHOTGUN. Lennart östlund of POLAR STUDIOS. Check out the project’s website: http://witchhouserocks.com/ Please note that image of Brown Jenkin was redacted upon his request.