Join us as we discuss cosmic horror, weird fiction, Lovecraftian horror, the Cthulhu Mythos, horror movies, books, and related topics. Guests have included Ramsey Campbell, Laird Barron, and many others.
Rank #1: Stephen King's multiverse, and more!.
Join us as we discuss Stephen King's multiverse, THE STAND casting, and much more! (MILD spoilers for older King books.) Become a Patreon: get access to our bonus podcasts, get free books, become a guest panelist, and more! Help me keep the eZine projects going: http://bit.ly/2ojoby9 Please rate/review us on iTunes, and follow us on Spotify. It helps the show a lot. Thank you. Check out the Lovecraft eZine Press books: https://lovecraftzine.com/ezine-books/ Email the show: email@example.com Follow Lovecraft eZine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LovecraftZine/ Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/misanthropemike Follow Mike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misanthropemike
Rank #2: Ellen Datlow: ECHOES: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories - and more!.
Editor Ellen Datlow talks about her new anthology ECHOES (https://amzn.to/2IJQcri), and more! Become a Patreon: get access to our bonus podcasts, get free books, become a guest panelist, and more! Help me keep the eZine projects going: http://bit.ly/2ojoby9 Please rate/review us on iTunes, and follow us on Spotify. It helps the show a lot. Thank you. Sidebar note on my son's behalf: If you're into gaming at all, PLEASE follow my son on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/arkhamcookie). Most of you know how much he's been through and is still going through. THIS WOULD BE A HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT FOR HIM. Check out the Lovecraft eZine Press books: https://lovecraftzine.com/ezine-books/ Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Lovecraft eZine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LovecraftZine/ Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/misanthropemike Follow Mike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misanthropemike
A Hyborian Age podcast featuring the works of Robert E. Howard, his pop culture legacy, and other weird fiction.
Rank #1: Season 6, Episode 5: The Bleak Shore and The Howling Tower.
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Rank #2: Season 10 Episode 3, "Muad'Dib".
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Robert M. Price hosts the definitive exploratory podcast of H. P. Lovecraft and the all-encompassing, eldritch Mythos universe.
Rank #1: EPISODE32 - The Lovecraft Geek.
What would you say the most underrated Lovecraft story is?Â What is your opinion of the "unmentionables" where it seems Lovecraft keeps things intentionally vague? What do you think finally happened to the Rue d-Auseil and to Erich Zann himself! Do you feel that Lovecraft's work is in a renaissance of sorts?Â What is your favorite way to consume Lovecraft's works? A leather chair by the fireplace during a crisp New England fall air? How prevalent, in your opinion, should a magical element be in lovecraftian fiction? What adaptation of the works of HPL would you like to haveÂ seen Christopher Lee in? Do you find it better when filmmakers attempt direct versions of the canon, or a more nebulous influence, like In the Mouth of Madness, Possession, or more recently, The Void? What edition of the letters do you recommend to readers most strongly? Why does S.T. Joshi have such a low opinion of Robert E. Howardâ??s writing?Â Do you have any knowledge on Isaac Asimov's views of H.P. Lovecraft?Â What are your favorite Lovecraftian-inspired films that are decidedly *not* set in the mythos or based on (however loosely) Lovecraft's works? Have you ever played the Lovecraft board game "Cthulhu Tales"? What is your opinion of the Del Rey "Shadows Over Baker Street"?
Rank #2: EPISODE3 - The Lovecraft Geek.
