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bendk
04-04-2009, 01:11 AM
What do you think about the Quirk Classics idea? It looks fun. If this book makes it to my library, I might give it a try. I'll have to ponder what other classics can be reworked. Maybe Wuthering Heights with Werewolves. Any ideas?

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Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly reviewed it and gave it an A- !

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20267705,00.html (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20267705,00.html)

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 12:34 PM
Tender Is the Nightgaunt by F. Scott Fitzgerald and H. P. Lovecraft.

waffles
04-05-2009, 01:43 PM
Robert Bloch would've had a field day with this.

Jezetha
04-05-2009, 02:48 PM
Charles Dickens, Great Exhumations

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 02:49 PM
"The Gold-Bug Infestation" by Edgar Allan Poe and Brian W. Aldiss.

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 03:20 PM
The Magic Mountains of Madness by Thomas Mann and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 03:26 PM
Sister Carrie Goes to the Prom by Theodore Dreiser and Stephen King.

Russell Nash
04-05-2009, 03:35 PM
Stained Glass Elegies by Shusaku Endo, "Blood Stained Glass Elegies".
Games at Twilight by Anita Desai, "Morbid Games at Twilight".
The Cave by Saramago, "The Cave of Unborn Gargoyles".

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 03:41 PM
Oliver Twisted by Charles Dickens.

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 04:00 PM
"The Celebrated Giant Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain which was produced as the little-known film Attack of the Amazing Airborne Amphibian in 1957.

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 04:21 PM
Not to be forgotten is the more contemporary classic The Horse Whisperer in Darkness by Nicholas Evans and H. P. Lovecraft.

Spotbowserfido2
04-05-2009, 04:45 PM
I like this game. I am quite fond of the poem "Daddy and Mummy" by Sylvia Plath, the ancient Egyptians, and Universal Studios.

Odalisque
04-05-2009, 04:55 PM
Swallowing the Amazons by Arthur Ransom-Note

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 05:25 PM
Swallowing the Amazons by Arthur Ransom-Note
If you ever hope to see this thread again, you will put forty million quid in a brown paper bag(s) and send it to me via PM.

Sincerely,
Your Quidnapper

P.S. I mean it.

bendk
04-05-2009, 05:39 PM
Bloch would definitely have excelled at this game, but I doubt if he could top GSC. Funny stuff, Phil. Magic Mountains of Madness. lol

G. S. Carnivals
04-05-2009, 06:14 PM
Notes from Underground in the House of the Worm by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Gary Myers.

Jezetha
04-05-2009, 07:11 PM
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Zombies

Bleak&Icy
04-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Howard's Unspeakable End by E. M. Forster and H. P. Lovecraft

Bleak&Icy
04-05-2009, 10:51 PM
The Heart is a Loathsome Hunter by Carson McCullers and H. P. Lovecraft

Bleak&Icy
04-05-2009, 10:56 PM
The Last of the Mannequins by J. Fenimore Cooper and Thomas Ligotti

The New Nonsense
04-05-2009, 11:50 PM
The Late Gatsby by F. Rot Fitzgerald

Slaughterhouse-Live by Spurt Veingut

bendk
04-06-2009, 12:52 AM
A Gentleman from Providence in King Arthur's Court

The Shuttered Room with a View

bendk
04-06-2009, 02:46 AM
As I Lay Undying

R'lyeh Also Rises

Bleak&Icy
04-06-2009, 02:50 AM
Grim Expectations by Charles Dickens and Thomas Ligotti

Viva June
04-06-2009, 06:05 AM
Soft Black Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester and Thomas Ligotti
One Thousand and One Mad Nights of Atonement by Thomas Ligotti and traditional sources

Odalisque
04-06-2009, 08:32 AM
Swallowing the Amazons by Arthur Ransom-Note
If you ever hope to see this thread again, you will put forty million quid in a brown paper bag(s) and send it to me via PM.

Sincerely,
Your Quidnapper

P.S. I mean it.

Start sending us the thread's fingers in blood-soaked packages, and we'll see what we can do!

G. S. Carnivals
04-06-2009, 11:35 AM
A Midsummer Night's Dream of a Mannikin by William Shakespeare and Thomas Ligotti.

Odalisque
04-06-2009, 11:40 AM
A Midsummer Night's Dream of a Mannikin by William Shakespeare and Thomas Ligotti.

Or A Midsummer Night's Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath by William Shakespeare and Howard P. Lovecraft

G. S. Carnivals
04-06-2009, 11:40 AM
Much Ado About Nothingness by William Shakespeare and Jean-Paul Sartre.

G. S. Carnivals
04-06-2009, 11:48 AM
All's Well That Ends Well in the Shadow of Another World by William Shakespeare and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-06-2009, 11:57 AM
Twelfth Night at Dr. Locrian's Asylum by William Shakespeare and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-06-2009, 12:05 PM
Reflections in a Golden Eye of the Lynx by Carson McCullers and Thomas Ligotti.

Odalisque
04-06-2009, 12:10 PM
If we are allowed songs, I believe that Clown Puppet on a String won the Neurovision Song Contest in 1967.

