Turn back the clock and hit the beach with some of our favorite classic Hollywood stars. See the entire gallery. In a twisted 's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.
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This drama, based on Alan Bowne's play "Beirut," takes place in a decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascist government. A creature of demonic nature, too hideous to have a name, once again terrorizes the college kids that summoned it. A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.
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In Los Angeles, everyone uses magic- everyone except hard-boiled private detective H. Phillip Lovecraft, who refuses for "personal reasons.
Investigating, he finds that the book holds the key to taking over the world by magical means, releasing the "Old Ones". I wonder why this isn't a movie that people know? After all, it is definitely unique and fun to watch, and how many films do you know that are a combination s film noir and horror? Man, this is a real "curiosity piece. Ludicrous, yes, but fascinating and funny in parts. Too bad this isn't out on DVD because the colors and atmosphere just ooze s.
It's also simply great entertainment. Juliane Moore looks gorgeous and Ward is likable in the lead role. He has the authentic look of a private eye, and I like the idea that he has more morals than all the other characters in the movie combined. If any story can be called truly "unique," this is one of them. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites.
Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide.Magic can describe any otherworldly force or energy. It can be manipulated by humans but only with tremendous danger to the user. For some greater magics it even requires the sacrifice of the soul. It is known to be practized in nearly every part of the human inhabited world. With advanced mathematics and theoretical physics some grasp can be gained over the these forces. Magic is usually very difficult to wield and requires knowledge and preparation, whether it needs several hours of chants, intrincate esoteric circles or sacrifices, it is a very dangerous discipline that no mundane human tends to come across.
Many times, cults draw magic from their primal deities, as the practitioners summon their patrons to fuel incantations and spells. There are numerous books dedicated to the study and practice of magic, the most infamous likely being the Necronomicon. Objects and even people may be infused with mystical energy.
The extra-dimensional being Azathoth is known to supply his followers with magical energy. Most unearthly entities can only exist on our plane through the extensive use of magic. If not constantly charged with this magic they will be destroyed. Professor Armitage described it as- " It was mostly a kind of force that doesn't belong in our part of space; a kind of force that acts and grows and shapes itself by other laws than those of our sort of nature. We have no business calling in such things from outside, and only very wicked people and very wicked cults ever try to" how ever Professor Armitage is wrong on that fact as some alien species and other inhabitants of earth also use magic.
Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. This article is a stub. You can help the The H. Lovecraft Wiki by expanding it. Categories :. Cancel Save.It is an unfortunate fact that every man who seeks to disseminate knowledge must contend not only against ignorance itself, but against false instruction as well.
No sooner do we deem ourselves free from a particularly gross superstition, than we are confronted by some enemy to learning who would set aside all the intellectual progress of years, and plunge us back into the darkness of mediaeval disbelief.
Many misconceptions have arisen about Lovecraft due primarily to misinterpretations of his ideas and philosophies, a practice which began with his correspondent, August Derleth. These latter sources are perhaps the worst offenders since their success depends on the believability of their hoax. Lovecraft has often been referred to as a recluse, perhaps because it is believed that he corresponded with people more than fraternized with them in person. However, it is clear from his letters that he spent a considerable amount of time visiting with friends both at home and throughout the eastern United States.
In fact, one might argue that he was probably able to associate with his friends and correspondents more than most people can because of his ever-present lack of employment! Lovecraft traveled often and wrote at length about those travels. The facts that Lovecraft had little success with women and had many male friends have led people to believe that he was a homosexual.
Lovecraft makes his attitudes on homosexuality clear in a letter to J. Vernon Shea dated 14 August But, this is not to say that his heterosexual inclinations were especially strong, either.
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According to S. In spite of this, these stories have been published as being authored by Lovecraft and Derleth, or, worse yet, solely by Lovecraft. Hastur was borrowed by Lovecraft from Robert W.
Chambers later uses the name as that of a city.
Lovecraft never makes it clear what he intends Hastur to be—his off-the-cuff remark is intended only to evoke atmosphere. In fact, this quote did not come from Lovecraft, but from Harold Farnese, a brief correspondent of Lovecraft. Farnese gladly agreed, and mailed the letters to Derleth.
In one, Farnese writes:. For a fuller discussion of this long-standing misconception, see David E. He mentions it a scant four times, and these seem to imply that it is a hand gesture.
