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Fear of The Unknown: Lovecraft Documentary
Youtube ^

Posted on 06/26/2014 9:19:48 AM PDT by Borges

A considerable documentary about the great horror writer available for free on YT. An impressive guest list too, Guillermo Del Toro, John Carpenter, Neil Gaiman and others.


TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: lovecraft

1 posted on 06/26/2014 9:19:48 AM PDT by Borges
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To: discostu

Have you seen this?


2 posted on 06/26/2014 9:20:07 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

For later. Thanks.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 9:20:45 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Borges

Neil Gaiman

I’m sorry, I’d have to change my name. ;>}


4 posted on 06/26/2014 9:21:32 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Baby cthuihu ping.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 9:24:00 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Borges

Neat, thanks for the link!


6 posted on 06/26/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT by februus
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To: rktman
Neil Gaiman

I’m sorry, I’d have to change my name. ;>}

He did. It used to be Neil Gaiwahd.

7 posted on 06/26/2014 9:24:14 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Spunky

Ping for later viewing.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 9:25:13 AM PDT by Spunky (BIG GOVERNMENT MAKES SMALLER CITIZENS.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Ouch!


9 posted on 06/26/2014 9:27:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Borges; shibumi; Slings and Arrows; null and void; NicknamedBob; Tax-chick; Anoreth; Bikkuri

Lovecraft ping!


10 posted on 06/26/2014 9:29:14 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Borges
Here's how every Lovecraft story ends: "And then the monster appeared and it was so horrible that I lost my mind and couldn't possibly describe it in a way that pays off the previous 20 pages of overwrought prose."

I was in Paris ten years ago and turned on the TV in the hotel room. Besides "Cops" and "ER" dubbed into French, I came across a strange documentary that I eventually figured out was about Lovecraft entitled "Le Cas Howard Phillips Lovecraft." You can find it on Youtube. Kinda hypnotic.

11 posted on 06/26/2014 9:30:18 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: raybbr

Bfl


12 posted on 06/26/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Borges
ping...

Meeting at 47°9′S, 126°43′W

13 posted on 06/26/2014 9:32:27 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Neil Gaiman talks about that in the piece. How Lovecraft’s characters just write and write till the horrible creature is worming his horned tentacles through the door...


14 posted on 06/26/2014 9:33:42 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Haven’t gotta check that out. Thanks.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 9:34:51 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Gefn; Darksheare

Thanks!


16 posted on 06/26/2014 9:37:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Borges
There's a Clark Ashton Smith story called "The Double Shadow" that does a great job of that "writing up to the last minute" thing.

Smith is unjustly neglected, in my opinion.

17 posted on 06/26/2014 9:38:38 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: Borges

Thanks for posting this!


18 posted on 06/26/2014 9:40:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Darksheare; Salamander
As the stars align in Evil Augury
And the skies vomit ageless filth
Upon the fecund Earth below,
The Elder Gods groan in angst
Astrally voicing their hunger
for human souls.

From Ryleh he rises!
His Gate Keeper, Yog Sothoth
holds the portal ajar
Once again the Nameless Horror
walks the Dunwich Fields
Leaving a trail of psychic slime
and broken minds
in his wake.........

(Why yes Mrs. Two Lumps! I'd love for some coffee with my scones!)

19 posted on 06/26/2014 9:48:49 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; RandallFlagg

Oops, forgot to ping some others.
welcome!


20 posted on 06/26/2014 9:49:59 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Borges

bump


21 posted on 06/26/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: shibumi; Salamander

The thing on the doorstep.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 9:53:17 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Borges
There is time to find out and see.
23 posted on 06/26/2014 10:01:49 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: shibumi; Darksheare
That which is not dead may eternal lie,
And in strange aeons even death may die.

24 posted on 06/26/2014 10:09:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Borges

Thanks for posting. I’m a big Lovecraft fan - have been since I first read his works as a teenager.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Borges

Bump for later


26 posted on 06/26/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

Love Lovecraft. His short story “Cool Air” is one of my favorites.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 10:28:54 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Darksheare; Salamander

Is it just me?

Or does it not seem somehow wrong doing this thread in the daylight?

This should be our 3-4AM topic, methinks.

(Excuse me. It’s time to feed “The Twin.”)


28 posted on 06/26/2014 10:39:53 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Your screen name sounds like a Lovecraftian Old One.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 11:04:40 AM PDT by Borges
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To: shibumi; Slings and Arrows; Salamander

Night, during a storm, with heavy fog.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 11:19:49 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

And the third cup of coffee, nerves on edge.....

twitching.....

“twitching” ~~~ “witching” ~~~ “watching”


31 posted on 06/26/2014 11:23:07 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

The third coffee urn tipped into the chasm,
The ground convulsed in return, a paroxymal spasm.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 11:31:51 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Coffee urn tipped
Ground chasm convulsed return
Paroxysmal spasm

There. Now it’s Haiku.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 11:37:42 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

The haiku of doom
My mind upon which it chewed
Coffee of concern


34 posted on 06/26/2014 11:42:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

That’s why I brew “Turkish.”

Sometimes I like to chew the grounds.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 11:44:06 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Darksheare

Oh dear! A haiku,
persistent thought provoking
words. Inspiration.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 11:51:10 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: shibumi

37 posted on 06/26/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Darksheare

Back in 1962 I had a school mate cuss me out when I challenged her to read THE RATS IN THE WALLS. She said she could not sleep for a week!


38 posted on 06/26/2014 12:29:44 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

I believe Jules Verne also did this in some of his novels.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 12:31:17 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I read that tale.
Later on, I heard something scritching inside the wall.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 1:05:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: shibumi

Well, mine isn’t that bad.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 1:06:31 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Borges; All

For those in the Providence RI area:

H.P. Lovecraft Literary Walk

Saturday, August 23, 11:00am

$10/person

Begin: John Brown House Museum at 52 Power Street in Providence.

http://www.rihs.org/walking-tours/


42 posted on 06/26/2014 2:22:27 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Gefn; Darksheare

43 posted on 06/26/2014 6:56:53 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Borges

Eldritch knowledge from the cursed stacks of the Miskatonic University (Go Old Ones) Library


44 posted on 06/26/2014 8:04:38 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Haha!


45 posted on 06/27/2014 7:06:59 AM PDT by Borges
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