Philip Gelatt Interviewed by Diabolique Magazine

Philip Gelatt, director of They Remain (a film version of Laird Barron’s story “–30–“) is interviewed at by Joseph E. Dwyer. They Remain is a wonderful work of atmospheric horror and accumulating dread, which I think everyone reading this blog will enjoy.

The interview is definitely worth a look, full of information about the film and its upcoming video release. Better still, along the way, Gelatt and Dwyer discuss other writers of weird fiction they’d like to see adapted to film. Thanks for the mention, gentlemen! Here’s the link:

I’ll be picking up a Blu-ray copy of They Remain as soon as it’s available. I was lucky enough to see a preview of the film at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland last October, and thought it was amazingly creepy and atmospheric.

My H.P. Lovecraft Film Fest 2017 Schedule

Tomorrow our guests arrive for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, and Friday the events get underway!

The full schedule is available in PDF format HERE.

Here’s my portion of the schedule, including “note to self” times for when the doors open each day, dinner breaks, and events I’m part of, as well as the screening of They Remain I want to see on Sunday. I’ll have to miss the Saturday world premiere of They Remain in the big theater downstairs because it conflicts with my reading, but as long as I get to catch it the next night, I’m happy.

6PM doors open
8:30-9:30PM “Panel 2: Women in Lovecraftian Fiction, Martin, O’Keefe, R-Smith, Griffin, Lockhart”

12:15 doors open
4-5PM “Panel 4: Evolution of Weird Fiction: Shirley, Carson, Wilson, Griffin, Burk”
5-6:30PM dinner break
8:30-9:30PM “Reading 2, Fuller, Griffin, Hoade”

12:15 doors open
5-6:30PM dinner break
7:20-9:30 They Remain

This event is always really enjoyable, and a great opportunity to see friends and interact with weirdos. We have four people from out of town staying at our house, so it should be a fun four-night slumber party as well!

H.P. Lovecraft Film Fest Next Weekend

After a couple of trips to the East Coast for conventions earlier this summer, I’m very much looking forward to a convention here in Portland. Next Thursday-Sunday, the 2017 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival will be happening at the Hollywood Theater. I’m not sure if this is my sixth or seventh time attending this con, but it’s certainly a sentimental favorite.

I’ll be a guest again this year and should have information soon on programming such readings or panels. The organizers have just posted an updated film schedule:

I’m especially looking forward to the world premiere of They Remain, Philip Gelatt’s take on Laird Barron’s story “–30–,” but there’s all kinds of other great stuff being shown as well.

If you’re going to attend, I look forward to seeing you. If not, I’ll probably be posting a lot of pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Portland 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Schedule

I can hardly believe the 2016 Portland HP Lovecraft Film Fest begins this evening! Actually, regular events don’t start until tomorrow, but tonight is the VIP Party at Lan Su Chinese Garden, for Guests and people who pledged the Kickstarter at the VIP level.


Here’s the link to the schedule:


I’m doing the “Weird Tales: Beyond H.P. Lovecraft” panel Saturday at 10PM with Ross Lockhart (moderator),, Anya Martin, Ed Morris and Wendy Wagner. Scott Nicolay is also on the schedule but I understand he had to cancel at won’t be at HPLFF this year.


I’m also part of Reading 3: Goodfellow, Griffin, Rawlik – Sunday at 3PM

Last I heard, Peter Rawlik was going to have to miss the festival as well, because of the hurricane approaching Florida, where he lives. If so, either Cody and I will both read extra long, or we’ll see if the organizers add a new 3rd reader.


I’m also taking part in the group signing Saturday at 10AM, and will be glad to sign books. I assume Ross E. Lockhart will have copies of The Lure of Devouring Light for sale, along with Eternal Frankenstein which will make its debut at HPLFF, and the rest of the excellent Word Horde catalog.

(here’s the 2013 HPLFF installment, dinner at Columbia River Brewing)

This is always one of my favorite events of the year, another installment of the first convention I ever attended, the first convention at which I was a guest, or did an author reading. This will be a little unusual, in that Lena and I usually try to host a few con guests at our home, but because we’re putting the house up on the market, the place is empty and ready to sell, so we won’t have any of the usual weirdos traveling with us.

If you’re there, I look forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time. Don’t hesitate to say hello, especially if we’re online friends but I might not recognize you in person! For those of you who won’t be in attendance, I’ll try to post lots of pictures and give updates of all the events, as much as possible.