Found on the Net: Free Lovecraft Documentary

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you haven’t watched the documentary Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown, now is your chance to do so. For free. SnagFilms is showing the 90-minute, 2008 documentary online. The documentary by Frank H. Woodward chronicles the life, work, and times of H.P. Lovecraft, and looks at his lasting influence on popular culture, including writers, musicians and artists. It features interviews with John Carpenter (The Thing), Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Neil Gaiman …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/25/11

This entry is part 4 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Well, in case you were thinking alien reptiles are soon to be extinct, think again. Executive producer Steve Pearlman recently said a third season of the show is still a possibility and the ratings are not that bad.

Joel Gretsch talked about playing a priest: “You …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/25/11

Found on the Net: Octopus Chair

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

For the cultist who has it all, try the Octopus Chair. Created by Spanish artist Maximo Riera, the chair is a dark, elegant, unholy work of cephalophilia. The artist sketched the chair on paper then created a 3-D computer model. Small foam blocks reproduced the digital model. The parts were then assembled, glued, sanded, and painted by hand.

The artist picked a chair because it is an everyday object which would serve to highlight the relationship …

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Column: Writing the Mythos: Yuggoth: Our Ninth Planet

By G. W. Thomas

One of the best parts about reading older fiction – say, the detective fiction of the 1880s or the pulp stories of the 1920s – is seeing into a world that is not our “currently believed to be” world. For example, the readers of H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness” may have thought old HPL was making it up when he created a ninth planet in the solar system. Kiddies in one-room school houses (Yes, …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/18/11

This entry is part 3 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Ratings don’t bode well for V. Will it survive into a third season? Rumours about its cancellation are sprouting like mushrooms after the rain.

Morena Baccarin gave a recent interview, in which she said the alien baby will be an important character and Anna will develop …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/18/11

Found on the Net: Realms of Crawling Chaos

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Realms of Crawling Chaos is a Lovecraftian, dark fantasy campaign supplement for the retroclone Labyrinth Lord and the Advanced Edition Companion, set to be released sometime late this winter. The 64-page supplement, created by Daniel Proctor and Michael Curtis, allows players to add new races from the works of H.P. Lovecraft, including white apes, white ape hybrids, sea blood, and subhumans. There are also new spells, new monsters, new artifacts, and the like.

A retroclone, …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/11/11

This entry is part 2 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The description for next episode is: “Serpent’s Tooth: For the first time in 15 years, Diana and Anna face off; Erica makes a discovery when she has Tyler’s blood analyzed,” and this website has previews for the show.

There is a picture of the aliens, without …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/11/11

Found on the Net: ‘Cthulhu Saves the World’ Released

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

We reported on this game last year and now it’s available as an Xbox Live Indie Game, retailing for 240 Microsoft Points ($3 USD). Cthulhu Saves the World is a retro-looking game with 16-bit graphics from Zeboyd Games. The game includes turn-based RPG combat, comic-book-style cutscenes, a “save anywhere” save system, three difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, Hard), a 1UP system that allows major battle replays, seven playable characters, three bonus game modes, 20 songs, a multi-level-up system …

IFPFound on the Net: ‘Cthulhu Saves the World’ Released

‘Fraterfamilias’ Production: Behind the Scenes

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

As you might have noticed, Innsmouth is wading into the book-publishing business and has a range of titles planned for 2011. These include the anthology Historical Lovecraft (open for submissions until January 3, 2011), Candle in the Attic Window (opening to submissions in January), Future Lovecraft, and Swords and Mythos. Our first release is Fraterfamilias, on sale now.

Book publishing may seem like an easy venture, especially with the advent of word processors …

Silvia Moreno-Garcia‘Fraterfamilias’ Production: Behind the Scenes

December Recap

It was a jolly, busy December in Innsmouth. The biggest event to report was Angels and Demons Week, which included reviews and articles on a number of demonic and angelic topics. Links to all posts can be found here.

Interviews

Articles and Reviews

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/04/11

This entry is part 1 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

V is back on the air this Tuesday and we’ll be reviewing it. Jane Badler talks about her role. She says she is more benevolent than her daughter, though still arrogant. She also talks about auditioning for the role and the lasting power of the original V

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/04/11

Found on the Net: 2011 Lovecraft On Screen

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

We all know that the most-awaited Lovecraftian project for 2011 is Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness, but with so many rumours, it’s hard to tell when, if ever, it will happen, though Del Toro had said summer of 2011 for shooting and James Cameron is somehow involved.

If you can’t possibly wait until then, Henry Saine’s horror-comedy The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu is getting a DVD release this February

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: 2011 Lovecraft On Screen