Tag Archives: Horror

Pulp Crazy – The Hound

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/139.mp3

In this week’s episode of Pulp Crazy I’ll be discussing “The Hound” by H. P. Lovecraft. This is a short piece of weird fiction that was first published in the February 1924 issue of Weird Tales. “The Hound” takes place within Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos cycle of stories. It deals with a pair of occultists who pick the wrong grave to rob.

Links:

Nicole Alman’s website: http://cheesecake-weasel.com
Read “The Hound” in:

H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/barnes-noble-leatherbound-classics-hp-lovecraft-h-p-lovecraft/1106658815
Cthulhu Chick’s Free Works of H.P. Lovecraft ebook: http://arkhamarchivist.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

Listen to William Hart (CthulhuWho1) read his rendition of “The Hound”:  http://cthulhuwho1.com/2010/12/27/h-p-lovecrafts-the-hound-1922-read-by-william-hart/

or purchase an enhanced scored version here: https://gplowman.bandcamp.com/album/hp-lovecrafts-the-hound

Read the eText of “The Hound” – http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/h.aspx

“The Hound” @ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hound

“The Hound” @ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?41886

The Lovecraft eZine: http://lovecraftzine.com

Pulp Crazy – Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/129.mp3

In this week’s episode I’m going to be discussing “Pigeons from Hell” by Robert E. Howard. It first appeared in the May 1938 issue of Weird Tales, being published after Howard’s death in 1936.

I read this in The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard published by Del Rey. Like all of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard series, I can’t recommend The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard enough. Howard’s widely known for his Conan, Solomon Kane, and Kull stories, but he was one hell of a writer, period. This collection of his horror tales isn’t to be missed. Besides the wonderful stories within, there’s some amazing interior artwork by Greg Staples.

“Pigeons from Hell” is a short story set in the southern United States, and seems to take place around the time it was published, the mid 1930’s.

Links:

Purchase The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howardhttp://amzn.to/1P6Kj3M

Read “Pigeons from Hell” at Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600721.txt

Greg Staples website: http://www.gregstaples.co.uk/

The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/

The Robert E. Howard Forums: http://conan.com

“Pigeons from Hell” on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeons_from_Hell

Pulp Crazy – The Horror of Frank Schildiner

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/128.mp3

In this week’s episode Chuck Loridans and I talk to Frank Schildiner about his latest work, THE QUEST OF FRANKENSTEIN from Black Coat Press. We also discuss Frank’s collection of weird fiction FIRST SEAS AND OTHER TALES from Pro Se Productions. There’s also some interesting conversations about classic horror films in honor of Halloween.

B Roll featuring discussion of Masked Mexican Wrestler movies: http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/128broll.mp3

Links:

Frank Schildiner on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GUlams

About Gouroull, The French Frankenstein: http://www.coolfrenchcomics.com/hallucinations.htm

Chuck’s original Children of the Night Timeline: http://www.pjfarmer.com/secret/contributors/Children-of-the-Night1.htm

The Quest of Frankenstein on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GUj4CZ

The Quest of Frankenstein via Black Coat Press: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/questfrankenstein.htm

First Seas and Other Tales on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RoXNa0

First Seas and Other Tales on Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-seas-and-other-tales-frank-schildiner/1120432765?ean=9781502537058

Airship 27 Flight Log: http://www.airship27.com/flight-log/

PulpFest 2015 – FarmerCon X: The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/farmerconx.MP3
Chuck Loridans, Frank Schildiner, and Jason Scott Aiken discuss the horror fiction of Philip José Farmer, including his contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos, The Freshman, set at Miskatonic University.

 

From PulpFest.com: http://www.pulpfest.com/2015/07/the-weird-tales-of-philip-jose-farmer

Chuck Loridans: http://www.nwlaartgallery.com/Chuck%20Loridans.htm

Frank Schildiner: http://www.amazon.com/Frank-Schildiner/e/B009VRDXZC/

Jason Scott Aiken: http://www.jasonscottaiken.com/

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Pulp Crazy – The Peeper by Frank Belknap Long

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/117.mp3

 

In this weeks episode I’m going to be discussing “The Peeper’ by Frank Belknap Long.

