Father Dagon, by Dread Falls Theatre

For those who happen to be in London in August, and who are weird enough to enjoy “immersive theatre” (I’m not one of those people, but to each their own):

Dread Falls Theatre, a drama company based in London, will be presenting a new Lovecraftian performance entitled Father Dagon this August. Director Victoria Snaith states that she has made an attempt to further embrace Lovecraft’s sensibilities through her directorial decisions. Specifically, drawing from Lovecraft’s notion that “the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”, Snaith will be purposefully placing the audience in unfamiliar surroundings to accentuate a sense of unknowing and fear.

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Full story here.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Crucible: Season 2 of Salem will be more Lovecraftian

According to executive producer Adam Simon:

“One other thing I’d throw out that’s going to be a lot of fun to play with is we’ve only barely scratched the surface of the idea that Salem is a port. It’s on the edge of the sea; it’s a super important port. But also, from an almost Lovecraftian, horror perspective, there are things in the sea as horrendous as there are in the forest. So imagine Salem as Innsmouth in effect, if you know your Lovecraft. Imagine the fact that Lovecraft was really the more accurate historian of our early history than Arthur Miller was. It’s H.P. Lovecraft’s Crucible.”

All the details you could want and more, at Dread Central.

I’m so woefully behind on my TV watching this summer that I can’t say I’m thrilled about having to add yet another show to the steadily growing pile of stuff I should take a look at. It’s strange to think that there was once a time when there were maybe one or two shows per year worth watching, which didn’t stop me from watching all sorts of other crap, anyway, now that I think about it.

Anyway, I’m still waiting for the world’s first really Lovecraftian TV series, about a team of elderly occult investigators delving into forbidden mysteries and arcane horrors, gradually (over the course of many seasons) revealing the horrible truth underlying reality and all of our existence, culminating in the final awakening of the Great Old Ones and the end of the world. Sort of like Arkham Horror the TV show. With Guillermo del Toro as executive producer, of course, and Ron Perlman and Jeffrey Combs in the cast. So I don’t think it will happen.

“Cthulhu deserves a way for people to waste electricity in his name”

I’ll admit, I know next to nothing about cryptocurrencies, and I have no particular desire to find out more. But for those who do want to know, The Verge has a story on the Cthulhu Offerings thing that was also recently mentioned on io9.

Seems it was first announced in September last year.

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Latest Lovecraft links (July 24, 2014)

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