@HPLHS is doing a ‘documentary.’

Which is to say, they’re gonna take a stab at THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE. That HPLHS newspaper is full of win, by the way. I dunno how much sense it makes for non-Mythos fans, but from my point of view it’s primo stuff.

Moe Lane

PS: Yeah, them putting together unofficial (?) props for the fortieth anniversary Chaosium Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter is also full of win. There’s a lot of win going on here.

I dunno: is this really *me*?

Oh, who am I kidding?

The major objection I have to picking it up on the spot is that I have a hand-knit Skyrim hat to wear this winter already. Also, I’m not sure why I should care that it’s ‘20% egg protein yarn.’ At any rate: on the Wish List.


“Why, this is Hell…”

“…nor am I out of it.”

Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s TV sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a CG-live action hybrid feature.

I believe that this is in fact the sign for all of us to flee into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

Via Ace of Spades HQ Headlines.

I got nothing, sorry (Florida Marlins home run display edition).

Except: Florida.


Oh, you lucky so-and-sos: the GIF is too big for me to upload in all of it SAN-destroying glory.  So your fragile human minds are all spared… unless you click the link.

The shiny link.

Click it.


Kickstarter: The Miskatonic School for Girls board game.

(Via @kennethhite) Unfortunately, I already spent my gaming allowance for this month, or I’d be helping to fund this one now: the Miskatonic School for Girls Deck-Building Game.

I don’t know what I’d do with it, except go through the cards and laugh at the jokes, but it’s the sort of thing that ends up on my gaming shelves.

MoeLane.com Interview: Sandy Petersen (CoC).

As it happens, one of my readers knows Sandy Petersen, who is one of the executive producers for the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society‘s The Whisperer in Darkness movie (and for the RPG buffs out there: yes, that Sandy Petersen). Sandy was happy to answer some of my questions about the movie.  The interview’s after the fold: we conducted it by email, so at least you won’t have to listen to me for once.

I have to say: it’s not the primary focus of my online activities these days, more’s the pity – but it’s nice to just have some unambiguously game-related material for a change.  Especially since it involves the chance to talk to somebody who created the game which currently takes up half a shelf of my gaming bookshelf.  The movie is currently being shown abroad; hopefully, they’ll be showing it in the States this summer/fall somewhere that’s close to DC.

Continue reading MoeLane.com Interview: Sandy Petersen (CoC).

del Toro to do At the Mountains of Madness.

(Via Nodwick) And it will not be a light romantic comedy set in modern Nebraska.  Do you think that I jest?  Go look at what they did to Exit To Eden if you want to see what Hollywood can do to a book.  Not going to be a problem here:

The main issues that financiers have had is that del Toro needed his movie to be a period film, and he needed it to be R-rated. Movies like that are really hard to market, and so studios, such as Universal in this case, haven’t wanted to pay for it.


So why would Universal decide that they were finally ready to take the risk? One name: James Cameron. According to the reports, the Avatar director has decided to back del Toro’s vision and come on as a producer. Not only that, but the movie will be in 3D, and there’s no one else on the planet right now that you want in your corner when it comes to 3D more than James Cameron. They even plan to start pre-production immediately with hopes of filming some time next summer.

Cameron’s a bit of a… wonderful person who is going to help put one of Lovecraft’s most epic vistas on the screen… but he knows how to do big, and big is what you need when you’re doing a horror/adventure story about a lost, pre-human Antarctic city.  There’s been a real dearth of big-screen Mythos movies that have been mainstream successes – I count three, in fact, and none of them are officially Lovecraft films* – so I’m kind of hoping that this one takes off.

Moe Lane Continue reading del Toro to do At the Mountains of Madness.

New “The Whisperer in Darkness” Trailer.

I would like to note for the record that I am so stoked for this:

“This” being the movie adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Whisperer In Darkness. The same people who did The Call of Cthulhu a couple of years ago; you may remember that I watched and enjoyed that one a good deal. I expect that I will enjoy this one possibly a bit more, if only because I prefer talkies to silent pictures.