More than one kind of abominable thing lurks in the dark wooded hills of Vermont. Pray you don’t meet any of them.
“Providence” is about as perfect a Lovecraftian tale as I could ever have hoped for.
“Calls for Submission” is more than a collection of short stories. It is the showcase of a writer with a deliberate and considered world view, intensely honed craft, and a calculated message.
After six years, the magazine side of the Lovecraft eZine project is evolving. It is now an anthology series
THE NIGHT OCEAN is a brave, protean, generous imaginative work. It kept me guessing right up to a perfectly poetic ending that I couldn’t help grinning at.
Steve Bean has created a game that does exactly as described on the tin. A perfect one shot game that plays in 3 to 5 hours, it hews true as an homage to the vision of Mac George’s Black Sun DeathCrawl while carving out its own unique territory and vision.
Niels Hobbs was my guest on the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast; Niels is the organizer of NecronomiCon Providence.
Levenda keeps one eye fixed on the fact that while we are dealing with a story that grapples with the outbreak of mass hysteria among poets, artists and dreamers, this was a story that was placed within a pulp magazine and this also invokes its own requirements and traditions be brought to bear.
In this essay, I would first like briefly to touch on how Lovecraft and Tolkien’s rigorous adherence to their literary sensibilities shaped later cultural expressions of myth and the macabre. Second, I would like to sample evidence of whether Lovecraft influenced elements of Tolkien’s grand tales.
The value of a book such as The Weird and The Eerie is that it endows us with new eyes with which to view those works we are already familiar, offers us fresh avenues of approach and simultaneously points us towards new treasures we have yet to excavate.
I created a Patreon to support the eZine and to allow me to create more content and new projects. The very first goal is a fiction podcast of Lovecraftian and weird fiction stories! I hope you’ll support it.
We talked about Lovecraftian-influenced comic books, about writing Lovecraftian fiction, if cosmic horror should ever have a happy ending, and more!
What does Creepypasta have to do with Lovecraftian or weird fiction? Many of the attributes that make “The Russian Sleep Experiment” or “Candle Cove” so unsettling can be easily compared to the classic weird fiction of Lovecraft and his peers.
In this series of articles, I will be taking a look at some modern mainstream novels that were either directly influenced by H.P. Lovecraft’s work, or at least echo his themes. While the bulk of Lovecraft’s output consisted of short stories, this column will focus primarily on novels. But let’s begin with a short one: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman.
The special effects in this short horror film are phenomenal. Watch free at the link!