Lovecraft

Games Podcasts

Colonialism, Racism, and a Star Wars Trailer in the Same Podcast? Sure.

What a week.
Patrick Klepek
4.12.19
Listen

How Should We Deal with Lovecraft’s Influence in Games?

H.P. Lovecraft was a virulent racist, so how should we look at games like the recent ‘Call of Cthulhu?’
Danielle Riendeau
11.2.18
Review

'Call of Cthulhu' Is the Rare Bad Game That's Probably Still Worth Playing

It has no interest in challenging or engaging Lovecraft's racist worldview, and mechanically it's all over the place, but there's enough interesting pieces here to make the journey worthwhile.
Patrick Klepek
10.30.18
Lovecraft

Two Games, Two Radically Different Approaches to Adapting Lovecraft

'The Sinking City' and 'Call of Cthulhu' take similar inspirations, but serve different fantasies.
Rob Zacny
6.20.18
50th anniversary

How '2001: A Space Odyssey' Anticipated the Rise of the Ancient Aliens Meme

1968 was a landmark year for chalking up all the cool stuff ancient peoples did to extraterrestrial encounters.
Becky Ferreira
4.2.18
Sherlock Holmes

Why Players Always Return to Games About Baker Street and Jack the Ripper

How the Victorian Era endures as the classic setting for mystery and murder.
Samantha Nelson
5.28.17
Terraform

Starr Creek

This dark piece of fiction is the perfect blast of backwater Lovecraftian lore for our Trumptastic moment.
Nathan Carson
12.8.16
Sex

The Cult 80s Horror Movie That Foretold Our Augmented Future

The 'From Beyond' screenwriter tells us why the goofy, sexy, sci-fi movie is still fresh 30 years later.
Carl Franzen
10.24.16
Interviews

Auroch Charges Forward on New Album 'Mute Books'

Stream the pummeling, atmospheric new album from one of Canada's best death metal bands and read our interview with mastermind Sebastian Montesi.
Kim Kelly
10.20.16
LSD

Is Reddit's Creepy '_9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9' a Netflix Marketing Stunt?

Netflix's "Stranger Things" looks an awful lot like _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9.
Sarah Emerson
7.18.16
Premieres

Head of the Demon's 'Sathanas Trismegistos' Is a Blackened Doom Journey into Lovecraftian Horror

Surrender your soul to a sordid mix of black metal, doom, and ritualistic horror from these Swedish metal demons.
Kim Kelly
5.2.16
VICE vs Video games

Is ‘The Room Three’ the Best Mobile Game of 2015?

An eldritch game about opening boxes just might be the best game to play on your phone this year.
Max Wallis
11.17.15
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