Interview: Dirk Manning

Today, we sit down with Dirk Manning, author of the Paradise Lost-meets-Lovecraft comic NIGHTMARE WORLD:

IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is NIGHTMARE WORLD about?

DM: NIGHTMARE WORLD is a series of 52 stand-alone, cerebral and genre-jumping horror stories each written by me and illustrated by a different art team. However, as you continue to read the series, you’ll start to see how all of the stories slowly bleed together to tell one giant, overarching story about, …

IFPInterview: Dirk Manning

Interview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 5: Charley Sherman

Today, as part of our week dedicated to Lovecraft’s Birthday, we conclude our Wildclaw Theatre interviews with Charley Sherman, cofounder of Wildclaw:



IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

CS: WildClaw Theatre is about to produce DEATHSCRIBE – The 2nd Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays. This will take place at The Music Box Theatre, Chicago, on Monday October 5th.

IFP: How did you get involved with Wildclaw Theatre? What roles have you played …

IFPInterview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 5: Charley Sherman

Lovecraft Websites You Should Visit

The title says it all. We offer a collection of 10 Lovecraftian websites you should check out. Feel free to add your recommendations.


Lovecraft is Missing
http://www.lovecraftismissing.com/

An original online graphic novel that appears every week, Lovecraft is Missing is worth a look, not only for the comic strip created by Larry Latham, but for the content that appears on its blog. There are interviews and articles on a variety of interesting subjects, such as occult detectives or pulp fiction.…

IFPLovecraft Websites You Should Visit

Interview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 4: Brian Amidei

As part of our Lovecraft Birthday Week bash, we’re interviewing Wildclaw Theatre members. Today, we’re chatting with the Theatre’s Managing Director, Brian Amidei:



IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

BA: We are in the midst of selecting our scripts for DEATHSCRIBE 2009, our second annual festival of 10-minute audio horror dramas, which will be performed live with some of Chicago’s finest actors, directors and musicians on October 5th, at the historic Music Box Theater.…

IFPInterview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 4: Brian Amidei

Interview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 3: Scott Barsotti

Today, as part of our Lovecraft Birthday Celebration, we’re talking to Scott Barsotti, writer for Wildclaw Theatre and author of The Revenants:


IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

SB: WildClaw is currently putting together the 2nd annual DEATHSCRIBE Festival of Radio Horror Plays. This is an event that solicits writers internationally to submit 10-minute horror plays that are intended for radio. We then rent out the historic Music Box movie house in Chicago, pack the

IFPInterview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 3: Scott Barsotti

Interview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 2: Aly Renee Greaves

Today, we chat with Aly Renee Greaves, resident Costume/Makeup Designer and member of the Wildclaw Theatre Company out of Chicago:


IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

ARG: Right now, we are getting ready for this fall’s Deathscribe Horror Audio Drama Festival. We are sorting through the huge number of entries, trying to whiddle them down to only five. It’s really tough as there is quite a bit of wonderful, scary stuff in the lot. Several …

IFPInterview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 2: Aly Renee Greaves

Interview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 1: Aaron Christensen

We continue our Lovecraft Birthday Celebration with a series of Wildclaw Theatre interviews, starting with Aaron Christensen, Ambassador of Horror for Wildclaw:

IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?AC: Our current project is our 2nd Annual Horror Radio Play Festival, DEATHSCRIBE, which has been enormously exciting. Last year’s festival was a tremendous success and we’re expecting this year’s to be even bigger and wilder. It all started off as a brainstorm of WildClaw ensemble member

IFPInterview: WildClaw Theatre, Part 1: Aaron Christensen

Review: Spaceship Zero

by Paula R. Stiles

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. (2001) Spaceship Zero: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Vancouver: Divine Industries, Inc. $8.99

Spaceship Zero is a soundtrack album for the RPG game of the same name. Put out in 2001 by a Lovecraft/Mythos rock group operating out of Chiliwack, B.C. since 1992, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, the album is a bouncy tribute to ’50s and ’60s space-opera film and television. It doesn’t take itself even …

IFPReview: Spaceship Zero

Interview: Eric Morgret

Today, we’re sitting down with Eric Morgret, co-owner of Maelstrom Productions, a filmmaker of Lovecraftian adaptations out of Seattle:


IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is Strange Aeons about?

EM: I am currently editing our short film The Shunned House. We ran into some heavy post production problems but we are back on schedule.

Strange Aeons is a feature based on Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep”. The movie had a premiere at the HP Lovecraft …

IFPInterview: Eric Morgret

Column: Writing the Mythos: The Unnameable: Mythos Monsters

The Unnameable: Mythos Monsters

By G. W. Thomas

H. P. Lovecraft gave the world more monsters than just about any other writer. Only H. G. Wells can claim a more important position. (HPL built on Wells’ example, so they actually compliment each other.) What HPL realized about monsters was they should be outside our experience. Wells gave us the giant rat or “the natural creature made monstrous”. As he also did with the Morlocks, once having been men. Or a …

IFPColumn: Writing the Mythos: The Unnameable: Mythos Monsters

12 Literary Classics With a Lovecraftian Twist

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles

Ever wished your literature class was more exciting? Tired of trying to read through Moby Dick? Fear no more because Innsmouth Free Press has added a Lovecraftian twist to a dozen popular books. You’ll never look at Gone With the Wind the same way after you are finished with our improved literary classics.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre, the new governess at Mr. Rochester’s house, finds herself irresistibly attracted to her employer. But …

IFP12 Literary Classics With a Lovecraftian Twist

Masters of Horror: Lovecraft

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a cheap movie in need of a plot must be in want of some tits. Breasts, the most affordable special effect of all, have been used since time immemorial to hide lousy scripts, rubber monsters and bland characterization.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House, part of the Masters of Horror series, flings as many boobs as it can to distract from the unavoidable truth: that Stuart Gordon, despite …

IFPMasters of Horror: Lovecraft