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What Are Your Favorite Weird Tales ?

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In this thread topic they can be short stories, novellas , novels and even poetry can be a vehicle for a Weird tale .  We can even throw in Graphic novels and Comic books too.B)

What are choices? B)

 

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19 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Well, your posts are pretty weird.

True. :D

 

Okay  ILL start with :mellow:

The City of the Singing Flame  by Clark Ashton Smith     

Beyond the Singing Flame    by Clark Ashton Smith 

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Pigeons From Hell by Robert E Howard.

 it was adapted for the 1960's  horror anthology Television show Thriller  hosted by Boris Karloff B)

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The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith

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It warms my heart to see the Clark Ashton Smith love.

Necromancy in Naat. An ending only Smith could have pulled off.

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The Salem Horror by Henry Kuttner 

A Voice In The Night  by William Hope Hodgson    The 1963 science fiction  horror film Mantango  also know as   Attack of the Mushroom people is loosely based on this story. 

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Lovecraft: The Outsider

maybe because this was the very first weird tale in a narrower sense (other then more common/traditional spook/ghost stories) I encountered.

Then the one with the Hare's foot or whatever it was. Apparently it was something else because I cannot find it with these search words. It is a talisman that grants wishes (and they are used foolishly in the story).

I just read "Necromancy in Naat"; it's a little too close to being involuntarily silly for me. I prefer The Tale of Satampra Zeiros (read this a while ago), now checking "Singing Flame" (not sure I have read that one, probably not).

Of novellas, for sheer weirdness, I found that Blackwood's "The Willows" deserves its reputation, it is fairly slow, though.

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The Sombrus Tower by Tanith Lee  A knight on a quest to reach a mysterious tower and thats as much as I will say about this one.:D

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Camera Obscura   by Basil Copper.    this one was adapted for Rod Serling  tv series Night Gallery.     

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20 hours ago, Jo498 said:

Then the one with the Hare's foot or whatever it was. Apparently it was something else because I cannot find it with these search words. It is a talisman that grants wishes (and they are used foolishly in the story).

I just read "Necromancy in Naat"; it's a little too close to being involuntarily silly for me. I prefer The Tale of Satampra Zeiros (read this a while ago), now checking "Singing Flame" (not sure I have read that one, probably not).

The Monkey's Paw?

 

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The House on the Borderland  by William Hope Hodgson .  I would so love to see a film adaptation of this one.

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8 hours ago, GAROVORKIN said:

The House on the Borderland  by William Hope Hodgson .  I would so love to see a film adaptation of this one.

The Night Land by Hodgson is also pretty weird but substantially longer and a really chore to get through

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The Red Swimmer by Robert Bloch 

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4 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

The Night Land by Hodgson is also pretty weird but substantially longer and a really chore to get through

The main problem with the Night Land is the pseudo archaic wring style  Hodgson chose to write with. It ruins what could have been a pretty good book. The Imagery of that dark earth is quite interesting , there is an illustrated version of the The Nightland that can be found  online .   Ive seen mention of a book a called The Nighland Retold by James Stoddard

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43 minutes ago, GAROVORKIN said:

The main problem with the Night Land is the pseudo archaic wring style  

That, and the ludicrous love story.

Absolutely amazing setting though.

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1 hour ago, Roose Boltons Pet Leech said:

That, and the ludicrous love story.

Absolutely amazing setting though.

Its flaws keep it from being a great book.

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18 hours ago, Roose Boltons Pet Leech said:

The Monkey's Paw?

of course!

I have one fat pbck volume of Hope Hodgson but being not really enthusiastic about the two I read (ghost pirates and the one with the shipwreck in the country of strange monsters that pound things to pulp) and not sure I can take the archaic style, I hesitated about trying the othes, especially "The Night Land".

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