Thursday, 30 June 2011

So that's what they look like

Ever wanted to know what Tcho-Tcho look like.  Now here's your chance to see one artists colour choice for his/her lead miniature.

HALO and Lovecraft

Here's an interesting point to ponder does the epicly popular HALO computer game draw on the mythos surrounding Cthulhu himself?

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The View from Yuggoth

This fantasic image shows is called "The View from Yuggoth".  Its for the cover for an upcoming book.  This pic is at the same time understated and enticing, which I think is the real draw of the mythos itself.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A new enemy for Cthulhu

It seems that Great Cthulhu has a new enemy!  Minions and fellow cultists, let us unite to aid Great Cthulhu in this, his greatest battle of all time!


Spotted this on deviant Arts.  Yig, the father of all serpents apparently has a feathered ruff.  Now that's original.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Lovecraft Anthology Vol1 review

Lemming31 has given a bad review to "The Lovecraft Anthology Vol 1".  It's a short sharp review, but the points made, if true, make for a disapointing presentation of the great mans work in graphic form

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Lovecraft affair

Tony Frenzel has itemised his ongoing love affair with all things Lovecraftian.  It's amazing what he lists, including board and computer games and movies.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Othuyegga the Doom-Walker

To quote the page I'm linking to... "Othuyegga is similar to the Great Old One Cyaegha, but the relationship between these two entities is unclear." It's a nice piece of art from another of the deviants on the deviant art site.

Dagon worship on Youtube

Found a track on YouTube called simply "The Estoteric Order of Dagon" which presents some interesting mixes of sound.  The the first minute it rips through three genres including creepy atmospheric and thrash!  Overall it was well done and I enjoyed the mix.

Friday, 24 June 2011

A new yellow

James Pratt has realsed a new short story over at Smashwords that features the famous "King in Yellow" play. The site gives you a 28 page preview of the story for free, so you can try before you buy.

Yog Radio

A new release from the guys over at for their Yog-Radio podcast.  This podcast is aimed at people who play the "Call of Cthulhu" Role Playing Game.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Shub badge

And now you can get a Shub-Niggurath badge/pin.  You've got to thank the world of heavy metal for picking suck great names for their groups!

Cthulhu Podcast

The latest Cthulhu podcast finished a good story from Robert E Howard that had a few Lovecraftian mythos references.

Hmmm... not convinced

Here's what looks like a CGI attempt at Nyarlathotep.  I'm not convinced they got his best side.  Mind you, with that many faces, lining up his best side might be difficult.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Stand Up Shub!

Prodigy Duck has posted a rather nice illustration of the dark young of Shub-Niggurath.  it's in the form of a fold together "standee", perhaps good for a role playing session.

Don't buy this ebook?

I saw this listening for a complete works of H.P. Lovecraft ebook.  The ebook is not the issue, but the comments below are the interesting bit!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Read the King in Yellow

Google have scanned "The King in Yellow" by Robert Chambers and you can read it online.

Cthulhu spotted on Google

There is a really nice limited edition statue of Cthulhu available in various places, but I spotted it with a Google search.  It's not my idea of the great one himself but nevertheless it's a beautiful sculpt

Monday, 20 June 2011

Between the spheres

A clever article that is a high level comparison between the extra dimensions quoted by Lovecraft in his various texts and some extra dimensional theoretical mathematics of someone with a brain much bigger than mine!

A first for Ubba-Sathla

I was quite surprised to find a page showing something...anything about Ubba-Sathla.  This is one of the least web-mentioned mythos entities out there

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Actor interview

The Killer Film web site have run a nice interview with Malcolm Danare who played a part in the 1987 movie "The Curse" which was based on ( or should I say inspired by ) Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space".

The Curse of Yig

Just heard that a film called "The Curse of Yig" is about to hit the circuit.  Not likely to ever hit the big time but might be straight to DVD.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Dexter Ward Graphic Novel

Forbidden Planet have listed a graphic novel version of "The case of Charles Dexter Ward".  Available from the 26th of this month.  Of course, if you'd prefer an unabridged audio version...

Wonder what Dagon looks like?

Here's a pretty nice rendering of Dagon. I'm not sure Dagon had a really good description in Lovecraft's texts so this gives a pretty free hand to artists.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Kid looks like Lovecraft!

Here's a great page showing a look-a-like for Lovecraft.  I wonder how many other Lovecraft-a-likes there are out there?

Azathoth design

When I saw this "design" web site I thought it was just a misuse of the word "Azathoth" but the further down the page I looked the more I liked what I saw.  It appears as a promotional page for a design studio, but I really like what they have done with the "Azathoth" brand.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Music of the Great Old Ones

I've just come across three heavy metal/thrash tracks created by "The Great Old Ones" that are free to listen to. The first  is called "al Azif", the second "visions of R'lyeh" and the third "the truth".  These are not easy listening, but would be great to listen to during the final scenes from the RPG game "Call of Cthulhu".  The dramatic drum and guitar comes across as really "big" and threatening.

Nyarlathotep at Dusk

Here's a interesting oil painting simply called "Nyarlathotep at Dusk".  It's an interesting interpretation.  How does lovecraft describe Nyarlathotep?

"And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh."

