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Halloween Countdown, Day 11


* From io9: "8 Horror Webcomics to Read in the Dark."

* Thanks to everyone who participated in my Creepy Fictional Children poll. At the time of this posting, the results are as follows:
First Place: Jamie in "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" from Doctor Who (2005)
Second Place: a tie between Damien Thorn from The Omen (1976) and Claudia from Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Third Place: a tie between the children from Village of the Damned (1960) and Anthony Fremont in "It's A Good Life"/"It's Still A Good Life" from The Twilight Zone (1961/2003)

I'll be posting a new poll in a few days.


* This week a new documentary on H.P. Lovecraft called Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown will be available on DVD. Here's the trailer:




Spooky Text of the Day: Today's story is the "The Last Lords of Gardonal" (1867) by William Gilbert.

Excerpt:
"Pardon my boldness, your excellency," said Ludovico, "but I was afraid you might be ill. I trust I am in error."

"What should make you think I am unwell?" inquired the baron.

"Your highness's countenance is far paler than usual, and there is a small wound on the side of your throat. I hope you have not injured yourself."


Read the complete story here.

Comments

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wellinghall
Oct. 11th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Talking of scary stories, have you seen this?
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/xkcd_rss/161102.html
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! That is terrifying!!! \o/
sittingduck1313
Oct. 11th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Only one Lovecraft-themed webcomic? That's kind of disappointing.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
I know - not enough representin' for Cthulhu!
sittingduck1313
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
I recall one called Shadowgirls, which was described as "Lovecraft mixed with Gilmore Girls". I followed it for a while, but after it went on hiatus it fell off my radar. For the most part, it's drawn in the manga style. But during a flashback, it was drawn in the style of the old Marvel Horror comics.
gilda_elise
Oct. 11th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)

* This week a new documentary on H.P. Lovecraft called Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown will be available on DVD.

Yes! I've got it on my wish list.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Outstanding! It looks quite good.
mamomo
Oct. 11th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the webcomic link! Everything on it looks very cool.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
My pleasure!
gbsteve
Oct. 11th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Lovecraft in Brooklyn! Excellent.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
I love that song so much. :)
(Anonymous)
Oct. 11th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
More Lovecraft!
I practically did a leap of joy when I read about the upcoming DVD! Now I am giddy with Lovecraftian warm fuzzies!

Rebecca
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
Re: More Lovecraft!
Yay! You and me both. :)
sittingduck1313
Oct. 12th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
After reading about the Lovecraft documentary, I went to Netflix to put it on my queue (I'm currently restricting needless expenses, hence why I'm not buying my own copy). Yet it's listed as being only available on Blue-Ray. WHat gives?
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 13th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
I'm trying to figure that out, too! You can put the regular DVD on your queue at Netflix, but there's no release date listed. Amazon is selling both versions (with a release date of 10/13), but both show as "Temporarily Out of Stock" and the regular DVD is $10 more than the Blu-ray. Hmmmm... I'll keep nosing around. If I find out anything, I'll let you know. Please yell if you find out anything, too! Thanks.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
As of today, Amazon says the new release date for the regular DVD is Oct. 27, FYI. Hopefully Netflix will update with similar information soon.

Edited at 2009-10-14 02:58 pm (UTC)
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