Filipa Darlo: The Movie Star Innsmouth Forgot

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – It’s taken an upcoming biopic and the shenanigans of a pop star to bring attention to a little-known star from the silent era: Filipa Darlo. Now nothing more than a footnote in the history of Hollywood, Filipa was once the darling of movie directors. Her striking looks and fiery temperament made her perfect for the meaty roles of temptresses and femme fatales that were being popularized during the Jazz Age.

For a brief time, …

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Monster Byte: Casting Call – Crew and Extras for Tentacles from the Sea 3D

by Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Seeking crew members for the film production, Tentacles from the Sea 3D. Experienced crew are preferred, though we are also willing to provide on-the-job training. We are especially seeking anyone with experience in lighting and/or 3D production.

We are also seeking extras of both sexes from a wide range of ages for filming in crowd shots and street scenes. No experience is necessary, but we are looking for a variety of types. We …

IFPMonster Byte: Casting Call – Crew and Extras for Tentacles from the Sea 3D

Singer Sierra Viciously Attacks Photographer

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Los Angeles, CA – Pop singer Sierra lashed out at a paparazzi photographer who tried to take her picture when she was exiting a nightclub late last night. The ‘Delicious Tempo’ singer kicked, punched and bit the photgrapher during the scuffle.

Horrified onlookers called the police. “She wouldn’t stop. They couldn’t pull her away from the guy. She was so incredibly strong. We couldn’t believe it.”

A spokesperson for Sierra said she was under “extreme stress” due to …

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McCarthy Death Ruled An Accident

by Amanda J. Spedding

Innsmouth, MA – Mystery continues to surround the death of Dale Liam McCarthy. A finding of ‘accidental death’ was issued by Dr. John Bellicose, ME, today. Initial reports indicated that McCarthy took his own life in the early hours of April 1, 2009, although this was neither confirmed nor denied by Innsmouth General Hospital spokesman, Adrian Lumley at the time.

No further details regarding the “accidental death” were issued, and calls to the Medical Examiner have …

IFPMcCarthy Death Ruled An Accident

Williams ran off with mystery lover

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams’ boyfriend now believes his girlfriend ran off with another man.

Paul Meyer recently discovered Williams’ diary and says she might have been seeing someone before her disappearance, contradicting his previous assertions that she would not have left Innsmouth voluntarily.

“I discovered several pieces of gold jewelery hidden inside our apartment along with her diary. I had never seen the gold pieces before and I doubt they came from her job,” he said. “Her …

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Extraordinary auction of silent diva’s collection

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Boston, MA – An auction of silent movie star Filipa Darlo’s furniture, clothing and movie memorabilia, which included a six-foot tall sphinx used in the movie The Pharaoh and a pair of red shoes, allowed collectors and spectators a rare look into the reclusive diva’s life.

Filipa Darlo died a decade ago. Her estate was contested by two family members and a legal battle ensued, one that did not conclude until last year when Darlo’s great-nephews reached an …

IFPExtraordinary auction of silent diva’s collection

Innsmouth welcomes prodigal son with film crew

Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – 3D horror production, Tentacles from the Sea, has decided to film on location in Innsmouth. According to Director John Mbuntu, it was the idea of his star Peter McCallister. McCallister plays Dave, a young man who tries to save his town from a watery horror despite having a disturbing connection to it.

“I was looking for a setting that would be more inclusive than the usual all-white milieu of horror,” Mbuntu says. “Then …

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Suspected Suicide at Innsmouth General Hospital

Amanda J. Spedding

Innsmouth, MA – Dale Liam McCarthy, 47, was found dead from a suspected suicide at Innsmouth General Hospital in the early hours of April 1, 2009. Mr. McCarthy, who sustained a broken leg, ribs and wrist while on patrol at Gilman House last week, was due to be released from hospital tomorrow.

A hospital source confirmed Mr McCarthy was found by nursing staff at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the bathroom off his room, haemorrhaging from wounds to …

IFPSuspected Suicide at Innsmouth General Hospital

Monster Byte: Astrological Manuscript Discovered at Innsmouth Public Library

Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – An astrological manuscript attributed to the “Mad Arab” Abd-al-Hazred, author of the grimoire the Necronomicon, has been discovered misfiled in the Marsh Archive of Antiquarian Studies at the Innsmouth Public Library in Innsmouth, Massachusetts. The manuscript, entitled De Stellis Maleficarum, is reputed to contain spells that could be used to bring about wealth to the user and disaster to any of the user’s enemies. This Latin translation from the original Arabic appears …

IFPMonster Byte: Astrological Manuscript Discovered at Innsmouth Public Library

Gang members to blame in Williams disappearance

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams might have been a victim of gang violence, a confidential source told Innsmouth Free Press.

The old Innsmouth Lighthouse, which has been periodically vandalized over the years, is a favourite spot for members of the Lichens, an infamous gang known for its violence and drug-dealing.

“Mary saw something that she should not have seen,” the source said. “She messed with Crow.”

Friedrich “Crow” Krahen is the youngest of the Krahen brothers, who are …

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Deep pelagic worms discovered in river bed

By Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Fossil worm-trail casts one foot wide and nearly fifteen feet long in some places have been discovered in the sandstone cliffs overlooking the banks of the Manuxet River in historic Innsmouth. Local scholar in African-American history Rosa Washington and visiting oceanographer Steven Huang of Beijing, China at Miskatonic University have teamed up to investigate.

“We believe that these worms were over two meters long,” says Dr. Huang, “and lived as recently as the …

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Williams went missing once before: roommate

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams, the 25-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week, disappeared on a previous occasion, Williams’ former roommate reveals.

Teresa Hayden said Williams mysteriously left the apartment they shared on Water Street a year ago.

“I came home one day and she was simply gone. There was no note, no messages, nothing,” Hayden said. “She returned five days later without an explanation.”

At the time, Williams (an amateur photographer) was …

IFPWilliams went missing once before: roommate