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!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Some H.P. Lovecraft loving scientists just named a newly discovered "octopus-like microorganism" after the great, flabby clawed eldritch alien god Cthulhu! Finally his reign on Earth begins, albeit in a much smaller way than we Cthulhu cultists ever imagined. According to Science, Space and Robots:
Newly discovered tiny octopus-like microorganisms have been named after the fictional monsters created by American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. The single-cell protists, Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque, live in the gut of termites and help them digest wood. The scientists say in a release that they decided to name the creatures after the Lovecraft monsters as "as an ode to the sometimes strange and fascinating world of the microbe."
There's a picture of the cute little beasty above. The stars are clearly right today...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Holy Fhtagn, this Cthulhu Birthday cake for a lucky cultist named Nick by Artisan Cakes is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I don't say that lightly because, as you know, we posted 50 Chthulhu cakes a while back and all of them were pretty great too. But this one...my flesh curdles in delight just looking at its squamous glory. Ia! Ia!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Cthulhu and his cephalopod friends Dr. Zoidberg (from Futurama) and the Kraken (from Old Icelandic legend) are hanging together in this cheerful shirt from Split Reason called "Cthulhu and Friends." You can buy it for $18.95 if you so choose. And why wouldn't you choose a shirt that features the best eldritch alien god with flabby claws who lives in a sunken city built from non-Euclidean geometry?
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Do you want a Cthulhu doorstop? Of course you do! Nothing says "Welcome" like a little tentacled horror mixed with some fhtagn.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This image comes courtesy of the e-anthology Cthulhu Unbound 3, a digital book that features stories by Cody Goodfellow, Tim Curran, D.L. Snell, Brian M. Sammons and David Conyers. I have not read the book, but the cover art is pretty kick ass so I thought I'd share it. Fhtagn!