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Nov 18, 2016

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No One Gets Out Alice by Adam Nevill is very much a haunted house story and I recommend it.

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A Night In The Lonesome October is by Roger Zelazny and is actually very kid friendly. It is about a dog, his master, and a Ctulhuean ritual.

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Mel Mudkiper posted:

you cannot multiply by zero

IT is trash and anyone who says its their favorite book is also trash

Maximum Overdrive is good tho.

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Mel Mudkiper posted:

Dope


Ideas of eternal damnation or tortured souls in particular, especially when they are based on arbitrary things. Basically anything where the moral order of the universe allows for a perpetual state of punishment.

Roko's Basilisk style or just arbitrary Demiurge style?

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A different take on Azathoth. https://zerohplovecraft.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/the-gig-economy-2/

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There was a short story about owl monsters or possibly bear monsters vs a gang of outlaws. One of the outlaws shot a baby monster, maybe. Does that ring a bell?

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Last Days is so good. Spooky cultists? No fucker, it's hell-spawn bird monsters time!

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There was a short story I read online that was about bear monsters loving up a gang of outlaws in the old west. It might have had massacre or monster in the title. It was good is all.

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grobbo posted:

It was both pretty inept and fundamentally light-hearted, but I just watched Velvet Buzzsaw and I was struck by how it probably had the most Ligotti-ish premise I've seen in mainstream cinema or TV.

('The Bungalow Tapes' for the macabre outsider art that reveals a hypnotic, horrific truth, or any story where a bunch of affected, competitive artists are destroyed by their exposure to something genuinely visionary and awful)

Am I missing anything else, that one unmade episode of the X-Files aside?

every story that references the King In Yellow is what you're looking for

It's a good collection of short stories but the title story is not as good as some of the pastiches of it.

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MWINYD is a concise summation of Ligotti's actual beliefs imo. It's very good.

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My own white noise generator, sold.

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Cyberdud posted:

I had a weird streak where i was interested in the concept of copying one's mind into another body after playing a specific video game a while ago (I assume you'll figure out which one at the end of this post). So i went looking for books that tackle this concept in different ways.

One of those books were "Six Wakes" by Mur Lafferty, where a spaceship is in transit for a multiple generations voyage from earth to a new planet to colonize. Everybody on board is in cryosleep so the ship is being maintained by a skeleton crew of cloned criminals that are brought back to life at the prime age of 21 in peak physical shape each time they die with their cumulative memory up to that point (from the latest daily backup). Things seem to go wrong when they all wake up in new clones to find their previous corpses and no recollection of the 25 years that have elapsed since the trip began. So they must find who among them is the culprit and why they were brought back without the latest backup. That cloning technology being widespread in the world comes with some terrifying concepts and solutions but speaking about it too much would ruin the story.

Have just read the book thanks to your recommendation. Felt more like a mystery than horror, the clones were all at peace and basically avoided any body horror, even the dude who wasn't a clone. Book owned, thanks for mentioning it.

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Nov 18, 2016

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Read The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack and really enjoyed it. It's sort of a high fantasy/horror mashup. An industrial labor zombie wakes up and things only get better/worse from there. Highly recommended.

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