In the second article on the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, this one is going to focus on what is called the “Cthulhu Mythos.” Right away, most people are familiar with the name Cthulhu and the vague image of an octopus-headed, dragon-bodied, winged alien demon entity. But there is much more to the Cthulhu […]Read more "Lovecraftian Horror: The Cthulhu Mythos"
While most people can easily recognize Cthulhu, the titular deity from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, what many do not realize is that Lovecraft’s work was actually divided into two major categories. One being the Cthulhu Mythos, featuring aliens and cosmic deities that has received almost all of the mainstream attention, while the second is referred […]Read more "Lovecraftian Horror: The Dream Cycle"
If there is one universal symbol that many associate with Halloween, it would have to be the image of a bright, orange pumpkin with a face carved into it. People leave Jack-o-lanterns on their porches, children carry plastic versions to carry candy for trick-or-treating, and it’s even the logo for the horror film Halloween. But […]Read more "The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern"
There are some rituals that people are somewhat familiar with, such as repeating “Bloody Mary” into a mirror by candlelight. Others, such as the Midnight Game or the Three kings Ritual, are much more complicated and less well-known. For the most part, rituals such as those tend do not actually work but are repeated once […]Read more "The Elevator Game"
Black-Eyed Children, sometimes called Black-Eyed Kids or Black-Eyed People, are a strange phenomenon that has only recently begun to receive widespread attention and are called as such because they’re described as being between 6 and 16 years of age, and usually encountered in pairs. As the name suggests, the children’s eyes are totally black, although […]Read more "The Black-Eyed Children"
The Vietnam War, like many other wars, is full of myths and legends regarding soldiers who fought there. The problem of deserters and defectors during the Vietnam War was one that became especially prevalent, and one that spawned the legend of Salt and Pepper. Salt and Pepper refers to a pair of soldiers that were […]Read more "Vietnam War: Salt and Pepper"
An idea that has frequently been used by science fiction is now starting to gain widespread attention by futurists, scientists, philosophers, and even the general public; the idea that the human species needs to use either artificial augmentations or gene manipulation to usher in the next stage of evolution. That idea is transhumanism. But why […]Read more "What is Transhumanism?"