Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Cheap Lovecraft knockoffs

I had a whimsical surge while getting an international flight, and thus I present the works of Lovecraft on a reduced budget (with apologies to I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue).

  • The Chemist
  • Azathoth - Gesundheit!
  • Beyond the Wall of the Back Garden
  • The Morning Call of Cthulhu
  • The Suitcase of Charles Dexter Ward
  • The Collar out of Space
  • The Curse of Pig
  • The Dairy of Alonzo Typer
  • The Train That Came to Sarnath
  • The Dreams in the Beach House
  • The Dunwich Haulier
  • Fax concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
  • From Behind
  • The Haunter of the Park
  • Herbert West—Animator
  • In the Walls of Eric's
  • The Lurking Beer
  • Out of Ian's
  • Pickman’s Model Railway

This is actually more difficult than I envisioned, because so many of the titles are pretty mundane to begin with. There are some you could easily treat as low-budget puns (The Shadow over Innsmouth, for example; and indeed The Case of Charles Dexter Ward I only tweaked for clarification) but obviously people won't necessarily get what you're talking about...


  1. At the Foothills of Madness
    The Unsold House
    The Translation of Juan Romero
    Under the Pyramids Casino
    The White Dinghy

    "From Behind" is probably a Lovecraftian porn parody.

    1. My goodness, so it is!

      Those are pretty nice. You know, I'm sure "The Unsold House" and "The Translation of Juan Romero" could be actual Lovecraft titles. They've got that slightly offbeat-yet-not-egregiously-weird vibe to them.

      (Everybody's Doing The) Nyarlathotep?

      and of course, how could I have missed...


    2. Re that last: "I'm Julian, and this is my friend Tsathoggua."