The Lexicon of Dread podcast kicks off with a chilling retelling of H.P Lovecraft's masterpiece 'At The Mountains of Madness'. Told from the perspective of a survivor of a failed Antarctic expedition, this novella is a cautionary tale about digging too deeply in Earth's remotest corners. What starts off as a routine fossil hunt quickly transforms into a mind-bending nightmare, as two men come face to face with Earth's most devastating secret...and the evil that calls it home.
The Voice In The Night
Lexicon of Dread returns with a rendition of “The Voice in the Night” by William Hope Hodgson.
In the middle of a fog-shrouded night, somewhere in the Pacific, an isolated fishing schooner is visited by a strange entity.
With a coarse, inhuman voice, he pleads with the crew for desperately needed supplies of food. After his request is granted, he tells the crew a harrowing story of shipwreck and survival on a nightmarish island of otherworldly horror.
Can it possibly be true?
What kind of monstrosity has the survivor faced?
And why is he so desperate to avoid being seen?
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At The Mountains Of Madness Chapter 12
After narrowly escaping the Shoggoth, Dyer and Danforth return to their plane, determined to leave the Antarctic behind forever.
The clouds part just long enough to offer a glimpse of those other, distant, supernaturally huge mountains...and the mysterious light they emit.
As they fly away into the raging wind, Danforth witnesses something which causes him to lose his mind. Dyer ends his story by restating his plea that all must stay away from the antarctic.
Yet, he remains troubled by one thing: what exactly did Danforth see?
At The Mountains Of Madness Chapter 11
Everything has changed.
There is only one goal now: leave, and leave very, very fast. As Dyer and Danforth run for their lives, they can hear their pursuer not far behind them.
But the identity of that pursuer is worse than they could have ever imagined.
At The Mountains Of Madness Chapter 10
Gedney has been found...at least, what's left of him.
Dyer and Danforth have barely recovered from the shock, when another reveals itself. Life in this unhallowed place exists in the form of a vast colony of blind albino penguins. The final refuge of the Old Ones can't be far away now.
But what are those strange shapes lying motionless in the tunnel ahead?
At The Mountains Of Madness Chapter 9
Dyer and Danforth are not alone in the dark.
As they near the tunnel to the abyss, they discover items from Lake's camp. This includes paper on which drawings have been made: drawings that match the style of the Old Ones' carvings exactly.
When they finally discover the source of this debris, the final mystery of the murdered Lake expedition is solved.