On January 22nd 2020 special one-day only screenings of Richard Stanley’s Color Out Of Space (an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour out of Space”) extended cut will be shown in select theaters across America.

I have been asked to give opening comments for the screening at the UICA (Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts) part of KCAD (Kendall College of Art and Design). It was quite a pleasure to teach this story a year ago at KCAD in Genre Studies: Weird Fiction, learn the film was in production, then have our own theater be selected to house the film.

Review will be posted later.

(PS – special shout out to HPLHS.)



Dead Reckonings #25 has arrived

Hippocampus Press has has released Dead Reckonings #25 featuring a number of engaging reviews and articles by S.T. Joshi, Ramsey Campbell, Darrel Schweitzer and others, including a tribute to the late Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire and my article, “A Look Behind the Challenge From Beyond” especially for Lovecraftians and Howardians. An impressive issue at a great price. Order and enjoy.



  1. A Look Behind “The Challenge from Beyond” ……….. Michael D. Miller
  2. Finding the Everything in Nothing ……….. Christopher Ropes
  3. Simon Strantzas, Nothing Is Everything.
  4. Weird Fiction and Decadence ……….. S. T. Joshi
  5. James Machin, Weird Fiction in Britain 1880–1939.
  6. That Is Not How the Story Goes ……….. Bev Vincent
  7. Theodora Goss, Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems.
  8. Sesqua Valley’s Weirdest Inhabitant, Wilum Pugmire ……….. David Barker
  9. Ramsey’s Rant: Horror versus Horror ……….. Ramsey Campbell
  10. Marvelous Milicent: The Rise and Removal of a Monster-Artist Maven ……….. Danel Olson
  11. Mallory O’Meara, The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick.
  12. Maybe Johnny is an Old One? The Room as Lovecraftian Pastiche ……….. Edward Guimont
  13. Weird Fiction in the 21st Century: A Conversation with S. T. Joshi ……….. Alex Houstoun
  14. Rediscovering Ken Greenhall ……….. Darrell Schweitzer
  15. Ken Greenhall, Elizabeth; Hell Hound; and Childgrave.
  16. Some Notes on Call of Cthulhu and Other Lovecraftian Video Games ……….. Géza A. G. Reilly
  17. Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game.
  18. Running Towards Nothing: B. Catling’s Vorrh Trilogy ……….. Daniel Pietersen
  19. B. Catling, The Vorrh; The Erstwhile; and The Cloven.
  20. The Horror of Mendacity ……….. Acep Hale
  21. Daniel Powell, Horror Culture in the New Millennium: Digital Dissonance and Technohorror.
  22. Marvelous Monsters ……….. Hank Wagner
  23. Anya Martin, Sleeping with the Monster.
  24. Men Kill Women Like Me ……….. Fiona Maeve Geist
  25. Farah Rose Smith, Anonyma.

Meditations on the Agnostic Gothic ……….. Karen Joan Kohoutek


Lastly, there are so many other developments happening this month I cannot list them all now. On with June Gloom.

January Blizzardness

Everything has been shut down since Monday (yesterday) and will be until Thursday.  State of emergency here in Michigan with -30 wind chill tomorrow.  Great atmosphere for a game of The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31…

I can confirm from that my article “A Look Behind The Challenge from Beyond” will be in Dead Reckonings #24 Spring 2019 from Hippocampus Press. Major change on the The 21st Century Teaching Guide to Beowulf.  The publisher will be De Gruyter Press, contracts signed.  Late Spring/early Summer release.  I have written Chapter 10: “Heroism & Beowulf.”  In the midst of this blizzard sequester I will be finishing my essay for March Vladness (the line up is attached – competition begins March 1st) then moving to finish Perils & Prowess for Mythopoeia Games Publications.

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First convention of the year already — will be at the Byron Center Comic Con on Saturday Feb 2nd with We Hate Bards autographing Realms of Fantasy RPG sourcebooks plus selling some classic out-of-print Vampire the Masquerade from White Wolf and Warhammer 2nd Edition books (from the now defunct Black Industries) which are likely to go quick.

Some real cool news — Centipede Press is going to re-release Studies in the Horror Film: Salem’s Lot for the 40th anniversary.

On to February!


Finally able to announce the extraordinary Hippocampus Press has published Lovecraft Annual No. 12 which contains my essay “2001: A Lovecraft Odyssey” as well as the work of a dozen luminaries in the field (Robert Waugh, David E Schultz, S. T. Joshi, Kenneth W. Faig Jr., Darrell Schweitzer, and others).  Orders include free shipping with the U.S.A.

Lovecraft Annual No. 12

Lovecraft’s influence in Science-Fiction is often overlooked, and rarely do we discuss Lovecraft’s influence beyond the grave on visual story-telling and my work aims to examine the cosmic grandeur of Lovecraft and Kubrick’s film just in time for the 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Screenings.  I’ve seen the IMAX screening and it is worth every single dollar.

Also, how cool is this — Necronomicon Press is back!

Remember September.