to the new and improved website! I decided to re-open the
Mythos Media Archive under the new moniker Cinemagoria - being
a melding of the words "Cinema" and "Phantasmagoria"
hopefully giving you an idea of how most of us view the attempts
to bring Lovecraft to the screen.
(fan-"taz-m&-'gOr-E-&, -'gor-) n.
1 : an
exhibition or display of optical effects and illusions 2 a
: a constantly shifting complex succession of things seen or
imagined b : a scene that constantly changes 3 : a bizarre
or fantastic combination, collection, or assemblage
some of you would contend that Lovecraftian cinema is not even
close to being fantastic in your sense of the word, but if you
think of what fantastic really means...it is defined as something
strange in conception or appearance and bizarre & grotesque.
Now that is certainly how I think of a majority of the attempts
at Lovecraft on film. And it also seems as though Lovecrafian
cinema is a scene that is going through some changes. With
the resurgance of horror in Hollywood, the mainstream just may
be ready for Lovecraft finally and also with the recent upsurge
in independent Lovecraftian films, there is a consious effort
to faithfully bring Lovecrafts themes and ideas to the silver
far as the improvements go - this site now employs Real Media
and Advanced Streaming Media. Which means, you'll need
Media 5.0 or G2 player to view the rm files, or Windows
Media Player 6.4
to view the asf files. I optimized the videos for 56k modems,
since thats what majority of the public uses these days. However,
I have a cable modem, and I WILL include some 250k+ speed files
at higher resolution for those who are blessed with this technology!
Some of the old sound files will be converted to either rm or
wma formats, and some will stay as wavs. Music clips, such
as those provided by our friends at The Darkest of the Hillside
Thickets, will be offered in the mp3 format. So make sure you
have either Nullsoft's Winamp (suggested!) or you can have
Windows Media Player play your mp3s.
email me with any sightings of Lovecraft material on tv or video
that I don't currently have in the review section!!
NEWS & UPDATES
Well, we finally
got our shit together and got the site up and running again, after
a two year hiatus. Ok, so two years isn't a hiatus...its a hibernation.
So sue me. Just think of it as if we were slumbering in our watery
crypt waiting and dreaming. Dreaming of a time when I had enough free
time and enough inspiration to again tackle this beast.
We have a
ton of new material to get to and post on the website, including getting
clips and screenshots from several films (Christian Matzke's Nyarlathotep,
Stuart Gordon's Dagon, the mockumentary that was all the buzz
at NecronomiCon 2002...A Shoggoth on the Roof, Bryan Moore's
Cool Air, The Lurker in the Lobby vol2, Night Gallery
episodes Pickman's Model, Cool Air and Prof. Peabody's
Last Lecture, Dark Intruder, and finally (long overdue
in fact!) Aaron Vanek's Return to Innsmouth.
if you have any sightings of mythos name dropping in a film, television
show or in any music, please let me know.