Lovecraft walking tours leave from the John Brown House Museum this weekend and next. Tickets include a ticket to the Horror Festival and can be purchased online. Hosted by the RIIFF:
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” (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. 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.
Following the 90-minute tour, participants will receive a ticket for the Lovecraft-inspired film screenings at Brown’s Friedman Hall.
Walking tours depart from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, and are conducted in partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Society. (Facebook event.)
Saturday & Sunday/ October 19 & 20/noon to 1:30pm
Saturday & Sunday/October 26 & 27/noon to 1:30pm
$22, John Brown House, 52 Power Street, (directions)