On this 1966 LP, British actor Roddy McDowall — later known for playing Dr. Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes films — delivers a wonderful reading of HP Lovecraft’s classic short story “The Outsider.” First published in Weird Tales in 1926, this nightmarish gothic-inspired tale is arguably one of Lovecraft’s finest pieces of psychological horror.


The B-side is a reading of Lovecraft’s “The Hound” (1922) featuring the very first mention of the infamous Necronomicon:




(via r/ObscureMedia)

from Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2019/01/14/listen-hp-lovecrafts-the.html

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