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Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola’s Concept Art For Disney’s Atlantis Looks About Like You Think It Will

Shadows! Shadows everywhere! Giant, vaguely steampunk-y bugs! A really big, really cool coat! I would watch a movie that looked like this.

(via io9)

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Conquer Equestria And R’lyeh With My Little Cthulhu Pony

Bigshot Toyworks is developing a project called “Friendship is Maddness,” so – naturally – they’ve gone ahead and decided it will feature a Cthulhu/My Little Pony crossover named Maddie. We would prefer not to think the Cthulhu-on-pony action that might have created her.

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Welcome to Night Vale Fan Creates Detailed Maps of the City, Unwisely Includes the Dog Park

I’m pretty sure everyone who reads our site will have heard of Welcome to Night Vale already, but just in case my viewpoint’s been skewed by spending way too much time on Tumblr: It’s a fictional podcast set in the town of Night Vale, where all sorts of horror movie-esque happenings (a mysterious glow cloud appears over the city and starts raining animal corpses, a PTA meeting is invaded by dinosaurs, etc.) are narrated by Night Vale Community Radio host Cecil Baldwin. It’s been around for over a year, but a few months back it suddenly got really popular on Tumblr for reasons no one really knows (maybe a Vague Yet Menacing Government Agency was involved?) and has subsequently climbed to the #1 spot on iTunes’ “Top Podcasts” lists.

It’s also really amazing. So I was thrilled to see fan Melissa Dalton‘s “large, comprehensive, and possibly entirely incorrect series of maps” of the fictional city. Hit the jump for detail shots, or you can see a larger version of the whole thing here.

(via: io9)

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Good News, Oklahoma City, You’re Claimed in the Name of Azathoth

Well, possibly not all of Oklahoma City. It might just be the land in front of Lesley Rawlinson‘s restaurant Paseo Grill. The several hundred pound monolith that appeared there is unclearly worded.

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Feminist Yog-Sothoth is Beyond Mortal Comprehension; Still Attempts to Explain Feminist Concepts

All we know about the origin of Feminist Yog-Sothoth is that it was created by Dave of Dave You Fool on Tumblr. Witness the being they have summoned to this earthly plane, and join us in horror so deep it becomes trance-like, enthralled madness.

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Skelton Crew Studio Grabs Mike Mignola’s Hellboy License To Create Awesome Props!

Just in time for the apocalypse, some tools to stop that kind of thing from happening. Skelton Crew Studio, the folks who have been producing amazing replicas of the keys from Joe Hill’s IDW horror series Locke & Key, the recent Chew project, and the just announced Mouse Guard line, have acquires the rights to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. Specifically to create the “Artifact Archive Collection.” Above are the first prototypes of Bog Roosh’s Nail, Bishop Zrinyi’s Button and the Elf Shot. “I’m approaching these as pieces that would have been in the pouches of Hellboy’s belt orpicked up in B.P.R.D. members’ travels,” said Israel Skelton, owner of Skelton Crew Studio.“The possibilities are almost endless and so awesome.” Mignola himself said he’s “very excited” about the project. Expect to be able to purchase the finished props winter of 2013 and check out all of Skelton Crew Studio’s products here.

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Is This Adorable Demon Good, Evil, Or Just A Great Friend? [VIDEO]

The definitions of “good” and “evil” get toyed with in this animated short by Phillip Simon. It was the thesis film he worked on with Alyse Miller for the Ringling College of Art and Design and features two very different young girls and what happens when they don’t get along. I’ll leave it up to you how to view the main characters but needless to say, the quality is top-notch and the monsters, they are adorable.

(via Sketchlock)

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Guillermo del Toro Says Prometheus May Have Already Eaten His Lunch; Cthulhu May Slumber a While Longer

If you’re a follower of the career of Guillermo del Toro, which we certainly are, from Hellboy to Pan’s Labyrinth to his involvement in the very early concept stages of this December’s The Hobbit, you might be aware of one of his longest gestating projects, At the Mountains of Madness. Shelved once again in March of last year, the adaptation of the most famous work in of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulu mythos, has continually had trouble getting greenlit, as a conceptual horror movie about the ultimately uncomfortable relationship between mankind and the rest of the universe that would require a large budget, big special effects, and an R rating.

Wait… that sounds familiar…

In fact, all of those things could also apply to Ridley Scott‘s long awaited return to the Aliens universe, and del Toro feels this makes the market a bit to saturated.

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This Is What Happens When Batman & Bane Try To Have A Conversation [VIDEO]

A lot of people are having a tough time understanding Tom Hardy’s Bane in the prologue and trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. It’s become such a thing that the studio has asked him to go back and re-dub the audio. He says he’s not going to apparently but people are having a fun time while they decide. For instance, a Twitter account named MuffledBane has popped up (which you can spend the afternoon deciphering). And now we have this fan film. It starts off a little slow but once the subtitles kick in, I think you’ll love it.

(via Bleeding Cool)

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Scientists Think That Real Krakens Made Self-Portraits With the Bones of Murdered Ichthyosaurs

We’ll start off by saying just one thing: we’re pretty sure that kraken were not creating self-portraits in shallow water during the Triassic period. Because kraken aren’t actually real, and goodness knows if there were even mirrors around in prehistoric times for them to use as a reference tool. But some paleontologists are wondering exactly why a collection of icthyosaur (aka shonisaur) bones in Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada have been arranged the way they’ve found them. And their theory is that a 100-foot cephalopod may have salvaged the bones after killing the dinosaurs and used them to create self-portraits. Uhhhhh, okay!

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