Here's a stunningly beautiful page torn from the Necronomicon, by artist Daniel Govar. Who knew madness could be so amazing? You can get it for just $5 (with free shipping!) via this Kickstarter project. Ia! Ia!
Friday, October 31, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
H.P. Lovecraft fighting tentacled horrors with a chainsaw? Yes please! That's what you'll get when you back the new Kickstarter project: Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue.
It's described as:
A dirty, gritty story about magick, monsters and the occult. It takes place in a modern-day world where H.P. Lovecraft the writer never existed but where all the horrors he wrote about are real. In this story, the man named Lovecraft is the world's foremost magician and alchemist who maintains a secret library of forbidden knowledge which includes books like the Necronomicon.
Lovecraft is a classic Byronic antihero: “Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.” He functions as the semi-reluctant guardian of mankind, one of the few who can traffic with occult forces without becoming (totally) corrupted by them. In his world, magicians are a secret culture within the culture who vie for power and knowledge, leading to feuds and wars that can unleash unspeakable terrors. When they do, Lovecraft is the guy who cleans things up.I think Cthulhu would give this two blasphemous, flabby claws up!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Friday, October 25, 2013
Okay, this thumb-sized Necronomicon from Beth's Creations is adorably cute...but still deadly! It comes complete with tiny drawings of monsters, spells and other revelations, so you should be able to summon a tiny Lovecraftian horrors with it. If you dare.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This Cthulhu wedding cake topper is the most romantic thing in the world if you happen to want to share tentacles and cosmic horror with another person for all eternity. And, let's be honest, who doesn't? Showing your flabby-clawed love will not come cheap however, as this handmade monstrosity (and I mean that in the nicest possible way) will run you $250 on Etsy. A small price to pay for the awesome gibbering horror it will bring you!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I don't know where this truly epic Cthulhu jack-o-lantern painting came from, but I'd definitely like to see it turned into a pumpkin on my doorstep for Halloween. Because nothing goes with All Hallow's Eve better than terrifying trick-or-treaters with a little cosmic horror. Ia! Ia!
Oh, and if you want to see some real Cthulhu carvings, check out these 7 eldritch Cthulhu pumpkins to help bring utter madness to your Halloween.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A staggeringly good-looking new anthology of H.P. Lovecraft fiction called Lovecraft's Monsters is finally available for pre-order. It features stories by Neil Gaiman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Bear, Gemma Files, Kim Newman, Laird Barron, Howard Waldrop, Nick Mamatas, Karl Edward Wagner and more. And better yet, it's edited by one of the most renowned horror editors in the world, the incomparable Ellen Datlow.
If you don't know of her, Ellen has won just about every award for editing imaginable including the Hugo Award, the Bram Stoker Award, The International Horror Guild Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award and many others. In other words, this anthology is going to kick the flabby claws of Cthulhu! (Pre-order It Here)
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
I have no idea who made this or why, but it's amazing. It's not real of course. (Here's Lovecraft's real gravestone along with an analysis of 170 items fans have left at it.)
UPDATE: Here's where it came form.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Someone created A Game of Thrones house banner for House Lovecraft! If you know where it came from please let me know so I can give that brilliant person all due credit. Ia! Ia!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Alan Moore talked to ComicsBeat about his upcoming Lovecraftian comic Providence, which Moore called "my attempt to write what I would consider to be a piece of ultimate Lovecraft fiction, in that it will be fiction, it will be a continuation of Neonomicon, it will in a sense be a prequel to that book, but it will also – slightly – be a sequel as well. It will be dealing with the world of Lovecraft’s American-based fiction, which tends to sort of rule out stories like The Mountains of Madness which, although, yes, it does have a strong Miskatonic element in it, is largely based in Antarctica."
Moore explained that "with Providence, what I am doing is, I’m looking as much at American society in 1919 as I am looking at Lovecraft, in terms of my research, and I am connecting up Lovecraft’s themes, and Lovecraft’s personality, to a certain degree, with the tensions that were then incredibly evident in American society. So, there’s that element of it, but the amount of research that I’m doing into America 1919, into the gay culture of America 1919, into the way that American society was just beginning to cohere around that point, and the research upon the actual places, because this is set in a real America – there’s no Arkham in it, there’s no Innsmouth, but there are real locations which I believe are coherent sites for the Lovecraft stories that I’ve connected them to."
And then there is the whole connection to Moore's seminal work, Watchmen. "It’s actually a little bit like Watchmen in that it – the basic premise of Watchmen was, if these ridiculous characters, superheroes, actually existed in a real world, then what kind of characters would they be, and what kind of real world would it be to accommodate them. And it was also commenting upon superhero fiction and various other things while it was doing that. Very similar things are happening with Providence. It’s obviously a completely different animal to anything like Watchmen, but there is that point of similarity."
Okay, I was going to buy this already because it's about H.P. Lovecraft and I was also going to buy it because it's by Alan Moore, but now I'm like going to buy it 10 times more enthusiastically because it's Alan Moore doing H.P. Lovecraft like Watchmen. There's loads more info in the interview so go check it out!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Good news my Lovecraftian friends! Filmmaker extraordinaire Guillermo del Toro is going to try again to get a big-screen adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" made. This is what he recently told The Playlist:
As for his shuttered H.P. Lovecraft adaptation "At The Mountains Of Madness" project that got killed in 2011, del Toro said he's going to try one more proper kick at the can soon. "I'm going to try it one more time. Once more into the dark abyss," he laughed. "We're gonna do a big presentation of the project again at the start of the year and see if any [studio's] interested." And yes, Tom Cruise is still game to be on board if they can find a home for it. "Yeah, Tom is still attached. I think it would be so fantastic to make it with him. He's been such a great ally of the project."So keep your flabby claws crossed that the film gets made this time. Ia! Ia!