An Exclusive Look At Warpo's Gloriously Retro 12" Cthulhu Figure

Following their big success on Kickstarter last year, Warpo's old-school style series of Lovecraftian action figures Legends of Cthulhu are getting a wider release as of today. But soon, their Cthulhu figure is getting a bumper-sized version — and io9 has an exclusive first look! » 2/12/15 4:04pm 2/12/15 4:04pm

Bundle of Tentacles gives your gaming group a dose of eldritch horror

Obviously, you need some creepy horror RPGs to play this week. The Bundle of Tentacles lets you get entangled by a ropy, squirming mass of them, including Trail of Cthulhu and several Call of Cthulhu supplements. » 10/31/13 9:20am 10/31/13 9:20am

Why an Oklahoman restaurant has a monument to the dark god Azathoth

Dear Oklahoma City: There is either an extremely dangerous cult in your town, or there's someone with a sense of humor. Either way, if you aren't prepared for your soul to be devoured by a Lovecraftian horror beyond imagining, you might want to cancel your reservation at the Paseo Grill. » 8/29/13 4:40pm 8/29/13 4:40pm

Summon Old Ones with these painstakingly crafted HP Lovecraft props

Jason McKittrick crafts elaborate prop sets based on H.P. Lovecraft's horror stories. Grab yourself a cultist's kit and you'll be summoning Cthulhu in no time! » 5/05/13 9:00am 5/05/13 9:00am

Take a webcomic tour through H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories

In the canon of H.P. Lovecraft, stories like "Pickman's Model," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Dunwich Horror," and, of course, "The Call of Cthulhu," are the most frequently adapted, but cartoonist Jason Thompson delves into the rich fantasy worlds of Lovecraft's Dreamlands in a series of webcomic adaptations of… » 5/04/13 8:30am 5/04/13 8:30am

Holy @#$%, scientists have just discovered Cthulhu — wait, make that …

Admittedly, it's a lot easier to find Cthulhu when you discover a creature first and then name it Cthulhu, but whatever. Scientists have discovered two organisms inside the stomaches of termites and named them Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque in honor of the Lovecraftian nightmare. » 4/04/13 10:20am 4/04/13 10:20am

Crowdfund a Batman documentary, 3D printing pens, and a WWII setting…

If you've always wished you could draw objects in 3D, there's a pen that uses basic 3D-printing technology to let you draw wire art-style objects, and it's looking for a little crowdfunding. So is a documentary on the power of the Batman story, an RPG setting that places cosmic horrors in WWII, the print volume of one… » 2/24/13 12:00pm 2/24/13 12:00pm

At last, science explains the physics in "Call of Cthulhu"

Benjamin K. Tippett has a theory. The University of New Brunswick mathematician believes that he's figured out what, exactly, those insane sailors saw that night in 1928 when they encountered Cthulhu on a lost island in the Pacific. And so Tippett has written a hilariously deadpan paper explaining "non-Euclidean… » 10/30/12 2:49pm 10/30/12 2:49pm

Pac-Man is a Lovecraft story as written by Franz Kafka

Zach Weiner of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has stared into the heart of Pac-Man and discovered the horror at its core. In his latest comic, he proposes a chilling backstory for the hungry video game hero, one that's a far cry from the smiling yellow creature you see on the arcade cabinet. » 9/16/12 4:00pm 9/16/12 4:00pm

What if Edward Gorey drew Lovecraft's unspeakable horrors?

Edward Gorey was the master of understated terrors, and if he'd ever illustrated the madness-inducing monsters of HP Lovecraft, they might look like John Kenn Mortensen's Post-It Monstres, in which horrific beasts loom over remarkably unperturbed kiddies. » 5/05/12 7:30am 5/05/12 7:30am

Experience the eldritch horrors of H.P. Lovecraft's relationship advice

What if author H.P. Lovecraft abandoned his career as a horror writer and instead found his true calling as an advice columnist? What forbidden mysteries hide inside the letters from those lonely hearts, and in Lovecraft's florid words of relationship wisdom? » 4/19/12 8:00am 4/19/12 8:00am

The disturbing carvings that Cthulhu-worshipers left behind

David Clayton James Gassaway has created some of the most incredibly haunting Cthulhu Mythos images I've seen in a long time. These are showcased in his 2012 Cthulhu Mythos calendar, and you can see a few in the gallery here. » 11/11/11 4:54pm 11/11/11 4:54pm

Artist draws his way through Lovecraft's creature catalog

Illustrator Mike Bukowski has taken on the maddening task of drawing every creature that appears in HP Lovecraft's cosmic horror stories — from the squishiest Elder Thing to the lowliest Deep One. » 6/08/11 3:30pm 6/08/11 3:30pm

"The Secret Knots" spins subtly magical tales from an alternate…

A fan convention devoted to an ordinary young woman. A man at a party dressed as a woman's shadow. An alien creature that defends itself through psychoanalysis. Webcomic The Secret Knots collects strange ideas from universes just askew from ours. » 1/15/11 11:00am 1/15/11 11:00am

Lovecraft goes missing, and all R’lyeh breaks loose

When horror author HP Lovecraft shows up in a story, it's a sure sign that things are about to turn toward the sinister. In Lovecraft is Missing, the only thing scarier than a Lovecraft cameo is his sudden disappearance. » 8/28/10 10:45am 8/28/10 10:45am

The Long Tentacle of H.P. Lovecraft in Manga (NSFW)

Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos has left its slimy mark on Japanese manga, anime, pinball, and dating sim games. It always comes back to those infamous tentacles, as seen in adult horror anime such as Toshio Maeda's Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend. » 1/04/10 2:25pm 1/04/10 2:25pm

Neil Gaiman's Interview with the Eldritch Horror

Rarely does the Great Old One Cthulhu get to speak on his own behalf, but in Neil Gaiman's story I, Cthulhu, the cosmic horror gives us a unusual peek into his life, straight from his own tentacled mouth. [Tor] » 12/28/09 3:40pm 12/28/09 3:40pm

The Cosmic Horror of John Coulthart's Lovecraftian Illustrations

Illustrator John Coulthart has delved deep into HP Lovecraft's tales of New England monsters and cosmic horrors and pulled out strange and detailed images of the terrifying gods and cities that haunted Lovecraft's mind. » 9/28/09 12:32pm 9/28/09 12:32pm

Giant Green Tentacles Attack Buildings from the Inside

In artist FilthyLuker's street installations, giant inflatable tentacles emerge from buildings and vehicles, creating the sense that a monstrous kraken or Lovecraftian horror is trapped inside. » 7/30/09 1:30pm 7/30/09 1:30pm

"Son of Retro Pulp Tales" Delights In Cheap Thrills

Joe R. and Keith Lansdale present another collection of stories recalling those hard-boiled cheap thrills from the first half of the last century. Hearken back with us now to yesteryear in Son of Retro Pulp Tales! (Subterranean Press). » 7/30/09 9:00am 7/30/09 9:00am