Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Beast in the Cellar (1970)

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This entry is part 8 of 7 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


The Beast in the Cellar (1970). Directed by: James Kelley. Starring: Beryl Reed, Flora Robson.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film was actually on a “Late Night Fright” double-bill with our previous installment Horror Express. It’s a very, very, very British flick that’s considerably …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Beast in the Cellar (1970)

Cthulhu Eats the World: “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter” videogame

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This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Developer: The Astronauts. Publisher: The Astronauts and Nordic Games. Release date: September 26, 2014. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4.


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie horror/adventure game that first came out for the PC and has recently been ported to the PlayStation 4. I missed it when it came out on PC, but I …

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Review: Helen’s Story (2013)

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By Bobby Derie


Rabinowitz, Rosanne. Helen’s Story. PS Publishing (2013). Hardcover: 146 pages. ISBN-13:1-848635-80-7 (unsigned); ISBN-13:1-848635-79-1 (signed, 100 copies).


Helen Vaughan is the silent antihero of Arthur Machen’s weird classic “The Great God Pan,” a distant cousin of Algernon Blackwood’s Julius LeVallon and Aleister Crowley’s moonchild, the inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft’s Whateley twins and Clark Ashton Smith’s nameless offspring. For a hundred years, she has stood half-way to modern myth as an unwanted demigod and Victorian nightmare. It’s about …

IFPReview: Helen’s Story (2013)

Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Scary Neary: Punk Shaman and Death’s Photographer

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2015

By Randy Stafford


Hand, Elizabeth. Generation Loss. Small Beer Press, 2007. Kindle USD $5.95. ASIN: B00140IU98.

Hand, Elizabeth. Available Dark. Minotaur Books, 2012. Kindle USD $9.99. ASIN: B00603TY5S.


There is plenty of crime in the Cass Neary novels of Elizabeth Hand. That’s why they’re labeled crime fiction. And a fair amount of that crime is committed by Cass herself. Hand has described …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater: Imprisoned with the Pharaohs

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


If you have been following my Cthulhu Eats the World column for any length of time, then you already know about my love for the radio plays produced by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Under the banner of their Dark Adventure Radio Theater, they have adapted some of Lovecraft’s best and best-known stories into very fine audio entertainment. This one is …

Brian M. SammonsColumn: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater: Imprisoned with the Pharaohs

Column: The Vault of Secrets: Horror Express (1972)

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


Horror Express (1972). Directed by: Eugenio Martin. Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight, we had intended to take a visit to 16th century Prague, but instead, we’ve jumped not quite so far back in time for a ride on …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: Horror Express (1972)

Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Babadook (2014)

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


The Babadook (2014). Director: Jennifer Kent. Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall. Country: Australia.


Once again, I’m reviewing a movie that has no connection to the Cthulhu Mythos. Wait, don’t go anywhere. If all I did was cover Mythos movies, this would be a very lonely place. While this film is not Mythos, The Babadook is the Aussie import indie …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) / Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)/Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968). Directed by: Pavel Klushantsev, Curtis Harrington, Peter Bogdanovich. Starring: Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, various Russians.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Like most every horror fan on the planet, it would seem, I …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) / Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)

Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Final Prayer (2013)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


Final Prayer (2013). Director: Elliot Goldner. Cast: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle. Country: UK.


Once there was a movie from the UK called The Borderlands. Then it came to North America on DVD and, for some silly reason, it changed its name to Final Prayer. Why it did that, I don’t know, but it sort of seems to …

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Gods and Monsters: Review: The Apparition (2012)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


The Apparition (2012). Director: Todd Lincoln. Cast: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Felton. Country: USA.


Several Young Ghostbusters rejects conduct a college experiment in which they try to contact the Other Side. It succeeds beyond their wildest nightmares – which means that it all goes horribly wrong.

Years later, one of the college students (Sebastian Stan) has married and moved on, …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: The Apparition (2012)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: King Kong Escapes (1967)

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


King Kong Escapes (1967). Director: Ishiro Honda. Starring: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is the second (and last) Toho film to feature King Kong, and also the one and only (so far as I can figure out) Toho-Rankin/Bass …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Exquisite Eldritch Art of “Cryptocurium”

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


If you are a serious Cthulhu Cultist, then you’re going to want Mythos knickknacks aplenty. Many artists and craftsmen know this, so there are countless places on the Internet offering Lovecraftian goodies in all shapes and forms, not to mention prices. With all that, it’s hard to know which artists to trust with your hard-earned cash. Well, fear not, friends. I …

Brian M. SammonsColumn: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Exquisite Eldritch Art of “Cryptocurium”