Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brown Jenkin

Witnesses said it had long hair and the shape of a rat, but that its sharp-toothed, bearded face was evilly human while its paws were like tiny human hands. It took messages betwixt old Keziah and the devil, and was nursed on the witch’s blood—which it sucked like a vampire. Its voice was a kind of loathsome titter, and it could speak all languages.
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Dreams in the Witch House

Filmmaker Nick Hilligoss brings us this recreation of Brown Jenkin, one of Lovecraft's most disturbing creations.   The stop motion puppet is built up from latex over an aluminum armature.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how closely Lovecraft ever examined a rat, but they all have kind of creepily human hands.