The Cast of Cthulhu: Interview with S.T. Joshi
Episode 81 – Interview with S.T. Joshi
We know that we’re a film podcast, but for this Halloween, our final treat is for the readers: S.T. Joshi, THE preeminent H.P. Lovecraft scholar in the entire world, takes time out of his busy schedule to stop on the podcast and take all things Lovecraft and horror.
The author, professor, and all around enthusiast talks with Jim about how he first discovered the late weird fiction author, what drew him to the texts, why he loves the horror genre, how he reconciles his love of a racist author with being an Indian-American, and — because it is a film podcast — his thoughts on some of the best Lovecraftian films out there.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.