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Fantastic Video Essay, "Titan of Terror: The Dark Imagination of H.P. Lovecraft"

I’ve got a great video essay for you to watch today for all of you H.P. Lovecraft fans. It comes from Ted Ed and it’s called “Titan of Terror: The Dark Imagination of H.P. Lovecraft.”

The video dives into the legendary horror stories of Lovecraft, whose fantastical tales, such as The Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness, created a new era of Gothic horror.

Arcane books of forbidden lore, disturbing secrets in the family bloodline, and terrors so unspeakable the very thought of them might drive you mad. These have become standard elements in modern horror stories. But they were largely popularized by a single author: H.P. Lovecraft, whose name has become synonymous with the terror he inspired. Silvia Moreno-García dissects the “Lovecraftian” legacy.

Watch the video below and let us know what your favorite Lovecraft horror story is.
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Skyrim Mod Adds Horrifying Cthulhu Quest to Game

Matthew Byrd Jan 15, 2019

A new Skyrim mod plunges The Elder Scrolls into the realm of Cthulhu and Lovecraftian horror.

If you want to get back into Skyrim but remain disappointed by the game only offering teases of old-fashioned Lovecraftian horror, there's a new mod out there that might just make your Cthulhu dreams a reality with The Elder Scrolls.

Here There Be Monsters - The Call of Cthulhu is a Skyrim mod that's been in development for a few years now. It adds an end-game quest to the RPG that is vaguely based on some Lovecraftian story elements hinted at in Skyrim's Dragonborn Dlc (specifically, the "Here There be Monsters" quest). The premise here is that there's a cult in Tamriel that seems to be tied to the appearance of some horrifying new monsters and a series of troubling rumors. It's your mission, should you choose to accept it, to
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13 Games Based on Movies, TV, and Books You Need to Play

John Saavedra Aaron Potter Nov 14, 2018

Games based on existing properties are hard to master, but here are 13 that managed it brilliantly...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Despite mesmerizing us with their characters, worlds, and lore in their own respective mediums, video games based on pre-existing franchises have had a rocky history. Yes, by this point there have almost certainly been more bad licensed games than there are good ones, but the tide is slowly turning, with developers nowadays given more time to channel our favorite fiction into enjoyable interactive experiences that perfectly encapsulate the source material. We explore some of the best of them…

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

2015 | CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may be the greatest video game adaptation of a book ever made. Based on the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the game continues the adventures of Geralt of Rivia,
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Cthulhu: The Musical! to be Featured at Hollywood’s The Hobgoblin Playhouse This June

Based in Oregon, Puppeteers for Fears will bring Cthulhu: the Musical! to Los Angeles this summer! Accompanied by a rock band and a full set of carefully crafted puppets, Cthulhu: The Musical! will reign over The Hobgoblin Playhouse as part of this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival:

Press Release: After months of sold-out performances in Ashland, Portland, and Seattle, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will bring its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical!, to Los Angeles for performances June 21-23 at The Hobgoblin Playhouse for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Far from the lo-fi puppet show stereotype, the production features a full cast of five actors with elaborate custom-made puppets, a full rock band, and projected multimedia backgrounds.

The play is adapted from the 1929 short story, The Call of Cthulhu,” by horror icon, H.P. Lovecraft, and tells the story of his most famous creation: Cthulhu, a giant, malevolent,
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“The Necronomicon” is a Wickedly Cool Lovecraftian Pop-up Book!

“The Necronomicon” is a Wickedly Cool Lovecraftian Pop-up Book!
From Skinner comes “The Necronomicon”, a pop-up book featuring illustrations from five seminal H.P. Lovecraft stories: The Dunwich Horror, The Shadow Out of Time, The Call of Cthulhu, At The Mountains of Madness and The Colour Out of Space. A bit pricey, three versions of the book are available for pre-order at the book’s official […]
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Horror Highlights: Night Of Something Strange Exclusive Clip & Digital Trading Card, Teen Wolf Season 6 Part 1 DVD, Cthulhu: The Musical

With Terror Films recently unleashing Night of Something Strange on digital platforms, we've been provided with an exclusive clip and digital trading card (one of eight that are being revealed online) to share with Daily Dead readers. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have DVD release details for Teen Wolf Season 6, Part 1, and information on Cthulhu: the Musical's Portland performances.

Night of Something Strange Exclusive Clip & Digital Trading Card: Press Release: "Los Angeles (July 6, 2017) Terror Films is releasing the Std infected zombie movie Night Of Something Strange across multiple worldwide digital platforms beginning on Friday, July 7. To celebrate, they are also releasing 8 digital trading cards and 8 movie clips that will be available on select Horror Blogs and Websites.

