PERFECT segue on @MSNBC during #Brexit coverage. Wait for it... https://t.co/8qmC9L452O
This was revelatory, helpful & kinda scary. I'm still dealing with the initial trauma. https://t.co/PnYLMfEU29
Good Lord. Why isn't this being reported? Why isn't the the only thing on the goddamned news right now? https://t.co/oY9vH6gqdh

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Wed, Oct 18


31 HORROR STORIES -- "The Horror of the Heights" (1913)

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Arthur Conan Doyle writing a horror story?! And what's more, it's a big, honking, flying MONSTER story?

Well, yeah. And it works. The creator of Sherlock Holmes is channeling Lovecraft here. But where Lovecraft suggests, Doyle likes to be plausible...but explicit. Gahan Wilson, in his introduction to this story, says you'll think about this on your next transatlantic flight and look up. So many times when I've been on an airplane, and we entered one of those huge-but-enclosed canyons of clouds, I thought of this. Long before I ever read this story. And Doyle brought my suspicions to life. To horrible, bloated life.



 
 
   
   
   
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