The Cackle of Cthulhu by Alex Shvartsman

The Cackle of Cthulhu

TOP AUTHORS POKE FUN AND PAY TRIBUTE TO H.P. LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU MYTHOS.Knock, knock! Who’s there?Cthul. Cthul who?Exactly! I've come to tickle your funnybone.Oh, and also to eat your soul. In 1928, Weird Tales debuted “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft, and the Cthulhu Mythos was born. In the 90 years since, dozens of writers have dared play within HPL’s mind-blowing creation—but never with such terrifyingly funny results. Now t...

Details The Cackle of Cthulhu

TitleThe Cackle of Cthulhu
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
GenreHorror, Short Stories

Reviews The Cackle of Cthulhu

  • Mark Catalfano
    The Shunned Trailer by Esther Friesner (reprint): A college student stumbles into a trailer park stuffed with Lovecraftian monsters, trying to summon Cthulhu. It seemed like it was just throwing as many jokes as possible at the wall and seeing what stuck.Captain in Yellow by David Vaughn: Here's the obligatory "what if this took place in Star Trek?" story. Actually, it works pretty well with Lovecraft's setting.My Little Old one (TM) by Jody Lynn...
  • James Bowman
    A adequately decent anthology of humorous stories inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos. Most of the stories are good though not great. The more interesting stories included "The Captain in Yellow" (which fuses Cthulhu with Star Trek), "My Little Old One" (whatever could go wrong with a line of Mythos-inspired toys?), "To Whatever" (being roomies with an interdimensional horror, told in letters), "The Greatest Leader" (the Mythos in North Korea), and "T...
  • M.E.
    Most of the stories in this collection ranged from entertaining to really quite good but there were a couple that didn't appeal to me. A nice digression for horror, especially Lovecraft, aficionados to take a break from the serious, get a few laughs and absorb all the inside jokes that abound in this tome.