Post-millennial is the age of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Maybe, maybe not talks of a theatrical RE-ANIMATOR remake in 3D.  A doomed proposal for a teencentric HERBERT WEST television series.  The release of CTHULHU as an impressive black and white short and a less impressive Tori Spelling starrer on DVD.  Countless other ambitious amateur adaptations.  Still mumbles of a Stuart Gordon THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP, Guillermo Del Toro’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS.  Toys.  Adaptation of THE DUNWICH HORROR with Jeffrey Combs.  The documentary LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.  Countless comics.  Black and white adaptations.  The Onion even has a go.   And now Ron Howard circling the director’s chair for THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT?

Ever since being introduced to the long dead poet of madness, I’ve felt that Lovecraft was the most influential voice in modern horror.  The post-millennium seals it.  Admiration for his work is legion.  No one, not even the Crimson King himself puts up numbers like this.

And I’ve even yet to write my own Lovecraft tribute story about a world in which time travel has become so mundane that the tech has trickled to all walks of life.  Couple of fans decide to pull one over on ‘ole H.P., traveling back in time and leaving the art of Alex CF on the reclusive scribe’s doorstep.

It’d be a knee slapper.

The Art of Alex CF is Astounding. I must own.

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Alex CF is a self described, “professional cryptozoological pseudo-scientific assemblage artist and illustrator”. The Brit painstakingly engineers self contained art projects that simulate the found evidence of fringe researchers from an era gone.  Each work is a narrative of both the researcher and creature, telling a complete story with a bewitching level of detail.  Or, put more directly, they’re fucking mind blowing and I want one in the worst way.

His latest work is the Henrich Emile Rectangle, an unearthed cube with a tunnel inside it larger than the exterior that also has an effect on the humans around it, causing cavernous spirals to form within their bodies.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  The only thing holding me back is the price; 900 pounds.  I honestly would pay 900 dollars for one of his creations, but considering England’s crushing currency is doing to the American dollar what Luke did to Jabba’s rancor, well, there is no way I can justify spending $2,000 on something just because it will make me happy all over.

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