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

blacksun
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 …

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

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

circle
This entry is part 9 of 9 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 …

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

Column: Retronomicon: Review: Burnt Tongues

burnttongues

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 …

JHaneyColumn: Retronomicon: Review: Burnt Tongues

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

the-alligator-people
This entry is part 8 of 9 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 …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Alligator People (1959)

“Demonstra” Wins an Elgin Award

Demonstra_cover2

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

IFP“Demonstra” Wins an Elgin Award

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

DART-DWH-coverart
This entry is part 5 of 5 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

Brian M. SammonsColumn: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater – The Dreams in the Witch House

Column: Writing the Mythos: Surface Mythos: Digging Deeper

drstyx
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Writing the Mythos 2014

By G.W. Thomas


I recently came across what I consider to be the first Mythos comic. This is the first installment of the “Dr. Styx” series in Treasure Comics. The second issue from August-September 1945 features the strip by the forgotten Bernie Krigstein. Dr. Styx is an occult detective who is actually a ghost. In this first tale, he warns the main character not to …

G.W. ThomasColumn: Writing the Mythos: Surface Mythos: Digging Deeper

Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Whom the Gods Would Destroy

whom_the_gods_would_destroy
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2014

By Randy Stafford


Hodge, Brian. Whom the Gods Would Destroy. DarkFuse: 2013. Kindle USD $2.99. ASIN: B00H7KAV00.


Damien Phipps has some family problems. He has some questionable memories, too.
Did his mother really handcuff him to a steering wheel when he was four? Did he really escape to see her and his older half-brother beat a man, lashed to a tree, under a …

Randy StaffordColumn: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Whom the Gods Would Destroy

Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater: Herbert West – Reanimator

reanimator
This entry is part 4 of 5 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 Theater: Herbert West – Reanimator. The H.P. Lovecraft Society, 2013.


The Innsmouth Free Press is once again celebrating horrific audio treats for their Summer of Screams, and boy, do I have some ghoulish goodies for you to listen too. If you’ve read this column for any …

Brian M. SammonsColumn: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater: Herbert West – Reanimator

Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: King Kong With Tentacles

brideofcthulhu
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth 2014

By Lyndsey Holder


Afterlife with Archie #6. Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Illustrated by: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli, Robert Hack, and Rachel Deering. Archie Comics, 2014.


Generally, I’m sort of a hit-it-and-quit-it kind of lady with my reviews. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t lack the ability to settle down with a series, but as much as I’d love to sit around all day in …

Lyndsey HolderColumn: Comics Over Innsmouth: King Kong With Tentacles

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Old Dark House (1963)

the-old-dark-house-movie-poster-1963-1020235690
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

By Orrin Grey


The Old Dark House (1963). Directed by: William Castle. Starring: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott.


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 one of several screeners sent over as part of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s manufacture-on-demand service, “Sony Pictures Choice Collection,” that …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Old Dark House (1963)

Review: The Last Weekend

the-last-weekend-jhc-by-nick-mamatas-[2]-2047-p

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia


Mamatas, Nick. The Last Weekend. Jacketed Hardcover (February 2014). 224 pages. ISBN: 978-1-848637-21-4. Price: £20.00


This is a book about an alcoholic writer, but at least it has zombies. That’s how Nick Mamatas described his latest novel on social media. And that’s pretty much the pitch, though going in, you should know the book has more in common with Corey Redekop’s Husk than Night of the Living Dead. Not that there are no gross moments, …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: The Last Weekend