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, …

IFPFound on the Net: Realms of Crawling Chaos

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:

(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 …

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‘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.


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

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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

Angels and Demons Week: ‘Supernatural’ Demons

By Paula R. Stiles

[major spoilers up through 6.11]

Demons not only predate angels on Supernatural, but are the very first MOTW to appear on the show. In the teaser for the pilot, set in 1983, Mary Winchester is torched on the ceiling by the evil Yellow-Eyed Demon that murdered her parents in 1973. Her husband John’s obsessive, lifelong quest to find and destroy the demon ruins their sons, Dean and Sam’s, lives. Along the way, the brothers are …

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Angels and Demons Week: Satanic Panic: “Michelle Remembers” and the Witchcrazes of the 1980s

By Lyndsey Holder

“Before Michelle Remembers there were no Satanic prosecutions involving children. Now the myth is everywhere.”

– Robert Hicks, U.S. Justice Department

“There are over one million Satanists in this country…The majority of them are linked in a highly organized, very secretive network. From small towns to large cities, they have attracted police and FBI attention to their Satanic ritual child abuse, child pornography, and grisly Satanic murders. The odds are that this is happening in your town.”

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Angels and Demons Week: Article: We, Angel

By Stewart Sternberg

In most recent film and fiction, angels tend to be depicted as insanely handsome, fit, aloof, and mysterious in a way associated with igniting throbbing hearts. We might say the angel is now stepping into the shadow of paranormal romance. Maybe about to go the way of the vampire and other metaphysically-rooted beings. Whether this is good or bad, it was probably inevitable. After all, the anthropomorphizing of angels in popular culture has been going on for …

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Angels and Demons Week: A Brief Demon Primer

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Danielle DeLisle has given us a brief explanation of some of our misunderstandings of angels, so I thought I’d do something similar for demons. Although not exclusive to Christian mythology (demons appear in Jewish and Muslim tales, to name a few cultures), the most popular visions of demons we have come from Western stories and movies, and thus have been shaped by Christian imagery. In Christian tradition, demons are spirits which can afflict people.

Treatises on the …

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Angels and Demons Week: ‘Supernatural’ Angels

By Paula R. Stiles

[major spoilers up through 6.11]

[Note: We reviewed “A Very Supernatural Christmas” last year and you can still find the review here.]

The CW show Supernatural (which we review on a weekly basis) has a wide variety of monsters, but two of the most formidable categories are traditional enemies in the abrahamic religions: angels and demons. So, an overview of each group for Angels and Demons Week seemed logical. This week, we’ll look at how …

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