We’re back and we’re hearing the call of Cthulhu from some unusual places. Most of our consumption of Mythos media comes via the printed word. Sometimes, however, it seeps out from the page and infects other formats. Unless we commit to slapping an elder sign on the cover of every book, we had better learn to embrace this, or at least let its pseudopods embrace us.
Main Topic: Top 3 Mythos Media
This episode presents a discussion of some of our favourite Cthulhu Mythos media, in the form of films, songs, musicals and comics. Anything, really, as long as it’s not a novel, short story or RPG. Obviously, there’s going to be a bit of debate as we never agree on anything. We are joined in the scrum by Mike Mason, creative director for the Call of Cthulhu RPG.
Thank you very much to cuppycup of the wonderful Ain’t Slayed Nobody podcast for his help in salvaging some damaged audio from this recording session!
Once again, the pandemic means we recorded this episode remotely. We’re getting used to this.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- Night Gallery
- “Professor Peabody’s Last Lecture”
- The Twilight Zone
- “The Return of the Sorcerer” by Clark Ashton Smith
- “Cool Air” by HP Lovecraft
- “Pickman’s Model” by HP Lovecraft
- The Corridor (2010)
- “Lovecraft in Brooklyn” by The Mountain Goats
- “The Whisperer in Darkness” by HP Lovecraft
- Heretic Pride by The Mountain Goats
- Bletchley Park
- Berlin Airlift
- Return to Innsmouth (1999)
- The Yellow Sign (2001)
- The Two-Headed Serpent
- Call of Tutu (2006)
- The Void (2016)
- Underwater (2020)
- Midsommar (2019)
- The Dunwich Horror (1970)
- The Dunwich Horror Picture Show
- Absentia (2011)
- Oculus (2013)
- Hush (2016)
- Doctor Sleep (2019)
- The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
- Late Bloomer (2004)
- Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998)
- “Herbert West — Reanimator” by HP Lovecraft
- “The Statement of Randolph Carter” by HP Lovecraft
- In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
- The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
- Prince of Darkness (1987)
- The Thing (1982)
- Children of the Corn (1984)
- The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
- Providence by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows
- The King in Yellow by Robert W Chambers
- From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
- Neonomicon by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows
- The HP Lovecraft Historical Society
- A Shoggoth on the Roof
- The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast
- Greig Johnson
- The Mash Report
- The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
- A Very Scary Solstice
- Fiddler on the Roof
200th Episode Special
We’re about to turn 200. Well, maybe not us as people, but the podcast will hit the milestone of 200 episodes this month. We’re celebrating with a big Q&A session, in which we answer some questions sent in by our lovely listeners. Mike Mason joins us once again, acting as questionmaster.
Also, thinking about it, if you add up the ages of everyone on this episode, the total isn’t far off 200…
Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary
As Mike reminds us in the episode, Call of Cthulhu turns 40 this year. Expect some major releases this year to celebrate this milestone! While it’s too early to offer specifics, keep watching the Chaosium social media feeds for announcements.
A Weekend With Good Friends
Following the success of Jacks-Con in July of 2020, our lovely listeners have organised another virtual convention. A Weekend With Good Friends will take place on our Discord server between the 14th and 18th of January 2021. Player sign-ups begin on the 6th of January. Full details can be found here.
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As the writer of CALL OF TUTU, I’m very honored that you remember the film and hold in such high regard! Thank you very much on behalf of everyone involved!