Category Archives: Cthulhu

A Giant Gila Monster for Christmas

Including an Exclusive Interview by Robert Hood with the Star of the Film The producers of Jim Wynorski’s giant monster remake Gila! are currently whipping up a grassroots campaign to get the film — much lauded among B-Movie Celebration attendees … Continue reading

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Of Giant Crabs and Lovecraft

Exclusive Details In the world of contemporary low-budget genre-film production, auteur Brett Piper is god! [Okay, maybe a demi-god...]  His deific stature is not simply a consequence of the volume of films he churns out but also the sheer, unbridled … 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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Weekend Fright Flick: Terror From the Abyss

As Guillermo Del Toro heads into his much-anticipated production of H.P. Lovecraft’s longest mythos story, At the Mountains of Madness, Undead Backbrain presents a much shorter, much cheaper version of the same tale. This one comes courtesy of Daniel Lenneér, … Continue reading

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Comic Con News

While exciting (or controversial) news from the recent Comic Con about upcoming genre films and projects, as well as a plethora of new posters, trailers and other advertising collateral, exploded onto the blogsphere, Undead Backbrain was too busy with things … 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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More Sightings of Muckman

Writer, director and all-round independent cinema Renaissance Man Brett Piper’s latest B-flick renovation is Muckman — an epic tale of swamplands, genetic mutation and tentacles. We last explored the heritage on which it draws here — and now have a … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick Festival: The Call of Cthulhu

This weekend, Undead Backbrain’s Weekend Fright Flicks is a festival of short films based on H.P. Lovecraft’s story “The Call of Cthulhu”. The Casting Call of Cthulhu (Canada-2008; short [9:17 min.]; dir. Joseph Nanni) Synopsis: During a casting session for … Continue reading

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Old Ones Open New Business

The Great Old Ones have decided that all that lurking in dark dank places, waiting for the Call that will bring them shambling into our world in order to re-claim it, isn’t getting them anywhere, so they’ve decide to go … Continue reading

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Call of Cthulhu’s Mum

A new story has been added to my website. It’s a comedic piece set in H.P. Lovecraft’s Old Ones mythos — or at least a version of it — and inspired by his classic tale “Call of Cthulhu”. For this … Continue reading

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