Here are some Lovecraftian links to get you through your Halloween weekend! Have a great weekend, everyone. — Mike
Guillermo del Toro hopes to revive At The Mountains of Madness: He’s a huge fan of Lovecraft: “He’s not only influential, but one of the great unacknowledged writers. And not only his cosmic horror – there are the smaller tales too… “Mike Mignola’s Hellboy was influenced by Lovecraft big time. He wanted to make his monsters Lovecraftian. But I think many other films have been influenced by Lovecraft – like Alien, which is almost an outer-space version of At The Mountains Of Madness.”
The Call of Cthulhu, read by the HPPodcraft guys: As you all probably know, I have a large collection of Lovecraftian audios that I’ve shared, but when you finish with those, you really should check out the amazing HPPodcraft.com. This reading of The Call of Cthulhu is the best I’ve ever heard.
Cthulhu Returns – A Cthulhu Mythos MMORPG: Has anyone played this? It seems largely unnoticed, or at least I haven’t heard anything about it. If anyone here has played or decides to play it, please comment below and let us know how it is.
Fatale: This looks extremely interesting to me. Be sure and check out the “trailer” for it below for more information and a good laugh! A Lovecraftian horror noir — or “noirror”. A reporter in 2012 stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable… to a seductive woman who’s been on the run since 1935, a mobster who may be an immortal demon monster, and the stories of all the doomed men who’ve been caught in their decades-long struggle. Fatale blends noir and horror to tell a riveting epic unlike anything you’ve seen before. (Thanks to the excellent Tentaclii blog for the tip.)
Call of Kindlthulhu: A list of Lovecraftian Kindle books from reviewer Matthew Carpenter. This list is going to be devoted to electronic publishing. I remain a much bigger fan of printed material but as inevitable R’lyeh’s rising is the rise of electronic books.
Curvature of the Witch House: By Wendy Wagner. To me, H.P. Lovecraft’s words are powerfully evocative of the chilly spirit of both early autumn and early spring. This is one reason I’m so pleased that a piece I wrote at the Rainforest Writers Village (a wonderful writing retreat that happens every spring up in the Quinault Rainforest) is now available for your autumnal delectation. I was reading a lot of Lovecraft up there in the cold north woods, and it inspired this sequel to “The Dreams in the Witch House.”
Cthulhu Thinker Bookend Statue: Only $15, which seems like a great price to me. This listing is for one fan-made sculpture of Cthulhu, the Great Old One, in a pose akin to Rodin’s statue of the Thinker (aka “Le Penseur”). I call him “the Cthinker.”
Nightmares of Lovecraft Ultra Cthulhu Statue Sculpture: This one’s $250, which seems like a horrible price to me, but at least it’s cool to look at online.
At The Mountains Of Madness Inspired Art: See the video below, with art by this talented guy from Tokyo. Here are some concept art i did for Mountains of Madness, long story why i even did them, but well just take them as fan art… I actually spent alot of time doing all these, experimenting with geometrical impossiblities, non-euclidean shapes, hopefully to create something worthy of Lovecraft’s writings. I learnt alot from it, understanding how non-euclidean structures are really tricky and might not be able to work in reality. Many of the concepts probably have got this weird geometrical feel to them.. feel free to share your thoughts. Thank you everyone.