Another Lovecraft Geek podcast to carve by â?? whatever it is you usually carve â?? for our countdown to the high holiday of Halloween. Do you see a divide between those who read the original Lovecraft texts and focus more on the fun to be had celebrating the mythos, and those who focus more on narrative themes and pathos? Do you feel like the expansionists of Lovecraftian tales are more attempting to play in the sandbox of his mythos or to actually attempt to mimic the tragic pathos of his original work? What makes a work of fiction Lovecraftian? What are the best film adaptations of Lovecraft's writings, in your opinion? And, were he around today, how do you think H.P.L would have felt about his work being reinvented in cinema? Are you familiar with Robert Bloch's STRANGE EONS, and if so what do you think of it? Should the Cthulhu Mythos best read as a cohesive universe? How did Lovecraft manage to stay so current on the science of his day? When did HPL get the idea of the Necronomicon? Just how much do you think Lord Dunsany inspired HPL? At what point did he start reading Dunsany's work? I have always wondered if Lovecraft had lived through World War 2, how would the horrors of the nuclear age, death camps, etc. have moulded his further writings? Do you have any plans to gift us with another reading of a Lovecraft story? Which is your favorite mythos deity? Which deity's followers have the best chants and\or prayers? Do you have a favorite Lovecraft themed board game? Are there any collections of August Derleth's own stories, not his so-called "collaborations" with Lovecraft, that you can recommend? As a writer of strange fiction, do you ever find yourself torn between the creation of a completely original story (even if influenced by HLP) and writing one that is part of the mythos (invoking the names of the Ancient Ones, etc)? Do you think there is any disadvantage to authors including Lovecraft references in their work? Is there any stigma among the big publishers, etc., when it comes to "borrowing" from other authors, like Lovecraft? What is your favorite Lovecraftian film? Not an actual work based on HLP, but the film that most evoked that eldritch feeling inside of you? Jason Colavito in his book "The House of the Octopus" raises the worship of the Octopus God "Tutulau" of Samoa, Fiji and Tonga as a possible source of H.P.L.'s inspiration for C'thulhu. Did Lovecraft know anything about this stuff?
Podcast by HP Lovecraft
Rank #1: Beyond The Wall Of Sleep - The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast.
The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast goes through each one of the public-domain works of HP Lovecraft week by week. This week - Beyond the Wall of Sleep. Read by Rob Smart.Contact us at email@example.comMusic credits - "Quinn's Song: The Dance Begins" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Rank #2: The Temple - The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast.
The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast goes through each one of the public-domain works of HP Lovecraft week by week. This week - The Temple. Read by Rob Smart.Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.orgMusic credits - "Quinn's Song: The Dance Begins" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Night in a village in the jungle by caquet (www.freesound.org/people/caquet/sounds/221159/)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Readings of weird fiction and science fiction short stories combined with immersive sound design and music.
Rank #1: The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft.
First written around March 1921, the story was first published in the June 1926 issue of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. Summary: a man visits an isolated castle at Kilderry, where an old friend plans to drain an ancient and locally-revered swamp bog. Narration, Sound Design, and Composition by Jon Fredette
Rank #2: The Star by H.G. Wells.
First published in the Christmas number of The Graphic in 1897. It is credited with the creation of the subgenre depicting the "impact event" of science fiction, and is referenced in Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous with Rama". Summary: At the turn of the 19th century, a celestial collision in our solar system first captures the attention of the world and then threatens all life on earth. Narration, Sound Design, and Music Composed by Jon Fredette. Additional voices by Megan McIver, Miranda Friel, Mats Bennett, and voice actors from Fiverr.
A Podcast dedicated to Call of Cthulhu and other Horror and Lovecraftian Role Playing Games.
Rank #1: MUP Episode 180 – TV Horrors in Spaaaace.
This episode, all four hosts are back for a rare quorum, and we’re taking sci-fi tv shows and Mythosifying them. This episode was recorded on August 15, 2019. This is our brief-brief-brief pre-NecronomiCon episode, before we get together in Providence.A big thank you goes to Golden Goblin Press for sponsoring this episode! Campus CrierFirst thing - a huge thank you to Murph for a Herculean and almost Sisyphean effort to revamp, redesign, spackle and patch the MU forums as well as the website. This was a huge rabbit warren of tasks that started with a barrage of spam posts on the forum, too many details to list here, but we’re talking about full days of work to get us up and running again as well as updated, secure and pretty. Thank you, Murph. Chaosium has announced the release of Flotsam and Jetsam, a new four part series of scenarios for the CoC Organized Play Campaign. The scenarios will be released monthly to Keepers of the Cult of Chaos. Friends of the show Brian Courtemanche and Anthony Lee-Dudley are the authors of the first and fourth scenarios respectively, Congratulations to them both. WEIRD TALES IS BACK! The magazine that never dies has returned -- with Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry leading the way as Editorial Director. You can find more info at their website. Chaosium's Masks of Nyarlathotep has been nominated in the 2019 Dragon Awards in the Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game category. Check out the link in the show notes for voting details.By the way, the video for the ENnies award ceremony is back up now. Discord server invite link >>And thank you so much to Edwin for editing this episode. Sponsor Thanks to Golden Goblin Press for their sponsorship this episode. We appreciate it!Listening RoomThis time, Oscarious Tabularis brings us the fourth installment of this season’s Glimpses Into the Empire. This one is called “A Haunting in Athens.” Topic“A "riff" of our own on Space Horror settings. We take sci fi movies or books or TV and turn them into space horror. We gave a time limit of 4 minutes. Chad failed to meet that utterly. Chad - Lost in SpaceJon - TOS Star TrekMurf - StarGate-SGUDan - Space: 1999Space 1999's Top 10 Scariest Moments
Rank #2: MUP Episode 172 – Becoming a Believer.
