Tentacles over Texas: Lovecraft-Themed Film Festival Coming to Dallas

The stars align for a Lovecraft Film Festival in Dallas
The stars align for a Lovecraft Film Festival in Dallas

Everything, with rare exception, is better with tentacles.

With that in mind, it pleases me to no end to announce that the fine folks at DOA Bloodbath, who already host three great genre film festivals (Pretty Scary, Fears for Queers and the namesake Bloodbath) here in Dallas, have added another one to their schedule and yes, this one comes with tentacles.

The First Annual Unnameable Blood Bath Film Festival will take place at the Texas Theater on August 20th, the author’s birthday. The idea for the additional festival came to DOA Bloodbath organizer Andrew Rose at this past weekend’s Underground Horror II Festival in Tulsa, OK, while talking with Craig Mullins, who runs Unfilmable.com, a site dedicated to Lovecraftian films. “The subject… came up and it hit me: what Dallas needs is a Lovecraft festival and there’d be no better place than the Texas Theatre.”

Festival organizers are currently looking for feature-length or short films based upon or inspired by the works of Lovecraft. Deadline for entries is June 30th. More information will be available soon at http://www.doabloodbath.com  (no longer active) or on their Facebook page.

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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2 Replies to “Tentacles over Texas: Lovecraft-Themed Film Festival Coming to Dallas”

  1. Entries can be mailed (on DVD or Blu-Ray, region 1 only) to:

    DOA Blood Bath Entertainment
    ATTN: LBB-FF
    PO Box 643
    Farmesville, TX 75442

    And there is ZERO entry fee.

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