What if H.P. Lovecraft had been around in the Middle Ages? It’s likely that the crusades would have turned out very differently, as seen by these fantastic illustrations from Austrian illustrator, Robert Altbauer.
Imagine that you’re driving home, and a cop pulls you over for no reason. He begins to search your car and finds a stash of rare science fiction books, including an Edgar Rice Burroughs first edition, giftwrapped for your uncle. The cop proceeds to mess up these books, while laughing at the title of A Princess of Mars.
Good news, Lovecraft fans! While it’s not a new piece of fiction, a new manuscript penned by the famous horror writer has been discovered, tucked away in a collection of magical memorabilia.
In 1994, John Carpenter was several years removed from his last bona fide triumph—1988's They Live—but he still hadn’t given up. (He’d sorta do that the next year, with Village of the Damned). His mindfuck extravaganza In the Mouth of Madness borrows heavily from H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King, but it’s also its own…
H.P. Lovecraft is a polarizing figure nowadays—even if you ignore all the hugely problematic elements of his writing. But he still pioneered so much of what we love in horror and science fiction. So award-winning author Victor LaValle decided to create a literary tribute to the Master.
Are you an H.P. Lovecraft aficionado? Like weird horror? Don’t mind odd squeaks and *probably* a ghost or two? You can now rent the author’s former home in Providence, Rhode Island.
Mike Mignola gave us Hellboy, so it’s probably not surprising that he’s designed a totally bizarre new monster, which you can glimpse above. But what the hell is it? That’s an excellent question, since it’s on the cover of a new anthology called What the #@&% Is That?
How did H.P. Lovecraft conquer popular culture? In The Atlantic, writer Philip Eil examines the posthumous history of Lovecraft’s works and the current mania for all things Cthulhu. At the same time, he asks: How can fans reconcile their affection for Lovecraft’s fiction with the author’s virulent racism?
Season 2 of True Detective wrapped up last Sunday with a less-than-stellar finale: the various story lines mostly came together, but this season lacked much of the impact and focus of the HBO show’s first season. Allow me to suggest one change that should help the show get back on track: Take the story out of the…
Daryl Gregory's novels inspire reflection and conversation, but above all else they are just different and so much fun. His new book, Harrison Squared is fresh and enjoyable, and proves that he's a writer to be reckoned with.
We're imagining a nighttime beach ceremony to celebrate what was clearly a match of two people deeply in love(craft) with each other, based on this engagement ring made by Denver jeweler Drew Rummell.
Time travel is huge at the movies right now. This Friday sees Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and Terminator 5 is coming soon. But as Predestination recently proved, the smartest movies about time warps are often based on literary sources. So here are 10 time-travel books that would make bloody amazing movies.
Narrangansett Brewing Company was founded in 1890, the same year fellow Rhode Islander H.P. Lovecraft was born. Clearly, a beer-themed tribute was in order. At last, it has happened.
Today's World Fantasy Awards ceremony was full of great surprises and well-deserved accolades. It was a really good day for Caitlín R. Kiernan, Subterranean Press, Tor.com and dangerous women. And the best novel goes to Sofia Samatar for A Stranger in Olondria! We were there, and here's the skinny.
Chances are, you've read tons of stories in the Cthulhu Mythos — but "The Litany of Earth" by Ruthanna Emrys is still something special. It's set in a world where the U.S. government destroyed Innsmouth, closed Miskatonic University, and imprisoned the true believers. And now, one survivor of the camps is trying to…
HP Lovecraft's story The Colour Out of Space is a disturbing account of a family's gradual degradation. The full-length film Die Farbe captures those horrors in sinister black and white.
One of our favorite unsung science fiction movies is finally getting a digital release, and you can help make it a success. You can also help fund a film based on HP Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories, a collaborative storytelling game, and anthology of science fiction stories about ladies and their bikes.
Dark fantasy is more popular than ever. Game of Thrones is rocking our TV sets. Tons of authors have moved to the genre. We're obsessed with bloody tales of morally gray people and supernatural forces. But where does dark fantasy come from? And how did it become so huge? Here's a brief history of dark fantasy's…