Daisy
04-06-2009, 12:20 PM
The Unbearable Lightness of Being No One by Milan Kundera and Thomas Metzinger

bendk
04-06-2009, 01:57 PM
You guys are cracking me up. A few more:

The King in Yellow and I

Go Tell It on the Mountains of Madness

Odalisque
04-06-2009, 02:06 PM
And on the reference shelf Chambers of Horrors Dictionary

;)

G. S. Carnivals
04-06-2009, 02:06 PM
The King in Yellow and I
Absolute genius, Ben. Thank you!

G. S. Carnivals
04-06-2009, 06:27 PM
The Doom That Came to Sarnath and the House of the Seven Gables by H. P. Lovecraft and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Jezetha
04-06-2009, 06:53 PM
Go Tell It on the Mountains of Madness

Brilliantly funny.

Daisy
04-06-2009, 08:05 PM
I Have a Special Plan for This World as Will and Representation by Thomas Ligotti and Arthur Schopenhauer

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 01:05 AM
"Our Temporary Supervisor of the Waste Land" by Thomas Ligotti and T. S. Eliot.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 01:37 AM
Of Mice and Men and the Rats in the Walls by John Steinbeck and H. P. Lovecraft.

Bleak&Icy
04-07-2009, 04:39 AM
Some titles for the little children:

Charlie and the Derelict Factory by Roald Dahl and Thomas Ligotti

The Shunned House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne and H. P. Lovecraft

starrysothoth
04-07-2009, 08:53 AM
The Troubles of Doctor Zhivago by Thomas Ligotti and Boris Pasternak.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 10:44 AM
A Moveable Last Feast of Harlequin by Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Ligotti.

Daisy
04-07-2009, 01:57 PM
If we are allowed songs, I believe that Clown Puppet on a String won the Neurovision Song Contest in 1967.

In that same year, E. M. Cioran and Steppenwolf recorded their classic single, The Trouble with Being Born to be Wild.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 04:24 PM
The Incredible Shrinking Little Women by Richard Matheson and Louisa May Alcott.

Daisy
04-07-2009, 04:49 PM
Eugene O'Neill with zombies: Long Day's Journey into Night of the Living Dead

Odalisque
04-07-2009, 07:16 PM
If we are allowed songs, I believe that Clown Puppet on a String won the Neurovision Song Contest in 1967.

In that same year, E. M. Cioran and Steppenwolf recorded their classic single, The Trouble with Being Born to be Wild.

And The Beatles collaborated with Edgar Allan Poe on their joint album Sergeant Pepper's Tell-Tale Hearts Club Band.

This is not, of course, to be confused with the Beatles/M R James collaboration Sergeant Pepper's Lost Hearts Club Band.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 07:53 PM
And the Beatles collaborated with a rather young Stephen King on the film and album Magical Misery Tour.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 08:25 PM
All's Well That Ends Well in the Well at the Bottom of the World by William Shakespeare and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 08:27 PM
Mother Nighmare Factory by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 08:29 PM
Mothra Night, a Japanese film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s novel.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 08:37 PM
A Bell for Adano and the Hunchback of Notre Dame by John Hersey and Victor Hugo.

Spotbowserfido2
04-07-2009, 08:47 PM
The Real Beowulf by Thomas Ligotti and an unknown collaborator.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 09:04 PM
Seize the Day of the Triffids by Saul Bellow and John Wyndham.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 09:46 PM
The Postman Always Rings Twice at the House on the Borderland by James M. Cain and William Hope Hodgson.

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 10:02 PM
East of Muelenburg by John Steinbeck and Thomas Ligotti.

waffles
04-07-2009, 10:02 PM
On the Wuthering Heights of Despair - Bronte and Cioran

waffles
04-07-2009, 10:03 PM
The Night School for Scandal- Ligotti and Sheridan

waffles
04-07-2009, 10:07 PM
Notes of a Dirty Old Mannequin - Bukowski and Ligotti

G. S. Carnivals
04-07-2009, 10:21 PM
The Call of Cthulhu, but Sorry, Wrong Number by H. P. Lovecraft and Lucille Fletcher.

Daisy
04-08-2009, 12:05 AM
"Sailing to the Library of Byzantium" by William Butler Yeats and Thomas Ligotti

Bleak&Icy
04-08-2009, 01:16 AM
Collaboration for a screenplay:

The Bungalow House of 1000 Corpses by Rob Zombie and Thomas Ligotti

Bleak&Icy
04-08-2009, 01:26 AM
A Good Mannequin is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor and Thomas Ligotti

Odalisque
04-08-2009, 06:41 AM
Has no one yet mentioned "The Bungalow House on the Borderland" by Thomas Ligotti and William Hope Hodgson?

Doctor Munoz
04-08-2009, 06:55 AM
I Claudius, the vam vampire by Robert Graves and Anne Rice.
Quo Vadis, Zombius? by Henryk Sienkiewicz and Brian Keene.

Daisy
04-08-2009, 12:03 PM
“I Want to Hold Your Cold Hand in Mine” was a big hit for the Beatles and Robert Aickman.

Viva June
04-08-2009, 01:03 PM
In a parallel universe much better than this one, Kevin Ayers's psych-doom masterpiece Song from the Bottom of a Well is known as Song from the Bottom of the World.