Rumours abound of sinister goings-on in the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth. The once prosperous town, which has fallen into a state of decrepitude and decay, is a stopover destination for Robert Olmstead, a young historian on a tour of the region. Despite hearing ominous tales of the town and its grotesque inhabitants, Olmstead feels compelled to explore Innsmouth. He finds the place almost deserted, except for a few inhospitable locals with strange, unblinking eyes - the so-called, Innsmouth Look. He meets the town drunk, Zadok Allen, who tells him the terrifying history of the town, about Devil Reef and mutant humanoids, sea gods, gold, and human sacrifice. The deranged ramblings of a madman? As night falls on Innsmouth, Olmstead soon has cause to wonder.The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931) is an integral part of what has become known as H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. The novella was published in 1935, and at some 26,000 words, is one of the author's longest works. The podcast is read by Mike Bennett, author of Underwood and Flinch.
Rank #1: Innsmouth 05.
In the final episode of the story, Olmstead makes a shocking and terrible discovery.
Rank #2: Innsmouth 04.
Chapter Four: Dismissing Zadok's tale as lunatic fantasy, the narrator returns to town to catch the Arkham bus, only to find it experiencing engine trouble - despite making good time on its last run. Olmstead is thus forced to spend the night in the town's musty hotel, The Gilman House. Later, as he lies in bed trying to sleep, he starts to hear strange noises, whispered voices, and then the quiet fumbling of someone trying to enter his room ...
What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU? Cinematic audio drama and live tabletop roleplaying coalesce into an occult radio play of unknowable horror and black comedy. Each season is a standalone tale, boldly exploring Lovecraftian lore in new and uncanny ways.
Rank #1: Part 1 :: Terror Comes A-Knocking.
What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls - innocent or impure - will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU? As The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program emerges... screaming and swaddled in a blanket of horror - Steel your hearts for a macabre and delightfully sordid affair called… "The Black Birth".Meet Sam; a cagey ex-Federal Agent, Deloras; the obsessive book dealer, Hank Jr.; a noble farmboy, Cyril; the smooth-talking jazz man, and Father Grandfather; a mad bible salesman. These five housemates of dubious moral fiber must band together to solve a murder most foul and risk their very sanity as their trail leads them into a realm of nightmares.For links and more info, head to the main episode page: https://www.cthulhumystery.com/series-1-episode-1Written & Performed by: Luke Stram – The KeeperDoug Banks | Cap Blackard | Brandon Gerson | Kay | Ruel KnudsonSound Design: Colin PetersonEditing: Colin Peterson & Cap BlackardStory Editing: Cap BlackardCast (In Order of Appearance):Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The AnnouncerCap Blackard as Cyril BridgewaterRuel Knudson as Sam SpadeBrandon Gerson as Father GrandfatherDoug Banks as Hank O’Brien Jr.Kay as Deloras DelaneyMusical Spotlight: "Abernathy" by Chamber BandOriginal Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinnNeon Dolphin - BandcampSeries I Album Art by Tony Baldini For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Part 2 :: A Murder Most Mysterious.
Previously - The denizens of Big Momma's boarding house were shaken from their sleep by a shrill scream and ghastly news. A police officer had come calling with questions about their housemate, Hannah Pickering, who had been found dead - the result of a savage attack. But the scream that woke them was that of the kindly Ma, who, while helping the officer, was struck by own tenant: Father Grandfather. The elderly bible salesman was taken into custody for his assault; yet shockingly by all accounts appears to not have been the murderer. Now, as the sun rises over Arkham, light is cast on the sinister leavings of the cruel night. These five unlikely companions find themselves faced with a mystery and a benefactor that can make it worth their while to solve it. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/09/call-of-cthulhu-2/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Rank #1: Episode 402 – Tsathoggua.
