“The Cult of Cthulhu: A Century of Cosmic Horror Writing Inspiration for the Modern Age”, by Ross E. Lockhart

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The following is a transcript from a talk given by Ross E. Lockhart on November 4, 2014, at Nerd Nite North Bay.

What do the films Alien, Re-Animator, The Haunted Palace, The Evil Dead, and The Thing have in common? Before you answer that, let me add a few more things to the pile. Bands like Metallica, Black Sabbath, and The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Comics like Batman and Hellboy. Manga like Uzumaki. Video games like Alone in the Dark and The Lurking Fear. Cartoons: The Real Ghostbusters and Scooby-Do! Mystery Incorporated. Television shows like Night Gallery, Dark Shadows, and Supernatural. Toy companies like Toy Vault, Squishable, and Warpo.

All of these have been influenced by H. P. Lovecraft, a writer of supernatural fiction who died in 1937, and have incorporated some element of Lovecraft’s…

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