Category Archives: rites

The Music of Erich Zann: The Complete Lovecraftian#26

Listen to them, the children of the night. What beautiful music they make: Bram Stoker… Music and horror have always been linked. Watch any horror movie, with the music track off, and you will see what I mean. We are … Continue reading

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Physics and the Voodoo Doll…

Occasionally my dyslexic brain and the weird way it makes connections, goes off on an odd tangent and I find my self-thinking about something in a new way. New for me that is, not necessarily new because no one else has ever thought … Continue reading

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Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family: The Complete Lovecraftian#22

As titles go, ‘Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family.‘ is laborious, and fails to even give the slightest of inclines as to what the tale is about. Even for Lovecraft, a writer knows for his occasionally vague titles, … Continue reading

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The Temple: The complete Lovecraft #21

“He is calling! He is calling!”  The question of whom is doing the calling above, well that’s one open to interpretation, but whoever it may be they reside in an ancient temple submerges deep below the waves of the Atlantic…  Of … Continue reading

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The Picture in the House: The complete Lovecraft #20

Lovecraft’s tales cover a broad spectrum, but the best of them are those that inspire a visceral response deep in your gut. The ones that get under your skin, gnaw the back of your mind and invoke your inner fears. ‘The … Continue reading

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The Doom That Came To Sarnath: the complete Lovecraft#13

Thirteen is an ominous number on occasion. This being the thirteenth post, it is perhaps appropriate that it is ‘The Doom That Came To Sarnath’. For more reasons than one. As the subject is an impending doom befalling a city, … Continue reading

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The Transition of Juan Romero: the complete Lovecraft #10

‘The Transition of Juan Romero‘ is a strange fish as far as Lovecraft’s fiction goes. Like ‘Old Bugs‘ it was first published posthumously by Arkham House as Lovecraft himself disavowed the story, and refused to allow it to be published in his … Continue reading

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