The mad wizards at the HP Lovecraft Historical Society have weaved their magic again to create more audio horrors based on the works of the great man himself.
The Horror At Red Hook, one of Lovecraft's more controversial tales as it deals with his discomfort with "foreigners", involves a Brooklyn police detective learning the dark secrets of the city's most dangerous neighborhood, where mysterious immigrants conspire with a crazed old occultist to satisfy their ancient god in nightmare caverns below the urban squalor.
As ever, the CD iteration of the audio drama comes with a selection of props:
- A page from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle with news of Red Hook kidnappings and neighborhood map
- A page from Detective Malone's personnel file, with notes from his psychiatrist
- An article from The Channel with an article by Robert Suydam about his research into the Yezidi
- The identity certificate of one of Malone's immigrant informers
The play can be ordered directly from the HPLS via their website here and while you're at it why not take a moment to probe, and possibly pre-order, their September release of Dagon: War of The Worlds.
This play expands on Lovecraft's Dagon, transforming it into "a globe- trotting tale of adventure and terror where humanity's very existence hangs in the balance".