We’re back and we’re back again. It feels like going around in circles. Or maybe the circles are going around us. It’ll all become clear in time. But few of us have experienced time in quite the same way since March 2020, however many years ago that was. Regardless, it seemed like the time had come round to watch a film that understood this. Not that time matters in The Endless. Except that it does. Don’t worry if this sounds confusing — you can spend a million hours working it all out.
Main Topic: The Endless
This episode is our look at the 2017 horror film, The Endless. A number of you recommended it to us when we released our series on cults, given some of the subject matter. As you can hear in this episode, however, we weren’t all convinced that the community at the film’s heart qualifies as a cult. And one of us just plain wasn’t convinced.
So put this episode on repeat and prepare to enter the word of The Endless. Just don’t expect to be leaving any time soon.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- The Endless (2017)
- Synchronic (2019)
- Moon Knight
- Resolution (2012)
- Cults series
- Ant colony castings
- Groundhog Day (1993)
- Palm Springs (2020)
- Death in RPGs
- “The Jane Fonda Room” from The Panic Hand by Jonathan Carroll
- “A Nice Place to Visit” Twilight Zone episode
- RPG Nook
- Sound of My Voice (2011)
- Cadaver (2020)
- Repulsion (1965)
- Media Catch-Up – Books
Paul’s Polish Panel
Paul and Mike Mason made a recent virtual trip to Poland for a convention run by the Krakowska Sieć Fantastyki. There, they were interviewed by Anna Mazur, author of the recent Call of Cthulhu scenario collection, Does Love Forgive?
As Paul mentions in the segment, searching for this video led him to discover the Fricker’s Mason restaurant in Cincinnati. We hope they serve calamari.
Full Fathom Five in French
Paul’s Call of Cthulhu scenario “Full Fathom Five” is now available en français. “Sous Cinq Brassées“, translated by Secrets of the Masquerade is now available for purchase on DriveThruRPG. Bon voyage!
The Blasphemous Tome Issue 7
Issue 7 of The Blasphemous Tome will be creeping your way before the end of June. It features a brand new Call of Cthulhu scenario, licensed by Chaosium, written by our very own Matt Sanderson. Matt spends a little time this episode telling us what to expect from it. Everyone backing us on Patreon will receive a Tome. Please see our Patreon page for more details.