Jezetha
04-08-2009, 01:12 PM
Charlie and the Nightmare Factory, by Roald Dahl and Thomas Ligotti

G. S. Carnivals
04-08-2009, 07:59 PM
Nethescurial: Mysterious Island by Thomas Ligotti and Jules Verne. A travelogue.

G. S. Carnivals
04-08-2009, 08:07 PM
The Clown Puppet on a Chain by Thomas Ligotti and Alistair MacLean.

G. S. Carnivals
04-08-2009, 08:15 PM
Ice Station Zebra Carnivals by Alistair MacLean and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-08-2009, 08:38 PM
The Death of the Heart, a Handful of Dust, Being and Nothingness, and the End of the Affair by Elizabeth Bowen, Evelyn Waugh, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Graham Greene. One giant novel. SPOILER ALERT: On page 949, our narrative concludes, "The end."

Bleak&Icy
04-09-2009, 03:34 AM
"There Are More Things on the Doorstep" by Jorge Luis Borges and H. P. Lovecraft

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 03:47 AM
Our Assistant Temporary Supervisor by Thomas Ligotti and Bernard Malamud.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 03:58 AM
The Medusa and the Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone by Thomas Ligotti and Tennessee Williams.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 04:15 AM
"Bernice Bobs for Golden Apples of the Sun" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ray Bradbury.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 04:37 AM
The Dreaming in Nortown and Troubled Sleep by Thomas Ligotti and Jean-Paul Sartre.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 04:47 AM
The Naked Oblong Box Lunch by William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 04:57 AM
The Feast in the Abbey and Nausea by Robert Bloch and Jean-Paul Sartre.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 05:02 AM
Ghost Stories for the Dead Zone by Thomas Ligotti and Stephen King.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 05:14 AM
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Master Rignolo by James Joyce and Thomas Ligotti.

Odalisque
04-09-2009, 09:48 AM
The Naked Oblong Box Lunch by William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe.

Shouldn't that be The Naked Oblong Lunch Box? Or am I boxing too clever here? :confused:

Daisy
04-09-2009, 11:24 AM
The Naked Oblong Box Lunch by William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe.

Shouldn't that be The Naked Oblong Lunch Box? Or am I boxing too clever here? :confused:

Then, of course, there's the monologue by Spalding Gray, Monster in a Naked Oblong Lunch Box.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 12:56 PM
The Naked Oblong Box Lunch by William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe.

Shouldn't that be The Naked Oblong Lunch Box? Or am I boxing too clever here? :confused:
"The Oblong Box" was sandwiched in. ;)

Bleak&Icy
04-09-2009, 01:56 PM
The Trouble with Being Dr. Thoss by E. M. Cioran and Thomas Ligotti

Spotbowserfido2
04-09-2009, 06:35 PM
Cujo Come Home by Stephen King and Eric Knight.

Spotbowserfido2
04-09-2009, 07:04 PM
The Naked Oblong Box Lunch by William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe.

Shouldn't that be The Naked Oblong Lunch Box? Or am I boxing too clever here? :confused:
Both versions make me salivate just the same. :p

Spotbowserfido2
04-09-2009, 07:40 PM
A Dog Named Chips: The Life and Adventures of a Mongrel Scamp Concentration by Albert Payson Terhune and Thomas M. Disch.

waffles
04-09-2009, 07:55 PM
The Last Temptation of Harlequin - Thomas Ligotti and Nikos Kazantzakis

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 08:38 PM
The Night Reform School Girl by Thomas Ligotti and Felice Swados.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 08:44 PM
The Music of the Moon in the Gutter by Thomas Ligotti and David Goodis.

G. S. Carnivals
04-09-2009, 09:00 PM
"The Night Before Christmas with Aunt Elise" by Clement Clarke Moore and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 09:35 AM
The Bungalow House of Fury by Thomas Ligotti and Felice Swados.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 09:53 AM
The Red and the Black Tower by Thomas Ligotti and Stendhal.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 11:22 AM
The Mannikin in the Gray Flannel Suit by Thomas Ligotti and Sloan Wilson.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 11:27 AM
The Sound of Music of the Moon by Ernest Lehman and Thomas Ligotti with apologies to Maria von Trapp. The hills are dead...

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:05 PM
(This one is for Aeron.)

The Cocoons, The Moth, Exterminator! by Thomas Ligotti, James M. Cain, and William S. Burroughs.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:13 PM
The Masque of the Red Badge of Courage by Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen Crane.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:19 PM
The Red Tower of Babel-17 by Thomas Ligotti and Samuel R. Delany.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:24 PM
The Mannikin in the High Castle of Otranto by Thomas Ligotti, Philip K. Dick, and Horace Walpole.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:29 PM
The Cosmic Clown Puppets by Philip K. Dick and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:32 PM
One May Be Dreaming of Electric Sheep by Thomas Ligotti and Philip K. Dick.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:36 PM
Martian Tomb-Slip by Philip K. Dick and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:44 PM
Pale Centaur, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter and Algernon Blackwood.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 02:49 PM
The Magic Barrel of Amontillado by Bernard Malamud and Edgar Allan Poe.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 03:00 PM
A Maze of Death in Venice by Philip K. Dick and Thomas Mann.

