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Topic: Lovecraft in the Media
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jul 31, 2012 10:18AM)
Last night on Warehouse 13, Lovecraft’s key made an appearance.  People who touched it appeared to others as a creature out of Lovecraft’s mythos.
 
On the new Scooby Doo series, Mystery INC.,  Lovecraft has become H. P. Hatecraft, he, Harlan Ellison, and Howard E. Roberts (Robert E. Howard) are at the university the gang attends and have been the focal point of at least 2 episodes. Jeffery Combs voices Hatecraft.
 
It appears that a new generation is being exposed to the madness.
 
Speaking of madness, Brett Talley’s excellent book, THAT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE,  discusses an incident that took place at the Danvers State Institute for the Insane, based on a facility just miles from where I sit.  In this story, he discusses the cemetery.  It seems that patients with no family are buried on the grounds.  A small stone with the plot/burial number is all that marks their place of rest.  The numbers are recorded in a book along with the patient’s name and information.  This book is the only way to identify who is buried where.  Sound like something we know?

Tony
 
 
 
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Jul 31, 2012 10:36AM)
The Old Ones were are, the Old Ones are and the Old Ones shall be
Message: Posted by: Mormo Zine (Jul 31, 2012 10:38PM)
The other day I was thinking about a terrible racist term I have used and how I needed to come up with a better substitution. I came up with "white ape". Then I thought that was great because it's kind of a Lovecraft reference. I think the story Lurking Fear had white apes in it. Then I thought of the Full Moon movie Lurking Fear and how it sucked but I kinda want to see it again. I was a fan of the Call of Cthulhu game when I was a kid. I got a Lovecraft graphic novel at my bookstore right now.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jul 31, 2012 10:59PM)
Lurking Fear can be found at YouTube.

I always wondered if friend and protege Robert E. Howard got his inspiration for Tarzan and Conan from Lovecraft.
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Aug 1, 2012 08:57AM)
REH was Conan

It was ERB who is Tarzan.... and love them Mahars!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 1, 2012 09:10AM)
Sorry, should not post that late, my mind was not working right.
I knew that.... I was thinking Kull and typed Tarzan.
Kane fits the Lovecraftian mode as well.
Message: Posted by: barneyfife (Aug 1, 2012 02:44PM)
Kane!

Great books

KEW great mind RIP

Barney
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 2, 2012 09:02AM)
http://www.cthulhulives.org/store/storeDetailPages/whisperer-dvd.html

Just released on Tuesday, from the makers of the wonderful Call of Cthulhu comes, Whispers in the Darkness DVD. A wonderful, campy, black and white throwback to 50's horror and scifi, this ofviews just what Ineeded to relax and smile after a bad day. A complete description is at the link above. I have not seen the 2 1/2 hours of extras yet, just the film and the newspaper clippingon the first DVD.

I had preordered mine from Amazon, it arrived yesterday, not bad for having been released the day before.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 2, 2012 10:18AM)
Oops, sorry, the DVD is Whisperer in the Darkness.
Message: Posted by: Mormo Zine (Oct 3, 2012 11:48PM)
I've noticed that Lovecraft themed projects tend to get funded on Kickstarter. Makes ya think...
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Oct 4, 2012 10:26AM)
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On 2012-08-02 11:18, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
Oops, sorry, the DVD is Whisperer in the Darkness.
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I liked the film too, but a little less than their first one. Otherwise I'm a fan of cthulhulives.org .
Message: Posted by: dmkraig (Oct 4, 2012 10:38AM)
Anybody else enjoy the recent movie, "The Last Lovecraft?" Obviously, they had a great time making it.
Message: Posted by: Lucien Astor (Oct 4, 2012 11:19AM)
Looking forward to getting the Whisperer disc! I love the Call of Cthulhu movie, and the extra features make the movie even more amazing when you see the low-tech and inventive ways they filmed it.

I just found these on the site. Time to rework some classic plots; soul Collectors, Ambitious cultist, The Trick That Cannot be Named, cthulhu Sandwich, Cards Across vast gulfs of night, Twisting your sanity, and more: http://www.cthulhulives.org/store/storeDetailPages/playingcards.html?1=product&2=33225
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Oct 4, 2012 01:45PM)
DMK

I did enjoy it, it's a fun movie.

Tony
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Oct 5, 2012 04:09PM)
!!!!!!!CTHULIHU for PRESIDENT !!!!!!!!!
stop voting for the lesser of two evils
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Oct 11, 2012 02:05PM)
Houdini & Lovecraft
http://ronwilkerson.com/Ron_Wilkerson_Home_Page.php
Message: Posted by: Jon_Thompson (Oct 12, 2012 04:33AM)
If anyone's in the UK, there's a specialist round on H.P Lovecraft on tonight's Mastermind.
Message: Posted by: MatCult (Oct 12, 2012 05:25AM)
Dr Seuss does Lovecraft:
http://drfaustusau.deviantart.com/gallery/35258175
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Nov 21, 2012 12:51AM)
http://mcphee.com/shop/inflatable-cthulhu-beard.html
Message: Posted by: Jon_Thompson (Nov 21, 2012 03:28AM)
Radio 4 Extra is broadcasting The Shadow Over Innsmouth this week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b015flq5/HP_Lovecraft_The_Shadow_Over_Innsmouth_Episode_1/

I had episode 1 on in the background yesterday and my ears pricked up because, though I'm a Brit, I used to live in Newburyport, MA! The drug store on State street was still there. Lovely.
Message: Posted by: YitzhakNoDice (Nov 26, 2012 03:55PM)
Portland Oregon loves Lovecraft:
http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/
http://thelovecraftbar.com/
Message: Posted by: mstgracy (Nov 27, 2012 01:27AM)
I love the Aleister photo on the wall at the Lovecraft bar.
Message: Posted by: Stefan (Dec 1, 2012 01:31AM)
Better late than never - REH was one of Lovecraft's many pen pal's. Lovecraft held special interest in his fellow writers and wrote many thousands of letters to both fans and writer friends. Lovecraft encouraged any other writers who wished, to adopt concepts from his popular Great Old Ones and his writer fans and friends did so. Sometimes only vaugely and sometimes in very specific direct ways. Besides REH's wonderful stories, Clark Ashton Smith took Lovecraft ideas even more to heart but there are many others including the greatest current and still living Lovecraft tradition writer Brian Lumley.