It’s Spring Break! Five teenage friends – (who are lucky enough to have Scream Queen Brinke Stevens as their high school teacher!) - set out for the beach only to have
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Exclusive: Venture Into the World of Yldiane in This Graphic Novel Excerpt

Agate RPG is the company that publishes Shadows of Esteren, a tabletop medieval horror RPG (among other platforms) that blends elements of “Game of Thrones” with H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu. While the project lives mainly on gamers’ tables,… Continue Reading →

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H.P. Lovecraft Anthology Series Being Developed by Legendary TV — Report

H.P. Lovecraft Anthology Series Being Developed by Legendary TV — Report
H.P. Lovecraft’s influence can be felt in countless writers, musicians and artists who’ve followed in the “weird fiction” exemplar’s footsteps, but the author’s work has rarely been directly adapted. Bleeding Cool reports that this may soon change, as Legendary TV is said to be answering the call of Cthulhu and creating an anthology series based on 16 of Lovecraft’s best-known works.

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Per the report, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott will serve as producers on the show — the first to receive the Lovecraft Estate’s blessing — with a pilot script from Matthew Francis Wilson. Key stories being adapted include “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Shadow Over Insmouth” and “The Dunwich Horror.”

Read More: Guillermo Del Toro “Not Giving Up” On Adaptation Of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘At The Mountain Of Madness’

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First 2 images from ‘Call of Cthulhu’ video game

The first two images from Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG of the same name, have been unveiled this week. The images feature Darkwater Island,a disturbing place that players will have to explore during their investigation while Cthulhu, the Great Dreamer, prepares its awakening.

In Call of Cthulhu, players will control Edward Pierce, a former veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. Pierce will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins and her family in Darkwater Island. Today’s images give you a first glimpse of the locations players will have to visit: from the sinister docks, to the manor of the deceased family, Call of Cthulhu offers a dark and oppressive ambiance that shall pay tribute to Lovecraft’s work and universe. Indeed, this banal investigation might lead you to more sinister forces and darker secrets buried deep within Darkwater Island.
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H.P. Lovecraft-Inspired I Am Providence Imperial Red Ale from Narragansett Beer

The fine folks at Narragansett Beer continued to hear “The Call of Cthulhu” last month with their release of the I Am Providence Imperial Red Ale, the fourth H.P. Lovecraft-inspired beer from the brewing company.

The I Am Providence Imperial Red Ale is based on Lovecraft’s enduring quote about the love he had for the Rhode Island capital. The Cthulhu-centric design for the red ale was fittingly created by Gunsho, a Providence artist with a unique style.

As with the previous releases in their Lovecraft Series, this beer is available on the East Coast in six-packs of 16-ounce tallboys for about $12.99 per pack.

Below, we have official details and photos of the beer, and to learn more, visit:

From Narragansett Beer: “Roll out the Barrel: At 8% Alcohol by Volume and 62 IBUs, the I Am Providence Imperial Red Ale is our latest brew
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Exclusive Q&A with Delta Green Writer/Editor Shane Ivey

Some believe it’s based on a terrifying truth, while others harbor the hope that it’s purely fiction, but what many can agree on is that for years the Delta Green role-playing game universe has offered endless hours of eerie entertainment. With a new wave of Delta Green projects now underway, Daily Dead recently caught up with Arc Dream Publishing co-founder and lead Delta Green editor Shane Ivey, who discussed the new RPG and much more in our latest (and in this case, Lovecraftian) Q&A feature.

Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Shane. For those that are unfamiliar, can you talk a little bit about Delta Green and its Lovecraftian history?

Shane Ivey: Delta Green was a secret unit that conducted psychological operations for the Office of Strategic Services in World War II. It was disbanded with the rest of the Oss after the war.
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Call Of Cthulhu Video Game Release Details & Screenshots

For decades, Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu role-playing game has provided H.P. Lovecraft fans with countless hours of escapism, and now Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive are teaming up to create a video game adaptation of the beloved RPG.

Initially announced by Focus Home Interactive in early 2014, the new Call of Cthulhu video game is officially moving forward and is scheduled for a 2017 release on consoles and PC. We have the official press release with full details, as well as screenshots from the game.

Press Release: “H. P. Lovecraft’s famously twisted universe will be coming alive on consoles and PC in 2017, in the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG Call of Cthulhu. The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu.
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‘Providence’ #3 baptizes Lovecraft with fire

Providence #3

Written by Alan Moore

Art by Jacen Burrows

Colors by Juan Rodriguez

Letters by Kurt Hathaway

Published by Avatar Press, Inc.

