Larry DiTillio’s “Welcome to Cthulhuville”
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An idyllic beach scene turns to horror as faceless, winged creatures swoop down to take Santiago’s wife and daughter. But it’s only when he awakes that the real nightmare resumes. The stars have already aligned. Santiago has been left a desperate survivor of the mythos apocalypse. Existence on a blasted, rearranged earth has been reduced to violent struggle.
Larry DiTillio lets out all the aesthetic stops in “Welcome to Cthulhuville”. It partakes of the unhinged wildness of a Robert E. Howard mythos tale, cranking it so far past eleven that it breaks through into a gobsmacking realm of surreal, tentacled experimentalism. Necronomiconomaniacs who have been waiting for Larry to return to the eldritch fields he sowed so memorably in his Call Of Cthulhu days will thrill to this new tale even as their SAN points dribble out their ear holes.
Larry DiTillio has been a professional media writer since 1973. His script work has appeared on “Babylon 5”,“ Hypernauts”, “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future“” “The Hitchhiker” and “Murder She Wrote.” He also writes animation and has scripted over 130 teleplays in that genre including “He-Man”, “She-Ra, Princess of Power” “Conan the Adventurer” and “Beast Wars: Transformers”. He’s also (gasp!) a gamer and wrote the classic Call of Cthulhu Scenario “Masks of Nyarlathotep.” Philosophy of Life – To Live is to undo your belt and look for trouble.