Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian Sammons


The Thing on the Doorstep (2014). Director: Tom Gliserman. 
Cast: David Bunce, Susan Cicarelli-Caputo, Mary Jane Hansen.


The thing about making a movie about a story by H.P. Lovecraft is that anyone can do it, since many of his tales are public domain. This means that many first time filmmakers cut their cinematic teeth on tales by the Grand Old Gent from Providence. …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: House of the Damned (1963)

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This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

By Orrin Grey


House of the Damned (1963). Directed by: Maury Dexter. Starring: Ron Foster, Merry Anders, Richard Crane.


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 fright film has a synopsis that would have been right at home in a Stuart Gordon movie thirty years later, where it would have …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: The Tedium Zone

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth 2014

By Lyndsey Holder


McKelvie, Jamie (artist) and Gillen, Kieran (writer). The Wicked + The Divine. Image (2014).

Vilanova, Guiu (artist) and Straczynski, J. Michael (writer). The Twilight Zone. Dynamite (2014).


I am a multi-tasker. I do really well when I have seventeen million things to do at once, but when I have only one task, I quickly become bogged down in minutia. When my …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)

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This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

By Orrin Grey


The Cabinet of Caligari (1962). Directed by: Roger Kay. Starring: Glynis Johns, Dan O’Herlihy.


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 one that I was familiar with way before I ever knew what movie it actually was. In the Nine Inch Nails cover of Queen’s …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.01 (Season Premiere): Black

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Supernatural Season 10

By Paula R. Stiles

If you like these reviews, you can help support us by buying our books and spreading the word about them. We currently have a presale going for our latest collection, The Nickronomicon. Also on sale is our recent sword & sorcery anthology, Sword and Mythos, and Laotian-American Mythos poet Bryan Thao Worra’s collection, Demonstra.


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


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Cthulhu Eats the World: The Evil Within – It’s Not The Game You Think It Is

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, friends and fellow cultists. I thought I would give Cthulhu and Co. a little break today so I could talk about something I haven’t covered in a while: video games. Specifically, spooky games. Yes, it looks like after far too many years of horror games getting the stinky end of the stick, they are starting to have a resurgence. I, …

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: The Book of the Black Sun II: The Book Collector

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2014

By Randy Stafford


Thomas, G.W. Book of the Black Sun II: The Book Collector. RAGE m a c h i n e Books: 2014. Kindle USD $4.99. ASIN: B00JV252XS.

I always like to see one of G.W. Thomas’ “Writing the Mythos” articles show up here at Innsmouth Free Press. His various essays on pulp authors and genres, available on his website, are worth …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972-73)

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This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972-73). Directed by: Various. Starring: Scads of people.


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, in honor of that spookiest of all seasons, Halloween, we’re unearthing not merely a film, but an entire TV series! This is the last of several DVD screeners I got …

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Column: Retronomicon: Review: Burnt Tongues

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Palahniuk, Chuck; Thomas, Richard; Widmyer, Dennis, eds. Burnt Tongues. Medallion Press. USD $12.29; ISBN 978-1-60542-734-8.

By J. Keith Haney


At the start of Harlan Ellison’s collection Deathbird Stories, there is a Latin motto: Caveat Lector or “Reader Beware.” It was a sincere warning of the upsetting nature of the stories that were contained within the covers of that volume. Such a motto should be affixed to the front of Burnt Tongues but for vastly different reasons. The short …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Alligator People (1959)

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This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

The Alligator People (1959). Directed by: Roy Del Ruth. Starring: Beverly Garland, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. For tonight’s film, we’ll be taking a trip to the swamp for a classic creature feature from the prolific pen of Orville H. Hampton, who also scribed …

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“Demonstra” Wins an Elgin Award

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Huge congratulations to Bryan Thao Worra, who just won an Elgin Award for Demonstra, the poetry collection published by yours truly, Innsmouth Free Press, last year!

The Elgin Awards, named for Science Fiction Poetry Association founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, chapbook and book. Worra won in the book category. Innsmouth friend Helen Marshall won the chapbook category for The Sex Lives of Monsters

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater – The Dreams in the Witch House

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian M. Sammons


Lovecraft, H.P., author; Radio adaptation by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Dreams in the Witch House. The H.P. Lovecraft Society, 2014.


Here comes more auditory awesomeness for the Summer of Screams from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. 2014 was a very witchy year for the HPLHS. First, they released the rock opera version of Lovecraft’s The

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