Age of Ultron cast members on various US shows the next week or so.

4/27 Late Show with David Letterman - Scarlett Johansson

4/27 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Robert Downey Jr.

4/27 Late Night with Seth Meyers - James Spader

4/28 Live! With Kelly and Micheal - Mark Ruffalo

4/28 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Jeremy Renner

4/29 Good Morning America - Cobie Smulders

4/29 Live! With Kelly and Micheal - Cobie Smulders

4/30 Ellen DeGeneres - Scarlett Johansson

4/30 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Scarlett Johansson

5/2 Saturday Night Live - Scarlett Johansson

4/30 Late Night with Seth Meyers - Cobie Smulders

5/1 Good Morning America - Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen

5/6 The Late Late Show with James Corden - Elizabeth Olsen


The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon San Pedro; May 1-3, 2015, Warner Grand Theatre, 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA. Info: cthulhucon.comhplffsp.bpt.me.

“The 6th Annual San Pedro H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival will feature a Shoggoth-load of Lovecraftian film, plus panels, readings, and live events. The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival promotes the works of famed American science fiction and horror author H.P. Lovecraft through motion pictures by both professionals and amateurs, current and classic, national and international. The festival was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore in Portland, Oregon to promote and encourage film and television adaptations of Lovecraft’s great works and other, similar weird tale writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James and Robert E. Howard. This is the sixth year the HPLFF-SP plays at the classic art deco Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. We moved the date of this year and all subsequent festivals to the first weekend of May, but it is in the same place as before. Our theme this year is Lovecraft’s story “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.”

7:00pm - Opening Invocation and doors open

Macabre Fantasy Radio Theatre will perform a double feature of thrilling audio: “Count Magnus” by M.R. James and “The Haunted and the Haunters: or The House and the Brain” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A special screening of a 35mm print of The Haunted Palace (1963), directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. This classic chiller is the first cinematic adaptation of a Lovecraft story. Despite the Poe appellation, this is really “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” on film.

After the movies, join us at the nearby Whale & Ale pub for Lovecraftian trivia, with prizes!

Noon - Authors will discuss Lovecraft, read from their own works, and sign autographs.  

In addition to our short film blocks (see below), we are very proud to showcase an extremely rare screening of the director’s cut of Dan O’ Bannon’s (screenwriter of Alien,Total Recall, and director/writer of Return of the Living Dead) The Resurrected (1991) starring Chris Sarandon. This modern adaptation of “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” was taken from Dan and recut. Dan’s widow Diane will present this very rare opportunity to see the cut that Dan wanted.

We are proud to present some of the best independent Lovecraftian or weird tale short films from around the world. Some of the filmmakers will be in attendance, too. We are very proud to screen the following motion pictures:
Mojave Junction (2014, directed by Christian Jean)
From Beyond (2014, directed by Darren Way) World Premiere
The Terrible Typewriter (2015, directed by Marko Kattilakoski) Southern California Premiere
Subb Niggurath (2014, directed by Roberto Julio Alamo) World Premiere
Fat Rabbit (2014, directed by Adam Petke)  
Vinyl Rewind Halloween Special (2014, directed by Eric Callero) North American Theatrical Premiere
TEST (2014, directed by Jay Lifton) West Coast Premiere
666 Sq Ft (2014, directed by Ray Zablocki) Southern California Premiere
The Mill at Calder’s End (2014, directed by Kevin McTurk)
Awakenings (2015, directed by Bhargav Saikia) World Premiere
The Statement of Randolph Carter (2015, directed by Dylan Howie-Richardson)
This Horror Most Unreal (2015, directed by Max Minor) World Premiere
Heritance (2014, directed by Monsieur Soeur)
Spammer (2015, directed by John Iwasz and Sanj Surati) West Coast Premiere
The Night Ocean (2015, directed by Maria Lorenzo Hernandez) American Premiere
The Call of Farqunglu (2012, directed by Kris Theorin)
Innsmouth Turnpike (2015, directed by Larry Loc)
Escape from Midwich Valley (2014, directed by PH Debiès)
CLOK (2015, directed by Casey Malone) West Coast Premiere
The Jungle of Jules Levine (2015, directed by Michael Mileham) World Premiere
Awaiting Lazarus (2014, directed by Orok Duke) Southern California Premiere

After midnight on Saturday, everyone who dares continue the experience is welcome to join us at an undisclosed location within walking distance of the Warner Grand Theatre for a drag king show by Club Pangaea and a burlesque show from Peepshow Menagerie, plus movies so unspeakable we can’t even mention them. How much cosmic horror can you take? We will have Tamiza’s Treats to palliate your mental wrenching.

10am to 6pm
Our infamous Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast (catered by Happy Diner again) is moving this year to Crafted marketplace, so there’s plenty of room for games, food, our Pickman’s Apprentice art contest, and more.

Richard Stanley
Leslie Klinger
Gary Myers
Cody Goodfellow
Kat Rocha
Ian Welke
S.P. Miskowski
Pete von Sholly
Matt Lohr