We’re back and we’re taking an almost Lovecraftian interest in architecture. While we’re suckers for a good gambrel roof, these blueprints for The Night House are far more compelling. The Welsh maze designs, the oddly reversed floorplans, and the classic Roman curios that adorn the place have quite captured us. We’re especially taken with the architect’s cunning use of negative space. And, best of all, it’s fitted with underfloor corpses! Truly, every modern convenience… Now, where the hell is the exit?
Main Topic: The Night House
This episode is our discussion of the 2020 horror film, The Night House. As ever, we offer a quick overview of the film’s background before picking it apart, looking for gaming inspiration. This is an unusual and creepy film and it offers plenty to spark our imaginations.
Things we mention in this episode include:
* Sundance Film Festival* David Bruckner* The Signal (2007)* V/H/S (2012)* Southbound (2015)* The Ritual (2017)* Luis Buñuel* The Phantom of Liberty (1974)* Super Dark Times (2017)* Siren (2016)* Hellraiser (1987)* Hellraiser (2022)* A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay* “The Calvary Cross” by Richard and Linda Thompson
* Pareidolia* Sleep paralysis* Carnival of Souls (1962)* It Follows (2014)* The Louvre Doll* Roman curse tablets* Mythos Deities: Nodens* Caerdroia* The Goetia* Mazes and Monsters (1982)* Caerdroia from Big Finish* Willen Lake* “The Burning Stars” from a href="https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/82117/Terrors-From-Beyond?term=terrors+from+beyond?