Last month, we brought you a first look at Warpo’s cool, old-school advertising for its 12” Cthulhu action figure. Now the Great One is back, and this time he hungers for the minds of his action figure subordinates. Can Cthulhu be stopped? Find out in this exclusive look at a new TV spot!
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?
H.P. Lovecraft was maybe not the most woman-friendly writer out there. His works teem oleaginously with many things, but not prominent female characters (although Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat and Mother of a Thousand Young, remains an inspiring role model for evil girls everywhere). But change is coming to the mythos: …
When you’re making a line of retro action figures, you might as well go whole hog and make your TV spots look suitably retro too—just as Warpo are doing for Legends of Cthulhu figures, and their upcoming gigantic Old One action figure. Let Cthulhu warm the nostaglic cockles of your heart with this exclusive first look!
Fans of Lovecraft and Weird Fiction will get a kick out of this short film by Mike Diva: Thresher. Following an man trying to get into a locked room, we find that there’s just some doors that shouldn’t be opened.
Most fans have been able to spot the similarities between George RR Martin’s character Samwell Tarly and JRR Tolkien’s Samwise Gamgee. Martin was a huge fan of Lord of the Rings since the books were first published in the USA, so it’s no surprise he left a few homages to Lord of the Rings and some of his other…
Following their big success on Kickstarter last year, Warpo's old-school style series of Lovecraftian action figures Legends of Cthulhu are getting a wider release as of today. But soon, their Cthulhu figure is getting a bumper-sized version — and io9 has an exclusive first look!
Obviously, you need some creepy horror RPGs to play this week. The Bundle of Tentacles lets you get entangled by a ropy, squirming mass of them, including Trail of Cthulhu and several Call of Cthulhu supplements.
Dear Oklahoma City: There is either an extremely dangerous cult in your town, or there's someone with a sense of humor. Either way, if you aren't prepared for your soul to be devoured by a Lovecraftian horror beyond imagining, you might want to cancel your reservation at the Paseo Grill.
Jason McKittrick crafts elaborate prop sets based on H.P. Lovecraft's horror stories. Grab yourself a cultist's kit and you'll be summoning Cthulhu in no time!
In the canon of H.P. Lovecraft, stories like "Pickman's Model," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Dunwich Horror," and, of course, "The Call of Cthulhu," are the most frequently adapted, but cartoonist Jason Thompson delves into the rich fantasy worlds of Lovecraft's Dreamlands in a series of webcomic adaptations of…
Admittedly, it's a lot easier to find Cthulhu when you discover a creature first and then name it Cthulhu, but whatever. Scientists have discovered two organisms inside the stomaches of termites and named them Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque in honor of the Lovecraftian nightmare.
If you've always wished you could draw objects in 3D, there's a pen that uses basic 3D-printing technology to let you draw wire art-style objects, and it's looking for a little crowdfunding. So is a documentary on the power of the Batman story, an RPG setting that places cosmic horrors in WWII, the print volume of one…
Benjamin K. Tippett has a theory. The University of New Brunswick mathematician believes that he's figured out what, exactly, those insane sailors saw that night in 1928 when they encountered Cthulhu on a lost island in the Pacific. And so Tippett has written a hilariously deadpan paper explaining "non-Euclidean…
Zach Weiner of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has stared into the heart of Pac-Man and discovered the horror at its core. In his latest comic, he proposes a chilling backstory for the hungry video game hero, one that's a far cry from the smiling yellow creature you see on the arcade cabinet.
Edward Gorey was the master of understated terrors, and if he'd ever illustrated the madness-inducing monsters of HP Lovecraft, they might look like John Kenn Mortensen's Post-It Monstres, in which horrific beasts loom over remarkably unperturbed kiddies.
What if author H.P. Lovecraft abandoned his career as a horror writer and instead found his true calling as an advice columnist? What forbidden mysteries hide inside the letters from those lonely hearts, and in Lovecraft's florid words of relationship wisdom?
David Clayton James Gassaway has created some of the most incredibly haunting Cthulhu Mythos images I've seen in a long time. These are showcased in his 2012 Cthulhu Mythos calendar, and you can see a few in the gallery here.
Illustrator Mike Bukowski has taken on the maddening task of drawing every creature that appears in HP Lovecraft's cosmic horror stories — from the squishiest Elder Thing to the lowliest Deep One.
A fan convention devoted to an ordinary young woman. A man at a party dressed as a woman's shadow. An alien creature that defends itself through psychoanalysis. Webcomic The Secret Knots collects strange ideas from universes just askew from ours.