Found on the Net: Lovecraft Body Lotion

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Prove your allegiance to Lovecraft by moisturizing and beautifying your skin with a cream that is out of this dimension. The body lotion is available from Alchemic Muse on Etsy for $7.50 (USD) and is made of provincial lavender blossoms grounded in fresh pumpkin, sweet cream, blackstrap molasses with a thick dusting of harvest spice, and shea butter.

The body lotion promises to “deeply moisturize and protect against the damaging effects of the sun. Macadamia nut, hemp …

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Guest Post: Cthulhu in Your Game

By Monica Valentinelli

The first incarnation of was a site dedicated to the editor-in-chief’s Vampire: the Masquerade Live Action Role-Playing game, or LARP for short. Since those early days almost ten years ago, our horror and dark fantasy webzine has grown from its humble beginnings to include news, reviews, interviews and additional coverage of all things horror. As Project Manager for the site, I’ve watched how our readers have evolved over time and what they are interested in. As …

IFPGuest Post: Cthulhu in Your Game

Happy Birthday Lovecraft!

Today is August 20. I bet all you Cthulhu fans know what that means. It’s Lovecraft’s birthday! But how to celebrate the father of Mythos? We didn’t think an unspeakable cake would do it (and how, exactly, do you make non-Euclidean frosting?). Instead, we organized a Tweet Cthulhu contest, asking our readers to send 140 characters’ worth of Lovecrafty goodness. Meet the winners! We’ll be Tweeting their entries during the day. Or you can read them all at once below.…

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Column: Writing the Mythos: Why Mythos Movies Suck (A Lot)

By G. W. Thomas

The earliest Lovecraft adaptation was The Haunted Palace in 1963. Using a title of Poe’s and a plot of HPL’s, Roger Corman serves up a Vincent Price fest written by master horror writer Charles Beaumont. Since then, if you can believe Andrew Migliore and John Strysik’s The Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H. P. Lovecraft (2005) (and you can) there have been about a 100 films (both major and minor budgeted …

IFPColumn: Writing the Mythos: Why Mythos Movies Suck (A Lot)

Summer of Unknown Writers: Dorothy Quick & Allison V. Harding

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There are two authors in this edition of “Summer of Unknown Writers”, where Innsmouth Free Press explores those books, stories and writers that time forgot and you should find.

Dorothy Quick

Born in 1900, Margaret Rogers Straub, under the pseudonym ‘Dorothy Quick’, contributed 15 stories and 25 poems to Weird Tales during the 30s and 40s. She was also a frequent contributor to Unknown. Her first story sold to Oriental Stories in 1932 (collected in Oriental

IFPSummer of Unknown Writers: Dorothy Quick & Allison V. Harding

10 Horror Movies About Animals

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I was at the movie theatre the other day, and they had a poster for a remake of Piranha, in 3-D of course. Animal horror tales have been around for a very long time. Everything from slugs to octopi have threatened to swallow, chew and destroy mankind, some more effectively than others. Generally, they are low-budget affairs. Think more Supergator than King Kong. Though I’m not fond of this sub-genre, every once in a while, …

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Found on the Net: Cthulhu Chick

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Proof that crocheting is not only for grandmas, and that it can produce more than those numerous doilies my great-grandma made, comes courtesy of Cthulhu Chick, who makes little Cthulhus, using crochet patterns.

She explains: “Last fall, I discovered the tiny crocheted Cthulhu pattern and it revived my interest in crocheting…Pretty soon, I had dozens of Cthulhus living in my apartment and had given some away to friends and sold others that people had commissioned. As …

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Column: Slicing Score: Mad Monster Party? (1967)

By Maria Mitchell

Mad Monster Party? (1967, soundtrack) Composed by Maury Laws & Jules Bass.

1967 marked the debut of the stop-motion animated film Mad Monster Party?. This film is an inventive, satiric rehash of many of the great horror films dotting the first half of the twentieth century, including Dracula and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and boasts an eclectic, smooth, jazzy score composed by Maury Laws that is rife with plenty of eerie moments. This score …

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10 Icky Movies of Body Horror (and one movie that scared me for life)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

When a shambling zombie is after you, you can outrun it. When a vampire wants to take a bite, you can stake it. When a ghost is haunting your pad, you call the Ghostbusters. But what do you do when the horror is inside you?
In my book, there is nothing scarier than body horror. I still have paranoid fears of being attacked by mushrooms (fear of parasitism, I suppose) and hospitals creep me out. I never …

IFP10 Icky Movies of Body Horror (and one movie that scared me for life)

Found on the Net: Lovecraft in Vancouver

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There’s good and bad stuff when it comes to living in Vancouver. The bad includes the priciest real estate in the whole country and a public transportation system that could use some fine-tuning. But now you can add one more awesome pro: it’s a Lovecraft-friendly city. The proof? The Vancouver Film School is busy putting together an interactive Lovecraft project.

The VFS explains that the project, known by the internal codename “Project Space Squid”, is bringing to …

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Report from Comic-Con 2010, Part 1: Supernatural Panel

By Clarissa from TVOvermind

Note: All photos included with this article belong to Clarissa and are used here with her consent. Please do not post them or this article elsewhere without first asking her permission.

[lots of season six spoilers ahead]

I didn’t start watching Supernatural until the end of 2009, but within the last seven months, it’s become my favourite show. It’s not surprising, then, that when I attended my very first Comic-Con in July 2010, I begged my …

IFPReport from Comic-Con 2010, Part 1: Supernatural Panel

Found on the Net: Cthulhu Saves the World

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Bizarre news from the land of video gaming: Cthulhu has gone good and will now be our lord and saviour. Or something like that. Zeboyd Games have announced their upcoming downloadable RPG, Cthulhu Saves the World, for the XBox 360.

Why did Cthulhu have a change of heart? According to a press release: “Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when a band of heroes cursed him and sealed away his …

IFPFound on the Net: Cthulhu Saves the World