Come The Old Ones

So first it was a green blob in space seen through the Hubble telescope, but now the scientists are wising up. They’re starting to realize that when the Old Ones come, it’s not going to be all rose petals and lace. No, Sir. According to a paper published by scientist Conway Morris either we’re […]

More Things Cthulhu

The last post highlighting unique Cthulhu merchandise was so much fun it just couldn’t stop there. It just couldn’t. Looking to support fans and their (usually) homemade merchandise? Then etsy.com is the place for you. For example, a Cthulhu Button made by an artisan who is obviously a fan of both Lovecraft and […]

Cthulhu in Pop Culture

Cthulhu’s had a heck of a run.

After some eighty plus years, Ol’ Squid Face has seeped into pop culture in many different forms. Let’s take a look at a few examples.

But first, did you know what other popular character was introduced in 1928? Mickey Mouse. That’s right Steamboat Willie was released in theaters […]

A Salute to The Mad Poet

As Cthulhu Month winds down, I think it is important to pay respects to one of the Great One’s most important chroniclers, Abdul Alharazed. It is he, who after all, penned the profane Necronomicon, that all-important cookbook sought after by any self-respecting cultist.

Who was Mr. Alharazed? Strangely, there isn’t much information about the […]

All Things Cthulhu?

When searching for all things Cthulhu, what never ceases to amaze is the amount of items one finds. For a monsterous creature whose arrival heralds the end of humanity, He-Who-Lies-Dead-But-Dreaming, sure has an enormous product line. For instance?

Cthulhu Mints. Really? Breath like a Deep One?

Or if you’re bored some night, and you’re […]

Book Review: Kraken

Cthulhu Month continues with this review of China Miéville’s nod to Lovecraft’s universe. Told in his unique style, although one won’t see R’yleh rising or hear the chanting of the Deep Ones off of Innsmouth, Lovecraft’s influence is plainly felt.

Kraken

By China Miéville

Del Rey Hard Cover/509 pages

$26.00

ISBN: 9780345497499

Release Date: June […]

Do You Hear That? Lovecraft In Your Car

For people interested in listening to H.P. Lovecraft’s work in podcast form can find several interpretations online for free download. A quick search for “free Lovecraft podcasts” will return a variety of excellent readings.

One source for Lovecraft, and a good many other authors is Librivox, where you can find a mountain of podcasts of […]

Looking For Lovecraft

Looking around for Lovecraft related material on the internet?

First, here’s an interesting review about a one-man-show based on “The Call of Cthulhu.” And here’s a trailer for it:

Nothing mixes like Cthulhu and game shows. Here’s a clip from Mastermind, a British quiz program in which a contestant is battered by questions about […]

ESP: Reading the Future

Elder Signs Press will soon release a horror novel by New York Times best-selling author Lois Gresh. We thought people would enjoy a short Q&A .

ESP) The upcoming ESP novel, Blood And Ice is a vampire story, but these aren’t your Twilight vampires, are they? How are they different?

LG) The Blood and Ice […]

August Belongs to Cthulhu

ESP Books, famous for our love of a certain snoozing Great Old One, is dedicating the month of August to Cthulhu. To celebrate Lovecraft’s most famous creation, we are kicking off the Haiku for Cthulhu contest alongside added bits of yog-sothery at the ESP site August 1st. Check back each day for fresh author interviews, […]