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UPDATE (8 March 2013): This event was a huge success, selling out all the seats in the cinema to a very appreciative audience. We’re happy it was so well-received, and hope that it will inspire the organization of similar such events in future! I’ll post photos when I get the chance…
ORIGINAL POST: Fans of H.P. Lovecraft in Seoul will not want to miss the upcoming Cthulhu Festival of Film in Seoul. The evening will feature three film adaptations of Lovecraft’s stories: one Korean, one German, and one American. There will be subtitles for all films, to accommodate both Korean-speakers and English-speakers.
Date: 28 Feb, 2013 (Thursday), first film starts at 8:00pm.
Place: Megabox @ Chongshin University (Isu) Station (on Lines 4 and 7)
Ticket Price: 13,000 won in advance; 15,000 at the door while seats are available
Age restriction: Apologies to the Young Lovecraftian League of Korea, but this screening is for 19+ only! (This is only because the films have not been rated in Korea.)
Note: We strongly recommend that you come early, as this is a self-seating screening. And if you arrive after the first film begins, you will be allowed in only during the intermission between the two short films and the feature. So don’t be late!
- Send an email to with: your name, number of people, contact information(phone no. and email address)
- Send money to the following bank account. Wooribank 256-139377-02-101 배윤호(Bae Yunho)
- You will be contacted with a confirmation AFTER completing both Steps 1 and 2.
The festival is the Korean permiere for all three films being screened:
- “Return to Innsmouth” (1999): Aaron Vanek’s spooky adaptation of Lovecraft’s 1931 story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” (26 min)
- “The Music of Jo Hyeja” (2012): Jihyun Park’s haunting Korean-language adaptation of Lovecraft’s 1921 story ”The Music of Erich Zann.” Winner of the Audience Pick Award at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, Los Angeles 2012. (21 min)
- “Die Farbe” (“The Color Out of Space”) (2010): Huan Vu’s creepy German-language adaptation of Lovecraft’s “The Color Out of Space”(1927). (86 min.) Winner of many awards, including Best International Feature, Casting, Directing, and Sound awards at the Big Bear Horro-Fi Festival; a win at Competencia International Montevideo Fantastico; Buffalo Screams (International Feature and Cinematography awards); Best Sci-Fi Feature at Cinefantasy, and Best Adaptation at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
The Music of Jo Hyeja:
After the Screening: There will be a draw for prizes, specifically Lovecraftian books published recently in Korea, courtesy of three different publishers in Korea! (황금가지, 북스피어, and AK 커뮤니케이션스)
The event is being hosted by Brutal Rice Productions and the Seoul SF&F Library, with the support and sponsorship of Miracle Books.
(Disambiguation Notice: I’m a member of Brutal Rice Productions, and was involved in various ways in the making of “The Music of Jo Hyeja”. But even if I weren’t, I’d still be there on Thursday!)