Podsothoth: A Lovecraft Book Club

33: The Horror At Red Hook

March 29, 2023 Huge Success, LLC Season 1 Episode 33
Podsothoth: A Lovecraft Book Club
33: The Horror At Red Hook
Show Notes

In which Tod reads The Horror at Red Hook by HP Lovecraft, which was first published in the January, 1927 issue of Weird Tales.

Please note, this is a horror podcast, so it might not be suitable for everyone. Specifically, this story is concerned with Lovecraft's xenophobia regarding the immigrant population of Brooklyn, New York, as well as descriptions of post-traumatic stress disorder, police harassment, kidnapping, murder, and man-smuggling, as well as some poorly enunciated Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Rhode Islander fragments. Finally, the most egregiously racist descriptions of the varied people mentioned in this story have been omitted or replaced.

If any of this sounds like it is likely to disturb or offend you, you are urged to skip this episode.

For ambience, we have several tracks: Relaxing Meadow with Ambient Nature Sounds, Wildflowers, and Mountain View - 8 Hours  by Calmed by NatureOpen Window New York City Soundscape at Night (Midtown Manhattan City Sounds) 4k by Nomadic AmbienceCreaky Wooden Pirate Ship on the High Seas in a Thunderstorm by an unknown provider (it's since been deleted from YouTube, sadly), and Dark Tomb - | Cave Sounds | 45 Minutes by The Guild of Ambience. It's so much soundscape! Too much? Let us know on Mastodon at @podsothoth@defcon.social, or by email at hideous@podsothoth.club. If you do write, we may read your missive on the podcast, so any hints about proper noun pronunciation would be appreciated.

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