Found on the Net: Cthulhu 3-D

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Since everything in the universe is getting the 3-D treatment, it’s no surprise that Cthulhu will be joining the 3-D bandwagon. Wired reports that vintage sci-fi novels will be re-issued with pulpy 3-D covers. On the list: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle and The Call of Cthulhu and Other

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15 Years of Cosmic Horror: The 2010 Portland Lovecraft Film Festival

By Ahimsa Kerp

2010 was the fifteenth year that the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival was held in Portland. This was its last year, as the current festival director, Andrew Migliore, is stepping down. He was starting to fail his sanity role, he said. Highlights of the 2010 gathering included director Stuart Gordon presenting his film Dagon, author Catlin Kiernan reading some of her work and editor Ellen Datlow explaining what editors really want. (Hint: It’s not paranormal romance.)

The …

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Found on the Net: Tentacli

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Tired of reading about your friends’ cats? Wishing there were more Lovecraftian blogs out there you could browse in your downtime? Fear not; Tentacli is here! Dubbed as a literary and visual arts blog on the famous author H.P. Lovecraft, it contains all manner of interesting little posts and bits about that dude from Rhode Island, and is updated frequently, to boot.

Recent stuff includes news on S.T. Joshi’s I Am Providence and a series of posts …

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Supernatural Fridays: Supernatural Scotland

By Paula R. Stiles

Sam and Dean Winchester, through their mother, Mary Campbell, are both half-Scot and descended from arguably the most powerful and populous clan in Scotland. If they ever traveled back there, they’d discover an entire country full of such dark and bloody folklore, it’s literally underfoot. Some of the MOTWs could even be human.

The Low Road
Most people think 19th-century “Loch Lomond” is a quaint and sappy Scottish tune, but if you know any …

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Vampire Thursdays: Vampiric Origins

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The vampire we know today, the variety that most commonly inhabits our cinemas, is a creature of disease. A metaphor for STDs, or infection in general, it transmits its condition via direct blood contact. Sometimes, there is even a scientific explanation for the vampires, such as in Daybreakers (a bat creates a pandemic). Most cinematic vampires, whether supernatural or closer to natural, belong in this category. A few examples exist of vampires who are born vampires (…

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Vampire Thursdays: Guest Article: On the Electronic Backlist

By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Today we have a guest article from author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, well-known for her historical vampire series about the Count Saint-Germain. E-Reads has recently released two of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s novels in  both electronic format and print-on-demand trade paperback editions. The books, The Palace (the second novel featuring the Count Saint-Germain) and To The High Redoubt (an epic fantasy) are the first two Yarbro titles E-Reads will be featuring. Later this year, Hotel Transylvania (first …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/28/10

This entry is part 16 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2010

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural:

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

More cast members joining V! Jay Karnes has signed up for a recurring role as the new partner of agent Erica Evans. The two trained at Quantico, so they have something of a history.

Could this be Erica’s baby’s daddy? Some might bet yes, …

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Found on the Net: Cthulhu Uses Old Spice

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

One of our Innsmouth reviewers, Lydnsey Holder, pointed us to a video of Cthulhu using Old Spice making the rounds on YouTube. The video parodies the popular Old Spice commercials featuring a handsome young fellow (with a horse!) urging ladies to purchase Old Spice for the men in their lives. In this case, Cthulhu urges women to purchase Old Spice because then their god can smell like him. Which, we assume, means smelling like squid.

You’ll notice …

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Supernatural Fridays: Supernatural: Darkness in New Zealand

By Amanda Spedding

Kia ora koutou. (Hello everyone.)

This week, the Winchesters are touring the beautiful islands of Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud). Comprised of the North and South Islands, science explains New Zealand was formed by the shifting of tectonic plates, but in a country steeped in lore and ceremony, the traditional landowners, the “Maori”, assure us it was the great fisherman, Maui, who pulled the land from the sea (more about him soon).

Maori mythology …

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Vampire Thursdays: Not Your Daddy’s Greek Gods: An Overview of the Dark-Hunter series

By R.C. Murphy

If it has fangs, then obviously, it’s a regular ol’ vampire, another Nosferatu knockoff taking advantage of people with a lust for the dark.

Let’s not be so hasty to judge a creature by its hardware.

Throughout the history of the vampire myth, there have been countless versions of the bloodsuckers. One variety talks with a funny, pseudo-Romanian accent and transforms into bats. Others band together to form a theatre troupe so as to confuse and entertain …

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Vampire Thursdays: Dracula: The Book Covers

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

When you are as famous as Dracula, you are bound to get the cover treatment more than one time. Make that a bunch of times. Today, I’m discussing some of the best covers featuring the Count which I’ve been able to find.

Now, most covers of Dracula have suffered from Bela Lugosi Syndrome for many decades. By that, I mean the vampire on the cover would invariably look like the Universal vampire, or perhaps a variation of …

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Supernatural Fridays: Role-Playing Games and Talk Like a Pirate Day!

By Paula R. Stiles

Arrr, matey! International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) is just around the corner!

Okay, so what does that have to do with Supernatural Fridays, aside from the fact that both Sam and Dean sound about that coherent when they’re drunk? Well, as you all may know, already, there’s a Supernatural RPG, as well as some companion books (Supernatural Adventures and Guide to the Hunted) and a free intro game, The Hunt

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