I recently had a conversation with a friend where we discussed the idea that terror is the emotion one feels preceding an event and horror is the emotion one feels witnessing the effects of that event. Gafford employs both to devastating effect within Whitechapel, building a foreboding sense of malaise and then, most importantly, delivering when called upon.
The Yith Are Eternal, Patient, Methodical, Monstrous, Cold Minds From Beyond Time and Space. The Yith Have Always Been With Us… and So Have the Peaslees.
Read Dead Corpse for the wonderful fiction and let its deeper truths settle into your soul.
Jac Jemc’s writing conveys the easy grace and simplicity achieved through years of work, sweat and toil that causes onlookers everywhere to say, “Well that looks easy, I bet I could do that,” after watching a championship athlete or performer at work.
We discussed the Lovecraftian Gods of Stephen King in the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast! Listen to it here, or on iTunes (search for “Lovecraft eZine podcast”).
Let’s examine a novel by a modern master of horror in which Lovecraftian themes loom large: A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub. Peter Straub has not been shy about singing Lovecraft’s praises over the years, particularly in his role as editor of the Library of America edition of Lovecraft’s TALES.
CARNACKI operates in shadowy occult realms, on the fringes of science, in places out of sight and out of mind of normal everyday people. But sometimes the darkness touches the lives of others in ways they cannot understand, and they find they need help – the kind of help that only Carnacki can provide.
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER makes one understand prey animals that stand absolutely still as their doom descends — yet all the while as you are experiencing that slow sense of mounting dread and menace you cannot identify, there is still that all pervading wise and reassuring voice.
All in all, the Companion is an inspirational and massively useful reference source, not only for Masks of Nyarlathotep, but also for just about any other Call of Cthulhu campaign whatsoever.
“For the first time ever, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has produced an audio recording of all of Lovecraft’s stories… this collection spans his entire career from his earliest surviving works of childhood to stories completed shortly before his death… This audio bonanza features seventy-four stories adding up to more than fifty (50!) hours of Lovecraftian listening fun, professionally performed and recorded for your enjoyment.”
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That’s what I love about the Lovecraft mythos – a book, a painting, a sodding colour that can break you and I think the Yellow mythos really concentrates on that.
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“H. P. Lovecraft’s Letters to Robert Bloch and Others” contained discussions of several unpublished early tales by Bloch that never saw print.
In the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast we talk with Liviu Boar, co-creator of GIBBOUS, an upcoming Lovecraftian horror-comedy game!