Episode 27 – Ancient Evils

Good evening, and welcome back to the Darkly Lit Podcast. Tonight’s tale is one of my favorite in what I call Lovecraft’s “urban horror cycle, The Terrible Old Man. This ‘cycle’ consists of a number of stories he wrote that seem to have been inspired at least in part by his experiences in New York. Perhaps oddly, it was written at least four years before he moved to Brooklyn with his wife, which may help to explain why the racism inherent in the story is a little more toned down than it is in many of the other stories in the cycle, particularly The Horror at Red Hook

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