Odalisque
04-10-2009, 03:08 PM
Conan the Accountant -- Robert E Howard & a school careers advisor.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 03:10 PM
The Demolished Mannikin by Alfred Bester and Thomas Ligotti. This novel is set in a future Mechanic Street Museum, but I suspect you already read my mind to learn that. :rolleyes:

Cyril Tourneur
04-10-2009, 03:11 PM
Conan the Accountant -- Robert E Howard & a school careers advisor.


pet, your title recalled 'UHF', a film i've seen in my teens....

YouTube - UHF Conan The Librarian

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 03:24 PM
The Music of the Clans of the Alphane Moon by Thomas Ligotti and Philip K. Dick.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 03:40 PM
Lord Jim of the Flies by Joseph Conrad and William Golding.

Spotbowserfido2
04-10-2009, 04:25 PM
The Sound of Music of the Moon by Ernest Lehman and Thomas Ligotti with apologies to Maria von Trapp. The hills are dead...
You are one sick puppy, G. S.

Spotbowserfido2
04-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Real Tales of Real Dogs and the Real Wolf by Albert Payson Terhune and Thomas Ligotti.

Spotbowserfido2
04-10-2009, 05:03 PM
Lad: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog by Albert Payson Terhune and Dylan Thomas.

Odalisque
04-10-2009, 08:26 PM
Conan the Accountant -- Robert E Howard & a school careers advisor.


pet, your title recalled 'UHF', a film i've seen in my teens....


Crumbs! I'd never heard of that. But it seems that I was being less original than I hoped. :(

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 09:23 PM
The Purloined Scarlet Letter by Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 09:30 PM
The Ghost Light in August by Fritz Leiber and William Faulkner.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 09:39 PM
Please Don't Eat les Fleurs by Jean Kerr and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-10-2009, 09:45 PM
Pincher Martin and Mildred Pierced by William Golding and James M. Cain.

Judge Holden
04-10-2009, 10:36 PM
G.S. Carnivals, you're on quite a roll! Some funny ones there.

Spotbowserfido2
04-11-2009, 03:03 PM
The Real Steppenwolf by Thomas Ligotti and Hermann Hesse.

Spotbowserfido2
04-11-2009, 03:17 PM
Green Eggs and Pork Nonsense by Dr. Seuss and Thomas Ligotti.

Spotbowserfido2
04-11-2009, 03:31 PM
"The Celebrated Giant Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain which was produced as the little-known film Attack of the Amazing Airborne Amphibian in 1957.
Considering the wooden acting and the less than subtle use of strings for the "flying" frogs, this was a pretty good unintentional puppet film.

Spotbowserfido2
04-11-2009, 03:47 PM
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Zombies
And then there is Fathers and Sons and Zombies by Ivan Turgenev.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 04:27 PM
"The Celebrated Giant Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain which was produced as the little-known film Attack of the Amazing Airborne Amphibian in 1957.
Considering the wooden acting and the less than subtle use of strings for the "flying" frogs, this was a pretty good unintentional puppet film.
And just where is my tape of the movie anyway? In Traylor Park, Mississippi?

Jezetha
04-11-2009, 04:44 PM
Conan the Accountant

Brilliant. :D

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 04:51 PM
The Sound and the Fury of His Horn by William Faulkner and Sarban.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 04:57 PM
The Color Purple Out of Space by Alice Walker and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 05:03 PM
The Destruction of the Temple of My Familiar by Barry N. Malzberg and Alice Walker.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Look Homeward, Mrs. Rinaldi's Angel by Thomas Ligotti and Thomas Wolfe.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 05:11 PM
Tarzan of the Planet of the Grapes of Wrath by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Pierre Boulle, and John Steinbeck.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 05:17 PM
The Mad Night of Atonement of the Iguana by Thomas Ligotti and Tennessee Williams.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 05:24 PM
In the Shadow of Another Brave New World by Thomas Ligotti and Aldous Huxley.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 05:31 PM
The Case of Charles Dexter Cancer Ward by H. P. Lovecraft and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

G. S. Carnivals
04-11-2009, 05:42 PM
The Clown Puppet Masters by Thomas Ligotti and Robert A. Heinlein.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 07:54 AM
Gone with the Wind from Nowhere by Margaret Mitchell and J. G. Ballard.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 04:40 PM
The Loved Dead One by C. M. Eddy, Jr. and Evelyn Waugh.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 04:50 PM
The Plague that Came to Sarnath by Albert Camus and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 04:52 PM
The Lurking Fear of Flying by H. P. Lovecraft and Erica Jong.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 05:26 PM
Call It Sleep of Cthulhu by Henry Roth and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 05:37 PM
The Floating Phantom of the Opera by John Barth and Gaston Leroux.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 05:46 PM
"Young Goodman Brown Jenkin" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 05:59 PM
"Roger Malvin's Premature Burial" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 06:10 PM
The Doom that Came to Animal Farm by H. P. Lovecraft and George Orwell.

G. S. Carnivals
04-12-2009, 06:20 PM
Barn Burning World By William Faulkner and J. G. Ballard. This novel is a sequel to The Doom that Came to Animal Farm by H. P. Lovecraft and George Orwell.

Spotbowserfido2
04-12-2009, 07:51 PM
"The Celebrated Giant Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain which was produced as the little-known film Attack of the Amazing Airborne Amphibian in 1957.
Considering the wooden acting and the less than subtle use of strings for the "flying" frogs, this was a pretty good unintentional puppet film.
And just where is my tape of the movie anyway? In Traylor Park, Mississippi?
:p

Spotbowserfido2
04-12-2009, 08:11 PM
The Cats in the Hats of Ulthar by Dr. Seuss and H. P. Lovecraft.

