The Molehill Podcast is back for Halloween with a special, Lovecraft-inspired ghost story from Pete Peterson: “The Stephens Hill Horror.” Be afraid; be very afraid.
P.S. There are rabbits. Scary rabbits.
“The Stephens Hill Horror” originally appeared on the Rabbit Room blog all the way back in 2008—click here to read that blog post. Here’s what Pete had to say about the inspiration from this story, specifically the voice of H. P. Lovecraft:
When I tried my hand at writing a ‘ghost story’ about my own neighborhood and its location on Stephens Hill I succumbed to my desire to write in the style of Lovecraft. Anyone who’s a fan will recognize the structure, word choices, and even a certain (slightly altered) name. As much as I like the way the story turned out, it’s so clearly Lovecraftian that I can’t really claim it as my own and prefer to think of it as an homage to a master of the genre.
Original Molehill Podcast theme music by Zach & Maggie
Other music featured in this episode:
“In Union No. 2 (Part I)” by Thad Kopec
“Eggshell,” “Erosion,” “Long Distance,” and “The Ghost” by Luke Atencio
“Portrait” by Young Collective
“Suspicion” by Cathedral
“The Object” by Makeup and Vanity Set