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by mrjohnmarchughes
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Weird Fiction Discussion
Topic: Favourite Lovecraft story?
Replies: 10
Views: 16039

Re: Favourite Lovecraft story?

I really enjoyed "In The Vault" and "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward". But my favourite is probably "The Colour Out Of Space". (I also loved Steven King's reworking of the idea in "The Tommyknockers", which is every bit as spooky as the original. Also, I'd love to see a Cthulhu/Discworld team-up, wh...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Recommended Movies
Replies: 22
Views: 21504

Re: Recommended Movies

Regarding Pan's Labyrinth: I know the entire world thinks Guillermo del Toro is infallible, but might I be permitted to suggest that "Pan's Labyrinth" pales into insignificance when compared to the extraordinarily beautiful and haunting "The Spirit Of The Beehive". If you're looking for an evocative...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Recommended Movies
Replies: 22
Views: 21504

Re: Recommended Movies

"Only Yesterday" from Studio ghibli. Utterly beautiful, though not exactly a barrel of laughs. "Kung Pow: Enter The Fist". Frequently hilarious. "I'm A Cyborg". Delightfully fun and provocative. "The General", from Buster Keaton. In my opinion, the most brilliant film ever made - it makes "Citizen K...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Student Writings
Topic: A longish short story
Replies: 1
Views: 3808

A longish short story

I realise that the internet is saturated with more user-generated Lovecraftian fiction than a sensible person could ever want to read. I haven't allowed that fact to deter me from producing a story of my own. I present a longish short story, called "The Visitors". If anyone should feel inclined to g...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Weird Fiction Discussion
Topic: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Replies: 5
Views: 7141

Re: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The relationship between Sir Arthur and Harry Houdini is intriguing. (( http://www.prairieghosts.com/doyle_houdini.html )) I find the idea of Houdini's famous stage-show fascinating: (if I'm remembering it correctly) he first held a "genuine" seance, on stage, with members of the audience sitting ar...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Weird Fiction Discussion
Topic: Modern era fiction aka 'Nyarlathotep Now'
Replies: 6
Views: 9007

Re: Modern era fiction aka 'Nyarlathotep Now'

"Relic" by Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child is extremely "Lovecraftian" in tone and theme. It's set inside (and more importantly in the seemingly endless warren of tunnels and spaces below) the Museum of Natural History in New York. Imagine, if you can, a modern day detective of Holmesian genius, ...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Music For Lovecraftians
Replies: 21
Views: 23004

Music For Lovecraftians

I don't think this subject has ever been raised before; if it has, I apologise. Does anyone have any suggestions for genuinely creepy, genuinely good, music? Music that has an obvious Lovecraftian flavour? The only album I can think of, that I would recommend, is "Snailface II", by the band Snailfac...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Weird Fiction Discussion
Topic: Lovecraft et al.
Replies: 8
Views: 11171

Re: Lovecraft et al.

I'd encourage any reader who enjoys Lovecraft's ghost stories, to seek out the 'Collected Ghost Stories' of M. R. James. James was a close contemporary of HPL; and, despite being comparatively unheard of outside of the UK, among his fellow countrymen he's something of a beloved institution. Many of...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Weird Fiction Discussion
Topic: Lovecraft et al.
Replies: 8
Views: 11171

Re: Lovecraft et al.

I'd encourage any reader who enjoys Lovecraft's ghost stories, to seek out the 'Collected Ghost Stories' of M. R. James. James was a close contemporary of HPL; and, despite being comparatively unheard of outside of the UK, among his fellow countrymen he's something of a beloved institution. Many of ...
by mrjohnmarchughes
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Administration Building
Topic: What's your opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 18645

Re: What's your opinion?

Six Word Brainstorming - 027.
I absolutely loved every second of that episode - I smiled to myself the whole way through it.