Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cromtober



Hello all! Our favorite time of year is upon us! The ambiance of the diminishing daylight hours and the leaves steadily changing colors and falling from the trees have combined to trigger our need for some scary stories!

Last year (all the way back in Episode 9!), we covered Pigeons From Hell and The Haunter of the Ring! This year, we are expanding Cromtober, and will be covering a story from the Weird Tales gurus we've mentioned most often. Here they are!

1. Clark Ashton Smith - The End of the Story

2. Howard Phillips Lovecraft - The Music of Erich Zann 

3. Robert Ervin Howard - The Cairn on the Headland

Three masters. Three classic tales. Three back to back to back episodes of The Cromcast!

Let us know what you think of these stories! 859-429-CROM! thecromcast at gmail dot com!

Happy Cromtober!

JJL

5 comments:

  1. I can not wait. I also can't wait til you guys get to The Black Stone. Easily my favorite of Howard's horror stories.

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    1. Funny you mention The Black Stone. We have read that one but not yet discussed it! We'll get to it eventually!

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    2. Hi Michael! Here's a short write-up we did on the story last year:

      http://thecromcast.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-horror-black-stone.html

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  2. I am so exited you guys are covering "The Music of Erich Zann". I hope you like it as much as I do.

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  3. Found this REH poem:

    AUTUMN
    Now is the lyre of Homer flecked with rust,
    And yellow leaves are blown across the world,
    And naked trees that shake at every gust
    Stand gaunt against the clouds autumnal-curled.

    Now from the hollow moaning of the sea
    The dreary birds against the sunset fly,
    And drifting down the sad wind's ghostly dree
    A breath of music echoes with a sigh.

    The barren branch shakes down the withered fruit,
    The seas faint footprints on the strand erase;
    The sere leaves fall on a forgotten lute,
    And autumn's arms enfold a dying race.

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