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Following the extraordinarily profitable digital pandemic-edition of the H. P. Lovecraft Movie Pageant® in 2020, Pageant Administrators Gwen and Brian Callahan have been thrilled to current the 2021 H. P. Lovecraft Movie Pageant as a hybrid occasion for the primary time! The twenty sixth annual pageant happened with dwell screenings October 1-3 on the stunning Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon with greater than 60 quick and have movies, visiting filmmakers, and in-person audiences. The digital version, with bonus streaming unique content material, streamed worldwide October 8-10 with dwell and recorded filmmaker Q&As.

Yearly, a number of significant awards are given to honor the movies that really exemplify the pageant’s celebration of cinematic variations of tales by H. P. Lovecraft and his contemporaries, in addition to different works within the genres of Cosmic Horror, the Bizarre story, and the Uncanny. The Award winners for the twenty sixth Annual H. P. Lovecraft Movie Pageant have been introduced on Monday.

Out of the 6 unbiased characteristic movies screened on the pageant, The Fall of Usher, earned the Greatest Function award with standout performances by leads Riker Hill and Savannah Schafer. The debut characteristic by Kentucky filmmaker Brian Cunningham presents a fantastically trendy and nuanced retelling of Poe’s tales and gives a deep exploration of his favored themes of grief, insanity, and loss.

Greatest Brief award went to “The Relic,” directed by J.M. Logan. This frenetically paced story of archaeologists gone wild reveals us the third act of what looks like a basic Name of Cthulhu® position taking part in sport situation with horrific sensible monster results, and a really satisfying Cosmic Horror ending.

The award for Greatest Adaptation went to “The E-book within the Home” by Gianni Di Ninno and Danilo Marabotto. This stunning black and white translation of the Lovecraft story “The Image within the Home,” had its World Premiere on the pageant. Di Ninno and Marabotto shot the movie 35 years in the past, however the movie was misplaced after which rediscovered in 2010. In 2020, beneath quarantine throughout the pandemic in Italy, extra scenes have been shot with the unique actor Franco Leo, and so they have been in a position to lastly end the movie!

The HPLFF viewers is extraordinarily engaged with the entire movies which are proven, and almost all viewers members vote for the extremely coveted Viewers Alternative Award. High runners up have been “Switch” by Jonas Govaerts, “Cube” by Michael Squid, and Exegesis Lovecraft by Qais Pasha! This yr’s winner, “Good Head” by Matt Servitto was really a crowd pleaser, delivering a nicely rounded bundle of supernatural horror, gooey results, and pitch good comedic timing.

Within the annual screenplay competitors, The Haunter of the Darkish by Brian Hauser and Philip R. Garrett stood out among the many 60+ entries. The characteristic screenplay delivers on the Bizarre and uncanny because it presents a recent and totally trendy mashup of the Lovecraft tales “The Goals within the Witch Home” and “The Haunter of the Darkish.”

Annually, groups of filmmakers are challenged to make a Lovecraftian quick movie utilizing a required prop and line of dialogue in simply 72 hours. The qualifying entries are screened on the pageant and the viewers decides who did it greatest. This yr’s Lovecraft Below the Gun winner was “Terror of the Misplaced Utensils” by Trash Individuals from the Dump, aka Lora and Theo Friess, for his or her imaginative mythology surrounding mysterious silverware, full with their signature musical parts!

Congratulations to the winners!

Submissions for the 2022 Pageant are at the moment open on The ultimate submission deadline is August 2, 2022.

The twenty seventh Annual H. P. Lovecraft Movie Pageant will happen October 7-9, 2022 on the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR


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