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Call of Distant Shores

Smashwords has a nice looking book called "The Call of Distant Shores" which is described as ...

Thirteen tales of Elder Gods, Darkness, horror and Lovecraftian madness by Bram Stoker Award Winning author David Niall Wilson.

Looks like it might be worth a read :) it's certainly available in enough formats! 

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Cthulhu photgraphed!

This photo of Cthulhu is really well done. Not only an original arrangement but the old sepia look as well. My congratulations to the artist!

Review of Re-Animator

It seems like the director of "The Reanimator" movie of a couple of decades ago has put on a musical stage show of the story too!  I have no idea how the mystic horrors of the mythos can translate to a musical, but it apparently has, and according to this review, done it well.

Monday, 13 June 2011

A picture of Yog Sothoth?

I came across this picture labeled simply Yog Sothoth by Jamie Tweddell.  I have to agree, it is a good likeness!

Elder Sign - boardgame

Fantasy Flight games are continuing to release Cthulhu themed boardgames.  They've now released what they describe as a cooperative dice game that pits the "investigators" against an "Ancient One".  Looks interesting and a lot smaller than their "Arkham Horror" game.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Dagon Worship

A heavy metal track in a language I don't understand, but the video shows a village succuming to the easy virtues of Dagon worship. Imagine the smashing of Chistian idols and the adoption of human sacrifice and you'll know what to expect.

Lovecraft vs Blackwood

I've just read a cool comparison between H.P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood.  The author of the article loves both authors and draws some interesting comparisons.  I admit to being a huge fan of both myself (having narrated audiobooks by both authors!)

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Shub-Niggurath - Album

There's a nice sounding album called Shub-Niggurath which is available for streaming straight to your computer.  It has a creepy dark sound which is perfect for listening to as you read a Lovecraft story.  If you're a a role player in the horror genre, this might also suit playing in the background during play.

Lovecraft art in progress...

This art in progress on the deviant art web site is based on Lovecraft himself.  In its current state it's rather stark, I wonder if the final mood will be the same.

Insight into Whisperer

Here is a fascinating insight into the minds and methods of the HPLHS' making of the Whisperer in Darkness movie, courtesy of the North Admams Transcript

Friday, 10 June 2011

The Facts Concerning...

Julie over on the 19 Nocturne Boulevard podcast ,has released another audio drama starring her "Lovecraft 5". These are five characters taken from disparate Lovecraft stories who get together to tell stories of the weird and supernatural.  The story they tell this time is itself loosely based on a Lovecraft story.

Evil Cakes?

Well I suppose that it had to happen one day. The most evil and dastadly book in the whole of the Cthulhu mythos has been turned into confectionary. Someone has made a Necronomicon cake.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

To the Ocean of Darkness

I've just come across an independently produced audio book called "To the Ocean of Darkness" that seems to be rippling with Lovecraft's mythos. I'm always happy to see Tsathoggua mentioned in the cover blurb, along with words like blood and cult.

Second trailer for Whisper in Darkness

I posted a link to the original trailer for the HPLHS' filmed version of the "Whisperer in Darkness" yesterday, well, there's a second trailer that actually gives you a glimpse of the beatie!

Lovecraft Literary Podcast release

The latest release from the Lovecraft Literary podcast release is their fourth episode taking an insighful and amusing look at ... "At the Mountains of Madness".

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Yakth lizard?

There's an artist who's drawing every creature from Lovecraft's stories and posting them on a blog.  What an amazing task.  When I popped over for a look I was suprised to see creatures I've never heard of, such as the Yakith Lizard.  "Where was that mentioned?", I thought, so did a bit of research and couldn't find it in any of the texts I have.  Please post a comment if you know what story it appeared in.

The Whisperer in Darkness Film

The HPLHS have finally followed up on their previous film release of the "Call of Cthulhu" with a new film named for the H.P. Lovecraft story it's based on.  This one is called Whisperer in Darkness.  Unlike the previous film which was silent, this one is a "talkie". Watch the trailer and you'll be hooked!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Haunted Palace film shock!

Well I was shocked anyway.  I was shocked to discover that the film Haunted Palace was based on Lovecraft's "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward".  The Dexter story is a fave' of mine, as it's one of the audio books I recorded a while ago. I hadn't realised any films had been made that used it as a source.  It's a 1963 film starring Vincent Price.  I have got to get hold of this film!

A Hastur/King in Yellow sighting?

Thanks go out to user piousagustus over on Yog-Sothoth for spotting this great Hasturian find. Has someone started putting on the King in Yellow under a new title?

Monday, 6 June 2011

Mythos soaked culture

I'm constantly amazed at how Lovecraft and his creepy Mythos has soaked into the very fabric of our culture, or perhaps that's better said as, I'm amazed how many geeks there are out there. Anyway, the point of all this is that I was astounded to find an article about colour based illusions leading off with a reference and quote from "The Colour our of Space".

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A look at Lovecraft

Here's an interesting article that is a look at Mr Lovecraft himself.  It's really just a light breezy overview in a wiki style at the author, but there is some interesting art.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Ithaqua Oil Painting

A fantastic oil painting of Ithaqua, actually a copy by the original artist of digital art done for the Call of Cthulhu CCG.