Richard Corben’s influence on the comic medium, particularly in the realms of horror and science fiction, can not be understated. Corben’s distinct style, either in color or black and white, inspired many of the generation of artists that came of age during the late 70s and 80s, discovering his artwork through comic magazines such as Creepy, Eerie, and Heavy Metal. His unmistakable illustrations of tortured souls, physically perfect barbarians, and grotesque creatures continue to delight fans through many of the projects that the artist continues to produce.
A trailer for a video game based on the popular horror role playing game from the early 1980’s ,Call of Cthulhu, has just been revealed at the annual E3 convention and trade show in Los Angeles.
Call of Cthulhu will be released later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and according to the official press release, the game will “Plunge into the troubled mind of private investigator Edward Pierce, as his perception of reality becomes more and more skewed the closer he gets to the Great Dreamer’s sphere of influence. Sent to Darkwater Island to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death of a family, your original assignment spirals out of control against a backdrop of suspicious locals, mutilated whales, and disappearing bodies. Pierce’s mind will suffer – balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures…and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.” read more
Author W. Scott Poole has made a career out of examining monsters and the supernatural. Through a variety of texts including such titles as Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and Haunting and Satan in America: The Devil We Know. Along with these cultural examinations of all “things that go bump in the night”, Poole recently turned his attention to genre figures that have influenced horror films and culture with Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror.
After analyzing Vampira’s (Maila Nurmi) influence and contributions to the genre and the wider cultural implications of her career, Poole decided to tackle the father of Cthulhu himself, H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft is a name synonymous with horror fiction and culture. His body of work has influenced generations of writers, musicians, film makers, and artists. Over the past 30 years, perhaps no author has influenced the genre more, especially in the 21st century. read more