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: 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”

Found on the Net: Al Azif

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you are looking for a musical treat, you could try Al Azif, the album by The Great Old Ones. The album will be officially released on April 27, but if you pre-order before that, you can get the digital album for 3.99€. There is also a limited edition digipack featuring exclusive artwork by guitarist/vocalist Jeff Grimal.

The Great Old Ones are a French Black Metal band of “dark and extreme music, ambient and atmospheric sounds.” …

IFPFound on the Net: Al Azif

Monster Byte: Police ‘Concerned’ Over Theft, Proliferation Of Occult Book

By Wade German

Innsmouth, MA – Arkham police have confirmed rumours that several copies of a rare occult book were stolen from their evidence lockers. The announcement came as a police official in Innsmouth said 20 copies of the same book had also “vanished” from one of their own storage rooms.

Speaking at a press conference in Arkham, and responding to a question concerning the rumours, Arkham police spokesman, Billy Zorza, said, “It’s not just four copied volumes of De

IFPMonster Byte: Police ‘Concerned’ Over Theft, Proliferation Of Occult Book

Monster Byte: Astrologer Sought In Death Of Library Head

By David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Innsmouth, MA – Well-known Innsmouth astrologer Dorina Krug is being sought by police in connection with the death of Stanley F. Bleiler, Head of Library Sciences at Miskatonic University in Arkham. Professor Bleiler’s desiccated corpse was discovered yesterday in an abandoned warehouse near the Innsmouth docks. Found with the body were a pair of shoes and a purse belonging to Ms. Krug, and a stained manuscript identified as a portion of De Stellis Maleficarum. This …

IFPMonster Byte: Astrologer Sought In Death Of Library Head

Monster Byte: Innsmouth Murder Case Linked To Arkham

By Wade German

Innsmouth, MA – Innsmouth authorities are coordinating a joint investigation with Arkham police into the death of an Innsmouth man believed to have been involved in an ongoing, wider criminal case. Innsmouth Police spokeswoman Sandra Lewiston said the probe is focused on a criminal group involved in the illegal distribution of antiquities. She said the probe has now been tied to the local murder investigation surrounding the death of Alexander Moraru.

Moraru, a former employee at the …

IFPMonster Byte: Innsmouth Murder Case Linked To Arkham

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

Monster Byte: Putative author of al-Hazred hoax MS found dead in marsh

By David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Arkham, MA – A badly decomposed body discovered south of Innsmouth last Thursday has been identified as that of Alexander Moraru. The body was found awash at low tide in a reed-choked tidal channel. The discovery was made by two brothers, Anastasius and Bartolomaius Gibbes, who said they were searching for clams. Moraru’s corpse was found partially buried in sand. When unearthed, it proved to be entangled in a length of stout rope, which may have …

IFPMonster Byte: Putative author of al-Hazred hoax MS found dead in marsh

Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

By Brian M. Sammons

The Necronomicon: Book of the Dead. Directors: Christopher Gans, Shusuke Kaneko and Brian Yuzna. Cast: Jeffrey Combs, David Warner, Richard Lynch, and Bruce Payne.

One of the problems so many filmmakers have when adapting Lovecraft for the movies is the fact that, for the most part, HPL wrote short stories, often around a single theme, usually with a limited number of characters, and with a good majority of the words used devoted to either dense …

IFPColumn: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

Monster Byte: Al Azif Found During Government Raid

By J. Keith Haney

Innsmouth, MA – Dr. Blanche Hughley, head of Humanities at Dyer College, announced one of the most stunning historical finds of the twenty-first century. In a prepared statement, she said that the fabled Arab manuscript, Al Azif, had been recovered during a Homeland Security raid in Kingsport six months ago. The targets of the raid had been suspected artifacts smugglers who amassed their stock from the looted exhibits of the Museum of Baghdad in the aftermath …

IFPMonster Byte: Al Azif Found During Government Raid

Monster Byte: Discovered Hazred Text ‘Elaborate Hoax’ – Experts

by Wade German

Arkham, MA – Experts have debunked the authenticity of a text that was recently “discovered misfiled” in the Marsh Archive of Antiquarian Studies at the Innsmouth Public Library in Innsmouth.

Stanley F. Bleiler, the Head of Library Sciences at Miskatonic University in Arkham, said the De Stellis Maleficarum, attributed to the “Mad Arab” Abd-al-Hazred, was “an elaborate, but undeniably ingenious hoax,” and called it “the Fiji Mermaid of rare occult books.”

Bleiler’s remarks came after a …

IFPMonster Byte: Discovered Hazred Text ‘Elaborate Hoax’ – Experts