Zompire: The Undead Film Festival Rises from the Grave!
Derek M. Koch
10:01 PMWednesday, October 3, 2012
The organizers of Portland’s own H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival are resurrecting the beloved Zompire: The Undead Film Festival, dedicated to highlighting various filmmakers’ creative attempts to show the undead in new and unexpected ways.
us on October 13-14th at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton
St, Portland, OR) for a special two night ‘Zompire VS The H.P. Lovecraft Film
Festival’ event, featuring fright flicks to get your Halloween season
off to a great start! Get an early start at our no cover pre-party on
Friday, October 12th at 11 pm at The Lovecraft Bar, Portland’s own
horror-themed watering hole. Mingle with other horror film enthusiasts
over drinks and a few selected short films.
Saturday, October 13th, at 6 pm, we’ll be showcasing independent zombie
and vampire short films, such as the award winning “Threnody” by female
genre filmmaker Tyrrell Shaffner, “You are So Undead” by Alex Epstein
(head writer for Charlie Jade), “Dead Friends” by Stephen W. Martin,
“Blue Hole” by Erik Gardner, and many more. At 9 pm, attendees are
encouraged to participate in our first annual Undead Costume Contest
with special Guest Judges the Living Dead Girls and Eraserhead Press.
Prizes include swag generously donated by The Lovecraft Bar, Liv
Rainey-Smith, The HPLHS, and Sigh Co. Graphics. Saturday night’s
revelries culminate with a special presentation of the 80’s classic
vampire tale “The Lost Boys.”
Sunday, October 14th, at 6 pm, we’ll be showing shorts and features
adapted from or inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, as a preview of
the 18th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival,
scheduled for next May. Sunday’s films will feature the Portland
premiere of “The Evil Clergyman,” starring Lovecraft film veterans
Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, and the late David Gale. Previously
unreleased, a rough cut preview was shown at the last HPLFF, and now
audiences will have a chance to see this lost gem in its entire restored
Lovecraftian feature “The Thing on the Doorstep” will make its Portland
debut, along with independent shorts from around the world including
“The Shunned House” from Seattle’s Maelstrom Productions, “Odokuro” by
Aurelio Voltaire, narrated by Gary Numan, and “The Captured Bird” (Best
Short Film Fant-Asia Film Festival) by Jovanka Vuckovic, former
editor-in-chief Rue Morgue magazine.
For more films and schedule info visit http://zompire.com. Tickets are available at http://zompire.brownpapertickets.com/ Advance weekend passes are $20. Advance single night passes are $12. Prices will be slightly higher at the door.