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H.P. Lovecraft: Separating the Man from the Monster

The genre of horror has always had a lot of subversive appeal. Much like punk rock and other artistic subcultures, it dwells comfortably outside of the mainstream (save for when it’s co-opted with usually dismal results), and many of those who live and breathe horror value it as a space where society’s faults and biases […]


Cthulhu, Is That You? These Real-Life Cosmic Horrors Are Happening Right Now

I don’t have to remind you that we’re living in chaotic, unpredictable and even frightening times… hell, even browsing through news headlines can make you want to crawl under a rock and hide for a year or so (that is, unless you’re afraid of creatures who also like to live under rocks). As connoisseurs of […]


Cthulhu Lives!: Examining “The Bloop” and Other Mysterious Ocean Sounds

In 1997, a loud ultra-low frequency sound came from deep in the ocean. Occurring in the South Pacific Ocean just west of the southern tip of South America, this strange sound became known as the Bloop. Hydrophones from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) picked up the sound all over the ocean, almost immediately unleashing a […]

New York Comic-Con 2015: The Coolest Exclusive Horror Toys!

It seems like very few weekends go by where Wizard World isn’t hosting a Comic-Con somewhere in the country, but the two big ones are undoubtedly San Diego Comic-Con, in the summer, and New York Comic-Con, in the fall. This past weekend, thousands of fans packed into New York’s Javits Center to take in the […]

11 Awesome Tentacle-filled Lovecraft Movies (You May Not Have Seen!)

Sure, we all love that tentacled and winged Great Old One, Cthulhu. He has become a pop-culture icon! And most horror fans have seen Stuart Gordon’s collection of Lovecraftian films including REANIMATOR, DAGON, CASTLE FREAK, FROM BEYOND, and his MASTER’S OF HORROR episode DREAMS IN THE WITCH-HOUSE. But many other filmmakers have traversed Lovecraft’s lore. […]

Classic Games Yahtzee & Monopoly – Now With 100% More Cthulhu!

If you’re old enough to remember when there were just one or two basic versions of the classic board game Monopoly, you’re probably exhausted with how many variations on the theme have been invented since – from versions featuring pictures of cute animals to all your favorite sports teams, science and history subjects, to comic books […]


Seven Sea Creatures That Would Give H.P. Lovecraft Nightmares

Most of us have at least some knowledge of legendary dark-fantasy author Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who still seizes readers’ imaginations with a sense of absolute doom and dread in the face of vast, unknowable horrors… but unlike most horror authors who live well-adjusted lives, Lovecraft battled mental and physical illness throughout his short time on […]