#122 Pt 2 – Bringing Lovecraft To Screen: Ancient Beings, Moral Ambiguity & Unimaginable Horrors With Scott Weatherly

Scott Weatherly of the 20th Century Geek podcast and the Stories Out Of Time & Space podcast joins Mike again this week, to continue their talk about one of the most influential fantasy/horror writers of the 20th Century; H.P. Lovecraft!

This week, in part 2, Scott talks about Alan Moore’s Lovecraftian comic and surviving in Lovecraft’s world, Scott then reads out a short passage from a Lovecraft story and explains why it’s hard to adapt Lovecraftian stories onto screen, Scott also recounts how he first got into Lovecraft, and many other Lovecraft-related topics are discussed!

Supporters of GCC on Patreon had access to part 2 a week early and currently have access to the third part of Scott & Mike’s chat, which is all about Moon Knight! For only £2/$3 a month, get early access to GCC conversations as well as exclusive access to Mike & Megan’s Afterthoughts show (with 2 episodes are *FREE* to anyone: season 1 of The Witcher and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), so if you want to support the show and get more content, or just check out free stuff, go to http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat!

Last week, part 1 of Mike & Scott’s chat started with Lovecraft’s life including his bigotry, relationships & death, before talking about Lovecraft’s writing style, the realm of Lovecraftian horror that he created including ancient beings like Cthulu, what happened to his works after he died, so go back and listen to that if you haven’t already!

Some recommendations for starting Lovecraft are; Dagon, From Beyond, The Hound, Rats In The Walls, Horror At Red Hook, Herbert West: Reanimator & The Tomb – Scott recommended picking up the Wordsworth collection called Haunter Of The Dark as a starting point.

S. T. Joshi’s Lovecraft biographies are ones to pick up if you want to know even more about Lovecraft!

20th Century Geek: http://www.20thcenturygeek.com/ – Stories Out Of Time & Space: http://www.20thcenturygeek.com/timeandspacepod – Twitter: @20thCenturyGeek

Last time Mike & Scott tried discussing HP Lovecraft, they ended up talking about sci-fi crossovers, special effects and loads more, so check out episode 107 of GCC for that!

In the previous episode of GCC; number 121, Mike spoke with Dominic Pace, aka Gekko The Bounty Hunter from chapters 1 & 3 of The Mandalorian, as well as Glyn Davies who connected them –Dominic talks about his role in the Mandalorian, how it’s been touring and meeting members of the Star Wars community, how cool the new special effects LED screen “The Volume” was during filming, the parallels Dominic sees in the Star Wars universe to his own life, some of the people in Star Wars he’s met, Dominic’s positive outlook on life and more!

Find Mike’s other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-51 are out now, with ep 51 being about Aphra & force-sensitive space mould, 50 being a Q&A episode with Mike & Megan and 49 featured Bounty Hunters pursuing Darth Vader! Previous episodes topics include Lando comics, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, Count Dooku, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, how C-3PO got his red arm, book reviews & more – https://spoti.fi/3kPcyJH

Mike was on the 20th Century Geek podcast to talk about his 3 “Desert Island Comics” here:  http://spoti.fi/3r1UOvZ

Mike & Megan were also on the Batman retrospective on 20th Century Geek, where they discuss Batman ’66, the four Burtonverse Batman movies, Mask Of The Phantasm and the Dark Knight trilogy, check it out part 1 here: https://spoti.fi/3sTeN2m

Mike was recently on Podcasts We Listen To, speaking about his show Genuine Chit-Chat and next week he talks all about this show and his love of Star Wars: http://spoti.fi/3uus0PT

Mike & Megan also appeared on the 52 Love Podcast where they wrote & read poems to each other: http://spoti.fi/3ruHXmF

Mike appeared on episode 76 Frank Burton’s Ragbag podcast: http://spoti.fi/3aLgx5e

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