Odalisque
04-12-2009, 08:19 PM
The Cats in the Hats of Ulthar by Dr. Seuss and H. P. Lovecraft.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for the Cats in the Hats of Ulthar by Drs. Seuss and Sacks with H. P. Lovecraft

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 05:50 AM
The Old Manse and the Sea by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ernest Hemingway.

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 06:02 AM
Worms of the Good Earth by Robert E. Howard and Pearl S. Buck.

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 06:05 AM
The Merry Conjure Wife of Windsor By William Shakespeare and Fritz Leiber.

Odalisque
04-13-2009, 09:51 AM
The Merry Conjure Wife of Windsor By William Shakespeare and Fritz Leiber.

Which Oliver Sacks expanded to The Merry Man Who Mistook His Conjure Wife of Windsor for a Hat

Expanded traditionally to:

Robin Hood and his Merry Men Who Mistook their Conjure Wives of Windsor for Hats

Any advance on that? :D

Spotbowserfido2
04-13-2009, 02:26 PM
A Boy and His Hound of the Baskervilles by Harlan Ellison and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Spotbowserfido2
04-13-2009, 02:33 PM
The Thief and the Hounds of Tindalos by Naguib Mahfouz and Frank Belknap Long.

Odalisque
04-13-2009, 02:34 PM
The Merry Conjure Wife of Windsor By William Shakespeare and Fritz Leiber.

Which Oliver Sacks expanded to The Merry Man Who Mistook His Conjure Wife of Windsor for a Hat

Expanded traditionally to:

Robin Hood and his Merry Men Who Mistook their Conjure Wives of Windsor for Hats

Any advance on that? :D

Maybe:

Who Killed Cock Robin Hood and his Merry Men Who Mistook their Conjure Wives of Windsor for Hats?

Or is that going too far? :confused:

Spotbowserfido2
04-13-2009, 02:47 PM
Eva, Trout Fishing in Amerika by Elizabeth Bowen, Richard Brautigan, and Franz Kafka.

Odalisque
04-13-2009, 02:50 PM
Eva Trout Fishing in Amerika by Elizabeth Bowen, Richard Brautigan, and Franz Kafka.

Eva Herzogovina Trout Fishing in Amerika is the edition illustrated with Wonderbra adverts. ;)

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 03:09 PM
The Thing on the Hot Tin Roof by Robert E. Howard and Tennessee Williams.

Odalisque
04-13-2009, 03:13 PM
The Thing on the Hot Tin Roof by Robert E. Howard and Tennessee Williams.

Also The Thing that was in the Cellar, but is Now on the Hot Tin Roof by Robert E. Howard, Davil H Keller and Tennessee Williams.

Odalisque
04-13-2009, 03:15 PM
Eva Trout Fishing in Amerika by Elizabeth Bowen, Richard Brautigan, and Franz Kafka.

Eva Herzogovina Trout Fishing in Amerika is the edition illustrated with Wonderbra adverts. ;)

That edition is, of course, the more uplifting one! :D

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 03:24 PM
A Brief History of the Time Machine by Stephen W. Hawking and H. G. Wells.

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 03:30 PM
The Greater Festival of the Man in the Iron Mask by Thomas Ligotti and Alexandre Dumas, père.

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 03:40 PM
Now Wait for Last Year at Marienbad by Philip K. Dick and Alain Robbe-Grillet. This one is a screenplay.

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 09:41 PM
Demon with a Glass Handful of Dust by Harlan Ellison and Evelyn Waugh.

G. S. Carnivals
04-13-2009, 09:58 PM
The Interpretation of Dreams in the Witch-House by Sigmund Freud and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-14-2009, 05:43 AM
Lorna Dune by Richard Doddridge Blackmore and Frank Herbert.

Odalisque
04-14-2009, 08:25 AM
The Interpretation of Dreams in the Witch-House by Sigmund Freud and H. P. Lovecraft.

And, more marginally, The Interpretation of Dreams in the Witch-House on the Borderland by Sigmund Freud, William Hope Hodgson and H. P. Lovecraft.

Jezetha
04-14-2009, 11:44 AM
The Magic Mountains of Madness, by Thomas Mann & H.P. Lovecraft

G. S. Carnivals
04-14-2009, 12:19 PM
The Magic Mountains of Madness, by Thomas Mann & H.P. Lovecraft
Johan, I already posted this one on the thread's first page. Great minds do think alike. ;)

G. S. Carnivals
04-14-2009, 12:22 PM
For Whom the Bell Jar Tolls by Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Plath.

Odalisque
04-14-2009, 01:05 PM
The Magic Mountains of Madness, by Thomas Mann & H.P. Lovecraft
Johan, I already posted this one on the thread's first page. Great minds do think alike. ;)

I was wondering when a duplicate title would surface on this thread. It had to happen. In fact, I'm surprised that there were so many posts before it happened. :)

G. S. Carnivals
04-14-2009, 01:55 PM
Alice's Last Adventure in Wonderland by Thomas Ligotti and Lewis Carroll.

G. S. Carnivals
04-14-2009, 02:18 PM
Chitty Chitty Crash Crash by Ian Fleming and J. G. Ballard.

Spotbowserfido2
04-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Vanity Fair of the Dog by William Makepeace Thackeray and D. F. Lewis.

