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"dancing and singing and acting depraved"

Happy birthday to tuilelindowen! May you enjoy a terrific day and wonderful year to come!

And thanks to ankh_hpl for the wonderful Gorey card and poem!


I have a few links to share:

In LJ News

* sarah531 is currently posting a month of gorgeous LJ icons. Be sure to check them out!

* Apex Book Company has a new LJ community: apexbooks. Starting January 1st, 2009, the Apex Community Blog will feature a daily mix of content relating to science fiction and horror.


In Lovecraftian News

* The new trailer for the forthcoming The Dunwich Horror film (starring Jeffrey Combs as Wilbur Whateley, as well as Dean Stockwell, who played the role in the 1970 film version) is now available here.

* Blood Radio's fourth episode is "A Lovecraft Holiday" and is available here for download.


Twas the night before Yuletide and all through the hole
Not a creature was stirring, not even a Dhole
Aldebaren hung at the right place at nine
In the hopes that Great Cthulhu would come out this time

The Fungi from Yuggoth, all snug in their caves
Were plotting to turn all the people to slaves
The Deep Ones in Rlyeh, the Ghouls in their graves
Were dancing and singing and acting depraved


- from "A Lovecraft Christmas" by Paul M. Lemieux

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sittingduck1313
Dec. 18th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Though from what I've read about the 1970 film adaptation, the less said about it the better. But even if this upcoming one ends up being another turd, there's always the 1945 adaptation on the radio show Suspense (which had Ronald Coleman as Armitage).
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 18th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
The 1970 version had its awful moments and its extremely awful moments, but I think Dean Stockwell managed to make Wilbur Whateley more sympathetic and nuanced than anyone could have expected, so I wouldn't call it a total waste. I am a full-fledged fan of Jeffrey Combs, though, so I'll have fun with this no matter what. As far as Dunwich Horror interpretations go, though, my favorite to date is the unabridged reading by David McCallum. He uses some wonderful voices in that - plus, it's a kick imagining Illya Kuryakin reading Lovecraft (and you know he did *g*).
vyrdolak
Dec. 19th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
Jeffrey Combs is going to get typecast if he's not careful.
ankh_hpl
Dec. 18th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the scrumptious HPL links. Nothing says Merry like Mythos . . . maybe I'll have to go reread "The Festival" again this year.

Glad you enjoyed the card & horrorku!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 18th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Yay! So glad the links are useful.

I most certainly did enjoy them! :)
wellinghall
Dec. 19th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
I like the poem! :-)
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