Dorky Geeky Nerdy #143 | HP Lovecraft Trivia

Don’t stare into the abyss, my friends! This week, we’ve got 30 questions about HP Lovecraft Trivia. We’re covering his life and works. That’s right, this week Dorky Geeky Nerdy is taking on Cthulhu and the eldritch horrors!

Three rounds of ten questions each. The Dorky round is full of easy questions, the Geeky round has intermediate questions, and the Nerdy round has the hardest questions. But you’ve got this!

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Novel Review: Chasing the Boogeyman

When I first started clipping newspaper articles and jotting down notes about the tragic events that transpired in my hometown of Edgewood, Maryland, during the summer and autumn of 1988, I had no thoughts of one day turning those scattered observations into a full-length book (1).

Richard Chizmar, successful suspense writer and friend of Stephen King, reimagines his early days as a writer but inserts a serial killer into his home town. We have a weird, suspenseful blend of real history and biography and an entirely fictional series of murders. It has become the Halloween novel of 2021.

Does it live up to the hype?

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 October 17

The television table is Dominated Clearly from the comic book giant’s shows, as Y: The Last Man pass their point of no return, Stargirl gets scared to death, Supergirl is welcomed to nightmares, the Legends head to New York City, Batwoman helps a crocodile with a sore tooth, The Titans welcome new member, Logo. Hollow circle above downward arrow crossed with a curlicued horn-shaped symbol and then a short bar , and Doom Patrol go bird watching.  Elsewhere, Chapelwaite spends an emotional night with the Constable and Minister.  The future is decided for American Horror Story.  The Foundation shows us the empire meeting their rivals.  Also, Blacklist comes back for season nine with a two year time jump.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

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October Review: Vampire Circus (1972)

As the Hammer Age of Horror came crashing down, the studio became more inventive, bloody, and sexual, leaving a notorious but at least interesting body of work that captures the low-rent occult sensibilities peculiar to the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Perhaps the most interesting artifact is this bizarre but compelling cult film.

The cast includes David Prowse, who would gain fame as Darth Vader, Lalla Ward, who later accompanied the Fourth Doctor on and off-screen, Robin Sachs, accomplished actor who acquired numerous genre credits from Buffy1 to Galaxy Quest, Adrienne Corri, probably best-remembered for a minor role in A Clockwork Orange, and Skip Martin, who haunted the era’s low-budget horrors.

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