Spotbowserfido2
04-14-2009, 09:03 PM
Purity Fair by Thomas Ligotti and William Makepeace Thackeray.

G. S. Carnivals
04-14-2009, 09:56 PM
Through the Looking Glass War and Peace by Lewis Carroll, John le Carré, and Leo Tolstoy.

G. S. Carnivals
04-14-2009, 10:19 PM
The Cannery Rowboats of the Glen Carrig by John Steinbeck and William Hope Hodgson.

Spotbowserfido2
04-15-2009, 11:05 AM
The 5,000 Miracle Claws of Dr. T. by Dr. Seuss and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 01:25 PM
The Age of Innocence and Purity by Edith Wharton and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 01:30 PM
The Day of the Jackal and Mr. Hyde by Frederick Forsyth and Robert Louis Stevenson.

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 01:42 PM
The Ghost Pirates of Penzance by William Hope Hodgson, W. S. Gilbert, and Arthur Sullivan.

Odalisque
04-15-2009, 02:35 PM
Through the Looking Glass War and Peace by Lewis Carroll, John le Carré, and Leo Tolstoy.

Through the Looking Glass War and All We are Saying is Give Peace a Chance by Lewis Carroll, John le Carré, Leo Tolstoy and John Lennon. :)

Nemonymous
04-15-2009, 02:38 PM
I keep seeing these things go through. What's it all about? Is it an esoteric activity?
The titles seem to be getting longer and longer.

by Confused of Clacton

Nemonymous
04-15-2009, 03:07 PM
Hmmm, I think I see...

"Red Huntingtower" by Thomas Ligotti and John Buchan ??

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 03:10 PM
I keep seeing these things go through. What's it all about? Is it an esoteric activity?
The titles seem to be getting longer and longer.

by Confused of Clacton
Dear Confused of Clacton,

Just the complexities of wishful collaboration... ;)

Yours Truly,
Jack the Ripper and Miss Lonelyhearts (by Robert Bloch and Nathanael West)

Odalisque
04-15-2009, 03:18 PM
Weird Tales Monger

A Chicago-based pulp magazine edited by Confused of Clacton

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 03:33 PM
The Cat and Mousetrap by Günter Grass and Agatha Christie.

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 03:38 PM
The Armies of the Night Land by Norman Mailer and William Hope Hodgson.

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 03:44 PM
The Naked and the Dead Sword by Norman Mailer and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 04:04 PM
Cool Air Luke by H. P. Lovecraft, Donn Pearce, and Frank Pierson. A wonderful film starring the late Paul Newman as Dr. Muñoz. It's a chiller.

Proteus
04-15-2009, 05:45 PM
Not to be forgotten is the more contemporary classic The Horse Whisperer in Darkness by Nicholas Evans and H. P. Lovecraft.

That is funny. Will be laughing all week. Too tired and busy to contribute right now. Will sleep on it.

Jezetha
04-15-2009, 06:03 PM
The Magic Mountains of Madness, by Thomas Mann & H.P. Lovecraft
Johan, I already posted this one on the thread's first page. Great minds do think alike. ;)

I was wondering when a duplicate title would surface on this thread. It had to happen. In fact, I'm surprised that there were so many posts before it happened. :)

I am still disconsolate... ;)

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 06:13 PM
The Magic Mountains of Madness, by Thomas Mann & H.P. Lovecraft
Johan, I already posted this one on the thread's first page. Great minds do think alike. ;)

I was wondering when a duplicate title would surface on this thread. It had to happen. In fact, I'm surprised that there were so many posts before it happened. :)

I am still disconsolate... ;)
Disconsolate that you have a great mind?

Odalisque
04-15-2009, 06:51 PM
The Magic Mountains of Madness, by Thomas Mann & H.P. Lovecraft
Johan, I already posted this one on the thread's first page. Great minds do think alike. ;)

I was wondering when a duplicate title would surface on this thread. It had to happen. In fact, I'm surprised that there were so many posts before it happened. :)

I am still disconsolate... ;)
Disconsolate that you have a great mind?

I don't think that's what he greatly minds.... ;)

Jezetha
04-15-2009, 07:31 PM
I don't think that's what he greatly minds.... ;)

Great to have found an understanding mind.

G. S. Carnivals
04-15-2009, 07:46 PM
I don't mind if you don't mind. :drunk:

G. S. Carnivals
04-16-2009, 06:24 AM
Hell's Pavement on the Road by Damon Knight and Jack Kerouac.

G. S. Carnivals
04-16-2009, 06:28 AM
The Thirty-Nine Steps to Thin Mountain by John Buchan and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-16-2009, 06:34 AM
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Calm by Tom Stoppard and Charles Williams.

G. S. Carnivals
04-16-2009, 10:45 AM
A Tale of Two Cities of the Red Night by Charles Dickens and William S. Burroughs.

G. S. Carnivals
04-16-2009, 08:11 PM
Flowers of the Abyss for Algernon by Thomas Ligotti and Daniel Keyes.

G. S. Carnivals
04-16-2009, 08:38 PM
They Call Me MISS Plarr! by Alan Trustman, James R. Webb, and Thomas Ligotti. Unfortunately, Sidney Poitier was miscast as a female teacher in this sequel to In the Heat of the Night School by Stirling Silliphant and Thomas Ligotti.

