Cthulhu Eats the World: “Feed the Shoggoth!” card game

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2016

By Brian M. Sammons


Feed the Shoggoth!. Publisher: Squamous Studios. Designer: Badger McInnes. Players: 3-6. Ages: 14 and up. Playing Time: 30-60 minutes.


There is a running joke that Cthulhu is a lot like bacon: Just add it to anything and it makes anything better. Now there is something to be said for that — a little bit of Cthulhu goodness does spiff up …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: SOMA (video game review)

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2016

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, Cthulhu pals. We are continuing with the game coverage today with one of the most highly anticipated digital, downloadable horror games of 2015. It’s the follow-up to an incredibly well-liked horror game by a company known for delivering the frights time and time again. Since it’s been kept under wraps to ensure the story’s mystery, the only thing really …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: Among the Sleep (video game review)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2016

By Brian M. Sammons


Hello, my ever-faithful fellow cultists of all things creepy, weird and strange. I, like Big Daddy C him/her/itself, was pretty much dead for a while, but I was still dreaming. Always dreaming.

Well, the stars are right and I’m awake once more. I’ve got a whole gaggle of ghastly goodies to tell you about. So if you’ve got a few bucks …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: The 10 Best Horror Films of 2015

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This entry is part of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2016

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, my fellow fright film fans. It’s the start of a new year, so that means looking back at the year that just died and poking at its corpse for various highlights, lowlights, and best-of lists. 2015 was a pretty good year for horror flicks. It wasn’t stellar or anything, like some of years of the 1980s, but it wasn’t as …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter” videogame

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This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Developer: The Astronauts. Publisher: The Astronauts and Nordic Games. Release date: September 26, 2014. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4.


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie horror/adventure game that first came out for the PC and has recently been ported to the PlayStation 4. I missed it when it came out on PC, but I …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater: Imprisoned with the Pharaohs

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


If you have been following my Cthulhu Eats the World column for any length of time, then you already know about my love for the radio plays produced by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Under the banner of their Dark Adventure Radio Theater, they have adapted some of Lovecraft’s best and best-known stories into very fine audio entertainment. This one is …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Babadook (2014)

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


The Babadook (2014). Director: Jennifer Kent. Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall. Country: Australia.


Once again, I’m reviewing a movie that has no connection to the Cthulhu Mythos. Wait, don’t go anywhere. If all I did was cover Mythos movies, this would be a very lonely place. While this film is not Mythos, The Babadook is the Aussie import indie …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Final Prayer (2013)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


Final Prayer (2013). Director: Elliot Goldner. Cast: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle. Country: UK.


Once there was a movie from the UK called The Borderlands. Then it came to North America on DVD and, for some silly reason, it changed its name to Final Prayer. Why it did that, I don’t know, but it sort of seems to …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Exquisite Eldritch Art of “Cryptocurium”

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


If you are a serious Cthulhu Cultist, then you’re going to want Mythos knickknacks aplenty. Many artists and craftsmen know this, so there are countless places on the Internet offering Lovecraftian goodies in all shapes and forms, not to mention prices. With all that, it’s hard to know which artists to trust with your hard-earned cash. Well, fear not, friends. I …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

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By Brian M. Sammons


The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014). Director: Adam Robitel. Cast: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay.


Truth be told, there aren’t a lot of Cthulhu Mythos or Lovecraftian connections to this movie. Sure, some people see HPL’s influence everywhere, and there may be some here around the edges, but nothing more than that. And yet, this movie, more than any other in recent memory, reminded me of a good game of Call of Cthulhu.

What, you don’t …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian Sammons


The Thing on the Doorstep (2014). Director: Tom Gliserman. 
Cast: David Bunce, Susan Cicarelli-Caputo, Mary Jane Hansen.


The thing about making a movie about a story by H.P. Lovecraft is that anyone can do it, since many of his tales are public domain. This means that many first time filmmakers cut their cinematic teeth on tales by the Grand Old Gent from Providence. …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: The Evil Within – It’s Not The Game You Think It Is

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, friends and fellow cultists. I thought I would give Cthulhu and Co. a little break today so I could talk about something I haven’t covered in a while: video games. Specifically, spooky games. Yes, it looks like after far too many years of horror games getting the stinky end of the stick, they are starting to have a resurgence. I, …

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