Episode 402 – Tsathoggua Listen on Patreon We’re covering Tsathoggua by Michael Shea with special guest PATTON OSWALT! It’s a super-sized, hour-long FREE episode including the vocal stylings of Andrew Leman! WE ARE NOW ON PATREON! Please join our team to expand and continue the show. Existing subscribers: when you sign up on Patreon, we will take care of closing your existing account. It’s easy! SIGN UP TODAY!
Rank #2: Episode 42 – The Call of Cthulhu – Part 1.
Episode 42 – The Call of Cthulhu – Part 1 Listen on Patreon Please join us and guest Andrew Leman as we behold The Horror in Clay! Once again, thanks to Reber Clark for contributing this week’s music! Next Week: Part 2 in our Call of Cthulhu coverage – The Tale of Inspector Legrasse!
H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain.
Rank #1: Dagon.
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Rank #2: The Tomb.
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We are an actual-play Call of Cthulhu RPG podcast for horror, game and comedy geeks!
Rank #1: Case 1 Tape 1: Prologue.
Join us on our inaugural episode of The Lovecraft Tapes where we get to meet the investigators (Bryan, Matt and George) as well as our Keeper of Lore (Jeremy)... The Lovecraft Tapes is a weekly real-play Call of Cthulhu 7th edition RPG campaign podcast recorded using Google Hangouts, roll20.net, Audacity and Adobe Creative Cloud. Episodes are available on iTunes, Google Music, Stitcher and Podbean. For more information and advertising/sponsorship opportunities please contact email@example.com This Week’s Sponsor: HP Ohhhsss Breakfast Cereal Website: http://thelovecrafttapes.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovecrafttapes Facebook: https://facebook.com/thelovecrafttapes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thelovecrafttapes Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLovecraftTapes Wiki: http://thelovecrafttapes.wikia.com/wiki/The_Lovecraft_Tapes_Podcast_Wiki
Rank #2: Secret Tape: The Derelict.
In This Episode:For this patreon early access Halloween 2018 special, Matt becomes the Keeper of Arcane Lore, steering hapless investigators Jeremy, Bryan and Gabe through a creepy scenario that takes place on the high seas... The Lovecraft Tapes is a real-play Call of Cthulhu 7th edition RPG campaign podcast recorded using OBS, YouTube, Roll20, Audacity and Adobe Creative Cloud. Episodes are available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Podbean. For more information and advertising/sponsorship opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lovecrafttapes Shop: https://teespring.com/stores/lovecrafttapes Website: http://thelovecrafttapes.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovecrafttapes Facebook: https://facebook.com/thelovecrafttapes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thelovecrafttapes Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLovecraftTapes
The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.
Rank #1: TIH 025: Richard Thomas on The Do’s and Don’ts of Short Story Writing.
In this podcast Richard Thomas talks about horror writing in Transylvania, sending our horror fiction and what you should and shouldn’t do when writing short stories. About Richard Thomas Richard Thomas is the author of six books—Disintegration and The Breaker (Random House Alibi), Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications), and two short story collections, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken … Continue reading
Rank #2: TIH 022: Horror and Comedy with Jasper Bark and David James Keaton.
In this podcast we sit down with two award-winning authors, Jasper Bark and David James Keaton, to discuss horror, comedy and the link between the two. Topics [02:22] Interview starts and participants de-robe (yes, you read that right) [04:55] The physicality of horror and humour [07:38] The Thai cooking analogy [12:24] Psycho [17:45] Worst date … Continue reading
... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
Rank #1: Episode 49 – Twelve Medieval Ghost Stories.
