Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening

(10.25) Learn more about the life and times of H.P. Lovecraft — walk the streets that inspired and/or frightened him. (This is said to be the house in the The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.)

The life and work of Providence’s best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. Acknowledged genius of occult and horror fiction, Lovecraft’s “Providence stories” (written between 1924 and 1935) 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. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft’s own words offer a most amazing literary, historical, and architectural walking tour.

The tour starts at the John Brown House Museum and lasts 90 minutes. Ticket includes a pass to RI International Horror Festival screening of your choice.

$18, meets noon, Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, John Brown House, 52 Power Street

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