Lovecraftian Story Collection Demiurge First German Edition

Jun.07, 2023

Michael Shea - Demiurg

Michael Shea has made his own distinctive contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos devised by H. P. Lovecraft. In his Mythos tales, Shea has infused his own unique vision and perspective.

Originally released in 2017, the collection “Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea” contains 13 of Lovecraftian tales that were translated by Manfred Sanders and are now available in German for the first time. Here’s a reading sample with excerpts if you’d like to have a look.

“Fat Face” (Fettbirne) takes us into the seedy underworld of prostitutes and drug dealers in San Francisco, while other tales such as “Dagoniad,” “Copping Squid,” and “Tsathoggua” vividly meld Lovecraftian cosmic horror with the contemporary world of California. Shea was also fascinated with Lovecraft’s novel of Antarctic horror, At the Mountains of Madness, and his stories “Under the Shelf” and “Beneath the Beardmore” take us to that frozen land of death and terror.

The title story, “Demiurge,” is a previously unpublished novella that draws upon Lovecraft’s tales of psychic possession in its chilling portrayal of a nameless monster who may be the harbinger of the overthrow of the entire human race.

Festa Verlag has released a limited edition hardbound version entitled Demiurg (LOVECRAFTS BIBLIOTHEK DES SCHRECKENS – LIMITED BAND 6).

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Ranking the Best Cabinet of Curiosities Episodes

Dec.19, 2022

The new Netflix horror anthology Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities presents eight unconnected tales of terror for viewers to experience.

But which one is the best?

Alec Bojalad at Den of Geek has watched all eight of the Cabinet of Curiosities episodes and ranked them from least favorite to most favorite.

Check out the winner and chime in with your own in the comments.

F. Murray Abraham in The Autopsy

F. Murray Abraham in The Autopsy

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A Complete Autopsy of ‘The Autopsy’

Nov.03, 2022

“The Autopsy” is now streaming on Netflix, along with seven more stories from Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

Upon being handpicked to direct an episode of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, director David Prior was offered a choice between del Toro’s menu of delectably spooky treats. Prior selected “The Autopsy,” based on the iconic Michael Shea short story of the same name.

Learn more about The Autopsy’s behind the scenes.

Michael Shea - The Autopsy on Netflix - Guillermo Del Torro

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The Autopsy Premieres on Netflix

Oct.18, 2022

F. Murray Abraham in The Autopsy

On October 26, 2022 the Michael Shea short story The Autopsy premieres on Netflix!

Just in time for Halloween, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is unleashed, revealing a host of spooky, kooky surprises.

The new horror anthology series was personally curated by Guillermo del Toro, with eight handpicked directors taking on a new frightening tale in each episode.

What you need to know about The Autopsy:

Directed by: David Prior (The Empty Man, AM 1200)

Written by: David S. Goyer (The Sandman, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins), based on a story by Michael Shea

Cast: Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest, Homeland, Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fargo, The Wire) and Luke Roberts (Ransom, Black Sails)

Plot: A small-town sheriff (Turman) investigates a gruesome string of missing persons cases with the help of his medical examiner friend (Abraham).

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The Autopsy: Best Weird Stories of Michael Shea

Oct.14, 2022

The Autopsy Best Weird Stories of Michael Shea

It is a new 2022 Collection of Michael Shea Stories by Hippocampus Press is a great way to read his classic story “The Autopsy” which has been adapted for TV for Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. “The Autopsy” is one of several tales that mingles gruesomeness and science fiction. Others include “Polyphemus,” where the members of a spaceship encounter the titanic eye of some unthinkably vast and hostile entity. “The Angel of Death” exhibits the battle of two alien entities as they successively inhabit hapless human beings in their quest for supremacy.

Shea’s sensitivity to the downtrodden is exhibited in such tales as “The Horror on the #33,” “Water of Life,” and “Tollbooth,” populated by homeless people, prostitutes, drug dealers, and other disdained members of society. Shea’s affinity for California is shown in “Fill it with Regular,” “Upscale,” and other tales that bring his native state to life. As a bonus, two unpublished stories are included: “Feeding Spiders,” evoking the work of a writer who adopted California as his home-Ray Bradbury; and “Ghost,” where a vengeful ghost stalks the tough streets of South Boston.

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