Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Cthulhu Lives!: An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft


By Randy Stafford


Jones, Salomé, ed. Cthulhu Lives! An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. Ghostwoods Books: 2014. Kindle USD $3.03. Paperback USD $9.89. 272 pages. ASIN: B00MWBXP8Y. ISBN: 978-0957627147.


A collection of no-name authors … but, if they keep up this standard of work, that won’t be true for long.

Salomé Jones has put together an enjoyable collection of Lovecraftian stories. As S.T. Joshi notes in his afterword, these aren’t mechanical pastiches of the same old plots, same old …

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Review: H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magick Tradition


By Allen Griffin


Steadman, John L.H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magick Tradition. Weiser Books (September 1, 2015). Paperback: 304 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1578635870.


The number of books dedicated to the intersection of H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult continues to grow with the release of John L. Steadman’s H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magick Tradition. Published by Weiser Books, an imprint of Red Wheel, this text emerges from a publisher focused on the Occult and esoteric subject matter.

Despite …

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Review: The Spirit of Revision: Lovecraft’s Letters to Zealia Brown Reed Bishop (2015)


By Bobby Derie


Branney, Sean and Leman, Andrew (eds.). The Spirit of Revision: Lovecraft’s Letters to Zealia Brown Reed Bishop. The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society (2015). Softcover: 190 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-692-49524-7.


The name of H.P. Lovecraft is not normally associated with Oklahoma and Missouri, westward-bound pioneers and gold-seeking Spanish conquistadors, plantations with African slaves and lover’s triangles, the ancient precursors of Aztec gods and the legends of modern Native Americans … much less domestic stories with titles like “When …

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Column: Writing the Mythos: Funny Mythos: Comedy & Tentacles


By G.W. Thomas


A new comic book called Arcane Secrets by Angel A. Svoboda (Amigo Comics) got me thinking that there aren’t many Lovecraftian comedies out there. In fact, did HPL ever write any comedy? The only example I can think of was the parody tale, “The Battle That Ended the Century,” a long in-joke for his friends he wrote with R.H. Barlow in 1934. And that’s about it. And this is why Arcane Secrets is so unusual. Does cosmic …

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Column: Writing the Mythos: The Lovecraftian Alphabet: Adjectives in Mythos Fiction


By G.W. Thomas


I think there can be little doubt anymore that Lovecraft’s reputation as the greatest horror writer of the 20th century is set. The academics have finally caught up with the readers of Weird Tales. HPL’s cosmic vision sets him apart from all those who “in the day” were more popular. I am thinking of writers like Seabury Quinn who have fallen to mere footnotes in Pulp history.

Despite this well-deserved fame, Lovecraft was never a stylist …

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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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