Tag Archives: H.P. Lovecraft

Nashville Film Festival #3

Last night I hit the Nashville Film Festival for their 8 P.M. screening of the Frayed Shorts program. Every year the Frayed Shorts selections celebrate abbreviated gross-outs, small scares, small sized celebrations of sex, and tiny terrors. After a go for broke introduction by Jason Shawhan — is anyone better? — we were off and [...]

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Granted

I suppose it’s just a Halloween hangover, but lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with Kenneth Grant — the British occultist who mixed Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic philosophies with H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos to create his own Typhonian Order. I’m buying presents, and trimming trees, and readying my world for a couple weeks of holiday travel [...]

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Of Hate and Horror

One last monstrous post before the the witches take over the night sky, the jack-o-lanterns cackle and the veil is pierced with mischief, mayhem, lunacy and eros. This year we celebrate the 90th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Call of Cthulhu” which appeared in Weird Tales in 1926. Here’s what a couple of [...]

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Creating Cthulhu

90 years ago, in the summer of 1926, H.P. Lovecraft wrote “The Call of Cthulhu.” The three part story mixes an essay structure with narrative elements, and Lovecraft himself didn’t consider it one of his best. But Conan creator Robert E. Howard considered the tale to be a classic, and Michel Houellebecq rates the story [...]

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Grant Books Spare

A controversial magician and writer, Kenneth Grant left his mark on the landscape of modern occultism. Grant’s book The Magical Revival plays a seminal role in the interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft’s mythos – casting the fantastic tales as spiritual revelations and not just creepy monster epics. Grant also takes credit for bringing the occultist/artist Austin [...]

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