The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: ‘The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter’ (1993)


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After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter!

VHS Cover for Unnamable II

Two years ago, long before I started toiling away on these weekly columns, we watched a film called The Unnamable for Horror Movie Night. I tried to remember what it was about a couple weeks ago and, for the life of me, could not recall but the foggiest of possible plots. I knew it was a Lovecraft adaptation and involved college kids and shenanigans at an old, cursed house in the woods. But really, what late 80s horror film didn’t involve that combination? So I crept down into my extensive horror vault and retrieved a copy to re-watch. Immediately it all came flooding back to me. It was a great time to give this another viewing since it was time that HMN braved the sequel from 1993 with the lengthy title The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter. This definitely improves upon some of its predecessor’s weaknesses, has fun, but still lacks something to propel it to greatness.

Horror News: Lovecraftian Monsters in the Style of Gorey


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Saying that I enjoy art is like saying that a zombie occasionally indulges in cerebral gray matter.

Saying that I am fond of Lovecraft mythology would be like implying that Nosferatu was partial to AB positive.

So when I saw this collection of Lovecraftian monsters drawn in the style of Edward Gorey, the part of my brain that gets excited over new art and the part that was driven insane by unnameable evil long ago began to collide like the bow of a ship to the head of an ancient evil god.

These Post-It Monstres were created by John Kenn Mortensen, and you can check out his gallery right here.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Each of these seems to be composed of 521 screams, 387 cold chills, 63 cases of clinical insanity, 28 devoured souls, and 1 terrifying story.

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991)


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After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter!

Curse III VHS Cover

Fucking white people. Am I right?

This is a phrase you will become quite familiar with over the course of the 90 minutes of this week’s film. Furthering the grand tradition of the first two films in The Curse series, this has nothing to do with the other installments. Where part one concerned an alien disease from a meteorite (adapted from a Lovecraft story), and its sequel dealt with some crazy snakes and infected bites transforming the wounded serpents; part three is nothing like the other two. In fact, we even get the exotic locale of South Africa in this one and some crazy tribal shenanigans! Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (aka Panga) involves none of the same characters or experiences, and even gets rid of most of the fun the first two films had going for them. Lame.

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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