'Cool Air'

Oct. 31st, 2009 05:26 pm
[identity profile] chthonicspirit.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
A short and faithful adaptation of a classic bit of Lovecraft:















Date: 2009-11-01 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midnightvoyager.insanejournal.com
Darn, I thought that was a different one.

I mean, it's faithful, but I saw another one somewhere... does anyone happen to have scans of it? It had a brilliant depiction of the end result.

Date: 2009-11-01 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
EC and Graham "Ghastly" Ingels had a go at the story under the sillier title "Baby... It's Cold Inside!"

There's also a Berni Wrightson adaptation.

If either-- or both!-- get posted that would be awesome.

Date: 2009-11-01 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midnightvoyager.insanejournal.com
I just know it had a big end with the guy practically liquefied on the couch.

Date: 2009-11-01 03:49 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
I recall the "Creepy" version being posted on this s_d earlier in the year...

Read If You Dare... (http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/332883.html#cutid1)

Date: 2009-11-01 03:50 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
My apologies. On closer inspection, it's from "Eerie" magazine. Scroll down or do a quick search for "Eerie #62".

Date: 2009-11-01 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midnightvoyager.insanejournal.com
Yes! YES! That's the one! Very faithful, lovely art, striking end. <3 THANK YOU!

Date: 2009-11-01 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iondan.insanejournal.com
I remember seeing the Necronomican version, it was probably the best story in the whole movie, though I must admit I can only remember fragments of the other segments. I think this story would be hard to tell in a modern setting, not only have I never seen an all night garage, it's also become easier to find things to provide cold air.
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Date: 2009-11-01 09:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
This is an interesting retelling of the story, but the poor guy's fate is kinda given away in the title panel. Also, those weird, Lovecraftian pictures that pepper the story are... interesting, but they're very distracting. They would be better suited to a Cthulhu story.

Date: 2009-11-01 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zordboy.insanejournal.com
I want to have enjoyed this, but honestly, the art-work is so stylised and weird I have no idea what's going on in that entire final sequence. I can't even read the note. What does it even say?

I'm not horrified, I'm just confused.

See, I just don't think this type of thing works as horror. It's not horrifying, it's just... bizarre. "What the hell is even going on?" is really not a scary reaction.

Date: 2009-11-01 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnat.insanejournal.com
Yeah, the impact of the panel where it's revealed that the doctor is a corpse is lessened by the fact that I have no idea what I'm looking at.

Date: 2009-11-02 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zordboy.insanejournal.com
Exactly. If you're gonna drop a huge bomb-shell on someone, at least make it clear what they're looking at.

Date: 2009-11-02 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
It reads:
'End is here--no more ice--too warm
tissues can't last
artificial preservation
of organs good theory but
couldn't last forever
for you see I died
that time I was sick
eighteen years ago'

Can't read the closing postscript. "Anor y paz, Munoz"?

Date: 2009-11-02 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zordboy.insanejournal.com
Ah. Thanks.

It's still not exactly gut-wrenching terror, though. Maybe we're just jaded through fiction these days, but the guy found a way to keep his organs going after death through bizarre science -- didn't Dr Frankenstein do that a *long* time before this was written?

But like I said, thanks.

Date: 2009-11-03 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] divi_d.insanejournal.com
As far as I can tell, the main horror of the story is that he was so DESPERATELY trying to hold on, and then had to experience the terror of it rapidly falling apart and being unable to do ANYTHING about it...

Honestly, like a lot of Lovecraft stories, I don't feel it's so much terrifying as it is surreal, but there is something to be said for the notion of experiencing the effects of actively biodegrading and being unable to do anything about it, all because the stores that sell the mechanical part you need are all closed (or being one of the people trying to help such a person, without fully understanding what's going on).

Date: 2009-11-02 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com
I always thought that Dr. Munoz had a pretty good run, despite his horrifying ending.

Cheating death for 18 solid years after your fatal illness? That's pretty damn decent any way you look at it.

Date: 2009-11-02 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
After spending the week shopping for hookah tobacco, it's hilarious to see the doctor has one..:)

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