Found on the Net: Lovecraft Skateboard

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Next time you feel the need to complain about the state of today’s youth and the decline of modern culture, reconsider it. Recently, a student from William Blount High, Tennessee, won a national skateboard deck design contest. The challenge was to design a skateboard deck inspired by a book. While you might think most kids would go with a popular title such as Twilight or a tried-and-true curriculum classic like Moby Dick, Tyler Stewart picked …

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10 Worst Horror Movie Fathers

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Just in time for Father’s Day, we’ve got a list of the top ten worst horror movie fathers, a rarer species than evil movie mothers, yet still found in cinemas. Note that I focused specifically on movie fathers, not families. Thus, I didn’t pick movies such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The People Under the Stairs because it includes more than one person behaving badly, not just a terrifying dad. Here’s our look at all the …

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Found on the Net: Lovecraft Exhibit in New York

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you are in New York this June or July, it would be extremely worth your time stopping by The Observatory in Brooklyn to look at A LOVE CRAFT: Art Inspired by Monsters, Madness and Mythos. The group show of art inspired by H.P. Lovecraft will be on view from June 11 to July 26, 2010 and promises “to look beyond space and time and into vistas of a new reality.” Participating artists include names that …

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Found on the Net: The Thunderous Legacy of Robert E. Howard

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

American pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard is probably best-known for launching the sword-and-sorcery subgenre. He was a prolific writer and enjoyed great success in the pulps, publishing everything from boxing stories to adventure tales. His personal life was a different kettle of fish. He was the only caregiver for his mother, who was incredibly ill, and his longtime girlfriend had deserted him. Emotionally and physically exhausted, Robert E. Howard grabbed a gun one June morning in …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/7/10

This entry is part 1 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2010

This week, we’re beginning a new column reporting and discussing any upcoming spoilers for the three main shows we’ve been reviewing (if we start reviewing other shows, or we get spoilers for ones we’ve reviewed in the past – like Life after People – we’ll put ‘em here, too). Those three currently are: V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural, with spoilers being listed in order …

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Found on the Net: Playing the Necronomicon

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Looking to bring a little zest into your life? How about some Necronomicon to quench your boredom? Yes, The Neconomicon Card Game is on the horizon. The single-player RPG card game, based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, will allow you to “Use cards to attack, taint, and summon monsters against your opponent. Drive them insane without going insane yourself, and boost your defence or attack power. Or try the Challenge Mode where you attempt to overcome …

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10 Movies of Women and Science Gone Wrong

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

It’s hard being a woman. It’s even harder being a woman after science has played a bad trick on you, launching you into a mad murdering spree. This week, we explore what happens when women, horror and science (or what passes as science in a scary movie) get involved. It’s a ménage-a-trois made in hell. So, sit down and read through the list of ladies gone bad:

The Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Hey, remember that time …

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Guest Post: The Spirit Boat

By Alysa Braceau (aka Dreamshield)

Today, we present a guest blog post from Alysa Braceau (aka Dreamshield), the Dutch author of an autobiographical book about shamanism, The Sorcerer’s Dream (which we also review). You can learn more about her in her interview:

In my book, The Sorcerer’s Dream, about my initiation into the sorcerer’s world and mastering conscious dreaming, I describe shamanic rituals and ceremonies.

My dreaming teacher, Vidar, calls the ‘spirit boat’ a tradition with many …

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Found on the Net: Cthulhu Chess

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Forget pawn to queen, how about deformed cultist against Dagon. It’s the ultimate endgame, a chess board inspired by Lovecraft’s Mythos complete with 32 hand-sculpted chess pieces which will “strain the sanity of the stoutest soul”. The black pieces are led by Cthulhu as the king and Dagon as the queen. The green pieces are commanded by Yog-Sothoth as king and Ubbo-Sathla as queen.
Detailed photographs of each piece can be seen over at Flicker. The gibbering …

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Column: Writing the Mythos: Top Ten Mythos Tales Not by Lovecraft

By G. W. Thomas

This particular piece is highly subjective. I’m just going to say that now. We all like different things and my choices won’t be your choices. But, having said that, I hope to give reasons why I liked these stories the best. I have to say I haven’t read every Mythos story ever – who has? New ones are being written every day from top novelists like Stephen King to the lowest z-grade-quality fanzine or webzine. It …

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Found on the Net: Spanish Lovecraft, Part Deux

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Hey, remember a few months ago when we were all excited about the premiere of the Lovecraftian Spanish film La Herencia de Valdemar (Valdemar’s Inheritance)? Well, even though we haven’t been able to feast our eyes on the final product (someone from Spain please send a DVD!), we’ve discovered there’s already talk about a sequel. A teaser poster for La Sombra Prohibida (The Forbidden Shadow) has surfaced, along with news that the sequel …

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Found on the Net: Alien Prequel

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Rumours about an Alien prequel have been flying around the Internet for ages, but some rock-solid info surfaced courtesy of original Alien director Ridley Scott. This is not the first time Scott has talked about the project, but it is one of the more juicy tidbits we’ve heard in a while: it’s not just going to be one movie as previously thought; there will be two films shot in 3-D.

The films – as yet …

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