H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

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The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society or HPLHS is the organization that hosts Cthulhu Lives!, a group of live-action roleplayers for the Cthulhu Live version of Call of Cthulhu. Founded in Colorado in 1984, it is now based in Glendale, California.[1] Their motto is Ludo Fore Putavimus ("We thought it would be fun").[2]

HPLHS produces a number of Cthulhu Mythos films and sound recordings, under its Mythoscope and Mythophone labels, respectively. They also offer props, both for sale and for free download.


Printed work[edit]

  • Strange Eons** (1986-1990)
  • The Spirit of Revision - Lovecraft's Letters to Zealia Brown Reed Bishop (2015)
  • A Shoggoth on the Roof Libretto (2005)
  • Miskatonic University Monographs
    • Archeological Interpretations of Myth Patterns in the Iconography of the Codex Beltrán-Escavy
    • The Curious Sea Shanty Variants of Innsmouth, Mass.


The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has created music based on the writings of HP Lovecraft.[3]

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre[edit]

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has produced a series of Mercury Theatre-style radio dramas entitled "Dark Adventure Radio Theatre".

Currently produced episodes:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Brownlee (March 2, 2007), Interview with Cthulhu, Wired
  2. ^ "Who are we and what is Cthulhu Lives?". The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  3. ^ The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H.P. Lovecraft Gary Hill, 2006
  4. ^ Ray Zablocki (December 23, 2006), For the H.P. Lovecraft fan in your life, Hampton Roads
  5. ^ The Testimony of Randolph Carter Archived 2010-03-02 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 26/2/10
  6. ^ The Call of Cthulhu: A Genuine H.P. Lovecraft Adaptation Review by David Austin, 31 October 2006, accessed 1 March 2010 Archived 2 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ The Call of Cuthulhu [2005] Dr Freex, Attack of the 50 Foot DVD, 28 July 2007, accessed 1 March 2010
  8. ^ Film Shoot at MHC accessed 1 March 2010 Archived 25 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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