September 30

H.P. Lovecraft Stories Coming To Vinyl


As soon as I read this I knew I had to talk about it here! Cadabra Records has announced that they will be releasing a spoken word LP (that’s right: on VINYL!) in January, 2016, that features two stories from American horror mastermind, H.P. Lovecraft! The record will include “The Hound” and “The Music of Erich Zann”, both read by Andrew Leman.

Cadabra Records is the first of it’s kind to specialize exclusively in “dark words” in the vinyl format.

Leman is a partner in the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, as well as a professional actor with years of stage, screen, and audio performances.

Per their official press release:

Cadabra Records specializes the Spoken Arts — specifically, dark words in the vinyl format — and ‘The Hound’ & ‘The Music Of Erich Zann will see an initial first pressing of 500 copies. The LP will be pressed on 150-gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold tip-on “old style” jacket, including a 4-page booklet with new liner notes and more. Pre-orders will be made available the first week of November and the album will ship out in January.

For those not already familiar with Lovecraft, he is the man behind such stories as The Call of Cthulhu, At the Mountains Of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror and many other short horror classics.

Quite a few of his works have been turned into very good movies, as well, so if you prefer to watch your horror you might try one on for size.  Two good ones I can think of off the top of my head are “The Re-Animator” and “From Beyond.”  Both are worth the watch if you enjoy slightly campy, but well-made horror in the style of, say, an old Hammer House of Horror movie mixed with a Full Moon Production.

If you’re as big a fan as I am, though, you can read the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft here:  The Complete Written Works of H.P. Lovecraft

If you prefer to listen to your books, then you may prefer to subscribe to this Youtube channel, instead: Complete H.P. Lovecraft Works on Youtube

So how many of my friends are Lovecraft fans, and what is your favorite story?  I also like Clive Barker a lot, too.