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Monster Gallery: The Mist (2007)

Monsters in the Mist


An adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist was first considered by Frank Darabont (director of several other film versions of the author’s novels — i.e. The Shawshank Redemption) in the late 80s, with a script produced in 1988. Both Greg Nicotero, head of KNB Efx, and Everett Burrell, head of Optic Nerve Studios, were initially contacted for the project. Darabont, however, became occupied with other films and adaptations of King’s novels — including, most importantly, The Green Mile — thus delaying the creation of his film version of The Mist. In a matter of 18 years, the same team was brought together again for the project.

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Monster Gallery: In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

From Beyond the Stars: Alien Vs. Prometheus


With the release of the ginormously hyped, Ridley Scott-signed Alien prequel, Prometheus, the film has proved to be at the very least successful at the Box-Office, and lived with mixed to positive reviews from film critics — other than thorough fan debates. Regardless of what the film may be by itself and its external inconsistencies within the series it has been inserted into, it is remarkable how a significant change in mentality occurs when a comparison is drawn between Alien and its cinematic successor — but chronological predecessor — Prometheus.

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METALLICA’s Lovecraftian Songs

Artwork by Rickey Beckett celebrating 30 years of Ride the Lightning.

The late Cliff Burton, bassist of METALLICA, was a widely known enthusiast of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos tales. The influence of the writer on the artist and the band itself is most evident in the following works.

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