Odalisque
04-17-2009, 06:56 AM
William in Trouble with Lichen -- Richmal Crompton and John Wyndham

G. S. Carnivals
04-17-2009, 08:51 AM
God's Little Acre in a Foreign Town, in a Foreign Land by Erskine Caldwell and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-17-2009, 10:37 AM
I Know Why the Caged Raven Sings by Maya Angelou and Edgar Allan Poe.

G. S. Carnivals
04-17-2009, 10:41 AM
"Repent, Harlequin!" Said Tik-Tok of Oz by Harlan Ellison and L. Frank Baum.

G. S. Carnivals
04-17-2009, 12:30 PM
Bleak Bungalow House by Charles Dickens and Thomas Ligotti.

Odalisque
04-17-2009, 12:49 PM
Bleak Bungalow House by Charles Dickens and Thomas Ligotti.

Or Bleak Little Bungalow House on the Prairie by Charles Dickens and Thomas Ligotti and I'm not sure who else

Odalisque
04-18-2009, 04:42 AM
A plague on all their houses! This is a tie-in with two TV series written by Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, Thomas Ligotti, William Hope Hodgson (or should that be William I-certainly-hope-not Hodgson?) and triple H P Lovecraft:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot on the Prairie Borderland

Personally, I was especially moved by the chapter in which Brown Jenkin helps the Waltons sew the dresses they've designed for the swine folk. But who could hold back a tear on reading such stuff?

starrysothoth
04-18-2009, 05:40 AM
The Weirdmonger's White Cocoons by Mark Samuels, D.F. Lewis, and Thomas Ligotti

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 08:05 AM
When the Golden Bough Breaks by Lewis Padgett and Sir James George Frazer.

Odalisque
04-18-2009, 12:44 PM
A plague on all their houses! This is a tie-in with two TV series written by Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, Thomas Ligotti, William Hope Hodgson (or should that be William I-certainly-hope-not Hodgson?) and triple H P Lovecraft:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot on the Prairie Borderland

Personally, I was especially moved by the chapter in which Brown Jenkin helps the Waltons sew the dresses they've designed for the swine folk. But who could hold back a tear on reading such stuff?

On second thoughts, I think that should have been:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot in the Mist on the Prairie Borderland

Always misty, I believe, on the prairie borderland.

:D

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 03:32 PM
The French Lieutenant's Woman in White by John Fowles and Wilkie Collins.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 04:37 PM
The Sword in the Moonstone by T. H. White and Wilkie Collins.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 04:59 PM
"The Ghost of Pickman's Model T" by Clifford D. Simak and H. P. Lovecraft.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 05:07 PM
The Silkie Soft Machine by A. E. van Vogt and William S. Burroughs.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Our Lady of Darkness at Noon by Fritz Leiber and Arthur Koestler.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 05:50 PM
The Divine Comedy Invasion by Dante Alighieri and Philip K. Dick. It is rumored in literary circles that Jack Finney declined an invitation to participate in this collaboration.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 05:58 PM
This Sideshow of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 06:09 PM
The Compleat Angler, or The Happy Hooker by Izaak Walton and Xaviera Hollander.

G. S. Carnivals
04-18-2009, 06:33 PM
Moby-Dick, or The Whale of a Tale of Two Cities by Herman Melville and Charles Dickens.

bendk
04-19-2009, 04:02 AM
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an Amazon bestseller. It is currently ranked #10 on their top sales list. So a follow-up is not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when". I think vampires have to be next on the monster popularity list. Gone with the Wind with Godzilla might be a more entertaining book, but then you have to cut Godzilla's owner, the rabidly litigious Toho Co. Ltd, in on the profits, and that isn't going to happen. Aurora learned that the hard way with the Godzilla's Go-Cart fiasco. I'm trying to guess a vampire title. (But no Varney. Nobody knows that reference but us. And, yes, I have the two volume Dover facsimile edition that Odalisque mentioned on another thread) Maybe Vanity Fair with Vampires ? I have my mass marketing thinking cap on. Vanity Fair is a brand name due to the magazine, and Reese just made that movie version. But I doubt that the untutored masses are familiar with Thackery's literary masterpiece. I know I ain't. PPZ's author, Seth Grahame-Smith hit on a great gimmick. And that excellent review in Entertainment Weekly didn't hurt matters either. I'm sure there will be imitators almost immediately. So hurry up and start writing the next Kwirk Classic. Seth is probably 200 pages in on the next one already.


A few more unmarketable ideas by yours truly.

The Magnificent Whatleys by Booth Tarkington and HPL
Arkham, Arkham! by HPL and Faulkner
Pickman's Progress by HPL and John Bunyan
Cold Comfort Giant Razorback Pig Farm by Stella Gibbons and Mother Nature
The Shadow and the Darkness at Noon by Ligotti and Arthur Koestler



The Compleat Angler, or The Happy Hooker by Izaak Walton and Xaviera Hollander.

I've read one of those books.

