Our old friend Huan Vu and his crew (of Die Farbe fame) are currently hard at work on new project based on Lovecraft: The Dreamlands. Check out the teaser and their production blog here. And make sure to give them your support through the Spaceboy and Indie go go campaigns in progress here! Sascha Renninger is another great guy who came through and made our fledgling festival shine by letting us screen his short Shadow of the Unnamable back in 2012. As many of us know once you’re bit by the Lovecraft bug it never lets go. So it comes as no great surprize that there’s a new film in the works from Renninger and his gang. Please check out Fragment 1890 here!
The works of Lovecraft have been adapted for the big and small screen countless times. Being cineasts since childhood it came naturally for us here at the Stockholm H.P. Lovecraft Festival to have movie screenings as part of our program. Below you can find presentations of what’s on offer this year. Enjoy and don’t forget to buy your tickets here! Lovecraft Double Bill October 10 6:30 pm. Barbro (Bio Rio theatre 4) Hornstulls strand 13. Tickets: 100 sek The Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968) and The Dunwich Horror (1970). Shot during the sick sick sixties these two early adaptations have what one might generously call a rather laid back approach to source fidelity. But The Curse of the Crimson Altar brings together three of the greatest names in horror films: Barbara Steele, Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee. With that in mind one can accept that you have to look hard for traces of ”The Dreams in the Witch House”, the story from which it takes it’s cue. While you certainly find more of Lovecraft in the night’s second feature, the big draw here is really exotica maestro Les Baxter’s dramatic score. Film Brunch Short film bonanza & Re-Animator (1985) Ocotber 13 11 am – 1:30 pm. Bio Rio, Hornstulls strand 3. Tickets: 150 sek Here’s the deal: you get a delicious breakfast from Café Copacabana, a smorgasbord of great short films and to top it all off we screen a pristine 35 mm print of a darkly humorous Lovecraftian classic. All for the price […]