We’re back and we’re poking around in our dusty old attic. It’s usually the most convenient place to find ghosts. You’d think that with the number of people who have died over the years, ghosts would be a bit easier to locate. Instead, we end up looking into all the dark corners of our homes, hoping to catch a glimpse of something spooky. It’s mostly just cobwebs and lonely spiders, however. Maybe we’ll just give up and put on this DVD of The Changeling instead.
Main Topic: The Changeling
This episode is our discussion of the 1980 Canadian horror film, The Changeling. While horror cinema is hardly short of ghost stories, there’s always room for a well-made one. And there’s good reason why The Changeling haunts so many genre best-of lists. As ever, we pick the film’s bones for gaming inspiration.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- The Changeling (1980)
- The Exorcist (1973)
- The Omen (1976)
- The Shining (1980)
- Henry Treat Rogers house in Denver
- The Amityville Horror (1979)
- Ed and Lorraine Warren
- The Conjuring (2013)
- Peter Medak
- The Babysitter (1980)
- Cry For the Strangers (1982)
- Species II (1998)
- Masters of Horror
- The Babysitter (2017)
- The Landmark Trust
- Old Observatory House in Edinburgh
- Disappointments rooms
- The Disappointments Room (2016)
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Automatic writing
- Austin Osman Spare
- Spirit trumpets
- Electronic Voice Phenomenon
- White Noise (2005)
- “The Whisperer in Darkness” by H P Lovecraft
- Poltergeist (1982)
- Dracula (1931)
- Ghosts in Call of Cthulhu
Submissions for Issue 8 of The Blasphemous Tome
We have started work on issue 8 of The Blasphemous Tome. This is the semi-annual fanzine we produce for our Patreon backers. While the issue is filling up fast, there is still space if you would like to submit an article of 500 words or under, or any black-and-white artwork. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Weekend With Good Friends Thanks
Another Weekend With Good Friends has been and gone. This is the online gaming convention organised by our wonderful listeners and hosted on our Discord Server. The weekend was a rousing success, with well over 100 games and 250 participants. Thank you very much to everyone who made this happen!
Scott on Ain’t Slayed Nobody
The finale of season one of the main “Y’all of Cthulhu” arc of Ain’t Slayed Nobody comes out the same day as this episode. If you listen to it, which you absolutely should, you may hear the mocking tones of one of the Good Friends, voicing an NPC. Recording this was suitably evil fun!