Who Goes There
- the John W. Campbell
short story which inspired the movies The Thing from Another World and, closer to the original, The Thing
(which, apparently, was horribly critically mauled upon release but has since become as much as a classic as the 50s film). The story is now being reprinted
alongside a treatment by Logan's Run
author William F. Nolan
for an unmade 1978 screen version.
posted by Artw
on Sep 1, 2009 -
The American Nightmare
) Documentary on US horror films of the 60s and 70s and how their themes reflected the society of the time. Includes contributions from John Carpenter, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, George R. Romero and Tom Savini. NSFW - horror gore plus extreme reportage.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Jun 20, 2009 -
Artist Stephen R. Bissette
dissects the making of Saga of the Swamp Thing #20, the first American comics appearance of writer Alan Moore (um...previously
), in a series of blog posts that feature much original artwork (by Bissette and others), as well as a sampling of Moore's apparently absolutely ginormous script for the issue. (Warning: Parts of Bissette's site are NSFW.) Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3
, Part 4
, Part 5
, Part 6
posted by kittens for breakfast
on Apr 13, 2009 -
The British Expeditionary Force
first faced the German troops at the Battle of Mons
on August 23rd of 1914. The British forces accounted well for themselves, despite being heavily outnumbered
. This miraculous victory was due to the aid of shining angelic figures which held the Germans back during the retreat, according to numerous accounts of those who saw the event. There is just one problem with this wonderful story. [more inside]
posted by winna
on Apr 1, 2009 -
Lovecraft is Missing.
If you like reading Lovecraft, you might enjoy this comic about his unexplained absence, as well. Make sure to check out the Lovecraft related links on the left.
posted by Caduceus
on Jan 13, 2009 -
Here's to Ray Dennis Steckler
, the independent filmmaker who wrote, starred (as Cash Flagg) and directed
influential films including The Thrill Killers
, Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
, and his masterpice The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
. A visionary artist whose influnce is clearly seen in contemporary cinema, Steckler was prolific (producing movies from 1963 until last year), economical (his films were self-produced, shot on 16mm film and later Hi-8 video), and brilliant (as clearly evidenced in this dance sequence from Creatures, "The First Monster Musical"
). It hasn't been widely reported yet, but fans are mourning his passing. He died in his sleep yesterday, January 7th, aged 70. [more inside]
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot
on Jan 8, 2009 -
Michael Mararian creates pen and ink drawings of mischievously macabre babies and children. Meet the dark and wicked little demons in his current exhibit
or explore the world of childhood terrors in his phobias, foibles and fiends
collection (scroll down a few) where humor and horror collide.
posted by madamjujujive
on Dec 14, 2008 -
All Nightmare Long
is a nine-minute-long alternative-history science fiction/horror fake documentary with stop motion animation, rotoscoping and Soviet propaganda thrown in. There's also a Metallica song attached to it, but you might not even notice it's a music video. (Or watch it on Youtube
posted by Bookhouse
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Ten years ago
Valve released Half Life
, to the delight of gamers, modders
and people who hate cut scenes. Marc Laidlaw, writer for Valve, talks
about the genesis of scientist
turned crowbar wielding survivor, Gordon Freeman. Somehow avoided playing it in all these years? You can buy it
on Steam for less than a dollar until midnight November 21st.
posted by Artw
on Nov 20, 2008 -
latest work, The Graveyard Book
, is a kind of undead Jungle Book, with a man-child being raised by various ghosts and ghouls rather than animals. He's been the whole thing a chapter at a time on each stop of his American promotional tour
, and posting the videos online
about it of course), which means that with tonights reading the entire thing will be available online.
posted by Artw
on Oct 8, 2008 -
It was the 80's. We were younger then, and anything seemed possible. So it all seemed part of Destiny when my very first screenplay was bought and produced; fame and fortune was surely just around the corner. HA! Fat chance.
- The making of Forever Evil
posted by Artw
on Oct 4, 2008 -