Lots of Changes at Innsmouth Free Press

We’ve got lots of changes coming to Innsmouth. Don’t worry! These are good changes!

Columns and television coverage

We have covered a lot of television shows in the past few years. It’s been fun, but we are changing our direction. Starting in 2013, we will review fewer TV shows and they will be integrated into a column format, joining our other current columns. For example, Paula R. Stiles will continue to cover TV shows with an urban bent like Supernatural

IFPLots of Changes at Innsmouth Free Press

Monster Byte: Unusual Species of Bat Sighted

By R. Scott Howes

Innsmouth, MA – Innsmouth is well-known for its diverse topography, and varied plant and animal life. From the shallow salt water marshes to the inland woods where giant ferns grow, few places provide such a rich biosphere. It appears Innsmouth may once again claim distinction from its neighbour communities with the discovery of an unusual species of bat. Though rumours of the sightings have circulated since last spring, it is only now that it may be …

R. Scott HowesMonster Byte: Unusual Species of Bat Sighted

Apocalypse Week: Column: Innsmouth Influence: Neil Gaiman’s “Only the End of the World Again”

By Bryan Thao Worra

As a new regular feature of the Innsmouth Magazine, we’re looking at the short stories and novels that emerged in response to the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Our goal is to build an appreciation for the wide variety of themes, tones and choices writers have made. Whether to ground it firmly within the Mythos, and particularly the aftermath of The Shadow Over Innsmouth, or to venture off into entirely new …

Bryan Thao WorraApocalypse Week: Column: Innsmouth Influence: Neil Gaiman’s “Only the End of the World Again”

Review: 1Page Adventures: The Innsmouth Lighthouse

By Paula R. Stiles

Jackson, M. The Innsmouth Lighthouse RPG. 1Page Adventures. The Dice of Life: July 13, 2009.

The story: The Innsmouth Lighthouse has served mariners for centuries. But in the past few days, all contact with the Lighthouse has been cut off. A law enforcement team sent in has disappeared without a trace. Cannibalistic cultists of Dagon appear to have taken over the lighthouse for a dark purpose. Your job is to stop them from completing their …

IFPReview: 1Page Adventures: The Innsmouth Lighthouse

Monster Byte: School Reinvents Itself by Returning to Tradition

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Innsmouth Girls’ School first opened its doors in 1942. Sixty years after its foundation, the school was floundering. Enrollment had dropped significantly from its heyday when it housed nearly 200 young women from the best families in Arkham, Innsmouth and Boston. A solution had to be found or the school would have to close. The answer? A return to tradition.

Enrollment at Innsmouth Girls’ School – located on the outskirts of the town – …

IFPMonster Byte: School Reinvents Itself by Returning to Tradition

Monster Byte: This Month in Innsmouth (October)

By Amanda J. Spedding

Memorial Swim – Devil Reef

At dusk this Sunday, a swim to Devil Reef has been organised by family and friends of TJ Bennett and Bella Langford. Mr. Bennett and Ms. Langford went missing two months ago after an accident at Witches’ Drop in Dunwich County. The couple, who were on their way home to Innsmouth, have yet to be found. The swim, scheduled by Mr. Bennett’s brother, Duncan, also aims to raise money for a …

IFPMonster Byte: This Month in Innsmouth (October)

Lina’s Got the Look

by Amanda C. Davis

Innsmouth, MA – Holla atcha, Innsmouth girls! Honeys, this season’s mega, ultra, must-have fashion is not a color; it’s not a label; it’s a super-cute set of accessories from in-town fashionista and shopkeeper extraordinaire Lina Coelho, who runs the too-hip Apparel Pour Vous on High Street. Girls, we have spent so much money on her handmade purses, we are ashamed of ourselves. This year, she’s got skirts, she’s got scarves, but the big, big item is …

IFPLina’s Got the Look

Bodies Recovered, Search for Missing Fishermen Called Off

by Jaideep

The following appeared in the Vizag [India] Review:
Vizag, August 23:

Two bodies have been recovered by search parties looking for the crewmembers of the fishing boat which disappeared four days ago. Coast Guard vessel Gargeyi spotted the bodies floating near Centurion Bay yesterday afternoon.

All six crewmembers onboard boat FNZM 542 are now feared lost. Fishery Department official Mr. Pranav Babu announced this pending confirmation from King George Hospital where the bodies have been sent. On being …

IFPBodies Recovered, Search for Missing Fishermen Called Off

Fishermen Still Missing

by Jaideep

The following appeared in the Vizag [India] Review:

Vizag, August 22: Rescue efforts were on for the second day to trace six fishermen who went missing in the sea off Centurion Bay on Wednesday. Coast Guard vessels have been pressed into the search while other fishing boats are also assisting. Officials concerned said hopes of finding survivors are slim.

This is the first instance of a mechanised trawler disappearing in recent months. The reasons are yet to …

IFPFishermen Still Missing

Monster Byte: Video Witness Deepens Mystery Surrounding Gang Death

by Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA: The mystery surrounding the attack last month on actor Peter McCallister, star of local production Tentacles from the Sea 3D, and the strange deaths of his alleged assailants, Hermann Krahen, Friedrich Krahen and Greg Hasler, deepened with the recovery of a video camera previously gone missing from the set.

“We found the camera half-buried in the sand not far from the site of Mr. McCallister’s attack,” said Officer Sandra Lewiston, who has been …

IFPMonster Byte: Video Witness Deepens Mystery Surrounding Gang Death

Strange Artifacts Uncovered in the Innsmouth Botanical Ruins

by Justin Curtis Mendoza

Innsmouth, MA – The controversy surrounding the suspected arson of the Innsmouth Botanical Gardens continues as investigators uncover disturbing evidence. Very little remains of the Botanical grounds apart from the much-criticized green-and-black soapstone walls that greeted what few patrons visited the gardens while they were in operation. Investigators spent hours sifting through the rubble in hopes of finding clues as to how or why the massive fire erupted from the location. While their reports so far …

IFPStrange Artifacts Uncovered in the Innsmouth Botanical Ruins

Monster Byte: This Month in Innsmouth

By Amanda J. Spedding

The Tome – Short Story Competition

The Tome is running its annual Short Story Competition. Submissions are open from September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009. This year’s theme is ‘Silently Slithering’. Stories have a strict 5000-word limit, and must contain at least one reference to Innsmouth. This year’s judge, Ms. Odette Williams of Cabal Publishing, says, “I want people to dip into their deepest, darkest fears and feed the monster that lies within all of …

IFPMonster Byte: This Month in Innsmouth