A few years ago, a particularly twisted friend of mine (hi, Craig!) gave me a CD of “A Very Scary Solstice” by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Normally I loathe with the fiery passion of a thousand white-hot suns the fan inspired lunacy known as “filking“, but these were so clever and so wonderfully twisted that they bore a spot into the cockles of my heart, much like a fungus-encrusted worm in rotting Arkham might do. (The HPLHS has since come out with a second volume; “An Even Scarier Solstice” and they are both worth every penny.)
But how to share these gems with you, my erstwhile readers? Eureka! Enter YouTube. Thanks to the shameless intellectual property pirates wonderfully enterprising creatively syncretic folks over yonder, I can now present a sampling of these wonderfully insanity-inspiring carols to fill your Yuletide with an even mixture of humor and mind-warping horror from Beyond.
Enjoy while you can, for now The Stars Are Right!
We begin with my personal favorite, “The Carol of the Old Ones”:
And thence to “Awake Ye Scary Great Old Ones”. Tidings of Madness and Woe, indeed!
One can almost hear Bing himself crooning out “I’m Dreaming of A Dead City”…
And you know, it really is “Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fish-Men”. I love this time of year…
And we end this trip down Santa-Claws lane with the rousing “Great Cthulhu Chorus”, as sung by the Dagon Tabernacle Choir. *sniff* Always inspiring.
Glad Yule to all, and to all a good night. May you live through it!