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We made a Promo Video for our upcoming free H. P. Lovecraft eBook

Posted by Harbinger451 on April 13, 2016

451 ePublishing Haus CategoryPromo Video for our upcoming free H. P. Lovecraft eBook.

The first volume of our free Dark Matter series of ebooks is proving to take quite some time to compile and format. It collects all of H. P. Lovecraft’s creepy cultish fiction with a good spattering of his relevant essays, poetry, letters and his only sketch of Cthulhu. This eBook will also take a look at the legacy of his Cthulhu Mythos – an epic vision of a chaotic and dark universe filled with unspeakable horror – which inspired a veritable legion of genre writers then, and to this day, to set their fiction within his strange cultish world. It will have 144 of Lovecraft’s weird works; including ALL of his extant tales, with his juvenilia, his collaborative and his revision works. It will also include selected examples of those poetical and non-fiction works that we think will be of interest not only to fans of his fiction and Mythos in particular – but also to fans of horror and weird fiction in general.

Anyway – to the main point of this post. We thought a little promo video would serve well to drum up some interest in the aforementioned e-book… and, without further ado (except, put your headphones on people – the soundtrack will knock your socks off),  here it is:

Made using entirely free software with the addition of some open-source sound files from freesound.org. All the graphics were made using the open-source vector graphics editor Inkscape. The Cthulhu illustration was created using the GNU Image Manipulation Program GIMP. These graphics and images were then incorporated into video format using Microsoft’s Movie Maker.

The soundtrack featured in the video was made using the free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds Audacity. This soundtrack includes a special guest appearance by Bloop the mysterious ultra-low-frequency and extremely powerful underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu quote “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” was voiced by Harbinger451 himself… here it is in isolation:

For a break down of who was responsible for each individual sound used in the soundtrack see the credits at the end of the video… but also presented here for your convenience:

Video Credits

Video Credits

Details of the free ebook Dark Matter Vol 1: The Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft can be found HERE – including a full list of its contents.

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The Lovecraftian: purveyor of all things H. P. Lovecraft

Posted by Harbinger451 on August 10, 2013

The Lovecraftian CategoryI’d like to draw your attention to a new section of our website dedicated to The Lovecraftian – a purveyor of all the latest news, updates, chatter and trends from the field of Lovecraft lore – the man, his works and his weird worlds of Yog-Sothothery.  The Lovecraftian often takes his studies into the field. He is currently exploring the fabled city of R’lyeh aboard his Deep-Sea Bathysphere “Nemo” in the depths of the South Pacific. Stay up-to-date with the news and join The Lovecraftian’s adventurous expeditions into the world of the Cthulhu Mythos by following him on Twitter where fact and fiction become entwined!

Also: Check out The Lovecraftian Herald, an online newspaper concerning all things Lovecraftian in the world of social media and beyond. Published twice daily by us here at Harbinger451.

The Lovecraftian’s main webpage can be found HERE. This page will soon act as a hub from which many Lovecraftian delights can be found. For now we have a list of all H. P. Lovecraft‘s fictional works plus a short Biography and a Photo-Album of the great man himself.

For the uninitiated:

H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an influential and prolific American writer of early twentieth century cosmic horror fiction who saw himself chiefly as a poet – though many believe that it is his immense body of often literary correspondence that is in fact his greatest accomplishment – he wrote over 100,000 letters in his lifetime. He inspired a veritable legion of genre writers then, and to this day, to set their fiction within his strange cultish world.

The Cthulhu Mythos: Lovecraft, somewhat light-heartedly, labelled the “Mythos” that he created in his body of work Yog-Sothothery – and also, on rare occasions, referred to his series of connected stories as the Arkham Cycle. It was his friend August Derleth who coined the term “Cthulhu Mythos” (named after one of the monstrous beings that featured in Lovecraft’s tales) to encapsulate his epic vision of a chaotic and dark universe filled with unspeakable horror.

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First of our Horror Lists: the Complete Fictional Works of H. P. Lovecraft

Posted by Harbinger451 on March 12, 2013

The Horror of it All CategoryThese Horror Lists will provide a handy reference for ALL genre fiction and film fans, giving complete lists of works by the greatest and best writers and directors who have ever worked in the fields of horror, fantasy, sci-fi, pulp and speculative story telling of all kinds.

This is the first of those lists and it looks at the creepy cultish fictional works of H. P. Lovecraft, a Master of Weird Fiction famous for his Cthulhu Mythos – an epic vision of a chaotic and dark universe filled with unspeakable horror – which inspired a veritable legion of genre writers then, and to this day, to set their fiction within his strange cultish world.

Lovecraft’s influence can be seen in numerous movies and his tales have directly inspired the plots of many others. The figments of his feavored imagination have insinuated themselves into the games world aswell – from board-, card- and role-playing-games to video- and console-games. His dark legacy pervades.

H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937)

This chronological list of his fictional works contains ALL of his extant (numbered) and nonextant tales, including his juvenilia, his collaborative and his revision works, as well as his unfinished fragments.

Read a short Biography of H. P. Lovecraft HERE.

The Horror of it All’s Lists of Author’s and Director’s Complete Works can be found HERE. Its just Lovecraft for now but more will be added soon so please subscribe to this Blog to keep updated.

Also: Harbinger451 is working on a FREE eBook of Lovecraft’s fictional works (including all his extant fiction and with a good spattering of his relevant essays, poetry, letters and even his sketch of Cthulhu) which will be available for download soon – More on this HERE!
 

Enter HERE all those who delight in horror, death, the macabre, the occult, black humor, weird tales, dark fantasy – and all such nefarious pleasures.

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