What could be more worthy of a Christmas episode than a ghost story? Answer: twelve ghost stories! This week Mike and Will find plenty of seasonal cheer in the scribblings of a 15th century monk from Yorkshire, whose collected tales of wandering spirits Monty transcribed in 1922. Expect lashings of purgatorial terrors, a stocking-full of redemption and a whole load of bad wassailing, ghostly and otherwise*, as we explore Twelve Medieval Ghost Stories. Links: The Byland Abbey Project has all the stories, plus translation notes and commentary on each story. Invaluable! Ghosts in Medieval Yorkshire, by Jacqueline Simpson, is a fantastic article, not least for Jacqueline’s analysis of the different roots of James’ ghost stories and these medieval tales. Mark Gatiss talks about medieval manuscripts with a curator at the Fitzwilliam Museum in his 2013 documentary Ghostwriter (contains images some listeners will hopefully find disturbing). Death and the Afterlife – a British Library article with examples of medieval Books of Hours and other context for understanding the 15th century view of mortality, purgatory and salvation. Underrated BBC Radio 4 discussion show Beyond Belief (it’s great, even for atheists!) ran an episode on purgatory, which may not be available to listeners outside of the UK. Happy Christmas and we’ll see you again in 2016! * no, seriously. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Rank #2: Episode 62 – The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford.
Mike and Will take a cruise across the pond in the good ship Kamchatka – but who’s hiding in The Upper Berth? Joining us to narrate F. Marion Crawford’s classic tale is reader Rupert Simons, who tells us that he’s found a cheap cabin for his trip from The Hook to Harwich next week… Show notes: F. Marion Crawford was a very successful writer who penned comparatively few ghost stories and as chiefly known for his historical novels. The Upper Berth was originally published in “The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean”, an anthology of tales told by passengers on a stranded ocean liner. Friend of the show Dewi Evans (whom we interviewed at JamesCon in Episode 51) has written an excellent post about this collection on his blog. Ruthanna Emrys and Anne Pillsworth have written an excellent essay on this story, mentioned in our show. Anne suggests that “Bertie” is the ghost of a man who justs wants the bed for which he paid! There is a short film adaptation of ‘The Upper Berth’ by Mansfield Dark. You can watch it online but it’s also available as an extra on the DVD ‘The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance’. Our fabulous cover art came from illustrator and designer Mike Godwin, whose website is full of wonderful things and links to his Etsy shop.
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Rank #1: Far Fetched Fables No. 66 Mark Teppo and A. Merc Rustad.
Main Story: “The One That Got Away” by Mark Teppo A haven for raconteurs and fabulists, the Alibi Room was a velvet-lined sanctuary where suggestion and persuasion were the watchwords and truth was such a devalued coin that it couldn’t purchase a condom from the dispenser in the men’s room. Once through the unassuming door and the voluminous coat check where racks of costumes, disguise and false uniforms waited, the patrons redrafted their pasts and invented possible futures. The promise of narrow stools at the mahogany bar, the graceful and discrete staff, the liars grouped around lacquered tables or sprawled on plush brick and the old growth timber was the fantasy. The only reality that mattered was the invented one wrapped in velvet drapery and limned with orange light. Mark Teppo is the publisher of Resurrection House, an independent genre publishing house. When he’s not making books, he’s... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Far Fetched Fables No. 73 Laird Barron.
Story: “Blood and Stardust” by Laird Barron Three years later, as I hike my skirt to urinate in a dark alley in the slums of Kolkata, my arms are grasped from behind. The Doctor whispers, “So, we meet again.” His face was ruined in the explosion — its severe, patrician mold is melted and crudely reformed as if an idiot child had gotten his or her stubby fingers on God’s modeling clay. I can’t see it from my disadvantaged perspective, but that’s not necessary. I’ve been following him and Pelt around since our original falling out. Speaking of the Devil… Pelt slips from the shadows and drives his favorite dirk, first through my belly, then, after he smirks at the blood splattering onto our shoes, my heart. He grins as he twists the blade like he’s winding a watch. “— and this time the advantage is mine.” I laugh with pure malice, and die. Laird Barron is the author of several books, including The Croning, Occultation, and... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
UK novelist and podcaster, Mike Bennett, reads his own work (including the double Parsec award winning vampire thriller, Underwood and Flinch) and the works of classic authors like H.P. Lovecraft. You'll also find the Something for The Weekend podcast, Mike's own personal take on some of the week's news stories. (Underwood and Flinch) One of the best podcasts ever - Walt Kolenda, Examiner.com.
Rank #1: Dracula 01.
The first chapter of Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece, Dracula, read by Mike Bennett.
Rank #2: Dracula 02.
Mike reads Chapter Two of Bram Stoker's Classic Novel.