The Saturday Night Special: “At the Mountains of Madness”, a Short Lovecraft Animation Film

I ran across this on YouTube and thought it would make a good Saturday Night Special. It's the classic Lovecraft tale and comes via Michele Boticelli. I love watching any of the Lovecraft animation shorts I can find on YouTube. Of course, some are better than others, but to me almost all are very enjoyable. … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “At the Mountains of Madness”, a Short Lovecraft Animation Film

The Saturday Night Special: “The Deep End” a Lovecraftian Short Film

I ran across this on YouTube and thought it would make a good Saturday Night Special. It says it's a "Lovecraft Short Film", but to be precise, this is a short film, albeit a good one, based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Ergo, you will note a great difference in the narration, plot, and themes, … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Deep End” a Lovecraftian Short Film

Lovecraft’s Lack of Publicity in His Time

I have read a fair amount of Lovecraft's works and I have been watching some animated versions on YouTube lately (see the May 9 Saturday Night Special for an example; more are forthcoming). Also, within the past few years, as a soon-to-be novelist, I am becoming familiar with how critical publicity is to the success … Continue reading Lovecraft’s Lack of Publicity in His Time

The Saturday Night Special: The Animated “Dagon” by H.P. Lovecraft

I am trying something different for this Saturday, something that I hope will turn out to be quite enjoyable. I linked this post to an animated version of Lovecraft's "Dagon" on YouTube. I watch YouTube a lot and they have scads of interesting videos. If this works out, I will do this more often. Let … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: The Animated “Dagon” by H.P. Lovecraft

The Saturday Night Special: “The Hound” by H.P. Lovecraft (1922)

In my tortured ears there sounds unceasingly a nightmare whirring and flapping, and a faint distant baying as of some gigantic hound. It is not dream - it is not, I fear, even madness - for too much has already happened to give me these merciful doubts. St John is a mangled corpse; I alone … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Hound” by H.P. Lovecraft (1922)

The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

                    Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived o'er my lives without number, I have sounded all things with my sight; And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright. I have whirled … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

          It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed to be both exceedingly rich and exceedingly feeble; which forms a situation very attractive … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

                    Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived o'er my lives without number, I have sounded all things with my sight; And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright. I have whirled … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

          It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed to be both exceedingly rich and exceedingly feeble; which forms a situation very attractive … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

Recommended Reading: H.P. LOVECRAFT – AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR

Recommended Reading: H.P. LOVECRAFT – AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR https://blackwings666.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/recommended-reading-h-p-lovecraft-at-the-mountains-of-madness-and-other-tales-of-terror/ — Read on blackwings666.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/recommended-reading-h-p-lovecraft-at-the-mountains-of-madness-and-other-tales-of-terror/

The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

          It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed to be both exceedingly rich and exceedingly feeble; which forms a situation very attractive … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

                    Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived o'er my lives without number, I have sounded all things with my sight; And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright. I have whirled … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

The Saturday Night Special: “The Hound” by H.P. Lovecraft (1922)

In my tortured ears there sounds unceasingly a nightmare whirring and flapping, and a faint distant baying as of some gigantic hound. It is not dream - it is not, I fear, even madness - for too much has already happened to give me these merciful doubts. St John is a mangled corpse; I alone … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Hound” by H.P. Lovecraft (1922)

The Saturday Night Special: “The Tree” by H.P. Lovecraft

The Tree by Howard Philips Lovecraft (1920) from http://www.hplovecraft.com   On a verdant slope of Mount Maenalus, in Arcadia, there stands an olive grove about the ruins of a villa. Close by is a tomb, once beautiful with the sublimest sculptures, but now fallen into as great decay as the house. At one end of … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Tree” by H.P. Lovecraft

“A Study in Emerald” by Neil Gaiman

"A Study in Emerald" I am not going to attempt to copy and paste this story here, because it is too beautifully formatted in it original form.  Follow the link to a short story by Neil Gaiman.  Scott Meslow in his article "9 contemporary horror stories you can read right now" (which I recommend reading) at … Continue reading “A Study in Emerald” by Neil Gaiman