General Lovecraft thread,
but also I'd like to talk more about Hastur. I recently had a discussion about the worst Halloween costumes to turn into and The King in Yellow came up.
What do you guys think about The King in Yellow? Do you know of any good movies, short films, shows featuring it? Are there any comics out there?
Eh, unless someone figures out how to write and stage a play that actually drives people insane, any attempt to depict the actual play would be a disappointment. Like the fakes of the Necronomicon.
True. I feel like it would have to be a black box theatre where everyone except for one person is an actor. So when all the actors begin to act insane the one viewer will think the characters and other "viewers" are going insane.
David Lynch might be able to do it, Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive definitely have a bit of the King in Yellow feel.
Jodorowsky is definitely crazy enough to do it, but I doubt people would understand it enough to go insane.
Werner Herzog could probably do it, if Klaus Kinski were still alive. Hell, Aguirre: The Wrath of God can damn near drive a person mad.
I will give this a look! I heard True Detective was pretty good on mythos and lore for most things. I was disappointed when Constantine came out and the first episode they shit all over Furfur.
I definitely check these movies out as well! Thank you!
I would start with a short story collection that pulls together a bunch of the classic tales--there is one called "The King in Yellow" and another called "The Hastur cycle" that are both good.
Then check out Joseph Pulver Sr., he's written dozens of stories on the King and Carcosa.
Also, "Cassilda's Song", a collection of stories about the King by women authors.
Finally, I'd recommend "The Road to Hali" from the Unspeakable Oath #1, which you can download for free online (just google it). Awesome interpretation of what Hastur really is done by a guy who was actually going through a mental breakdown at the time.
>Are there any comics out there?
Alan Moore "The Courtyard" and "Neonomicon" but "The Courtyard" was the most related to the King in Yellow
Also, you should read the book, since The King in Yellow is one of the creatures that wasn't created by Lovecraft and even predates the whole Cthulhu mythos universe
Boy isn't that the truth. Not only was Derleth a terrible writer who tried to leech off others, he completely misunderstood Lovecraft's writing!
But...he did save Lovecraft from obscurity and publish some of his best works, so I guess I can't be too harsh on him.