Tag: H.P. Lovecraft

Sep 13 2017

Deep One Dave

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos are a very popular genre on YouTube. Such videos are usually filmed from a first person perspective in order to make it seem like you are interacting with the subject of the video you are watching. At first I assumed these were made to help people deal with their …

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Oct 19 2016

Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box

Have you ever seen little desktop gift sets at your local book store? Although the subject of this review is similar to such products, I think you’ll soon agree with my view that Chronicle Books went the extra mile. “Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box” contains a Cthulhu statue, 48 page illustrated book by Steve …

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Sep 18 2016

The Fungi From Yuggoth, Part Two

Here are the construction details of the flying Mi-Go created by Mark Jones. It’s a clever, inexpensive method for creating large-scale props using expanding foam over a PVC armature. I’ll turn things over to Mr. Jones: Body: The body parts are made from Expanding Foam used in packing. I traced a shape of the body …

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Sep 17 2016

The Fungi From Yuggoth

This is what Halloween should be like. Mark Jones was kind enough to send over some pictures and background material from the Lovecraftian presentation he created for his Halloween get together. It not only featured a Mi-Go brain cylinder, but an entire swarm of the Fungi flying overhead. I host a big Halloween party every …

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Apr 26 2014

Beyond Innsmouth

When the subject of Lovecraftian films is discussed, it’s only a matter of time before someone suggests that any film containing a “Gill Man” of sorts fits the bill. The argument is that since Creature from the Black Lagoon came out in 1954 and The Shadow Over Innsmouth was published in 1936, H.P. Lovecraft deserves …

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Jul 09 2013

Tentacles: The Suckering!

Following up on the original tentacle project, I wanted to try making one with “suckers” running along it’s length. To make the sucker rings I used 1/2″ cabone rings applied while one of the sealing layers of latex was still wet. After that layer dried, effectively serving to glue the rings to the body of …

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Jul 08 2013

Making A Tentacle

The humble tentacle is arguably the most iconic of Mythos images, trumping even the mighty Necronomicon. Rightly or wrongly (keeping in mind that actual tentacles are few and far between in Lovecraft’s works) it has become symbolic of the entire genre of cosmic horror. Now, at long last, I’ve made my first prop tentacle.The impetus …

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Mar 31 2013

The Testimony of Randolph Carter

Harley Warren is missing. The last person to see him is his friend Randolph Carter, who was with him on the fateful night of his disappearance and is the only suspect as a result. Finding himself in court, Randolph tells the strange story of how his friend was heavily into occult studies and had recently …

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Jan 14 2013

H.P. Brickcraft Strikes Back!

It’s been quite awhile since I last looked at the world of H.P. Lovecraft-inspired Lego creations and boy, has the amount of material gone up since then! I was first clued in on the matter while browsing on Facebook, where I found an awesome Lego house with tentacles bursting out of it. It wasn’t too …

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Dec 25 2012

Merry Fishmas!

Another year, another fan-made music video of a holiday song by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. This year’s selection is “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fishmen,” as filmed and uploaded by one haakor: That said, you shouldn’t watch it if you want to avoid any spoilers for The Shadow Over Innsmouth… Merry Christmas!

Jul 24 2012

Tuesday uEtsy: Donna Diddit

[For those who are searching for unique horror items, one can’t beat Etsy.com. Each Tuesday, Gravedigger’s Local 16 aims to highlight one seller. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your sanctorum or get a gift for that special something in your life, Etsy.com is your place for spooky econo.] Donna Diddit www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaDiddit …

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Dec 25 2011

A Mythos Carol

Seeing as how I celebrated Christmas with a Youtube video featuring a Lovecraftian Christmas carol by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society last year, I thought it would be fun to do it again this year. This year’s selection is a fan-made music video made by GodfreyTemple,: which was apparently approved by the HPLHS: For more …

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Nov 30 2011

The King in Yellow

Where flap the tatters of the King...

“Along the shore the cloud waves break, The twin suns sink beneath the lake, The shadows lengthen In Carcosa. Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies But stranger still is Lost Carcosa. Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die …

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Nov 29 2011

Calls for Cthulhu

It’s no secret that I’m fond of posting humorous Lovecraftian videos here at Gravedigger’s Local 16. So when I heard that someone decided to play off the name “The Call of Cthulhu” by doing a series featuring the high priest of the Great Old Ones as the host of a call-in show, I was very …

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Nov 22 2011

Tuesday uEtsy: Jezebel Charms

Jezebel Charms http://www.etsy.com/shop/JezebelCharms  Human Skeleton Brass Cuff Bracelet Macabre Bones in the Mausoleum Strange that a term called ‘Black Friday’ has been adopted by the public in a semi-positive manner. Of course, it’s not positive for those working the large stores, putting in insane hours for the rabid masses trying to score manaical deals on objects. Of …

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Sep 27 2011

The Internet Rips You Off

Things are quiet around here as everyone prepares for the annual Halloween Countdown. We’ll have new, daily content for you throughout October (even weekends. Rad, right?) You can help out GdL16 by spreading the word – tell people to check us out, interact with us on Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, I’ll chat a bit about something …

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