Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Dunwich Horror
Listen online here. (HT: SF Signal)
H.P. Lovecraft wrote The Dunwich Horror in 1928, and it is considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos. The story can be read online here.
I discovered Lovecraft in high school and read the paperbacks I could find. The Cthulhu story has arisen anew as a way of parodying the popular Christian fundamentalist ideas promoted by such as Jack Chick. The Chick tract parody, from which the picture above was taken, is priceless. Some see reminders of Cthulhu in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The Chick tract parody linked above is gone, but it is currently available here and here and an image of the parody tract is here. Fair Use is dying under the oppression of corporate protectionism.