Wed, 30 May 2012
Elder Things, and Outer Gods, and Shoggoths, oh my!
This week we find ourselves wishing we hadn't blown the "cast our baleful eye" joke back in the description for the Sherlock episode, because our latest episode is about the works, the life and times of Mister H.P. Lovecraft, and "cast our baleful eye" is a remarkably Lovecraftian phrase and would have been a great opener for this post.
We run the gamut this week, covering Lovecraft's own stories, adaptations and pseudo-adaptations in film and game form, and even touch on heavy metal instrumentals. The original practitioner of weird fiction left a pretty big mark on the entertainment universe, and we aim to explore as much of it as we can without going irrevocably mad. (Admittedly, regular listeners may think it already too late for that.)
Join us as we talk about unpronounceable names, the dangers of living and working and especially reading in Lovecraft's New England, and the importance of Top Gun.
And whatever you do, for god's sake, DON'T READ THE BOOK! Listen to the Stack instead.