Is It Lovecraft or Is It Memorex?

A good fake can sometimes be as much fun as the real thing. Below is a “copy” of a 1933 WPA interview with H.P. Lovecraft. It was allegedly uploaded by an SGToshi. The submitter alone should be enough to raise the skeptical eyebrow of anyone familiar with names associated with Lovecraft over the last few years. Another thing which should spark skepticism is the date of the alleged interview. The WPA wasn’t established until 1935. If you watch it to the end, you’ll see it appears to be little more than a creative trailer for Cthulhu (2oo7), a film which only enjoyed limited release and was bashed by critics and fans alike.

It’s amazing how much debate this video seems to have sparked. A search for the video throughout the internet will find it featured on numerous blogs, with people arguing for and against its authenticity. Real? Fake? Who cares. It’s a few minutes of fun.

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