The Herald News has reported that Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of a special walking tour and film series during the annual Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Aug. 10-15.

The life and work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft will provide the backdrop for the tour, which will be lead by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Lovecraft’s “Providence stories” (written between 1924 and 1935) are the inspiration behind the walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and Benefit Street houses. Participants will see the site of his former home, as well as locales mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu.

Following the tour, participants will be treated to a special screening of films at any of the Festival locations that day.

It all happens on Satudary, August 14th. Cost is $16. You can order directly online at: H.P. Lovecraft Tour

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