Tentacles are the new fangs, writes Roger Luckhurst in the Times Higher Education. “Move over zombies: if you want an emblem of contemporary horror, you could make a strong case that this is the Time of the Tentacle.”
Last year, I reviewed Luckhurst’s book on mummies for National Review. More recently, I discuss Luckhurst’s volume of H.P. Lovecraft stories, but the Claremont Review of Books has not yet made that piece freely available on the interwebs.
At any rate, Luckhurst is always worth reading–and who can resist a piece on the cultural meaning of tentacles? Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
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