We rejoin Alan Moore’s and Jacen Burrows’ Providence to find American life, as our protagonist newspaper man/aspiring author Robert Black specifically notes, in a state of upheaval. Prohibition has just passed. Mobs of angry, out-of-work actors crowd the streets of Manhattan, evoking parallels in people’s minds to the all-too-recent revolutions in Russia. These nuggets of history are not thrown into the story haphazardly, and play out along with some important pieces of commentary from members of the cast. But it’s important to note who’s making these comments, and what demographics are included — or not included — when it comes to the pages illustrating the crowds during the 1919 Actors’ Equity Association strike. If you guessed these pages are dominated by the perspective of white people
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Lovecraft-Inspired "Miskatonic" Film Planned

Indie company RadioactiveGiant has acquired the rights to develop, produce and distribute "Miskatonic," a feature film inspired by the works of acclaimed horror author H.P. Lovecraft.

Not a direct adaptation of one of his works like "The Call of Cthulhu" or "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," instead this will be an original work created in the Lovecraft tradition which melds science fiction and horror in a period setting.

Miskatonic refers to a fictional university located in the fictional Massachusetts town of Arkham. First appearing in Lovecraft's "Herbert West: Reanimator" story, references to the school and its various professors popped up in numerous works from his Cthulhu Mythos including "The Dunwich Horror," "The Shadow Out of Time," "The Dreams in the Witch House," "The Whisperer in Darkness" and "At the Mountains of Madness".

Albert Sandoval will direct from a script by Devlin Mann and Stephen Dare. Sandoval and Daemon Hillen will produce.
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Bringing Hp Lovecraft to the big screen

Just in time for Halloween, James considers the weird tales of Hp Lovecraft, and the ones that could make great films...

(Warning: this article contains spoilers for several H.P. Lovecraft stories and also contains material that may upset the balance of your sanity. "Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!")

Dear readers, I am writing this under an appreciable mental strain since by tonight I may be no more. The end is near and soon will come the oblivion which is my only refuge from the unnamed and unnameable. Hallowmas has arrived and I hear the howling from that awful reef, the horrible croaking voices and the slippery bodies lumbering against the door.

The nauseous fishy odour seems to have mounted suddenly, the shrill whippoorwills have burst into a kind of pandaemoniac cachinnation which fills the countryside and I am certain that everything is coming to a head. Or, at least, a gibbering mockery of a head.
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Astonishing Cthulhu Fan Art by Derek Ring - "He is Risen"

Artist Derek Ring has created a stunning piece of fan art that will give Cthulhu fans something to drool over. The piece is called "He is Risen." For those of you not familiar with the creature created by H.P. Lovecraft, the fictional deity was first introduced in a short story called "The Call of Cthulhu", which published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. He's an evil entity that is worshiped by cultists who conduct human sacrifices in its name, which is what we are seeing in this epic illustration.
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Bigfoot Saturdays: ‘The Lost Coast Tapes’ and the Terrible Unknown

The instant I heard about 31 Days of Horror, I knew I wanted to write about Bigfoot movies. The idea came to me so quickly that it seemed to exist almost without genesis, as if I had somehow plucked the idea from some endless, ageless chthonic crypt populated with nothing but amorphous spirits built of mostly-forgotten esoteric genre-pictures wandering the non-Euclidean cyclopean masonry of the mythical grindhouse of history. The idea seemed so perfect- and so in my wheel house- that when it came time to actually write the thing I was struck with the confusion that had gripped so many of my friends that I had told about the idea. “Why do you want to do that?” was the second most popular question, right after, “Are there four Bigfoot movies worth talking about?” and while I knew the answer to the second (a resounding yes, hence why you’re reading
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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

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Glorious Cthulhu Fan Art by Creature Box

I absolutely love this Cthulhu illustration created by Creature Box. It's easily one of the coolest and most fun designs of the creature I've seen. 

Cthulhu is a cosmic entity that was created by H.P. Lovecraft for a short story called "The Call of Cthulhu," which was published in 1928. This is a creature that needs to be brought to life in modern day cinema. 
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Lovecraftian Cinema: A Look Back

For years, Guillermo Del Toro has been trying to get an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness made. Any true Lovecraftian, though, would be appalled by the Pacific Rim-sized creatures Del Toro would likely contribute to the novella, for readers know an actual viewing of the horrific beast lies outside of the pages. Lovecraft’s monsters typically defy the conceptions of the human brain, so they tend to fall into a formula: man ends up in bizarre circumstance, man sees something indescribable, man goes insane or commits suicide. It doesn’t quite sound like ideal fodder for a visual medium.

For the uninitiated, said monsters come from a mythology of deities called Old Ones, evil beings that once ruled the planet and are intent upon returning. The most well-known remains Cthulhu, a giant, winged octopus-squid who reigns in the lost city of R’lyeh. These
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