Fri
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NecronomiCon Film Screenings at PPL!

Friday, August 21, 2015

1:00 PM-9:30 PM

Cost: $5/person; free to convention pass-holders

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Fri, 2015-08-21 13:00 - 21:30

1 – 2:30 pm

Feed the Light and Creation of a God by Heinrik Muller

4 – 5:30 pm:

Pickman’s Model (Night Gallery episode) followed by The Dark Intruder

"Pickman's Model" is a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, written in September 1926 and first published in the October 1927 issue of Weird Tales. It was adapted for television in 1972 as an episode of the Night Gallery anthology series. The story revolves around a Bostonian painter named Richard Upton Pickman who creates horrifying images. His works are brilliantly executed, but so graphic that they result in his membership in the Boston Art Club being revoked and in his shunning by his fellow artists.

Dark Intruder (1965) is a horror film made for TV that was released theatrically, starring Leslie Nielson, Mark Rickman and Judi Meredith.   The film is set in San Francisco in 1890 concerning playboy sleuth and occult expert Brett Kingsford (Nielsen). This atmospheric black-and-white film was directed by  Harvey Hart and written by Barre Lyndon, and was the pilot for a failed television series called The Black Cloak.

7 – 9:30 pm

The Ancestor Cut of The Resurrected

Director O'Bannon and screenwriter Brent V. Friedman had both developed the Lovecraft property over the years, independent of each other; Friedman's version of the script was titled Shatterbrain. While Friedman receives sole writing credit, O'Bannon did incorporate some of his own ideas into the project.   O'Bannon's original title for the film was The Ancestor, which was later changed to The Resurrected after being re-cut and altered by the studio for theatrical release. The screening is of the original version of the film.

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