Episode 125 – Supernatural Horror in Literature – Part 2

Join us as we finish up the introduction to Supernatural Horror in Literature.

Special thanks to reader Michael Ford, frequently seen creeping about the fabled Bronte Blues Club!

If you’re in LA this September, you must freak out with us at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival!

What’s up next?

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Monkey’s Paw

The Upper Berth

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Post Comment 14 comments on “Episode 125 – Supernatural Horror in Literature – Part 2

  • Robbie on

    Have ya’ll considering talking about Creepy Pasta? It’s hardly classic horror fiction, but a lot of it has awesome weird elements. There are eldritch horrors like the Slenderman, the Rake, and Zalgo. You also have stories that start out gruesome then slowly work toward terror, contrary to the usual order of fear. I can suggest some reading, if you’d like.

  • Patch on

    Actually, you hit upon a great idea. Why not have H.P. Lovecraft on the show?

  • Rodger on

    I love Motal! I have three of their albums in my collection. I didnt think I would hear about them on the podcraft today. Can’t wait for the HPL games talk.

  • Marcus Good on

    My personal childhood nightmare fodder? The lovely Australian animation, “Dot and the Kangaroo”, about a little girl who gets lost in the bush, and is rescued by a kindly mother kangaroo who has lost her own joey.

    And then they do THIS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrYO-Mog60

    DIDN’T. SLEEP. FOR. DAYS.

    As for Zalgo, I don’t see what’s so scary about a noN????????????????y?????????????a???????????r??????l?????????????ä????????????t???????????????h???????????????o?????????????????????????e?????????p?????????? ????????.??????????? ???????.?????????? ????????.???????? ?????????????t???????????????????????e????????????? ?????????????c???????r?????????????????????w????????????l?????????????i??????????????n??????????????????????????? ????????????c????????????h??????????????????a???????????????????????????s????????????? ?????????.????????????? ????????.??????????? ?????????????.?????????????? ??????????????????? ???a????????????m??????????? ?????????????????????????h?????????????????????????? ???????????l?????????????????????????s??????????t???????????????? ???????????????.???????????? ??????????????.???????????? ????????????????.?????????? ??????????I????????? ???????????w????????????i???????????????l????????????????l???????????? ?????????????????e??????????l?????????l?????????? ????????????????t??????????????h????????????e??????????? ????????????????a???????????u???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????n???????????t?????????????? ???????????v??????????o???????????i????????????d??????????.???????????? ??????????????.??????? ????????????.????????????? ??????????????.????????????
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  • Marcus Good on

    aw man. My attempt at Zalgo-text made this horrible screwed up. I apologise, guys. Please delete my above post.

    As I was saying, my personal childhood nightmare fodder? The lovely Australian animation, “Dot and the Kangaroo”, about a little girl who gets lost in the bush, and is rescued by a kindly mother kangaroo who has lost her own joey.

    And then they do THIS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrYO-Mog60

    DIDN’T. SLEEP. FOR. DAYS.

  • Odilius Vlak on

    Lovecraft’s personal concept of horror always has struck me like something intertwined with knowledge; with the revelation of that awful reality that lies behind the physical veil of the senses and the limits of our intelligence. We can see that trait in his very characters. Except for passive characters like Nahum and his family upon which fall the cosmic horror like a doom; most Lovecraft’s characters are burning with the hunger for everything from beyond. They’re active researchers of the unknown.

    David Linch: to me he’s the right person to make justice to Lovecraft in the Big Screen. He knows how to deal with an atmosphere literally wet with horror and have a SF experience with one of the most defiant and mind-bending film of the whole history of the genre… Dune.

  • Brad Smith on

    I forget which filmed version, but either Through the Looking Glass or Alice in Wonderland… Scared the s**t out of me…black and white? When the person changed into a sheep…”It is getting better, bhetter,bbbbbbeeeeeeehter,bhaaaaaaa!, bhaaaaaa!!”!”

  • Reber Clark on

    But how would Lynch use Isabella Rossellini in a Lovecraft tale?

  • Mercy Loomis on

    If you do Lovecraft video games podcast, will the board games get some love too? There are quite a few and some are very good.

    Chad: I’m with you on “y’all.” I wish English would just accept the need for a second person plural.

    There was a made-for-tv movie which was supposed to be about the same family the Poltergeist movies were based on, and in the TV movie there was a seen where the clock stopped much like you described, and gods was that creepy. In a differnt made-for-tv supposedly-true ghost movie, a family moves into a duplex, and the mom’s parents move into the other half. The mom, Janet, is in the basement doing laundry, and you hear her mother call her name from upstairs. Janet calls back, “I’m down here, Mom!” and then a moment later you hear her mom call “Janet!” again, sounds like it’s closer, and Janet calls back again. And then you hear her mom “Janet!” again, but the sound is in the room with her. One of the creepiest things I’ve seen on TV.

    Marcus: OMG YES! I have been trying to remember the name of that movie for YEARS. Thank you! I have never been able to get that bit out of my head.

  • Odilius Vlak on

    Good question Reber… One that I belief not even Cthulhu could answer.

  • The Dunwich Whotsit on

    “We’ve met before, haven’t we?”

    As for y’all, the Irish have their own: you’s, literally a pluralized ‘you’.

    Another great podcast, fellas. I’m looking forward to these coming ones, especially when you’s/y’all get to M.R. James – gonna be awesome! I know there’s another podcast out there, A Podcast to the Curious, so here’s a mad idea…crossover podcast? The hosts, Will and Mike, would probably love it. Just a suggestion.

    Also, Robert Blake. Haunter of the Dark, guys! I’m surprised you’s didn’t say anything!

  • Jason ThompsonJason Thompson on

    I just wanted to let you know: I hope you cover William Hope Hodgson’s “The Night Land”. SO EPIC yet SO PAINFUL. I guess you could do “The House on the Borderland” instead, but please, do the whole “Night Land”! Go the whole hog!!!

  • Longo on

    English used to have two second person pronouns, you/ye was plural and thee/thou was singular. Then, because language (especially English) does strange things, you/ye became formal and and thee/thou turned familiar. Then, because people are lazy and don’t like having two words for one thing, we lost thee/thou altogether. And then we were left with this gaping hole in the language where the second person plural pronoun used to be, so we started making up our own (ya’ll and yous) based on what used to be the second person plural in the first place.

  • Eric The Confused on

    This is either awesome or horribly wrong, I can’t decide.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCVMgLgggM4&feature=g-u-u

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