Monday, December 07, 2020


Dagora, the Space Monster (1964) Giant flying jellyfish eats Earth's coal supply. Sounds goofy, but the visuals get downright Lovecraftian at times. TIL: H.P.'s writings were all about discovering the true hidden nature of the world. Surprisingly religious for an avowed atheist.

And then there’s this story over at Religion News Service about an online reading of the Book of Job. What’s notable is the casting. Bill Murray as Job? No surprise really. After all, the man's sister is a Dominican nun who does a little acting herself now and then.


Steven Arellano Rose Jr. said...

I may have heard of Dagora but haven't seen it. Regardless of how cheesy it may be I'll have to check it out since I'm into the Lovecraftian. Lovecraft did pose some questions in his stories that in a way pointed to the spiritual since they often revealed larger presences than the universe we're so familiar. That is kind of ironic when it comes from an atheist writer.

EegahInc said...

The images of the giant tendrils reaching down from the clouds is very Lovecraft, and very impressive given the year it was made. It's from Toho (the Godzilla studio) though, so the story itself is mostly standard giant monster stuff with a lot of Bond-like super spy stuff thrown in.