Friday, June 15, 2012

Fantastic H.P. Lovecraft action figure comes complete with a tiny Necronomicon!

Holy eldritch horrors I'm excited about this. Artist Alex CF out of London is creating an H.P. Lovecraft action figure that he plans to sell soon. Here are the details:

"One of my favourite authors, the grandfather of maddening cosmic horror, Howard Phillips Lovecraft. A homage to his writing, my first DIY action figure project is a hand molded, cast and painted effigy of Lovecraft, along with a copy of the fabled and despised Necronomicon! Each figure will come as part of a larger box set - including a copy of a comic I have written and drawn, a screen printed t shirt, a screen printed poster, badge and sketch, all in a wax sealed box These will be available very soon! email for inquiries!"

I'm totally in for one Alex, just let me know where to send the money!

Here's the best mashup ever: Harry Potter Lovecraft

This mashup of H.P. Lovecraft and Harry Potter is pure eldritch delight.  By Nik Holmes.

(via Fashion and Action)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Super authentic Cthulhu statue is based on H.P. Lovecraft's personal sketches

Deviantartist Zombiequadrille has created the most authentic statue of the great Cthulhu yet produced. He based it on H.P. Lovecraft's own sketch of the old slumbering alien diety, and the result is one of the creepiest Cthulhu idols I've seen. Well done! Ia! Ia!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Guillermo Del Toro says Prometheus has probably killed his At The Mountain's of Madness movie

Oh no, it looks like Guillermo Del Toro's big budget adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" will never happen thanks to Ridley Scott's movie Prometheus. On the fan forums of his official site, Del Toro said:

Prometheus started filming a while ago- right at the time we were in preproduction on PACIFIC RIM. The title itself gave me pause- knowing that ALIEN was heavily influenced by Lovecraft and his novella.

This time, decades later with the budget and place Ridley Scott occupied, I assumed the greek metaphor alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, as a fan, I am delighted to see a new RS science fiction film, but this will probably mark a long pause -if not the demise- of ATMOM.

The sad part is- I have been pursuing ATMOM for over a decade now- and, well, fter Hellboy II two projects I dearly loved were not brought to fruition for me.

The good part is: One project did... And I am loving it and grateful for the blessings I have received.


When a fan asked why Prometheus would have such a devastating effect on Madness, Del Toro added:

Same premise. Scenes that would be almost identical.

This is my sad Cthulhu face: (;,;)

The Horror In Clay: A Cthulhu tiki mug

Jonathan Chaffin is a man with a dream, and that dream is to supply the world with Cthulhu tiki mugs. He's already got the mug designed and ready to go, and now he's raising money on Kickstarter to produce 500 hundred specimens of "The Horror In Clay." That's because Jonathan does not like to make just one of anything:

"Designing and selling merchandise is something I've done for a long, long time (since 95 or so) both for fun and profit. I don't just like to make things; I like to make multiples of things. For me, the constraints of the manufacturing process contribute to the beauty of the finished product, like a sonnet. That is why I choose to make the Horror in Clay a moldable, manufacturable object instead of a single piece of sculpture."

The mug apparently has quite a backstory that includes both a mysterious origin and tie-ins to famous works of horror. Jonathan even boasts that he has a colophon (should anyone inquire about one).