Archive | December 25, 2007

Ice Ice Baby Shoggoth

At the Mountains of Madness I see that H. P. Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness (about which I’ve blogged previously) is being made into a movie.

Mountains is one of Lovecraft’s best stories, telling of a scientific expedition’s discovery of the ruins of a not-quite-dead extraterrestrial civilisation beneath the ice of Antarctica. (Did this movie play a role in inspiring the 1951 movie Thing From Another World? I’ve always wondered. Officially that movie was based on John Campbell’s short story “Who Goes There?” but then it’s that story I’m wondering about.)

The new film is being written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (of Pan’s Labyrinth), so that’s a promising sign.


Well, speak of the devil: here’s an interview with del Toro in which he discusses Mountains (among other projects).

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas / Kwanzaa / Dies Natalis Solis Invicti to everyone out there in the Empire!

Ebenezer Scrooge In honour of the season, I link to this old editorial of mine on the libertarian case against Ebenezer Scrooge.

Finally, in the words of John Lennon, channeling Étienne de la Boétie: “Happy Christmas – war is over – if you want it.”

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