Dec
03
2018
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In the [E-]Mail: @hplhs’s The Dunwich Horror (Dark Adventure Radio Theater).

Ordered the CD for The Dunwich Horror as usual, got sent the MP3.  This is the HPL Historical Society’s usual good work; slowly but surely, I’m getting the entire Dark Adventure Radio Theater collection.  I almost got this for the car ride down, but I ran out of time.

Nov
04
2018
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Hey! @HPLHS has released their two Cthulhu Mythos movies on Steam.

No, really.  October 30thThe Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer In Darkness.  In my opinion, The HPL Historical Society have produced easily the two best straight cinematic adaptations of HPL’s stories — and they’re also easily in the top 20 of Lovecraftian movies, period.  The conceit of both is that they were filmed using the same techniques as were common during the years in which the stories were written.  That’s why Call of Cthulhu is a silent movie, while Whisperer in Darkness goes for a 1930s monster movie feel.  If you haven’t seen these yet, well, ten bucks a pop is reasonable.

Oct
25
2018
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New from @HPLHS: The Walakeas (Island Music for Deep Ones)

IT MUST BE MINE.

$10 for three songs on CD, but worth it, methinks. Listened to some of the samples from The Walakeas CD and it sounded good. Cthulhu Mythos meets 1950s tiki-themed Hawaiian music; what’s not to love?

Oct
08
2018
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‘Innsmouth Sailor.’

Not available on Amazon, alas for my referrals — but both the book and the CD of THE CURIOUS SEA SHANTIES OF INNSMOUTH, MASS. are absolutely worth your time anyway.

Apr
11
2018
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Bad Medicine download now available from @HPLHS.

Bad Medicine is the collection of medical-themed Mythos and Poe stories: “Cool Air,” “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” and “The Picture in the House.” Admittedly, the last one is perhaps a bit of a stretch when we’re talking medical. But certainly anatomy is involved.

I’m getting the CD itself, but check out the MP3 version. HPLH’s Dark Adventure Radio Theater productions are a favorite of mine. I mean, they must be: I’m not even trying to get a cut of the sale.

Mar
15
2018
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@HPLHS giving away “The Color Out of Space” audiobook today.

Note, not the DART.

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Mar
04
2018
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New @HPLHS Dark Adventure Radio Theater: ‘Bad Medicine.’

The HPL Historical Society’s “Bad Medicine” is a Dark Adventure Radio Theater anthology: “Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: Bad Medicine brings three classic tales of horror and medicine to life in a 1930s-style radio drama. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” and H.P. Lovecraft’s stories “Cool Air” and “The Picture in the House” are brought to life by a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Reber Clark.”  They redid a little the Valdemar one for the DART, apparently; not much, but enough to make it fit the theme.

And if you’re wondering why not Herbert West: Reanimator — they’ve already done that one. Which I should get. I love these radio plays, after all.

Dec
09
2017
2

In the Mail: @HPLHS’s The Rats in the Walls.

This is why I buy the physical CDs (they throw in the mp3 version for free with a physical purchase, mind you). The HPL Historical Society always includes props with its Dark Adventure Radio Theater CDs, and The Rats in the Walls is no exception. This one came with a proclamation from King James I:

I must say: the HPLHS is very gamer-friendly. If I ever run a Cthulhu game using Lovecraft’s original stories, these props will be invaluable. Which is why they include them. I typically download the mp3 as soon as I can and then just gloat over the physical version later, but I pay the extra money without a qualm. It’s totally worth it.

Dec
05
2017
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In the e-Mail: @hplhs’s The Rats in the Walls.

The CD for The Rats in the Walls (including props) will be coming by regular mail, but the HPL Historical Society sends over the MP3 version when the physical copy ships.  And if you’re a fan of radio plays of this sort; the physical copy is worth the extra price, largely because it does come with props that are absolutely designed to be used in tabletop games. The HPLHS is very gamer-friendly, and it shows.

Nov
23
2017
1

Tweet of the Night, Hey You Should Get This @HPLHS DART Free Download edition.

Seriously. You should. The HPLHS has some good artists in it and it’s free. I mean, geez, now I have to turn my phone back on to get it on there for the trip.

 

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