This short story first appeared in the March 1944 issue of Weird Tales. I read it in an anthology titled Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors, A Story From Each Year the Classic Horror and Fantasy magazine was published. It includes an introduction by Robert Bloch and it’s edited by Stefan R. Dziemiancowicz, Robert Weinberg, and Martin H. Greenberg.

“The Peeper” is a fantasy-horror short story that’s a little over eight pages. It appears to be set around the same time it was published in 1944. I call it a fantasy-horror story because there are elements of both genres within “The Peeper”.

Links:

Frank Belknap Long at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Belknap_Long
Frank Belknap Long at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Frank_Belknap_Long

Pulp Crazy – The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/107.mp3

In this weeks episode I’m going to be discussing, The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch. It first appeared in the November 1944 issue of Weird Tales. It’s been reprinted in a handful of vampire and weird fiction anthologies over the years, but I read it on unz.org. They have the original Weird Tales scan up for you to download and read. If you’re new to the pulps, but recognize the name, it’s most likely due to Robert Bloch being the writer of Psycho, the book that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name.

The story is most likely not in the public domain as Bloch passed away in 1994, but it’s there on unz.org if you’re interested. I’ll put a link to it and also a link to the isfdb bibliography in the show notes, in case you want to read the story online or purchase a used copy of one of the anthologies it appeared it. From what I saw I don’t believe this tale is currently in print, so the secondary anthology market is probably your best bet other than unz.org. The original issue of Weird Tales is probably a bit pricey, as most Weird Tales issues are.

As you can probably guess from the title, and the image I chose for the episode title card, this is a vampire story. It’s about a guy named Graham Keene who wakes up in a paupers grave and busts through the cheap casket to emerge up out of the soil. After emerging he meets a vampire who informs Graham that he’s a vampire now too.

 

Links:

The Bat Is My Brother at UNZ.org:  http://www.unz.org/Pub/WeirdTales-1944nov-00058?View=PDFPages

The Bat Is My Brother at ISFDB.org: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?87932

Robert Bloch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bloch

H.P. Lovecraft: Letters to Robert Bloch & Others: http://www.hippocampuspress.com/h.p-lovecraft/collected-letters/h.-p.-lovecraft-letters-to-robert-bloch-and-others

Recording of Robert Bloch at the First World Fantasy Convention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsfrlt4Qg0Q

Pulp Crazy – The Chain by H. Warner Munn

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/087.mp3

The supernatural and horror themed episodes for October comes to a close with this weeks short story. The Chain by H. Warner Munn. It first appeared in the April 1928 issue of Weird Tales.

This is a story firmly set in the horror genre, but without any real supernatural elements. It’s actually somewhat realistic and is a tale of torture (both mental and physical).. It deals with a man being trapped in his cousin’s castle, and the unique brand of tortures the cousin inflicts on him.

Links:

The Chain at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?57463

H. Warner Munn at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Warner_Munn

H. Warner Munn Interview with Jessica Amanda Salmonson: https://web.archive.org/web/20130628075234/http://www.violetbooks.com/Munn.html

Wilum Pugmire talks H. Warner Munn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-YOjDQFek

H. Warner Munn and Philip Jose Famer Photo: http://www.pjfarmer.com/photoal.htm

H. Warner Munn at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1802

Christopher Paul Carey Website: http://cpcarey.com (Thanks to Chris for the H. Warner Munn reference materials)

Pulp Crazy – The Prophecy by Hugh B. Cave

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/81.mp3

In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Prophecy by Hugh B. Cave. It first appeared in the October 1934 issue of Black Book Detective. The Prophecy can be categorized more as a horror story, than a detective story. I would peg the time period around the year it was published, 1934. It involves four young whites who decide to pay a visit to a black church that is deep into the spiritualist movement of the day. As a matter of fact, a nice name drop to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is made in the story. A fifth member of the group warns them against going, insisting that something bad will happen to them, hence the title of the story.

Links:

Read The Prophecy by Hugh B. Cave in PDF:

http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/list_by_author.php?page=17

http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/getpdf.php?id=732

Audio Version at Archive.org (Robotic): http://www.archive.org/download/Hugh_B_Cave_the_Prophecy/the_prophecy.mp3