In a letter to Clark Ashton Smith dated November 7,Lovecraft ends with the following comment:. The former, the Elder Sign, looks something like the branch of a pine or fir tree, and is shown to the right. Easily the most widespread misconception regarding Lovecraft, this subject would probably require an entire book to document all the hoaxes surrounding it.
For more information on this hoax, take a look at the Truth About the Necronomicon page.He was born into affluence, but the family's wealth dissipated soon after the death of his grandfather. Inhe wrote a critical letter to a pulp magazine that ultimately led to his involvement in pulp fiction. During the interwar periodhe wrote and published stories that focused on his interpretation of humanity's place in the universe. In his view, humanity was an unimportant part of an uncaring cosmos that could be swept away at any moment.
These stories also included fantastic elements that represented the perceived fragility of anthropocentrism. Lovecraft was at the center of a wider body of authors known as "The Lovecraft Circle". This group wrote stories that frequently shared details between them.
He was also a prolific writer of letters. He maintained a correspondence with several different authors and literary proteges. According to some estimates, he wrote approximatelyletters over the course of his life. Throughout his adult life, Lovecraft was never able to support himself from earnings as an author and editor.
He was virtually unknown during his lifetime and was almost exclusively published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty at the age of 46, but is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of supernatural horror fiction.
His writings are the basis of the Cthulhu Mythos, which has inspired a large body of pastichesgames, music and other media drawing on Lovecraft's characters, setting and themes, constituting a wider subgenre known as Lovecraftian horror. Lovecraft was born in his family home on August 20,in Providence, Rhode Island. Though it is not clear who reported Winfield's prior behavior to the hospital, medical records indicate that he had been "doing and saying strange things at times" for a year before his commitment.
His death certificate listed the cause of death as general paresisa term synonymous with late-stage syphilis. It is not known whether Lovecraft was simply kept ignorant of his father's illness or whether his later remarks were intentionally misleading.
After his father's hospitalization, Lovecraft resided in the family home with his mother, his maternal aunts Lillian and Annie, and his maternal grandparents Whipple and Robie. In his old age he helped raise the young H. Lovecraft and educated him not only in the classics, but also in original weird tales of "winged horrors" and "deep, low, moaning sounds" which he created for his grandchild's entertainment.
The exact sources of Phillips' weird tales have not been identified. While there is no indication that Lovecraft was particularly close to his grandmother Robie, her death in had a profound effect. By his own account, it sent his family into "a gloom from which it never fully recovered.
Lovecraft's earliest known literary works began at age seven with poems restyling the Odyssey and other mythological stories. He recalled, at five years old, being told Santa Claus did not exist and retorting by asking why "God is not equally a myth. He also examined the anatomy books available to him in the family library, learning the specifics of human reproduction that had yet to be explained to him, and found that it "virtually killed my interest in the subject.Hosted a Corporate event and this was a great experience in which people are still talking about it weeks after.
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Overall Talent. No Future Events. Corporate Function. Request Free Quote. Your browser does not support the video element. Our Guarantee. Event Inspiration. Party Planning Tips.The Necronomiconalso referred to as the Book of the Deador under a purported original Arabic title of Kitab al-Azifis a fictional grimoire textbook of magic appearing in stories by the horror writer H.
Lovecraft and his followers. It was first mentioned in Lovecraft's short story " The Hound ",  written inthough its purported author, the "Mad Arab " Abdul Alhazredhad been quoted a year earlier in Lovecraft's " The Nameless City ". Lovecraft approved of other writers building on his work, believing such common allusions built up "a background of evil verisimilitude. Capitalizing on the notoriety of the fictional volume, real-life publishers have printed many books entitled Necronomicon since Lovecraft's death.
How Lovecraft conceived the name Necronomicon is not clear—Lovecraft said that the title came to him in a dream. Chambers ' collection of short stories The King in Yellowwhich centers on a mysterious and disturbing play in book form, Lovecraft is not believed to have read that work until Donald R.
Burleson has argued that the idea for the book was derived from Nathaniel Hawthornethough Lovecraft himself noted that "mouldy hidden manuscripts" were one of the stock features of Gothic literature.
