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A Lovecraft Invasion 6: The Black Goat

The Black Goat Project sounds like some sort of covert Government operation — a secret-service incursion into an obscure mountainous principality in central Europe perhaps, or a scientific experiment in genetic manipulation focusing on the hybridisation of goats and trainee … Continue reading

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A Lovecraftian Invasion 5: The Valdemar Legacy

With the cancellation of Guillermo Del Toro’s much-anticipated big-budget film adaptation of Lovecraft’s epic At the Mountains of Madness, the Lovecraft-inspired cinema invasion may have suffered a setback, but there are those who haven’t yet surrendered. Spanish filmmaker José Luis … Continue reading

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A Lovecraftian Invasion 4: Outpost Doom

The Cthulhu Mythos of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft has inspired more than just cinematic re-tellings of his stories. Many writers — among them such famous names as August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch and Fritz Leiber, who were all … Continue reading

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A Lovecraftian Invasion 3: Beyond the Wall of Sleep

In the previous post in this series, I made reference to the role of sleep and the Dreamland it gives access to in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Central to those is the so-called “Dream Cycle”, which consists of “The … Continue reading

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A Lovecraftian Invasion 2: The Sleeping Deep

I have often wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong. Whilst the greater number of our nocturnal visions are perhaps no … Continue reading

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A Lovecraftian Invasion 1: Dirt Dauber

Few filmmakers have been successful in translating New England horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s dense, adjective-driven tales of Elder Gods, Old Ones and the Horrors That Lurk Just the Other Side of Reality into effective cinema. Despite interesting earlier forays such … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flicks: The Statement of Randolph Carter

While we’re in the thick of a Lovecraftian Invasion, it seems a good time to show some reasonably recent short films based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Statement of Randolph Carter” (1919) — plus an older bonus. I repeat to you, … Continue reading

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Giant Monster Movie List

This ongoing, ever-growing list of giant monster films is divided into several parts. The main division is between the Western or Hollywood tradition and the Japanese tradition (daikaiju eiga), which, though it developed from the Western tradition, became so distinctive … Continue reading

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