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: The Loved Ones

By Brian M. Sammons

The Loved Ones. Director: Sean Byrne. Cast: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine.

This 2009 Australian, low budget, brutal, sometimes bloody, and very effective horror movie has finally made its way to North America, thanks to Paramount. Was it worth the wait? Did it live up to the critical hype, assuming that you’ve heard anything about it at all?

Yes, yes, it did. But be warned: I can see this movie falling into the category …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Altitude (2010)

By Brian M. Sammons

Altitude (2010). Director: Kaare Andrews. Cast: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Ryan Donowho.

If you’ve seen the poster or DVD case for this movie, then your Lovecraft loving appetite might have been whetted like mine was. It shows a guy hanging out of a small airplane in flight, surrounded by dark clouds, with a couple of huge tentacles reaching out to grab him. For a rabid fan of H.P. Lovecraft, the mind reels with the possibilities such …

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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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