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 …

Tea KrulosThe Lovecraft Expert: An Interview with S.T. Joshi

Found on the Net: Kickstarter for NecronomiCon

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is really the year of the Kickstarter. I can’t believe the number of Lovecraftian Kickstarter opportunities I showcased this year, and we are ending Found on the Net for 2012 with yet another Kickstarter: the NecronomiCon.

NecronomiCon – which will take place in Providence, August 23-25, 2013 – is raising funds to pay for advertising and printing, venue costs, and the like. Some of the prizes include t-shirts, VIP passes to the convention, and more.…

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Kickstarter for NecronomiCon

Column: Writing the Mythos: Cover Art – Branding Your Mythos

By G.W. Thomas

H.P. Lovecraft is often touted as one of the Big Three of Weird Tales, along with Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. He was so well-liked by J.C. Henneberger that he was offered the job as editor of the magazine in 1924. But, despite this affection for Lovecraft and his fiction, HPL received no covers in his 21-year association with WT (“Dagon” (October 1923) to “The Survivor” (July 1954)), unless he was ghosting for someone …

G.W. ThomasColumn: Writing the Mythos: Cover Art – Branding Your Mythos

Column: Summer Screams: Gray Matter and Other Stories From “Nightshift”

By Maria Mitchell

King. Stephen. Gray Matter and Other Stories From Nightshift (1993). Read by John Glover. Audio Cassettes.

“The Bogeyman”

Once a shrink knows what scares you, anything can happen. Distraught Lester Billings seeks psychiatric advice after his children die under mysterious, sinister circumstances. The shrink plays the professional ropes well, until the end, when he reveals what he really thinks of the whole sorry business of Lester Billings. Stories about bogeymen are common in horror media and if …

Maria MitchellColumn: Summer Screams: Gray Matter and Other Stories From “Nightshift”

Column: Summer Screams: Dark Adventure Radio Theater

By Brian M. Sammons

We continue our summer audio horror column with a little Lovecraft:

Now, I’m sure you’ve all heard of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, right? I mean, any Cthulhuheads worth their Essential Salts know about those Lovecraft-o-philes. They are the same creative geniuses that brought out the wonderful black-and-white, not to mention silent, Call of Cthulhu movie, back in 2005, and the new HPL-adapted film, The Whisperer in Darkness. And hey, wouldn’t you know it, …

Brian M. SammonsColumn: Summer Screams: Dark Adventure Radio Theater

Review: Splinter (2008)

By Paula R. Stiles

Splinter (2008). Director: Toby Wilkins. Writers: Ian Shorr and Kai Barry. Cast: Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham, Rachel Kerbs. Country: USA.

[some spoilers ahead]

A young couple, adventurous Polly (Jill Wagner) and nerdy Seth (Paulo Costanzo), goes camping in the woods on their honeymoon. After they’re carjacked by an escaped convict, Dennis (Shea Whigham) and his dimbulb addict girlfriend, Lacey (Rachel Kerbs), they are all attacked by a parasitical creature that eats its victims from …

Paula R. StilesReview: Splinter (2008)

Review: Free Comic Book Day: Locke & Key

By Paula R. Stiles

Hill, Joe, writer; Rodriguez, Gabriel, artist. Locke & Key: Free Comic Book Day. Jay Fotos, colors; Robbie Robbins, letters; Chris Ryall, ed. IDW Publishing, 2011. 28pp.

I went to Free Comic Book Day this year (It was last Saturday) and picked up some stuff. Most of it was promotional material, involving snippets of stories, but there was one interesting find: a Free Comic Book Day special issue of Locke & Key from last year. It …

Paula R. StilesReview: Free Comic Book Day: Locke & Key