FORGOTTEN BOOK: The Weird edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, 2011
This is the 119th in my series of Forgotten Books.
I am out of town on a work assignment so this week’s Forgotten Book will be short and sweet.
I can tell you that this week’s book is one of the most fun and difficult [Read it all...]
FORGOTTEN BOOK: ARTS UNKNOWN: The Life and Art of Lee Brown Coye by Luis Ortiz, 2005
This is the 115th in my series of Forgotten Books.
As many of you know I have sold books with Willie Siros for more than 30 years. He really knows what I like and I have a pretty fair idea [Read it all...]
Forgotten Films: Re-Animator (1985)
This is the 82nd in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
Back when this film came out I lived in Dallas and I loved to be in trivia contests. I still do and my local team (with Missions Unknown editor Sanford Allen recently won the city championship in the Challenge [Read it all...]
Forgotten Films: The Dunwich Horror (1970)
This is the 67th in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
Back in the fall of 1967 I discovered the works of H. P. Lovecraft and became fascinated by his work and the circle of friends who continued in his vein. So I was pleased in 1970 [Read it all...]
Naturally we look forward to every Blood Thirsty Thursday, but this week’s holds a special place in our cultural landscape. Head over to the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes this Thursday to see the frightfully funny classic Re-Animator, presented in glorious 35mm.
Re-Animator is a 1985 adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft story Herbert West – Reanimator and [Read it all...]
SLAN by A. E. Van Vogt, 1940/1946, Arkham House
This is the 43nd in my series of Forgotten Books.
Slan by A.E. Van Vogt
I first read about SLAN in Sam Moskowitz’s interesting overview of the science fiction world SEEKERS OF TOMORROW in the mid 1960’s. Moskowitz examined the field through mini biographies of [Read it all...]
Forgotten Films: DARK INTRUDER (1965)
This is the 1st in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
Dark Intruder (1965)
Recently Todd Mason, a frequent commenter here on my Forgotten Books columns, asked me to join in with his revival of the Tuesday Forgotten Obscure of Neglected Film (or other Audio Visual medium) [Read it all...]
Baby’s First Mythos by C. J. Henderson and Erica Henderson, © 2004 hard paper covers, Z Man Games
This is the 13th in my series of Forgotten Books
Baby's First Mythos
H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos were among the first horror I encountered once I moved to San Antonio in 1967. One [Read it all...]
The Lovecraft Papers by P. H. Cannon, © 1996 hardback, Science Fiction Bookclub
This is the 6th in my series of Forgotten Books
PH Cannon has played fast and furious with literary characters and real writers in this collection of one novella, three short stories, and an essay. Initially the stories were published in two [Read it all...]
If you’re hankering for a strangely quivering slice of Lovecraftian weird fiction, check out my story “Kali Yuga” is in the latest issue of Innsmouth Free Press.
Innsmouth’s June issue is devoted to multicultural fiction that exports the Lovecraftian the weird tale out of New England so a wider variety of cultures can stare into [Read it all...]