Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of a special walking tour and film series during the annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival. (Films will be shown at the Providence Public Library after the tour).
The life and work of Providence’s best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, will provide the backdrop for the tour, which will be lead by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Lovecraft’s “Providence stories” provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and Benefit Street houses. Participants will see the site of his former home, as well as locales mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu.
(And should this tour take you down Barnes Street, and should you hear the maniacal screams of a raving lunatic — that’s not part of the tour, it’s just Joe.)
Tickets for the tour and films are $18, tour starts at noon and runs about 90 minutes, Sunday, October 30, John Brown House, 52 Power Street, 861.4445