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Saturday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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One of our most popular events returns: College Hill gets especially eerie around this time each year, when the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. This would have been his 124th year, and his macabre stories are no less chilling for their age: See the spots that inspired Lovecraft to write some of his most horrific tales. Walk the streets he walked, and check out places that he mentioned in works such as "The Call of Cthulhu." Ticket includes admission to film programming of the Horror Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min.

On Saturday, October 22nd, the H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour concludes with a screening of a short film collection inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. This presentation is at the Providence Public Library Theater at 2:00 p.m.

The Signalman | Daniel Augusto, Director | 15 min. | Brazil, 2015. An old fisherman captures a mermaid in a world that tells him they don't exist.

Last Door South | Sacha Feiner, Director | 14 min. | France/Belgium, 2015. A two-headed child who was always bricked up in the family manor, tries to find the end of it.

Pyotr495 | Blake Mawson, Director | 15 min. | Canada, 2016. 'Set one evening in present day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultranationalist group known for their violent abductions and anti-gay attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for.'

Elle | Vincent Toujas, Director | 20 min. | France, Belgium, 2015. Maria and Jonathan meet after witnessing a car crash. Despite an instant attraction, Jonathan will have to come to terms with a strange companion who has invaded Maria’s life for too long: “ELLE”.

Gryla | Tomas Heidar, Director | 6 min. | Iceland, 2016. A man finds himself mistakenly taken hostage by a troll-size debt collector and driven into the mountains. Things go from bad to considerably worse when a real troll shows up. Fortunately for the man, this particular troll is very particular about what she eats.

The Man Who Caught a Mermaid | Kaitlin Tinker, Director | 16 min. | Australia, 2015. An old fisherman captures a mermaid in a world that tells him they don't exist.



Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
RI HIstorical Society, John Bown House 52 Power Street, Providence, RI