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


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 length of time, then you will already know I am a huge fan of …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dreams in the Witch House: a Lovecraftian Rock Opera


By Brian M. Sammons


Lovecraft, H.P., author; Dalager, Mike and Leman, Andrew, lyricists. Dreams in the Witch House: a Lovecraftian Rock Opera. The H.P. Lovecraft Society, 2013.


I love rock operas. AKA concept albums. AKA slices of pure musical awesomeness pressed to disc. Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime, and The Who’s Tommy are some of my more mainstream favorites, but as a proud metalhead, let me add The Crimson Idol by W.A.S.P., Streets: A Rock

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Six Best Horror Flicks of 2013

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, friends, to the second part of my look back at the year of horror cinema in 2013. Last time, I did five movies that, while not all of them were bad, all did fall into my category of “Why bother?” Now it’s time to do the flipside of that coin and look at much-better flicks. Since I think the Internet can be too negative most of the time, I’ll cover six much-better films this …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: Holes for Faces

Campbell, Ramsey. Holes for Faces. Dark Regions Press (May 7, 2013).

Since this review is appearing on Innsmouth Free Press, I think it’s appropriate to begin it like this: I came to Ramsey Campbell by way of H.P. Lovecraft and the expanded world of the “Cthulhu Mythos.” Like many authors both before and after him, Mr. Campbell began his wonderful world of horror and dread by building upon the fiction of H.P.L. After I read Campbell’s take on Mythos…
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