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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Calls For Cthulhu proudly joins the FarPoint Media network

It happened officially a few weeks ago, but Calls for Cthulhu has joined FarPoint Media.

What does that mean? Well, it means you can now get all the shows as a vidcast feed!

Here's the RSS link:
FeedBurner Link

and here's the iTunes link:
ITunes Link


Also, we've got a new blog set up at http://www.CallsForCthulhu.com. At that blog, you can download all the old episodes, and it's where all the new episodes will be shown.

In the next few days, we'll have a report of this year's H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, as well as the special episode that was only aired at the FilmFest.

Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

You really don't get how popular this show is, do you?

So, I'm at the H.P. Lovecraft film festival in Portland Oregon this weekend. I've gotta say, it's been a blast so far. They have a lot of famous Lovecraft-inspired stuff (John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness" and "The Thing"), and they have lots of short films (most of them tense and very well executed), and we even had a chance to see the new movie "Cthulhu" which should be released to theaters soon.

Now, this isn't a full report on the festival (I hope to do that later, with pix and everything), but I wanted to share a great moment with you guys.

Now, I've been very surprised by the reaction I've received from people at the fest. Several people have asked for my autograph, and a couple wanted to take a picture of me with the puppet.

There's a film producer (Edward Martin III, he makes real films, not just hand-puppets) who was really excited to meet me. Turns out he's a fan of the show. I gave him a DVD, and he put it on his DVD player in the merchant section (which was really kind of him). After a few hours, he asked me if I had any other DVDs, because passersby were asking him where they could buy it. I had brought about ten with me, and he was kind enough to make a place on the table to display them.

A couple of hours later, I walked past the table, and saw that my DVDs weren't there any more. I figured he moved them to make space for something else, but then he caught my eye and said, "Hey, you sold out! Way to go!"

He started counting out money for me while I just shook my head in disbelief. Then he smiled at me and said, "You really don't get how popular this show is, do you?"

That was a really cool feeling. Right up there with the girl in the full-body Cthulhu suit saying, "Hey, you're the Calls For Cthulhu guy? I love that show!"

Don't worry, I'll have pix of her as well as a full report as soon as the fest is done and I pull all the images off my camera.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

More Cthulhu Pix online

"My Confined Space" comes through for us again with the Call of Cosplay:


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Also, there's a beautiful rendering of Cthulhu (also on "My Confined Space")

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Also, there's a great picture where the artist combines Cthulhu mythos with the art style of "Where the Wild Things Are".

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This is a great pic, and the artist says he can make T-Shirts for it, so you guys should go check it out.

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Book of Legion

I'm obviously a big fan of horror, so I've read quite a lot of it. Recently, I've started looking for new writers, because their indy-film mentality tends to be a bit more invasive, visceral, and vicious.

Well, a few days ago, someone handed me a copy of "The Book of Legion" by Victor Heck.

I know my way around Biblical angels and demons, so the idea of the demon Legion didn't really surprise me. In fact, just thinking of the character, you can imagine a demon which is slowly amassing souls to the point where he can destroy all of creation. The story practically writes itself.

That's what I love about this book. The writer isn't going in that direction at all. I don't want to give too much away, but in this story, Legion is gathering minions and taking over Earth just as a stepping stone for bringing about an all-out assault on Hell. Just the idea that you could take that character, and use his innate power not as an end, but as a means to something larger, is pretty impressive to me.

Also, the writing itself is very good. Not exactly buckets-of-blood stuff, nor is it all psychological torture (although both elements are in there). The characterization is good, the story is powerful, and I like the pacing.

Anyway, I went looking for it online, and found it here: The Book of Legion. At fifteen bucks for a signed copy, it's well worth the money.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cutethulhu review

There's a very well researched article on the Grim Reviews blog, detailing a new wave of humor based on the horror writing of H.P. Lovecraft. Apparently, some people are even using the plush Cthulhu doll to parody Lovecraft's character! Can this be true?!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cthulhu Pix

Just wanted to share some links to more Cthulhu-based stuff.

If you haven't already seen it, LoLThulhu is a page where people combine pictures of the Eldrich horror with macro cats.

Also, here is a link to a picture of Yarn-Thulhu.

And here is a presidential candidate showing his love for our dark lord.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cthulhu Jewelry

A viewer just pointed this website out to me. Badali Jewelry. They have a whole line of jewelry that features our favorite ancient evil cephelopod. There are rings, earrings, necklaces, and even cufflinks with the Great Old One's face on them. They seem to all be available in sterling silver and gold.




Here's the part I thought was really cool. On the back of one of these pendants, they write "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn". Now that's classy.

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