Saturday, 12 July 2014


Written, directed and produced by Kenneth N. Calloway
Executive produced by Vaz Vanelli
With Rex Harsin, Juliet Reeves, Stephen Donnelly and Jillanna Babb-Cheshul
Director of photography: John Wee
Visual effects by Kenneth N. Calloway
“Planchette” performed by Cockfight Club
Copyright 2010 Songshine Entertainment

Reviewed by: Dave Wolff
Posted on July 2014

Peripheral is the brainchild of Ken Calloway, who was frontman of the Mississippi goth-metal-electronic band Cockfight Club around the time it was released (late 2010). For those who don’t know, Cockfight Club was heavily into concepts created by H.P. Lovecraft, particularly the Cthulhu Mythos. Aside from promotional videos made for their songs, including “Vampyric” and “H.P. Lovecraft” this is the first project of its kind connected to Calloway and his band. Peripheral is a Lovecraftian horror short involving the legend of the Necronomicon. Without giving away too much of the plot, a lost book of the Necronomicon is discovered with unfortunate results for those involved. The title chosen for this short is fitting for the events that transpire for its protagonist; for the relative simplicity of the storyline his descent into madness and eventual oblivion is punctuated by occurrences in the ethereal plane, occurrences that you clearly see as the viewer but the protagonist can only sense, Still, he suspects he can perceive certain things from the corner of his eye as the physical and spiritual merge closer and closer. The ending of this piece is a genuine shocker that we suspect will happen but don’t actually expect until the moment it does. Calloway is currently involved in other projects, including Birthplace Sessions which can be found at

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