Price notes that the title has been variously translated by others as "Book of the names of the dead", "Book of the laws of the dead", "Book of dead names" and "Knower of the laws of the dead". Joshi states that Lovecraft's own etymology is "almost entirely unsound. Lovecraft was often asked about the veracity of the Necronomiconand always answered that it was completely his invention. In a letter to Willis ConoverLovecraft elaborated upon his typical answer:. There never was any Abdul Alhazred or Necronomiconfor I invented these names myself.
Robert E. Howard is responsible for Friedrich von Junzt and his Unaussprechlichen Kulten Reinforcing the book's fictionalization, the name of the book's supposed author, Abdul Alhazred, is not even a grammatically correct Arabic name.
InLovecraft wrote a brief pseudo-history of the Necronomicon. It was published inafter his death, as " History of the Necronomicon ". According to this account, the book was originally called Al Azifan Arabic word that Lovecraft defined as "that nocturnal sound made by insects supposed to be the howling of demons", drawing on a footnote by Samuel Henley in Henley's translation of " Vathek ". He visited the ruins of Babylonthe "subterranean secrets" of Memphis and the Empty Quarter of Arabia.
In his last years, he lived in Damascuswhere he wrote Al Azif before his sudden and mysterious death in In subsequent years, Lovecraft wrote, the Azif "gained considerable, though surreptitious circulation amongst the philosophers of the age. This version "impelled certain experimenters to terrible attempts" before being "suppressed and burnt" in by Patriarch Michael a historical figure who died in After this attempted suppression, the work was "only heard of furtively" until it was translated from Greek into Latin by Olaus Wormius.
Lovecraft gives the date of this edition asthough the real-life Danish scholar Olaus Wormius lived from to Both the Latin and Greek text, the "History" relates, were banned by Pope Gregory IX inthough Latin editions were apparently published in 15th century Germany and 17th century Spain.Ask Lovecraft - Magic the Gathering
A Greek edition was printed in Italy in the first half of the 16th century. The Elizabethan magician John Dee c. According to Lovecraft, the Arabic version of Al Azif had already disappeared by the time the Greek version was banned inthough he cites "a vague account of a secret copy appearing in San Francisco during the current [20th] century" that "later perished in fire".Frequently, Lovecraft made reference to ancient, mouldering tomes that contained secrets man was not meant to know.
By mentioning factual and fictional documents in the same context, this helped to make the false books seem real. Lovecraft made only brief mentions of these books, primarily to add atmosphere, and rarely described them in any detail. The best-known of these fictional manuscripts is his Necronomiconabout which he said the most.
So well-constructed was his information on this fabled text helped along by modern-day hoaxers bent on making a profit from the ignorance of others that people to this day believe this book to be real. This work was created by Richard F. The original Arabic title of this manuscript was Al Azifbeing a reference to the nocturnal sound of insects believed to be the howling of demons. Alhazred lived in Damascus, where the Necronomicon was written. In A. Olaus Wormius then made a Latin translation in Wormius indicates that the original Arabic text was lost by this time.
John Dee made a translation into English, but only fragments of that version remain. Understandably, all these copies remain under lock and key. It was in this latter tale that the best-known quote from The Necronomicon first appeared:.
Both this book and its author were invented by Robert E. Much more information on Justin Geoffrey can be found in Robert E. In spite of this frequency, no more details are given about the nature or content of these texts than most of the books listed here.
Robert E. The next year, Lovecraft came up with a German title for it, since von Junzt would have written the original in German. This title, Ungenennte Heidenthumewas balked at by several of his correspondents. It was in this latter tale that the best-known quote from The Necronomicon first appeared: That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.
Not in the spaces we know, but between them, They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen. Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth.
He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. They walk unseen and foul in lonely places where the Words have been spoken and the Rites howled through at their Seasons. The wind gibbers with Their voices, and the earth mutters with Their consciousness. They bend the forest and crush the city, yet may not forest or city behold the hand that smites. Kadath in the cold waste hath known Them, and what man knows Kadath?
The ice desert of the South and the sunken isles of Ocean hold stones where Their seal is engraven, but who hath seen the deep frozen city or the sealed tower long garlanded with seaweed and barnacles? Great Cthulhu is Their cousin, yet can he spy Them only dimly. As a foulness shall ye know Them.
Their hand is at your throats, yet ye see Them not; and Their habitation is even one with your guarded threshold. Yog-Sothoth is the key to the gate, whereby the spheres meet.