Campfire Classics Collection Volume 3: Pickman’s Model
In the third installment of the Campfire Classics Collection, in honor of the Halloween season, today we’re reading “Pickman’s Model” (1927) by H.P. Lovecraft. In this terrifying tale of one man’s struggle to find the uppermost reaches of horror, we explore themes of passion, moderation, and exclusion. This true master of horror uses the story to extrapolate on his theories regarding the anatomy of suspense; the psychology of fear in a way that has inspired novice authors for nearly a century. Enjoy this reading around a campfire or snuggled under a warm blanket. Feel free to follow the link and read along with us.
H.P. Lovecraft’s best know works include “The Call of Cthulhu” (1926), “At the Mountains of Madness” (1931), “The Shadow Out of Time” (1936), and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” (1936)
Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week.
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