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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Herbert West RE-ANIMATOR read by Jeffrey Combs

DEADNEST1's channel brings us a pleasant surprise: a reading of "Herbert West Re-Animator" by none other than Jeffrey Combs.

You can find all videos here.

"Call Girl of Cthulhu"- a Lovecraft-inspired horror feature

Kickstarter has yet another Lovecraftian movie project: "Call Girl of Cthulhu":

"A virginal artist falls in love with a call girl who turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop an ancient cult from summoning their God and destroying mankind.   
Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, "Call Girl of Cthulhu" is the result of months of research, aiming to create a gory, fun homage to the master of horror.  
The entire screenplay is one giant Easter Egg for Lovecraft fans. 
With endless slimy monsters, an ancient cult, and a healthy dose of T & A (tentacles and ass), we're going to need our biggest budget yet."

The Statement of Randi Carter

The FIENDISH FILMS interpretation of the H.P. Lovecraft story "The Statement of Randolph Carter"

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Soundtrack: The Unquiet Void "The Secret of Vanished Aeons"

Jason Wallach told me that work is under way for the eagerly awaited finale to the H.P. Lovecraft trilogy. The third installment will depict the earthly inhabitation of the Elder Things as well as the great Cthulhu as written of in Lovecraft's classic tale At the Mountains of Madness. The end of this release will somehow lead into 2004's Poisoned Dreams. More news will be posted as it becomes available. The album title is The Secret of Vanished Aeons.

" This album will be the most melodic or musical of the three and will contain the best audio quality... in this way everything sort of degrades as the listener progresses through the trilogy to the ugly inevitable end that is The Shadow-Haunted Outside. It was always my intention to make the releases quite literal to their purposes in the storytelling... or as literal as I could possibly make them. The Shadow-Haunted Outside is just a nasty, nihilistic, fucked up and thoroughly uncomfortable ride as it was meant to be. That being said the sound of this one, being born of At the Mountains of Madness, will convey cold, darkness and cosmic disease. I'm very excited about it!! Again, if you haven't yet please partake of the sample on the website in the Lovecraft Trilogy section."

As soon as we come across a Press Release or can confince Jason to join us for an interview, we'll keep you posted!
For the time being, you can listen to samples of his previous work here.

The Evil Clergyman is set to Premiere at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Sept 28-29 in San Pedro, CA!

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Tickets are on sale now for the Los Angeles edition of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. The film festival will feature short films, creepy features, along with famous guests appearances. Full Moon Features will be there to premiere H.P. Lovecraft’s film, The Evil Clergyman!
This will be a rare event for those in attendance, so you don’t want to miss out!
H.P.’s Lovecraft’s, The Evil Clergyman re-unites horrors hottest duo, Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton! The film also stars horror legends David Warner and David Gale (Dr. Hill from Re-Animator).
The Evil Clergyman  was originally an excerpt from a letter written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1933, which recounted one of the many supernatural dreams he would have. (To read it click here.) The story was later adapted into the 1987 film Pulsepounders, which was directed by Full Moon’s Charles Band. Pulsepounders is comprised of three short film sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures: The Evil Clergy Man, the first (and unseen) TRANCERS sequel, and a sequel to The Dungeonmaster
Pulsepounders was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. Till recently it was thought to be a lost film. For the last 25 years, fans have clamored to see it, and now they can watch Part One of the anthology, The Evil Clergy Man, at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival!
Fans will have the opportunity to buy The Evil Clergyman almost two weeks before the actual release date if they attend the festival.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lovecraft eZine: Videochat with Author Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

Mike Davis' Lovecraft eZine hosts a video chat every sunday and invites fans, readers and writers to join him for an hour or more of talking, chatting and interviewing a special guest. On July 28th it was Joe Pulver's turn to be interviewed:

Sneak Peak: Shadow of the Unnamable's Desktop Theme

Director Sascha Renninger has kindly provided us with an image from the upcoming desktop theme for the movie "Shadow of the Unnamable". The complete theme will be available on their homepage soon.

