July 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm #23328
New Art, “Confession” by Sean Narandel Wong 0:00:45
Main Fiction: “A Voice in the Night” by William Hope Hodgson 0:07:30
Pleasant Dreams 0:46:10
Narrator: Lawrence SantoroJuly 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm #23329
Enjoyed the Hodgson reading! I’m a big fan of his work. My two favorite Hodgson tales are “The Whistling Room” with his paranormal investigator Carnacki the Ghost Finder, and “Derelict” which seems like it could almost be a sequel to “The Voice in the Night”.July 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm #23336
Matt, I’ve got “Derelict” in my mental queue for some time in the future. It’s a long story — about the length of “The Colour Out of Space” if i recall it correctly. But we’ll do more Hodgson, I promise. And a Carnacki tale or two will also come forth.July 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm #23337
Awesome! I’m a big fan of the classics. I write a monthly blog for the Vintage Horror site that looks at several short stories by the old masters. My favorites being Ramsey Campbell (he obviously isn’t old enough to for this group he has a classic feel) M.R James, Hodgson, J. Sheridan, Algernon Blackwood and Manly Wade Wellman.
You guys do a fantastic job with Tales to Terrify. I look forward to each episode when they come out. You should be very proud of what you’ve done so far.July 29, 2012 at 6:40 am #23340
Matt, thanks. We’re still experimenting with the form and I suppose we never will find a permanent grove. I do want to mix the contemporary with the classics, though, and to keep finding new voices to join with the old masters. I hope you’ll keep listening and spread the word.July 30, 2012 at 4:13 am #23341
I will definitely keep listening and have been trying to get the word out to friends of mine. Keep up the great work!August 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm #23362
As a kid I used to love watching Japanese monster movies on Saturday afternoons. They would come on right before Kung Fu theater and make the perfect double feature. There was nothing worse than expecting Godzilla to squish tanks and rocket launchers and instead see the time “Attack of the Mushroom People” come up on the small screen. But there was something worse because that movie gave me nightmares for weeks! Who knew that something that sounded so corny could be that scary.
Thank you so much Larry for letting me relive the terror of an 8 year old. Amazingly it never even occurred to me that “Attack of the Mushroom’ people was based on an actual published story. I always thought it was one of those quirky ideas that make Japanese film so great. Once again the classics are a huge hit on Tales to Terrify.August 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm #23369
Thank you, Gota. That’s what we’re here for. It’s amazing what terrifies us when we’re 8. Even more amazing is the length of time those terrors linger. When I was about 7, I saw a black and white stop-motion animation version of “The Brave Little Tailor.” The dragon in that film took over my bedroom and has lingered all the nights of my life. I still sleep with my back to a certain part of the room because my body knows that if you don’t see the creature coming, it can’t get you. Not a particularly wise pattern of behavior, but there it is… I am programed.August 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm #23374
Aw, Larry, looks like TTT and PPP have to sort out some boundary issues over ownership of WHH. I’d like to run a story or two by him as well.
That’s the sad thing: pulp is more than Temples of Doom; it overlaps with horror (and SF and crime, of course). Pulp contains multitudes. It’s going to be tough not to step on other toes within the District of Wonders with the pulp podcast.
From here on out I’ll try to communicate with you regarding potential conflicts.
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