H.P. Lovecraft Returns to Providence

{ Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd } The H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour offers a glimpse into the occult in Providence. 

H.P. Lovecraft was a strange man and stranger author whose proclivity for the occult made a mark well beyond his native Providence, Rhode Island. The Flickers’ Vortex Horror Film Festival honors a legacy of the bizarre with the H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour, returning to the festival to honor the horror writer for the 10th year. Rhode Island Historical Society will lead the tour, beginning at John Brown House on Power Street and continuing through landmarks such as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, Lovecraft’s own home, and locations that appear in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the DarkThe Shunned House, and The Call of CthulhuTwo tours will be offered—on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd—to meet high demand.

The tour lasts 90 minutes, and admission also grants participants access to screenings of films inspired by Lovecraft. The Vets Cinemathéque hosts the Saturday screening at 2:00 p.m., and the Sunday screening will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Providence Public Library theatre. Tickets are $19, include a ticket to the horror festival, and can be purchased in advance by calling the Rhode Island International Film Festival offices at 401.861.4445 or ordering online. Says Shawn Quirk,Vortex Festival Program director: “This walking tour is a wonderful opportunity for [Lovecraft’s] fans to connect with the man behind the writer, and for others to discover his genius.”

H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour
John Brown House
52 Power Street
Providence, Rhode Island
Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22
Tickets: $19
Image courtesy of DenOfGeek.com
Nathan FrontieroH.P. Lovecraft Returns to Providence

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