(16:9 version)

 You can also download an informative and interesting press kit for the movie here.
And, just as a reminder, here's the trailer:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

AFS Presents H.P. Lovecraft Double-Bill

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We're as much a fan of the myriad attempts to capture the eerie essence of dark fabulist H.P. Lovecraft's atmospheric oeuvre of cosmic horror onscreen as anyone alive, but let's face it: only 2005's The Call of Cthulhu and 2011's The Whisperer in Darkness manage to evoke the purplish pulp power of Providence's favorite scribbler.Now the Austin Film Society's Avant Cinema presents both of these micro-budgeted masterpieces on the big screen in all their cacodaemoniacal, black-and-white glory.
Produced under the ichorous auspices of The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, directors Andrew Lehman (Cthulhu) andSean Branney (Whisperer) embrace the source material in grand, occasionally experimental, but undeniably effective fashion. You want the squamous, batrachian horrors of the author's dense, addictive, but heretofore seemingly irreproducible writing? These two adaptations have them by the spadeful.
AFS's double-freaker is slated for 7 pm, Wed., Aug. 29, at the AFS Screening Room (1901 E. 51st St.). Ticket prices and all other info are available here.
You can read the complete article here.

The Sigil

The movie "The Sigil", a submission to the HPLFF in 1999, is now available via youtube - and here, of course ...

Review: Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities

Julia Morgan aka Morgan Scorpion sent us this review of "Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities". The collection has been published by H. Harksen Productions is available via and

Whenever you crack open an anthology, you know that you are in for a variegated experience, there will be some good, some bad, and some indifferent. Occasionally you will find something wonderful. occasionally you will find something unreadable. If you are lucky, the good will outnumber the bad, if you are really lucky, you will find something wonderful.

With Henrik Sandbeck Harksen's Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities, I got REALLY lucky.
Not only did the good outnumber the bad, but there were TWO that I considered wonderful. The first of these is Peter Rawlik's "The Statement of Frank Elwood". I am cautious about stories that feature characters that Lovecraft created, as often you get a depiction that clashes with the original. Not so here. Frank Elwood was Walter Gilman's friend and fellow-student in Dreams in the Witch-House; and you can bet your soul that he knows more about the goings-on in that dreadful place than Gilman did. This story fills in some of Keziah Mason's backstory; and enriches that with a special guest apperance from Someone who shall here remain nameless. This story is a rare treat for Lovecraft fans, and worth the price of the book by itself.

The second wonderful story is "The Screamer" by T. E. Grau. I shall not spoil anyone in this review, suffice to say that the main character is obsessed with finding out who is making that awful screaming at his place of work, a screaming that no-one else seems to hear. I spent a lot of time trying to second-guess the storyline, and failed to do so. Epically. The denouement was so much better than anything I imagined.

"Dancer of the Dying" by   Jayaprakash  Satyamurthy, is set in India and makes me long for more stories of the same kind. Jayash has a style that is reminiscent both of Ramsey Campbell and Peter Ackroyd. Add this to a haunting story, and you have magic. Also haunting, but in a different way, is Architecht's Eyes by Thomas Stromsholt in which the protagonist finds himself marginalised by poverty into a liminal neighbourhood, with a rather unique building that simultaneously attracts and repels him. Like Robert Blake in The Haunter of the Dark, he is compelled to find out more about it, at whatever risk.

"Carcosapunk" is a chilling tale of alienation that you would expect from any title that references Him Who Is Not To Be Named. And if you've ever heard odd noises emanating from a neighbour's appartment, "The Neighbours Upstairs" will have a special resonance for you. Both enjoyable tales, well told.

Ian Davey's tale "In the Shadow of Bh'ylun" reads like a fragment of a larger work, and anyone who has read E.P. Berglund's wonderful repository of Lovecraftian horror "Nightscapes" will recognise some of the names. I find the ending a bit weak and inconclusive, which is another way of saying - it needs to be longer. The shadowy figure of Francesci, who's own version of the Necronomicon inadvertently brought this about, is one I'd like to read more about.

I have a strong dislike for the "hard-boiled" school of horror writing. A litany of obscenity and atrocity does not make a good reading experience for me. But for those of you who like such things, you will be in heaven when you read the stories of Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. and Robert Tangiers.

Urban Cthulhu has something for everyone, so long as they like their horror flavoured with Lovecraft. It's not perfect, but it is worth buying. Well worth buying.

Monday, August 13, 2012

YIG the Father of Serpents...

Writer/director Jason Voss (The Vessel, Room for Error) provided with an early look at his next project, and animated/animatic film called The Artifact! Written and drawn by Jason, the film runs three minutes and is based on an idea he came up with in 2004 (right after he made The Vessel). Storyboards on the short were done by artist Ivan Munguia...

The Artifact revolves around Private Detective Jack Morris, who learns about YIG the father of serpents, from his friend, Professor Davis of Arizona State University... 

It seems that the Professor has discovered an Indian snake worship statue on a recent dig, connecting its image to YIG and Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec God. Davis then becomes a victim of the statue's Curse, and Jack is left with the task of getting rid of the small evil YIG statue...

