Cthulhu Eats the World: Review: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shunned House (2012)

 

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shunned House (2012). Director: Eric Morgret. Cast: Jerry Lloyd, J.D. Lloyd.

Playing right now on the festival circuit is H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shunned House, a short film (roughly ten minutes long, not including credits) adapted for the screen by Kelly Young and directed by Eric Morgret. Now, if you have already read the HPL story, then you know the basics behind this film. This movie does change things up a bit, but are those…
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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Video Game Review: Cthulhu Saves the World

By Brian M. Sammons

Cthulhu Saves the World. Zeboyd Games, for PC and Xbox Live. USD $3.00.

Welcome back, gaming ghouls. Today, I’ve got another game for the spotlight, one that harkens back to old-school gaming goodness. Remember the classic 8-bit RPGs like Final Fantasy, Fantasy Star, and pretty much anything else with “Fantasy” in the title? Do you find yourself often wistfully saying, “Gee, they just don’t make ‘em like that, anymore”? Well, how cool would …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: Review: Sinister (2012)

By Brian M. Sammons

Sinister (2012). Director: Scott Derrickson. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone.

New, non-remake, non-sequel horror movies are as rare as a lingerie model coming from Innsmouth. Good new horror films are all but mythical. Yes, I’m looking at you, The Apparition. So, when a horror flick comes out that’s both new and good, then I’m happy to pick up the pompoms and cheer for it. And if that movie also has Lovecraftian overtones, then …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

By Brian M. Sammons

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land. Red Wasp Design For PC, iOS, Android.

Welcome back, friends, neighbors and squid-faced abominations from beyond time and space. Cthulhu Eats the Movies has changed – mutated, if you will – into Cthulhu Eats the World. Why? Because Cthulhu is ever hungry and movies alone just weren’t cutting it. Now, don’t panic. I will continue to discuss Lovecraftian movies, but I will also occasionally shine a flickering spotlight onto …

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Column: Summer Screams: The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast

By Brian Sammons

Words are not enough to express how much I love my weekly addiction, The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. Interpretive dance might do my deep feelings for it justice, but since you can’t see that, I guess words will have to do. The HPLLP is the Lovecraftian lovechild of two HPL fanatics, Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer. What they got into their warped minds to do was a weekly podcast where they would discuss each and every …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

By Brian M. Sammons

[spoilers ahead]

The Cabin in the Woods (2012). Director: Drew Goddard. Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison.

Okay, before you read any further, let me say that if you’re a horror movie fan, a lover of dark comedy, or just someone who worships at the altar of Joss Whedon (hallowed be thy name), then go see this movie. I mean it – STOP RIGHT NOW; do not read this review, or any review of this …

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Column: Summer Screams: Dark Adventure Radio Theater

By Brian M. Sammons

We continue our summer audio horror column with a little Lovecraft:

Now, I’m sure you’ve all heard of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, right? I mean, any Cthulhuheads worth their Essential Salts know about those Lovecraft-o-philes. They are the same creative geniuses that brought out the wonderful black-and-white, not to mention silent, Call of Cthulhu movie, back in 2005, and the new HPL-adapted film, The Whisperer in Darkness. And hey, wouldn’t you know it, …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

By Brian M. Sammons

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963). Director: Roger Corman. Cast: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Don Rickles.

This is a movie I’ve been meaning to watch for a good long while for two reasons. One, it’s supposedly Lovecraftian and I pretty much make it my business to watch all such films. Two, the guy who first said that this movie was Lovecraftian was none other than The King himself. Stephen King, that is. …

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