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Films Scary Fun 

The Legacy and Monstrous Variations of the Popular Card Game Fluxx

Fluxx is a highly fluid card game where the rules can change with the drop of a card. The game was created in 1996 by Andrew Looney for his gaming company, Looney Laboratory. A year later the game went from the original run of a few thousand units to a massive worldwide distribution. Since then, […]

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 […]

Scary Fun Toys 

This Epic Cthulhu Statue is a Must-Own for H.P. Lovecraft Fans [VIDEO]

It’s been a while since I posted to our horror-lovers’ Gift Guide… but when something this amazing comes to my attention, it’s tough to pass up. While I’m not a dedicated collector of horror collectibles, I do have a few cherished pieces displayed in my office and home studio — usually those with strong sentimental […]

Real Life Scares 

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 […]

Comic Books Films Scary Fun TV 

Sherlock vs. Pinhead and Cthulhu: 10 Unlikely Sherlock Holmes Adversaries

Believe it or not, Jack the Ripper, Frankenstein, and even Clive Barker’s Cenobites have crossed paths with Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s extraordinarily gifted detective appeared in 56 short stories and 4 novels between 1891 and 1914. The advent of film and TV saw Holmes and consummate companion Dr. Watson as popular subjects, propelling […]

Real Life Scares 

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 […]

Films Toys 

KRAMPUS and TRICK ‘R TREAT Ornaments Are Here!

The fine fiends over at Middle Of Beyond have got you covered for all your quirky holiday needs! Sweaters, cardigans, scarves? Check. Blankets, pillows, rugs? Also check. Christmas tree ornaments? Oh hellz yeah! MOB are offering a slew of various horror themed Christmas tree ornaments including the KRAMPUS and Sam (from TRICK ‘R TREAT) that […]

Scary Fun Toys 

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. […]

Scary Fun Toys 

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 […]

Scary Fun Toys 

The 5 Best Recent Horror Tabletop Games

Have you been swept up in the tabletop game renaissance yet? If you’re a fan of horror you have no excuse not to dive in, and there are plenty of games with much to offer fans of darker, bloodier material. Here are five of the best recent titles. Eldritch Horror Designed by: Corey Konieczka and […]

Real Life Scares 

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 […]