Check out the image below...

(Thanks to Jason Voss)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Music of Jo Hyeja...

Based on The Music of Erich Zann, The Music of Jo Hyeja is the first South Korean film adaptation of Lovecraft's work, and transports one of HPL's favorite tales to a grungy suburb in Seoul! Directed by Jihyun Park and written by Gord Sellar, the film stars Bunhong Lee and Yunnam Park...

About the film: A young woman, haunted by the music of an old woman living upstairs from her, stumbles onto a horrifying, dark secret...

Click here for more...

(Thanks to Brutal Rice Productions)

New teaser trailer for Lovecraftian Black Sun...

Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Black Sun was written and directed by Andrea Conticelli, and stars Alfio Sorbello, Clare Nicolanti, Daniel Scattina, Reneta Petrova and Cristiano Scrocca...

About the film: In an apocalyptic world, where the sun is totally obscured, painted black, people have started to become covered with strange black spots and the expansion of this disease is a gradual loss of human feelings. Two boys, Frank and Lorelai, to protect their humanity fight a sect whose desire is the absolute dominion over the human race through dreams and thoughts, but most will face their fears and their deepest nightmares. (translated from Italian)

Check out the trailer below...

(Thanks to Canale di mediagroupfilm)

BrinkVision Announces H.P. Lovecraft's The Color Out of Space on DVD...

BrinkVision has announced that they will be releasing Huan Vu's Die Farbe, re-titled H.P. Lovercraft's The Color Out of Space, on U.S. DVD August 21st! They will also offer a limited edition book, containing the original story, exclusively through their website with a purchase of the DVD. The book will be limited to 200 copies...

About the film: Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he discovers a dark mystery from the past. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Color Out of Space"...

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(Thanks to

Dirigible Days mixes Steampunk with the Cthulhu Mythos...

For Immediate Release:

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2012 - Independent film company Day 304 Productions is developing a new addition to the world of steampunk. Dirigible Days is a web series that will follow the crew of the airship S.S. Beatrix as they transport a shady lawman and his dangerous prisoner from the Cult of Cthulhu

Dirigible Days will consist of five 7-10 minute long web episodes. The adventure takes place in an alternate reality nearly 1,000 years after a catastrophe transformed the surface of Earth and raised floating islands launching a new age of exploration and colonization. The crew of the Beatrix includes comedic engineer Hooper, mute pilot Josie, and gun-arm toting Captain Santiago Dunbar.

Anthony Daniels (Star Wars) provides the show's opening narration, and steampunk band Vernian Process has composed the theme music. St. Louis band The Root Diggers will also supply music for the show. And after a successful Kickstarter campaign, production is well underway on the miniseries with episode one set to be released in early August.

New episodes will be screened in advance at St. Louis' only monthly steampunk gathering known as "Gaslight Squared" at Lola, a bar and restaurant in the city's hip nightlife district of Washington Avenue. Writer James Bragado states that "Lola is the center of steampunk in this city. Many who attend Gaslight Squared are involved in Dirigible Days, so everyone is really excited to attend the premiers". 

Check out the first episode below...

(Thanks to James Bragado)

SIFF Cinema presents an H.P. Lovecraft Double Feature...

For Immediate Release:

The SIFF Cinema Uptown/SIFF Film Center in Seattle is presenting a special H.P. Lovecraft double feature of The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness, and they've extended a special discount off regular priced tickets for readers of! Just in time for HPL's 122nd birthday, the screenings will take place August 17-19 and 21-23...

Check out the details below...

Unfilmable and its followers receive $2 off* SIFF tickets for the H.P. Lovecraft Double Feature (The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness) with this promo code: LOVECRAFT2012

*Regular priced tickets only
H.P. Lovecraft Double Feature

Back on the big screen after hit Midnight Adrenaline screenings (SIFF 2006 & 2011), these two unique adaptations from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society use the styles of classic cinema to tell the unimaginable, tentacle-intensive horrors of H.P. Lovecraft.

(Thanks to Elisa Young)

Celebrate Lovecraft's birthday with The Dunwich Horror....

For Immediate Release:

Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!

To celebrate the man turning 122 years old, we'll be screening the a 16mm print of the 1970 film adaptation of The Dunwich Horror starring Sandra Dee and Dean Stockwell! Lovecraft meets hippies in a psychedelic acid-fried B-movie mess!

Doors at 7:30, movie starts rolling at 8pm. $5.

AS220's 95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

(Thanks to Dave Dvorchak)