Join us late Friday and Saturday night at Tony Starlight's for SpookySpookyScaryScary, the episodic tale of CHUCK and DEXTER: best-friends, roommates and huge fans of horror author H.P. Lovecraft. But when the Great god CTHULHU sends Chuck a dream, the duo form the world's worst cult ever. Armed only with the power of the internet, cheap beer, small daggers and poor social skills they vow to spread the bad word that CTHULHU IS REAL!!
William F. Nolan writes mostly in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. Though best known for co-authoring the classic Logan’s Run with George Clayton Johnson, Nolan is the author of more than 2000 pieces (fiction, non-fiction, articles and books), and has edited 26 anthologies in his 50+ year career. Read more
Gary Myers fell under the shadow of Lovecraft at the tender age of sixteen and never completely escaped it. All of his published writings have touched on the Cthulhu Mythos in one way or another. His first book, The House of the Worm, a cycle of dream fantasies in the manner of Lovecraft and Dunsany, was published by Arkham House in 1975. His second book, Dark Wisdom, a cycle of Lovecraftian horrors in a more modern vein, was published by Mythos Books in 2007. His third book, The Country of the Worm, will mark a return to the earlier fantasy mode, with a revised and expanded edition of the first book supported by an equal number of similar stories written in the decades since; it will be published by Mythos Books in the near future. Read more
A powerful thunderstorm unleashes a mist that envelops a small Maine town. Dozens are trapped inside a supermarket knowing that in the mist are horrible creatures which feed on humans. Being stranded takes its psychological toll. The trapped shoppers split into 2 camps: those who believe it is an act of a vengeful god who demands human sacrifice and those don't. Based on the novel by Stephen King, long considered to be one of his scariest. Read more
Dan O'Bannon is the well-known screenwriter behind the classics Alien, Total Recall, Lifeforce, Heavy Metal (two segments), Dark Star (which he did the special effects for and starred in as well; this led to a stint on Star Wars as a special effects designer) and Return of the Living Dead (which he also directed).
Dan could not be here in person due to health reasons but we have captured his essential saltes on the crawling celluloid which is the next best thing for us Lurkers. Read more
Michael Shea was born in Los Angeles—in Culver City, across the street from the huge north wall of MGM Studio's main lot. There, the billboard-size movie ads greeted his infant eyes, and taught him awe and a love of grand narratives. An inveterate hitch hiker before, during, and after his college years, he encountered, in a flophouse up in Juneau, Alaska, a book of pure Fantasy entitled The Eyes of The Overworld. A year or so later, at a different flophouse in the Fillmore District (a ghetto in those days) of San Francisco, he encountered AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. Read more
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. is a phenomenon in contemporary weird fiction: an impressionistic, prose-poetic style that boldly confronts the reader with vivid metaphors, images of raw horror and exquisite beauty, and a refusal to shy away from the extremes of human experience—love, sex, death, terror, and ecstasy. Pulver draws upon H. P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, and other classic writers for his inspiration, but he takes his cues also from rock music, avant-garde prose and poetry, and, most of all, from the spectacular phantasmagoria of life in the twenty-first century. Read more
This year's Howie award went to director and screenwriter Dan O'Bannon.
Brown Jenkin & Audience Awards
The top winners, thanks to our great sponsors, get FilmTracker memberships and DVD replication from Bullseye disc. Read more
- Relic of Cthulhu - Audience Pick (Best of Show), Best Comedy
- Dirt Dauber - Best Short
- Pickman's Muse - Audience Pick (Best Adaptation)
- Colour from the Dark - Best Feature
Deep One Awards
Dark Discoveries Publications is the home of the quarterly horror/dark fantasy periodical Dark Discoveries. Since 2004, we've published 16 issues of the magazine (including - a Lovecraft special featuring HP Lovecraft, Brian Lumley, H.R. Giger, Dan O’Bannon, S.T. Joshi, Wilum Pugmire, Cody Goodfellow and more). Issue #17 is slated for an early October release and is a Dark Science Fiction extravaganza with: John Shirley, Ray Bradbury, David Cronenberg, William F. Nolan, Jeffrey Thomas, Nick Mamatas and much more! We’ve also published 3 books, with 2 more (A Nolan Miscellany and a Best of Dark Discoveries) on the way soon. Read more
A college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years to protect him and further his career. Being the rational man that he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices. He discovers almost too late that his rivals
are using magic as well...