Several times his dreaming self encounters bizarre clusters of "iridescent, prolately spheroidal bubbles", as well as a rapidly changing polyhedral figure, both of which seem sapient. Gilman also has nightly experiences involving Keziah Mason and her rat-bodied, human-faced familiar, Brown Jenkin , which he believes might not be dreams at all. In other dreams Gilman is taken to a city of the "Elder Things", and even brings back evidence that he's actually been there - a miniature statue of an Elder Thing that he'd broken off a balustrade in the city, made of unknown materials and a strange kind of alloy.
Things appear to get worse and worse: Gilman dreams that he signs the "Book of Azathoth ", under the commands of Keziah, Brown Jenkin , and the infamous "Black Man" a form of the malign Nyarlathotep , which is, like Azathoth , a deity in the Cthulhu Mythos canon.
He is later taken to Azathoth 's throne at the "centre of Chaos" by this group, and is even forced to be an accomplice in the kidnapping of an infant. He awakes to find mud on his feet and news of the kidnapping in the newspaper.
He thwarts Keziah by strangling her, but Brown Jenkin bites through the child's wrist to complete the ritual, then escapes into a triangular abyss. Awakening, Gilman hears an unearthly sound that leaves him deaf. He tells fellow boarder Frank Elwood his horrific story. At night he starts screaming. Novels portal v t e This article is within the scope of WikiProject Novels , an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels , novellas , novelettes and short stories on Wikipedia.
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Don't mess with things you don't understand. The Body Electric - Lovecraftian horror crossed with artificial intelligence. Worked for me! Adding poison mushrooms doesn't make it Lovecraftian. It's about a girl being beat down by everyone around her.
The rest of the stories are more or less okay. It's a shame the collection started with one of the weaker stories. It was more like a dreamy ghost story than anything else, and didn't really go anywhere. Overall, I'm glad I read it.
View 2 comments. Jul 20, Spencer rated it really liked it. This is an impressive and varied anthology of short stories from some remarkably talented female writers.
View 1 comment. It's refreshing to have a woman's perspective in Lovecraftian stories. Lovecraft himself neglected women in his own writing, and I'm sure it's more obvious today than it was in his own lifetime. Each of these stories adds to the depth of what any of us call "Lovecraftian. Jun 29, Stephen Dorneman rated it it was amazing. Only one or two stories didn't ring true, and the female perspective and many female characters only add freshness to a genre that can seem stale.
Recommended to anyone with an interest in the Lovecraft oeuvre. It's refreshing to see Lovecraft stories written by women and the stories actually address head-on some of the very racist and bigoted elements of the original mythos. It starts with a clunker by Joyce Carol Oates, which almost put me off the collection.
There are some really excellent stories, but most of them are kinda, just fun meh horror stories. The perspective is fresh, but the actual content leaves a little to be desire It's refreshing to see Lovecraft stories written by women and the stories actually address head-on some of the very racist and bigoted elements of the original mythos. The perspective is fresh, but the actual content leaves a little to be desired.
Apr 25, Ctgt rated it really liked it. The first half of this collection was solid but not earth shattering. Gresh was a real gut punch. Feb 05, Alex rated it liked it. The printing of this is gorgeous and the full color plates are spectacular. However, since this book is to highlight women artistically interacting with the milieu of Lovecraft, I wish they had pulled in a female artist to round out the whole package. That detail creates a dissonant note in the message.
There were some excellent offerings. Artificial Intelligence as the Cosmic Horror is really nicely done, and definitely creepier than Wintermute. No one can cast aspersions that this story is not fresh enough. Kaelin was a fun weird western with interesting monsters and relentless pacing. Kiernan was very cinematic.
The multiple recordings that showed different events based on perspective was excellent. Fewer stories worked for me than did, though. I found more Jamesian or Whartonesque class analysis than Lovecraft. It captures the writing style of the pulps, but not the good parts. May 24, Michael Kelly rated it it was amazing. An anthology of Lovecraftian writings by female authors. It does sometimes raise the question, "What constitutes a Lovecraftian tale?
Perhaps it's time to simply start describing non-Cthulhu Mythos writing simply as good old 'weird fiction'? But regardless of that, this is a remarkable and wonderful collection An anthology of Lovecraftian writings by female authors.
But regardless of that, this is a remarkable and wonderful collection of weird fiction, both Mythos and otherwise. I don't know whether it's because the writers are all female or whether it's because apart from two or three I haven't read their work before, but in either case this collection has a fresh perspective.
Here is weird fiction that is melancholy, haunting, unsettling and strangely beautiful. I have often felt that so much weird material could constitute cosmic beauty just as readily as cosmic horror with just a little twist in the telling.
There are too many stories to comment upon them all. There are no duds, not one. At their worst, they're very good, at their best they're refreshing and deep. For me, the best story in the collection was 'From the Cold Dark Sea' by Storm Constantine, which makes its Lovecraftian themes so melancholy and achingly beautiful that it turns all expectations upon their heads.
The sense of loss and sadness at the end is palpable. The art by Daniele Serra is evocative and interesting.
I don't know if it was a good fit with all of the stories for me, but regardless of that it's worth seeing in its own right. Purchasable with gift card. Tags 60s 70s occult desert drone dark metal atmospheric cthulhu dark ambient doom sludge stoner dungeon synth jam milwaukee space lovecraft lovecraft music mythos post-metal metal fuzz psychedelic rock heavy soundtrack Milwaukee.
Doom from Milwaukee, WI. Sleestak recommends:. Don't ask. I'm not sure how that happens either. I really love the way this episode looks. The sets mostly just a big old dusty boarding house look great, right down to the hideous old wallpaper. It's shot well, and the lighting is…. After Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon's output never really clicked with me. I enjoyed From Beyond and his more recent ripped-from-the-headlines drama Stuck , but I don't detect any real stylistic consistency uniting all of his films.
Not that I require him to have that, but some directorial muscle could have bailed out the rote proceedings here, with this second episode of the Masters Of Horror series. If only it could be seen as a Stuart Gordon picture, but he's no master.
There is just too much going on in this installment that I couldn't get on board with. A college student doing his thesis on interdimensional travel takes a room in a dilapidated boarding house and happens to find that his…. Em honra de Stuart Gordon - filme 7. Youtube youtu. The straight up insanity you would expect from another Stuart Gordon Lovecraft adaption.
Filled to the brim with portals, rats with people faces, and killing babies. Good un! Happy th Birthday, H. The creature is described:. He tries to help Gilman through his somnambulism, and listens to his deathbed confession. He sees Gilman die and is institutionalized for a year. A religious fanatic in the Witch House whose praying disturbs Gilman. It is said he prays "against the Crawling Chaos". In Stuart Gordon's TV adaptation, he was Mason's previous accomplice before Gilman and eventually kills himself from grief.
There was a Father Iwanicki in an early draft of Lovecraft's " The Shadow Over Innsmouth " , but the character was excised from the final version. EXP : An H.
The story has generally received negative criticism, some calling the plot too vague and others too explicit. August Derleth 's negative reaction to the unpublished story was conveyed by Lovecraft to another correspondent: "Derleth didn't say it was unsalable ; in fact, he rather thought it would sell. He said it was a poor story , which is an entirely different and much more lamentably important thing.Nov 04, · Directed by Stuart Gordon. With Ezra Godden, Campbell Lane, Jay Brazeau, Chelah Horsdal. A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out .