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Review of Fungi From Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Fungi from Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Fungi from Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Read by John Arthur, Score by Mike Olsen

Verdict: This largely musical and reading  of Lovecraft’s own series of strange poems will lead you into a trance that is at once dreamlike and horrifying, and the reading could be described as nothing short of first class voice acting.

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Horror on the Radio

HP Lovecraft never desired his unearthly tales to be dramatized in the vulgar medium of film, and this foresight proved authentic. For Lovecraft and his cadre of weird fiction writers, the catalog of films is, at best (and this is being kind), mediocre. At worst they are more fear inspiring than any tentacular thing to ambulate out from ‘neath a crypt foreboding. Adaptations transform atmospheric works of dense psychological horror into monster/slasher flicks or pure hokum. Continue reading »

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