“Warren! Warren! Answer me—are you there?”
January 31, 2016 4:32 AM   Subscribe

The Ordeal of Randolph Carter - not quite an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter By Chris Lackey and Greig Johnson.
posted by Artw (15 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
At first I was like "I dunno, this looks like a pretty straight adaptation", but then it happened and I giggled.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:14 AM on January 31, 2016 [2 favorites]



"The removal of the slab revealed a black aperture, from which rushed an effluence of miasmal gases so nauseous that we started back in horror. After an interval, however, we approached the pit again, and found the exhalations less unbearable."

What a wonderful and apt description.
Thanks for sharing, this.
posted by clavdivs at 5:25 AM on January 31, 2016


Also featuring the legend-haunted tonsils of the undescribable Andrew H Leman.
posted by howfar at 8:51 AM on January 31, 2016 [6 favorites]


This is the sort of thing a wonder-loving grandmother would really enjoy.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:08 AM on January 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Might mess up her ugly old face.
posted by howfar at 9:56 AM on January 31, 2016


Andrew Leman FTW. This video is genius.
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 10:14 AM on January 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Shall I say that the voice was deep; hollow; gelatinous; remote; unearthly; inhuman; disembodied? What shall I say?"
posted by doctornemo at 11:31 AM on January 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


It was like a whisper in the darkness.
posted by I-baLL at 11:34 AM on January 31, 2016


"You fool, Warren is dead! ...tired! Uh, dead tired! You should come down here and help get him home safely and undevoured!"
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:34 PM on January 31, 2016 [3 favorites]


Chris Lackey was one of the first people that I met when I moved to West LA, and we were roommates for three years. He has a remarkable gift for comedic improvisation, and he crazy-creative. He ran an Adventure! campaign that had a tone very similar to this project; if you ever get the chance to game with him, do whatever you need to do to make it happen.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 12:53 PM on January 31, 2016 [6 favorites]


His work with Chad Pfifer on The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast was remarkable (I haven't listened in a long time, admittedly, save for their excellent episode on one of my favorite stories, "Notebook Found in a Deserted House") and it's always nice to see something he's done.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:58 PM on January 31, 2016


The HPL Literary Podcast used to be recorded in what is now my spare bedroom (it used to be Chris Lackey's office). Chad Fifer lives down the block from me. I did a reading of The Diamond Lens for the podcast (after they ran out of Lovecraft stories, they moved on to general weird fiction).
posted by Parasite Unseen at 1:14 PM on January 31, 2016 [5 favorites]


Nice! Thanks, Art!
posted by mwhybark at 1:25 PM on January 31, 2016


The HPL Literary Podcast used to be recorded in what is now my spare bedroom (it used to be Chris Lackey's office). Chad Fifer lives down the block from me. I did a reading of The Diamond Lens for the podcast (after they ran out of Lovecraft stories, they moved on to general weird fiction).

That's pretty awesome.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:41 PM on January 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


That was cute! Lovecraft fans looking for a laugh might want to check out The Lovecraft Alphabet. This guy who goes by the handle of the Lone Animator makes these short films, often Lovecraft adaptations, featuring fantastic stop-motion beasties of his own devising. I've come close to make a front page post about the guy, but I've been too lazy. He certainly deserves more attention than he gets.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:06 PM on January 31, 2016 [3 favorites]


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