Cthulhu Eats the World: SOMA (video game review)


By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, Cthulhu pals. We are continuing with the game coverage today with one of the most highly anticipated digital, downloadable horror games of 2015. It’s the follow-up to an incredibly well-liked horror game by a company known for delivering the frights time and time again. Since it’s been kept under wraps to ensure the story’s mystery, the only thing really known about it before its release was its break from the Gothic vibe of what …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: Among the Sleep (video game review)


By Brian M. Sammons


Hello, my ever-faithful fellow cultists of all things creepy, weird and strange. I, like Big Daddy C him/her/itself, was pretty much dead for a while, but I was still dreaming. Always dreaming.

Well, the stars are right and I’m awake once more. I’ve got a whole gaggle of ghastly goodies to tell you about. So if you’ve got a few bucks left in your wallet, you’re going to want to toss a few at these beauties. …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter” videogame


By Brian M. Sammons


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Developer: The Astronauts. Publisher: The Astronauts and Nordic Games. Release date: September 26, 2014. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4.


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie horror/adventure game that first came out for the PC and has recently been ported to the PlayStation 4. I missed it when it came out on PC, but I heard some good buzz for it. When I was contacted by some PR people for …

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Review: Silent Hill 2 (2002)

By J. Keith Haney

Silent Hill 2 (2002). Company: Konami. Developer: Team Silent. Platform: PS2, PS3. Rating: Mature.

“Some fear death…others pray for it.”

Open on a grimy public restroom, the kind that the EPA would declare a biohazard zone due to the slime factor alone. A man with an army green jacket and medium-length blond hair is looking into the scuffed-up mirror in front of him with hollow, haunted eyes. His name is ‘James Sunderland’ and he thinks to …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Miskatonic – Part 1: The Inhuman Stain

By Brian M. Sammons

Miskatonic – Part 1: The Inhuman Stain for PC.

Okay, once more, we go back to the arcane arcade this week when Cthulhu Eats the World. This time, I have a game with a title that should be easily recognizable to any Lovecraftian worth his/her essential salts.

Miskatonic is and old-school point-and-click adventure videogame, the kind made famous by game makers LucasArts and Sierra. This type of entertainment was THE computer game back in the day, …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

By Brian M. Sammons

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land. Red Wasp Design For PC, iOS, Android.

Welcome back, friends, neighbors and squid-faced abominations from beyond time and space. Cthulhu Eats the Movies has changed – mutated, if you will – into Cthulhu Eats the World. Why? Because Cthulhu is ever hungry and movies alone just weren’t cutting it. Now, don’t panic. I will continue to discuss Lovecraftian movies, but I will also occasionally shine a flickering spotlight onto …

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Found on the Net: Night of the Cephalopods

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week’s Found on the Net comes courtesy of columnist Orrin Grey, who alerted me about a little video game called Night of the Cephalopods. Cephalopods is an old-school game with pixel art graphics. Yes, this looks like gaming in the 80s, but it’s pretty fun and it’s also free.

Night of the Cephalopods was originally created during the third round of the Artsy Games Incubator, a six-week event where Toronto artists help each other learn …

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