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video games 

Lead Your Own Diabolical Death Cult on THE SHROUDED ISLE!

There are tons of mind-bendingly strange and confounding computer games available from the Steam community… but the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, elegantly nightmarish “cult simulator” THE SHROUDED ISLE stands out as kind of brilliant in its doom-filled weirdness. Designed by Kitfox Games (the team behind MOON HUNTERS and SHATTERED PLANET), the scenario of ISLE is deceptively straightforward: […]

TV 

Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams Team For HBO Series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

Here’s a cool teaming that we can get behind! Variety has announced that Jordan Peele, hot off his directorial debut GET OUT, will executive produce the new HBO series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, based upon the book by Matt Ruff, alongside J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot. Co-creator and showrunner Misha Green will write and executive produce […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Short Film THE EEL is a Journey Into Mind-Bending Tentacle Horror

After a fun little diversion into DIY underground splatter via last week’s marathon of Andreas Schnaas’ VIOLENT SHIT series (recently compiled on a new DVD from Synapse Films), it’s time once again to take a hard left turn on our journey through the world of extreme cinema and its many twisted forms… and they don’t […]

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, […]

Films 

Good Bad Habits: Director Mariano Baino on Nunsploitation Epic DARK WATERS

The sunken depths of Manhattan’s Lovecraft bar seem like the perfect place to talk to Mariano Baino, whose 1994 film DARK WATERS is resurfacing as a long-awaited Blu-ray from Severin Films today. Severin and publicist Josh Johnson (dressed for the occasion in a nun’s habit) set up an interview op with Baino last night in […]

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 […]

Real Life Scares 

Fisherman Tweets Pics of Deep-Sea Creatures, Entire World Screams in Horror

My first draft of this story was basically “NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE,” all caps, over and over again, occasionally interrupted by “Oh wait, this one’s kinda cute,” then another avalanche of “Aw-hell-no.” As I recall, this went on for about six and a half paragraphs. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I decided to delete that […]

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Real Life Scares 

Spiders, Snakes, Dolls, Trolls and More From Today’s Horrific Headlines

Are you currently buttocks-deep in holiday stress? Yeah, I feel ya there. But relax, we’re here to help… and by “help,” I mean I’m about to show you some incredibly disturbing stuff that’s actually (or allegedly, depending on your level of skepticism) happening in the world around us, to help put our day-to-day problems in […]

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 TV 

How LOCKE & KEY Could Be The Next STRANGER THINGS

Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS took the world by storm. For a few weeks, you couldn’t read a story that didn’t somehow try to connect to the series – I’m honestly shocked that neither Clinton or Trump have made references to the show in their speeches – and now we’re coming out of it. The show has […]

Comic Books Films 

It’s Time For Hollywood To Look At Horror Comics

At this point, it’s hard to imagine a summer without superhero movies. I’m not here to bash that, I love superhero movies, and I’m not one to agree with the “superhero fatigue” idea (see the grosses for DEADPOOL and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR for reasons why that theory is very wrong). What I don’t get […]

Films 

Is IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS the Scariest Film of the 1990s?

If one may make a broad generalization about the bulk of the genre, horror movies tend to be about the fear of pain and death, usually by violent means. As audience members we can all relate, on a gut level, to the fear of being stabbed by another human being. Hence, it doesn’t take much […]

An Interview with Bryan Moore: The Artist Behind the Poe, Lovecraft and Bram Stoker Memorial Busts

Bryan Moore is a driven man. These days his drive is all about placing busts of famous authors in the spots where they matter. The newest project is Bram Stoker. Sounds easy? We were able to talk to him about his seemingly unending quest. BLUMHOUSE.COM: This Stoker is the latest in a project that encompassed how […]