Last year’s Archtober talk “Lovecraft at King Manor” is running again this year for Halloween. Aka “King Mansion”, “King’s Manor”, in Jamaica, New York.

Also in Halloween news, the much-anticipated kinda-Lovecraft horror movie Suitable Flesh reaches some U.S. cinemas on 27th October 2023. Very loosely based on “The Thing on The Doorstep”, apparently. Set in the modern day, “super-gory” and “erotic”, and it moves “outside the lines of depravity and good taste” (cue publicity-still of a louche teen boy smoking and wearing handcuffs). Sounds like modern shock-horror for the teen gore-hounds, and far from Lovecraft’s emphasis on atmosphere and subtleties.