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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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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival


We just received word that "Calls For Cthulhu" will be featured in this years H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. So, if you go out to Portland, Oregon from October 5-7, you'll be able to see C4C on the big screen, with lots of other quality Lovecraftian films.

Here's a link to the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Hope to see you there!

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Format Problems?

A viewer wrote in to say that the sub-pages (episodes, ringtones, and store) were not working. I can't make it happen on any of my systems/browsers. Is anybody else having this problem? If so, can you list what browser/computer type you're using in the comments? I'd appreciate it.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

New Format

As you've probably noticed, I changed the format for the page. This version should look much cleaner, faster, more streamlined, and without so much ad-clutter on the page. There is now a menu bar that will take you to the ringtones, let you e-mail Cthulhu, let you check out all the episodes, and even visit the Cthulhu store.

If you want to compare it to the old format, I have that -> here <-
So, tell me what you think!

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ringtones

Recently, a fan wrote in to ask if we could make ringtones from the show. So, always eager to please, we set aside our subtitles and videos for a little while, and put together a series of clips from the show (the intro, a few rants, the Rapid Fire Round, the Cult of Cthulhu message, etc.) and made them all available through this website.

Click here to listen to or download the ringtones. They are all free for download, although I would ask that, if you really like one, you make a donation to the squid-headed lord.

By the way, all of these files are rendered as MP3s. If you need a different file format, just tell me and I'll try to convert to that format.

Also, if there's a sound you were looking for, but didn't see, tell me and I'll be glad to put it up there for you.

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Episode 1 - Now with Subtitles!

One of my favorite writers is Aaron Sorkin. He wrote "A Few Good Men", the TV shows "Sports Night" and "West Wing". He's known for having his characters talk fast and never talk down to the audience.

I mention this because, I think his style is rubbing off on me. Some people tell me we talk too fast on C4C. So, for those people who want to get all the words, you can now read "Calls For Cthulhu"!

I've only put Episode 1 up there so far, but I'm still working with the translators, and I hope to put more of the episodes this week, even in different languages. Tell me what you think. Waste of time? Invaluable resource?

Update: I've just added subtitled versions for German, French, Dutch, and Italian.

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