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…
Brian M. SammonsCthulhu Eats the World: Review: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shunned House (2012)

The Lovecraft Expert: An Interview with S.T. Joshi

 

S.T. Joshi has spent his life thoroughly analyzing the life and legacy of H.P. Lovecraft, weird fiction’s most important and intriguing figure. Joshi is a Seattle writer who has produced over fifty volumes relating to Lovecraft. Joshi read his first Lovecraft story when he was 13 and based his decision to attend Brown University partially on their Lovecraft collection. He’s also written and edited several books on other writers, including Ambrose Bierce, Lord Dunsany and Ramsey Campbell, as well …

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Column: Writing the Mythos: EAP-HPL-PKD – Shades of the Gothic

By G.W. Thomas

The word ‘Gothic’ has many definitions, all conflicting. First, it means the Germanic people who, amongst other tribes, sacked Rome in 410 AD. Because of this, it can mean anyone barbaric and uncouth. ‘Gothic’ is also a style of non-Grecian architecture popular in medieval times. During the 18th century, it came to mean, politically, “Englishness.” Lastly, it can be used to describe a branch of fiction popularized in 1764 by Horace Walpole when he wrote The Castle

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Found on the Net: Lovecraft eZine & Vermis Mysteriis

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Have you checked the latest issue of the Lovecraft eZine? It’s up now. Oh, and remember to take a look at their new t-shirt. It’s one way founder Mike Davis makes a bit of cash for this venture. It’s also a good opportunity to enter their current t-shirt contest.

Now for something completely different: NPR has a story about the album, De Vermis Mysteriis, the new album by High on Fire, a stoner-metal trio led …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Lovecraft eZine & Vermis Mysteriis

Interview: Supernatural: Peter Ciuffa

Today, we talk with Peter Ciuffa, who played H.P. Lovecraft, the Gentleman from Providence himself, in Supernatural penultimate season-six episode, “Let It Bleed“.

IFP: How did you get into acting?

PC: There are two ways for me to answer that, the long way or the short way. I’ll try to find the middle ground. As a kid, I enjoyed doing skits and plays for English and Drama class, but I never pursued acting. I was into sports, especially …

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Review: Supernatural: One Year Gone

By Paula R. Stiles

Dessertine, Rebecca. Supernatural: One Year Gone. Titan Books (May 24, 2011). 335 pp. USD $7.99; CAN $8.99; £6.99. ISBN: 978-0857680990.

If you’ve been waiting for Supernatural to go straight-up and unapologetically Mythos (as opposed to, say, doing an unacknowledged homage to Re-Animator in “Time Is on My Side”), this is your month. First, we had a Mythos two-hander in the last two episodes of the season, “inspired” by Lovecraft’s last story, “The Haunter of

Paula R. StilesReview: Supernatural: One Year Gone

Recap and Review: Supernatural 6.22: The Man Who Knew Too Much

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: Castiel moves to open Purgatory, distracting Dean by smashing the wall inside Sam’s head.

Recap: Recap to “Carry On Wayward Son” of the previous season. If you blink, you’ll miss the fairies. Remember them? But you won’t miss Death, who gets a surprising amount of recap, considering he only guested in one episode and has been scarcely mentioned again.

Cut to Sam running down a street, fleeing from a police car. He kicks …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 6.22: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Recap and Review: Supernatural 6.21: Let It Bleed

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: Lisa’s non-relationship with Dean goes way down south when she and Ben are kidnapped by demons.

Recap: Then recap of Lisa and Ben rejecting Dean, Dr. Visyak and the dragons, and Castiel’s deal with Crowley.

Cut to…well, not Now. It’s March 15, 1937 in Providence, Rhode Island. A man in waistcoat and glasses is typing in the middle of the night (in front of a fireplace, no less). As a storm blows outside, …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 6.21: Let It Bleed