Arkham Town?

#1 Posted by Nny (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham was the name of a very weird town in the stories of H P Lovecraft.

The people in Arkham Asylum are very weird.

Discuss.

#2 Posted by Flying Fox (98 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I watched, or quite possibly read, something awhile back about a link between the two, as in one being named after the other though I'm not sure.

#3 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84536 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds interesting. I may have to check that out.

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#4 Posted by Nny (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, the asylum was named after the town.

#5 Posted by Nny (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Speaking of Lovecraft-ever read Steven King's 'Crouch End'? It's very Lovecraftian, but more readable.


"Don't come near if you been to Crouch End Towen!"

#6 Posted by Superkitty (1086 posts) - - Show Bio

The city/asylum was named after the H.P, stories. Some story (can't remember which one) said that the comic book city of Arkham was under some kind of ancient (Indian?) curse that had a Lovecraftian theme to it, and that's why its the way it is.

#7 Posted by Nny (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Older than the Indians, I bet. That's Lovecraft for you. ;)

#8 Posted by Psyker star (3492 posts) - - Show Bio

why are some of the people in arkham in arkham?
i get joker but 2 face firefly and penguin why are they there 

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