Friday, September 25, 2020

My Hollywood Debut

Over the years I've contributed to a couple dozen films.  And by "contributed" I mean an indy filmmaker asks if they can use some graphics and I say "Sure".  If it's just for incidental use I request a credit to Propnomicon.    In a few cases I've produced props for their film, usually some an artifact like a stone tablet or Cthulhu idol.  

In all this time not a single one of those films was actually finished...until now.

The Lovecraftian time travel movie "Intersect" is now available on Amazon Prime Video.  It's also apparently being streamed as part of this year's online incarnation of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.  

All this is news to me, since I thought the project fell apart way back in 2012.  The producers were documenting the making of the movie with a blog that showed off some really impressive production design.  That included my small contribution, the Miskatonic University logo.

Filming concluded in December of 2011 and then...nothing.  I'd actually forgotten about the whole thing until someone emailed me last night to point out the film was now up on Amazon.  That sent me back to the production blog, where it appears they've actually been doing sporadic updates over the years.  I'd finally get the IMDB credit I've lusted after!

Sadly, my happiness was not to last.

The good news is that my Miskatonic University logo reportedly gets a few seconds of screen time in Intersect.  The bad news is that I didn't get a credit.  My quest for IMDB fame has fizzled out once again.  Heh.

 Worse, if the reviews on Amazon are any guide the movie is terrible.

"I was so distracted by the nose that if the movie had a point I probably would've missed it."

 "Someone had a great idea for a movie and then they tried to get slick and artsy. Utterly horrible."

"Bought this because I was desperate for a good movie... any good movie. I am still desperate for a good movie."

 "I'm still not certain what I watched."

Oh, cruel fate, you mock me so.  One of the movies I've contributed to finally gets released, and it's a disaster.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mountains of Madness Project Update

Things are moving along on the Mountains of Madness project.  I've ordered the patches, lapel pins, and fieldbooks and they should all be in production by next week.  I'm conservatively expecting delivery in 2-3 weeks barring any unexpected misfortune.

Here's a look at the layout for the fieldbooks.  This should look familiar if you've used the pocket-sized Moleskine notebooks.  The finished versions will be 3.5" by 5" with a rolled chipboard cover and 32 pages of 70# lined paper.  The interior paper is fountain pen friendly.

Vampire Armor

Arthammer LARP Workshop returns to our pages with this ornately decorated set of armor based on the vampire armies of Warhammer. 


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A Clutch of Cthulhus

One of the joys of trolling the internet for new Cthulhiana is stumbling across the work of an artist I've never encountered before.  Such is the case today.  These wonderful Cthulhu idols and plaques are the work of Turkish sculptor and illustrator Ebrahel Lurci.  Based on the Google translation of he'll apparently be making these available in the near future.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Cthulhu Cult Sacrificial Blade

When you're sacrificing victims to Cthulhu the least you can do is use a bespoke blade.  Woodworker Victor Klunko crafted this sacrificial dagger to the specifications of an avid Cthulhu cultist. 



Monday, September 21, 2020

The Necronomicon

 Alex Libris returns to our pages with another masterful example of tomecraft.  This time it's a Necronomicon journal, bound in hand-tooled leather with custom Sigil of the Necronomicon embossment and brass hardware.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Cthulhu Dice Box

I normally wouldn't have any interest in a dice box, but this one is from George Tsougkouzidis.  Just look at the amazing texture work on this piece, particularly in the third photograph.  I'd kill to have a quarter of his talent.