Most people who read Lovecraft admire his prose and his ability to reach the darkest corners of the human mind and mythology, not so much as to the real world mathematical and physical properties of his nightmarescapes. But then, you’re probably not theoretical physicist Benjamin K. Tippett, who just paper called “Possible Bubbles of Spacetime Curvature in the South Pacific,” which analyzes the account of Gustaf Johansen, the author of the manuscript embedded in HP Lovecraft’s story The Call of Cthulhu, and tries to account for the weird geometries that hide “the corpse city of R’lyeh.”
So, the good news is that every time I see a trailer for Prometheus, it looks fucking awesome. The bad news is, that according to director Guillermo del Toro is that Prometheus means that his HP Lovecraft movie ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ may not happen.
Whether you’ve read HP Lovecraft’s short stories or not, The Lovecraft Anthologies is a good way to get acquainted or re-acquainted with the tales of The Old Ones.
Artist Julien Baznet I guess was just sitting around one thinking “What if Charles Schulz did Lovecraft?” And the result is this charming look into the maw of evil.
The Cthulhu mythos is important stuff for young minds, but kids might not be able to get around Lovecraft’s ebullient language, so DeviantArtist DrFaustusAU has the perfect Lovecraft primer— “Call of Cthulhu”, with wonderful Dr. Seuss style illustrations.
Later this year, Red Wasp Designs brings ancient horrors to your iPhone with the game Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land. The game takes place in World War I is a turn-based combat game that pits human soldiers against the likes of undead and Dark Young.