Aetherwing
04-19-2009, 09:21 AM
These are all wonderful!

I'll try my hand:

The Death & Agonizing Resurrection of A Salesman and Other Gothic Tales, Ligotti & Arthur Miller

The Terrible Old Man & the Sea, Lovecraft & Hemingway

Azathoth Shrugged, Lovecraft and Ayn Rand

-J

G. S. Carnivals
04-19-2009, 09:51 AM
Odd John Barleycorn by Olaf Stapledon and Jack London.

Odalisque
04-19-2009, 10:22 AM
A plague on all their houses! This is a tie-in with two TV series written by Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, Thomas Ligotti, William Hope Hodgson (or should that be William I-certainly-hope-not Hodgson?) and triple H P Lovecraft:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot on the Prairie Borderland

Personally, I was especially moved by the chapter in which Brown Jenkin helps the Waltons sew the dresses they've designed for the swine folk. But who could hold back a tear on reading such stuff?

On second thoughts, I think that should have been:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot in the Mist on the Prairie Borderland

Always misty, I believe, on the prairie borderland.

:D

I'm sorry to keep working on this, but -- as a wordsmith -- I find it hard to resist the urge to revise anything shoddy I write. The title, it has occurred to me, would be much more neatly expressed as:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot in the Prairie Borderland Mist

:drunk:

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 11:24 AM
Starship Dog Soldiers by Robert A. Heinlein and Robert Stone.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 11:59 AM
The Dogs of War with the Newts by Frederick Forsyth and Karel Capek.

G. S. Carnivals
04-19-2009, 12:49 PM
One Flew Over the Midwich Cuckoos by Ken Kesey and John Wyndham.

Aetherwing
04-19-2009, 12:59 PM
One Flew Over the Midwich Cuckoos by Ken Kesey and John Wyndham.
YES!!!:D

Which brought to mind a musical number:

The Invasion of John Brown's Body Snatchers...

G. S. Carnivals
04-19-2009, 01:09 PM
R.U.R. Experienced? by Karel Capek and Jimi Hendrix.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 03:55 PM
The Call of the Wild Growing Boys by Jack London, William S. Burroughs, and Robert Aickman.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 04:05 PM
The Real Sea Wolf by Thomas Ligotti and Jack London.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 04:13 PM
The Last Will and Testament of An Extremely Distinguished Hound of Tindalos by Eugene O'Neill, H. P. Lovecraft, and Frank Belknap Long.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 04:21 PM
The Merry Stepford Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare and Ira Levin.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 04:46 PM
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Over Innsmouth by Richard Bach and H. P. Lovecraft.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 04:56 PM
Rosemary's Baby Doll by Ira Levin and Tennessee Williams.

Spotbowserfido2
04-19-2009, 05:06 PM
The Dunwich Love Story by H. P. Lovecraft and Erich Segal.

Spotbowserfido2
04-20-2009, 05:29 AM
Walden Swamp Rising by Henry David Thoreau and W. H. Pugmire.

Spotbowserfido2
04-20-2009, 05:36 AM
The Radio Free Puppies of Terra by Philip K. Dick and Thomas M. Disch.

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 09:16 AM
The Sweet Birds of Youth by Tennessee Williams and Daphne du Maurier.

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 09:19 AM
The Wicked Iceman This Way Cometh by Ray Bradbury and Eugene O'Neill.

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 09:27 AM
The Strange Interlude of Master Rignolo by Eugene O'Neill and Thomas Ligotti.

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 09:34 AM
The Undiscovered Good Country People by William Dean Howells and Flannery O'Connor.

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 09:43 AM
The Nova Express Line to Tomorrow by William S. Burroughs and Lewis Padgett. The cover blurb reads He was in a race against time to buy 12 items or less!

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 11:15 AM
Valis on the Half-Shell by Philip K. Dick and Kilgore Trout.

Odalisque
04-20-2009, 11:22 AM
A plague on all their houses! This is a tie-in with two TV series written by Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, Thomas Ligotti, William Hope Hodgson (or should that be William I-certainly-hope-not Hodgson?) and triple H P Lovecraft:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot on the Prairie Borderland

Personally, I was especially moved by the chapter in which Brown Jenkin helps the Waltons sew the dresses they've designed for the swine folk. But who could hold back a tear on reading such stuff?

On second thoughts, I think that should have been:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot in the Mist on the Prairie Borderland

Always misty, I believe, on the prairie borderland.

:D

I'm sorry to keep working on this, but -- as a wordsmith -- I find it hard to resist the urge to revise anything shoddy I write. The title, it has occurred to me, would be much more neatly expressed as:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot in the Prairie Borderland Mist

:drunk:

The latest edition (with a tip of the hat to Mr J Aetherwing) is:

The Dreams in the Bleak Little Strange High Empty Shunned Seven Gabled Bungalow Witch House of Ellliot on the Prairie Borderland

A tie-in with two TV series written by Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, Thomas Ligotti, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Hope Hodgson, (or should that be William I-certainly-hope-not Hodgson?) and triple H P Lovecraft.

:D

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 11:27 AM
Breakfast of Champions at Tiffany's by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Truman Capote.

G. S. Carnivals
04-20-2009, 11:33 AM
Lucky Jim Wins the Lottery by Kingsley Amis and Shirley Jackson.