Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (2016) [Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital]

howardlovecraftBefore he was an iconic horror writer that every horror buff emulated, HP Lovecraft was a young boy named Howard whose imagination kept him company in 1897. After visiting his father in an asylum and consoling him for suffering delusions about monsters and beasts, Howard’s mother gives him his father’s journal to read for fun. Little does Howard know that his father’s journal, which happens to be the Necronomicon, is a portal to a magical world where Howard makes friends with a lot of creatures, all of which are not as they seem. There he makes friends with a squid faced monster that becomes his loyal guard, and has to face a monstrous being known as the Shoggoth in hopes of stopping an unusual queen who wants the Necronomicon.

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Lurking Fear (1994)

lurkingfear-1994Courtney Joyner’s “Lurking Fear” is classic Full Moon Entertainment from the nineties. It has a modicum of a budget, some great production value and a solid horror story. Thought it’s a loose adaptation of the HP Lovecraft tale, it does take the elements and combine them to form a classic folklore horror tale about greed and criminals getting their comeuppance. John Martenses is an ex convict who has just been released from prison and is seeking a new start. As well as the fortune apparently left behind by his family.

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Top 10 Greatest Zombies


We all know zombies; the flesh-hungry reanimated corpses who often shamble towards their prey looking to add them to the ranks. Yes, they’ve become a staple of the horror scene and are generally one of the most popular creatures to crawl out of the ground and into our collective nightmares. I joined up with my good buddy Felix to talk about the unique zombies to fear, and the five zombie slayers that battle them.

Without further ado, here are our ten favorite Zombies.

List some of your own favorites in the comments!

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Dead Shadows (2012) [Blu-ray]

Director Dave Cholewa’s “Dead Shadows” is HP Lovecraft meets “Night of the Comet,” and while surely that sounds like the ingredients for an amazing horror film, in the end it’s just a serviceable post apocalyptic horror thriller. It’s by no means a waste of time, but it never delivers on a lot of its ideas and story themes. Much of the concepts and sub-plots feel very under developed and half baked, with “Dead Shadows” unfolding in a very inexplicable series of events. I tried my best to follow along, but Cholewa really offers horror audiences a convoluted narrative for a movie that boils down to shooting aliens and monsters in the dark.

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The premise of “Cult” feels like a new age serial version of John Carpenter’s “In the Mouth of Madness.” Wherein the former title examined the rabid fandom of literary fans with author Sutter Cane who was an amalgamation of HP Lovecraft and Stephen King, the new “Cult” examines the sheer lunacy that can arise from the fandom of television shows. The series so far isn’t an indictment on the dangers of fandom, but it does explore how passionate fans can be, and how they can often breed a cult-like following that’ll do anything to honor the spirit of their favorite series.

What’s interesting is that much of the pilot of “Cult” is constructed like the aforementioned Carpenter horror film, where the episode is so absolutely meta and self-contained, that we can never be sure what is reality, nor can we be certain what is a clue for our audience, or what is merely a red herring. What we think is the prologue of the show is something else entirely, the dialogue is often cryptic in delivery, and there are many subtle subliminal clues peppered throughout the episode that could lead the fictional and actual audience to decode the mystery of “Cult.”

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Satan's 3 Ring Circus of Hell (Graphic Novel)

With over forty independent artists on board, “Satan’s 3 Ring Circus of Hell” is a mixed bag horror anthology graphic novel that tells varying short form horror and fantasy stories that literally have no limit to their obscene and gruesome storytelling. Robert S. Rhine also uses the graphic novel as a forum to tell his short story that won Best Dark Fiction at World Horror Con. There are some sick and demented one page comics, as well as deep and complex fantasy storytelling. And what graphic horror novel would be complete without a Lovecraft short comic about the great Cthulhu?

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H.P. Lovecraft's The Evil Clergyman (2012)

In 1988, Empire Pictures sought to create an anthology of films that would act as sequels to their big hits. There was a planned “Trancers 1.5,” a sequel to “The Dungeonmaster,” and the HP Lovecraft short film “The Evil Clergyman.” Re-uniting the legendary Jeffery Combs, and the gorgeous Barbara Crampton, the film was never released, and for many years it was thought to have been lost. After being discovered on a low quality VHS, the print of “The Evil Clergyman” was restored as best as possible by Full Moon and given a new opening title and brand new music to accompany a fairly twisted story.

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