Found on the Net: Cthulhu Name Analysis

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Kabalarian Philosophy says that names determine who you are. The Kabalarians offer a free analysis of your name online. Lo and behold, they have the meaning of the name ‘Cthulhu’ up, offering insight into our favourite tentacled God.

According to their name analysis, Cthulhu is, among other things, “responsible and generous, although somewhat scattering and disorganized at times.” One can’t blame Cthulhu, since, with so many tentacles, it’s hard to keep track of where each …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Cthulhu Name Analysis

Column: Global Ghoul: Cthulhu #1

By Dale Carothers

Cthulhu #1. KettleDrummerBooks, in association with Diabolo Ediciones (June 2010). $9.95. ISBN: 978-0-9778066-4-5.

[spoilers ahead]

Cthulhu #1 is an anthology from KettleDrummer Books of Spanish writers and artists. There are several stories and I’ll give a quick review of each one. The book reminds me of those old EC Horror comics, or a series of two-minute Twilight Zone episodes with a Lovecraftian flavor.

The first two stories are by writer/artist Pepe Aviles. His work …

DaleColumn: Global Ghoul: Cthulhu #1

Review: Shadows Over Baker Street

By Danielle DeLisle

Reaves, Michael and Pelan, John, eds. Shadows Over Baker Street. Del Rey, 2003. 464pp. ISBN-13: 978-0345455284.

Ever wondered what it might be like if Sherlock Holmes contended with the Great Old Ones? If you have, then you need to check out this book. Shadows Over Baker Street is a collection of 20 short stories by authors like Neil Gaiman, Barbara Hambly, Caitlin Kiernan, and Poppy Z. Brite. Each tale has a link with the world of …

IFPReview: Shadows Over Baker Street

Interview: Henry Saine

Today, we are interviewing the director of the indie horror-comedy The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu, recently released on DVD. Hailing from San Antonio, he describes himself as someone who designs “all the fake stuff that usually no one sees in the background for television and movies.” He has directed music videos and is currently wrapping post-production on Bounty Killer, which stars Christian Pitre, Branton Box and Barak Hardley, who played Paul in Last Lovecraft. Michael Tavera …

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Found on the Net: Cthulhu Saves the World… Again

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Remember the indie game Cthulhu Saves the World? We talked about a little while back. Well, if you didn’t play it then, you can play it now…in its brand, spanking-new edition.

Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD – Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!) is available from those crazy cats at Zeboyd Games.

The new edition features:

  • Cthulhu’s Angels game
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Found on the Net: Cthulhu USB Stick

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you are a cultist lugging around tomes bound in human skin, that is so passé! Transfer your secret enchantments the modern way: with a USB stick. The Cthulhu USB Memory Sticks (4 GB) feature Great Cthulhu on one side and H.P. Lovecraft on the other. The USB sticks come in standard and Limited Editions and are sold by the folks at

Approximately 36mm square and weighing less than 20 grammes, the Cthulhu memory attaches …

IFPFound on the Net: Cthulhu USB Stick

Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Carrie Cuinn

Carrie Cuinn is the owner of small indie press Dagan Books. Cthulhurotica, an anthology of erotic horror inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, is their first title. It contains fiction and articles by Cody Goodfellow, Kenneth Hite, Jennifer Brozek, and many others. It seemed appropriate to discuss this anthology, in light of its subject matter.

IFP: In your introduction to this book, you say, “Readers expecting a collection of monster sex stories might, after all, be …

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Found on the Net: Cthulhu Colouring Book

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Hey, kiddies. What is the best gift Mom and Dad can get a little cultist and budding Pickman? Why, the Cthulhu Colouring Book! From Amy Crook, the same Mythos-lover that brought you the Cthulhu holiday greeting cards, now comes a new dimension in colouring books. Use crayons, pencils, or markers, and enjoy the experience of bringing Cthulhu into the world of colour. Plus, the book includes an extra helping of zombies! Because, who doesn’t want some free …

IFPFound on the Net: Cthulhu Colouring Book

Found on the Net: Winter is More Fun With Cthulhu

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

With cold weather approaching, you are probably looking for warm mittens and scarfs. But why go with any scarf when you can have a Cthulhu scarf? The Pink Toque Shop sells Cthulhu toques (for adults and babies), scarfhulhus, mittens and sockthulhus made with 100% acrylic yarn. If you have some knitting talent, you can purchase a pattern and make one for yourself.

If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, try the 100% cotton Baththulhu Cthulhu

IFPFound on the Net: Winter is More Fun With Cthulhu

Guest post: I Was a Teenage Cthulhu Worshiper: The Links Between Lovecraft’s fiction and Adolescence

By Kristopher Reisz

“Then in the shadowy solitude my longing for light grew so frantic that I could rest no more, and I lifted entreating hands to the single black ruined tower that reached above the forest into the unknown outer sky. And at last I resolved to scale that tower, fall though I might; since it were better to glimpse the sky and perish, than to live without ever beholding day.”

H.P. Lovecraft, “The Outsider”

Introduced to Lovecraft’s stories …

IFPGuest post: I Was a Teenage Cthulhu Worshiper: The Links Between Lovecraft’s fiction and Adolescence

Found on the Net: Erotic Victorian Cthulhu

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Today’s bizarre Mythoesque illustration caused consternation when I showed it to our editor, who very promptly said: Holy Victorian Cthulhu Porn!

Although we have a mental image of Victorian culture as being asexual and repressed, it was actually rife with pornography and eroticism, from bawdy photographs to illustrations that were just a tad short of appearing on Playboy.

Witness this illustration by Belgian painter Fernand Khnopff, titled “Istar” (1888), with the tentacles/roots wrapped lovingly around the nude …

IFPFound on the Net: Erotic Victorian Cthulhu

Found on the Net: Cthulhu in Love

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

With Valentine’s Day approaching, you are sure to be looking for that special gift for that special someone. Traditional love tokens include chocolate and perfume. Oh, and have we the perfect scent for you!

“Cthulhu in Love”, created by the fine people at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, is a new fragrance exclusively sold through the ThinkGeek website.

Flavoured with incense, spices, kelp sea salt, and who knows what else, it is described as “what Cthulhu smells …

IFPFound on the Net: Cthulhu in Love