A list (with links) of five recent books that readers of The Weird and/or Lovecraftian/cosmic horror will want to read!
An eloquent, poetic memorial to our late friend, the decadent artist W.H. Pugmire. By Edward Morris.
Roots of the Swamp Thing, though it is a horror comic, is one of the most vibrant and colorful collections I own. Though we no longer have Saturday morning cartoons, anytime I have that yearning, I know how to satisfy it. With a solid dose of grimness.
“Lovecraft inspired this dark, sinister, and other worldly theme that’s pervasive in our culture,” said Lee. “His influences are seen in everything from pirate shows to anime to art, and everything in between.”
HARLEM SMOKE is an ambitious novel. Within its covers one will find eldritch horrors, magical rituals gone horribly awry, serial killers, horrorcore rap, you name it, it’s in there… it is not only an engrossing read but also a manual of great art, literature, music and philosophy wrapped within entertaining covers.
The Lovecraft eZine is going on a very temporary hiatus (never fear, the podcast is NOT going on hiatus). Follow the link for more information!
John answers the question we all have on our minds (I’m sure): If Laird Barron, Paul Tremblay, and John Langan got into a fight, who would win?
A treasure trove! I received the following email from Will Hart: “I didn’t realize until today, that you did not have copies of Wilum’s Midnight Fantasies Issues, so here are links to all I have. These files were scanned by me from my collection for Wilum in 2012 to replace his original copies that he no longer had in his possession. I hope these will bring a smile to your face!”
Carlson’s work grapples with larger themes of historical pressures without resorting to the easy relief of societal approved scapegoats and ready made bogeymen. Carlson’s use of separation, be it of time, subject matter, or genre expectations allows him to tread Huysmans’ second highway with ease while engrossing the reader in a compelling narrative.
Watch and listen to the last interview with W.H. Pugmire. Listen to remembrances on The Lovecraft eZine podcast and The Horror Show With Brian Keene. Wilum will be missed.
From the introduction by Laird Barron: “When you open this collection, you’re headed down a dark alley within the precincts of the Twilight Zone. It’s the kind of place where the wrong people get hurt; hazard is everywhere and it doesn’t play favorites. The complacent won’t find refuge here on the threshold of the void. Nobody is safe and nothing is sacred. Enjoy the ride.”
Dark Regions Press is running a new sale for the next few days on a variety of titles including A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Lovecraft’s Favorite Horror Stories Volumes 1 and 2, Arkham Detective Agency, World War Cthulhu, and Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea.
In the ever-changing landscapes of reality, H.P. Lovecraft and H.R. Giger added their own distinctive road marks, landmarks, and monsters that forever became part of the collective human psyche.
Happy Holidays!! Here is a fantastic reading of HPL’s “The Festival”, plus an illustrated PDF of the story from the Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine. Enjoy!
Avalon Brantley’s work is addictive because it is the combined result of a profound knowledge of humanity’s past, an exquisite prose style and a deep love for the act of storytelling. More than anything it is an all-consuming love of writing that lends its luminosity to DESCENDED SUNS RESUSCITATE.