Tag: Cosmic Horror

TIFF Midnight Madness 2022!

Here’s the line-up for this year’s Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival! If you can’t make it to the screenings, make sure to keep an eye out for these films when the come to streaming or a theater near you: Eric Appel’s Weird: The Al […]

Becoming Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing first shambled into my heart with Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette and John Totleben’s The Saga of the Swamp Thing #24-64 (DC, 1984-7). At a time when I was reading mostly alternative comics, Swamp Thing brought me back to DC, Vertigo, and, eventually, superhero comics. It’s appropriate […]

In This Green and Pleasant Land

The green, mist-shrouded landscape of British folk horror seems at first an off place to go looking for science fiction. Stories about, in film, television, and literature (and doubtless in ribald songs belted out at the local pub where Britt Ekland works) of sinister moors, sylvan glades, and […]

The Challenge of the Challenge from Beyond

Every October (well, since last October) Science Fiction editor Keith Allison turns his telescope toward the cosmic horror of weird fiction’s most illustrious Woodrow Wilson look-alike, HP Lovecraft, and the many ways in which people re-interpreted and mis-interpreted his work, in a series called “Punching Cthulhu in the […]