12: The Lovecraft Legacy – PLUS Contest: Win Midnight Syndicate’s The 13th Hour!

His influence has wound its way tentacle-like into every nook and cranny of pop culture. In a vast and mysterious ocean of entertainment, his stories have inspired and influenced entire waves of film, television, comics, games, and so much more. This way may lead to madness, but Scott and Arnold devote this installment of their month-long Halloween exploration by diving deep into the legacy of the one, the only H.P. Lovecraft! And to do it right, Arnold travelled all the way from Baltimore MD to Portland OR, just in time to join Scott for a Lovecraft film festival featuring a 35mm print of Re-Animator!

We also have a special contest this episode! Midnight Syndicate has graciously provided us with a copy of one of their albums, The 13th Hour, which we’re giving away to the listener who can answer the following trivia question (also presented in the episode). E-mail, post on our Facebook page, beam your answer into our addled minds, and if you get it right, the CD will be yours!the13thhour

Lovecraft’s novella, At the Mountains of Madness, was published by what pulp magazine?
A) Amazing Stories
B) Argosy All-Story Weekly
C) Weird Tales
D) Astounding Stories
E) Startling Stories

And stay tuned for the next episode, when we’ll be featuring another Midnight Syndicate album giveaway!

…but be warned, The G2V Podcast can not be held responsible if listening to this episode alters your physical form or renders you utterly insane!

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“Lovecraft Slowly Shedding Cult Status” (Chicago Tribune)

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon

The Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR


Fantasy Flight Games

Copyright Status of Works by H.P. Lovecraft (The H.P. Lovecraft Wiki)

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Cthulhu Pie!

  • Ken Bizet

    Really enjoying thhe show! Keep ‘em coming!

  • Brian Callahan

    Thanks for the kind words about the October “Best of the HPLFF” event we held at the Hollywood! Sounds like you guys had a good time. Just a note about the “pristine”-ness of the Re-Animator copy – that’s entirely my fault, not the theater’s (the theater isn’t generally responsible for the HPLFF – normally we rent the theater to host the fest, though in this case it was indeed a joint production between the Film Festival and the Hollywood Theatre… putting it on was the idea of Dan the program director at the Hollywood – we’d helped him acquire the Re-Animator print – and a very good idea it was!). At any rate, I had mistakenly thought that the print was a new one, but once we finally got it out and had the folks at the Hollywood Theatre screen it for us, we realized it was actually a classic print (at that point, I tried to stop calling it “pristine” and start calling it “classic” – but once those thoughts are out there, it’s hard to drag ‘em back out of everyone’s head). I actually enjoyed watching the aged print because of the grindhousey quality that leant it, but yes, while it was generally in good shape, it certainly wasn’t pristine. Sorry about that!

    Since you mentioned it, we showed Beyond Re-Animator at last year’s fest (May 3-5, 2013) with guest Brian Yuzna doing the intro and Q&A. That print was in similar shape, despite the movie itself being quite a bit newer, but it worked out pretty well. I’m considering showing another classic 35mm at this year’s festival, but the print is from 1970, so it seems… risky. ;-)

    Anyway, I enjoyed listening to the podcast! Hope to see you at the next H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival ( on April 11-13 at the Hollywood!

    Cheers – Brian

    • Scott

      Brian… First of all, thanks for listening and commenting! Despite the “pristine” thing, we definitely enjoyed ourselves! And FYI, while circumstances beyond my control (sigh) prevented me from attending LAST YEAR’S HPL festival, I was at the 2011 and 2012 festivals and I expect to be at the next one! Always a great time!!! Please spread the word about our little show here and perhaps we can work something out for the festival to interview some guests in April! ~Scott