A feature-length, animated adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1927 fantasy novel The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath will debut at this year’s H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, taking place Oct. 9-12 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The film is directed by Edward Martin III and is the first feature from Guerrilla Prods.
Produced on a very low budget, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath employs motion-still sequencing using hand-drawn images from Jason Thompson’s comic book adaptation, published by Mockman Press. According to the film’s web site (www.petting-zoo.org/Movies_Dreamquest.html) it also uses some full animation to tell the story of dreamer Randolph Carter, who must brave harsh lands and perilous traps to confront the Gods of Earth and demand his own entrance to a city that haunts his dreams.
The Lovecraft festival will also host a full schedule of live-action features and short works based on fiction from the master of the Macabre. Special guests will include director/producer Brian Yuzna (Necronomicon) and actor Jeffrey Combs, who reprises the role of Herbert West in Beyond Re-Animator, also screening.
Admission to the festival is $10 per day or $25 for the weekend pass (does not include Thursday). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by phoning (503) 493-1128. Films start at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Matinees start at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Seating is limited.