Day 22 - "Expensive" - another tricky prompt word... so I did a silly one as it was a Monday...
Day 23 - "Muddy" - This prompt word I took as a style cue, and hence captured this entity that appeared the other evening in my scrying glass...
Day 24 - "Chop" - I went for one of the great chops in horror cinema - Peter Cushing's beheading of Ingrid Pitt at the finale of Hammer's The Vampire Lovers
Day 25 - "Prickly" - After assorted monsters, violence and weirdness, I thought it was time for a nice picture, so here's a little hedgehog!
Day 26 - "Stretch" - After some consideration, and wanting to avoid joining the inevitable flood of Reed Richards/Plastic Man/Armstrong pics, I went for a portrait of one of Britain's most notorious criminals, who did many a stretch in stir...
Day 27 - "Thunder" - for this one, I went for a genuine Thor's hammer amulet found in Skåne, Sweden
Day 28 - "Gift" - for this one I decided to do the original girl with all the gifts - Carrie White
In our first Seasonal Special, Teresa and Jim celebrate Hallowe'en with a viewing of a legendary TV movie. Written by Stephen Volk and screened on Hallowe'en Night 1992, this BBC 1 movie pulled in a huge audience and scared the wits out of the entire nation!
The Shadow Over Innsmouth Introduction We are about to embark on the most ambitious reading Mr Jim Moon has so far attempted - the classic novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth by HP Lovecraft. In this episode we introduce the tale which will follow in five chapters over the next month! DIRECT DOWNLOAD - GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 49
HYPNOGORIA 99 - Innsmouth Reflections
In this epic length episode, Mr Jim Moon delves into the mysterious history of Innsmouth. We uncover what inspired this tale, the origins of the Deep Ones, its links to other tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, and about the life and times of HP Lovecraft himself.
Day 15 - "Weak" - a quick and silly one today... Hey, it was a Monday and we all need a chuckle on Monday morning, right, gang?
Day 16 - "Angular" - This reminded me of the classic weird tale The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long
"They are beyond good and evil as we know it. They are that which in the beginning fell away from cleanliness. Through the deed they became bodies of death, receptacles of all foulness. But they are not evil in our sense because in the spheres through which they move there is no thought, no morals, no right or wrong as we understand it. There is merely the pure and the foul. The foul expresses itself through angles..."
Day 17 - "Swollen" - This prompt made me thing of another Mythos entity, Tsathoggua, created by Clark Ashton Smith. This sketch is from a Hyperborean statue carved by Smith himself of the fat, sleepy bat-toad god.
Day 18 - "Bottle" - Fancy a djinn and tonic?
Day 19 - "Scorched" - At this time of year, I couldn't help thinking of the fate of many a guy...
Day 20 - "Breakable" - This put me in mind of breaking curses, which in turn leads me to Casting the Runes by MR James...
Day 21 - "Drain" - Well, in an attempt to avoid doing the inevitable Pennywise picture, I considered "drain" as a verb, which led me to vampires, and therefore provided the perfect excuse to draw Ingrid Pitt...
Day 8 "Star" - Having just been reading about the old rogue recently in Stephen Volk's excellent new book The Dark Masters Trilogy (see here for details), I was reminded of one of Aleister Crowley's magickal laws "Every Man and Woman is a Star"
Day 9 "Precious" - I think this one speaks for itself!
Day 10 "Flowing" - This one was inspired by Tolkien's own wonderful illustrations, chiefly his cover for the original edition of The Hobbit
Day 11 "Cruel" - "Oh, he was a cruel child for certain, but he had to pay in the end, and after.’ ‘After?’ said Uncle Oldys, with a frown. ‘Oh yes, Doctor, night after night in old Mr. Simpkins’s time, and his son, that’s our Mr. Simpkins’s father, yes, and our own Mr. Simpkins too. Up against that same window, particular when they’ve had a fire of a chilly evening, with his face right on the panes, and his hands fluttering out, and his mouth open and shut, open and shut, for a minute or more, and then gone off in the dark yard..."
from The Residence at Whitminster by MR James
Day 12 "Whale" - and with me being me, I had to add "in spaaaaaaaaaaaace!" If any of you hoopy froods know where your towel is, then you'll guess the inspiration for this one...
Day 13 "Guarded" - A misspent youth devouring Fighting Fantasy gamebooks suggested this one... See the little goblin, see his little feet..."
Day 14 "Clock" - very much inspired by Ionicus book covers