Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Links: Carnac Stones, Evil Games, and The Last Bus

While we mourn the death and celebrate the life of horror movie icon Christopher Lee, let's take a look at what else happened this week:
  • Zombos' Closet brought us The Monster Times Issue #38 from January 1975.
  • Lovecraft eZine talked about the show Supernatural and what we might expect from Season 11: "In many Lovecraftian and/or cosmic horror stories, ancient forces existed long before humans ever evolved. For one reason or another (depending on the story) they left or were forced away. I’m simplifying here, but the terror lies in the realization that these forces are coming back at some point, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. At best, we can only delay it. And compared to these forces or gods, we are insects."
  • In the Philippines, some prison inmates may have become possessed by demons after seeing a picture of a coconut crab: "Fr. Francis Lucas, director of the Catholic Media Network, explained that one should be careful to distinguish something as possession or simply a figment of one’s imagination. There are different forms of possession which, Lucas said, can happen when one lacks faith or experiences extreme depression. “The devil is real. Totoo yan. Hindi yan kathang isip. Hindi yan meron lang malas, may ganito. Tunay na tunay yan. Buhay na buhay yan. So they try to attack us and to get our souls,” Lucas explained."
  • Nev Murray reviewed Evil Games by Angela Marsons on his Confessions of a Reviewer!!: "Angela Marsons. Remember who told you this name first (well on this blog anyway). This lady is going to be up there at the top of the best seller’s lists for many many years. As I write this review both books are hovering around the top ten in many Amazon lists. You want a crime book to get your teeth into? You want a thriller to get your teeth into? Angela Marsons."
  • Ghost Hunting Theories told us about the Carnac Stones: "The Carnac Stones near the village of Carnac in Brittany, France, includes a huge array of megaliths; some dolmens, many with alignments. It is considered the largest such collection in the world."
  • At the uncannily incisive R'lyeh Tribune, Sean Eaton lifted weights and deconstructed the film The Happening: "Wahlberg’s character, who occasionally intones the steps of the scientific method as if it were a secular prayer, gradually pieces together the terrifying truth.  Plant life—trees, grasses, shrubs, houseplants and so forth—are emitting a specialized neurotoxin into the air which drives human beings to kill themselves.  The presence of the neurotoxin is announced by a helpful and convenient breeze that stirs the tops of trees and blades of grass as a prelude to mayhem and carnage."
  • If you're going to read a tribute to Sir Christopher Lee, read John Kenneth Muir's.
  • Crowded Quarantine Publications acquired Paul M Feeney's novella The Last Bus.
  • From the Depths of DVD Hell reviewed Jodorowsky's Dune: "For those familiar with Jodorowsky already,  they will be unsurprised that despite being older he is still as crazy as ever as he practically fizzles with enthusiasm for the project even though at the time of its collapse it left him questioning if he would direct again." (Check out my review of the movie here.)
  • Here, I shared some thoughts about how I review books and gave you tips on how to find a suitable Zombie Redoubt on the go.
Illustration by Tim Callender for Call of Cthulhu's Arkham Unveiled supplement.

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