‘Lovecraft Mayor’ Leeman Kessler Brings Some Fun to ‘Sounds of Halloween’
Ugh! Its Halloween! During October, HollywoodLife running Sounds of Halloween, where some of your favorite masterpieces of the worlds of music, film, television and pop culture choose the songs that should be on your Halloween 2022 playlist. With the horror genre becoming ever more popular, there’s a wide range of music that can make your Halloween scream, but fear not – the pros are here to help you have a good time. Best vacation ever. For this part, TikTok’s Mayor of Lovecraft – Leeman Kesslercreator and star of the Ask Lovecraft series and literal mayor of Gambier, Ohio – shares her picks.
Though Kessler’s realm is a transforming collage of phtalo, emerald, malachite, and bioluminescent slime – thanks to Cthulhu’s haunting cosmic terrors and other tentacle works by HP Lovecraft – Mayor Lovecraft told HollywoodLife that this Halloween could be a green one for another reason. “I think we’re going to see a lot of She-Hulks, especially since the green filter on TikTok has convinced a lot of people that not only is green easier, but sexier,” he said. when predicting the most popular Halloween costume of the year.
“Given the nearness of a fairly important election, I would expect most young people to go as fully registered voters regardless of what outfit they choose,” he added. Such wisdom is on par with the course from Kessler, who imbued his performances online with civic pride, charm and a wealth of knowledge. As a scholar of the work of HP Lovecraft, Kessler is not one to evade the author’s problematic past; he’s willing to dissect HP Lovecraft’s prejudices while also celebrating modern authors – including women, POCs, and gay creators – who are bringing the Lovecraft cosmic horror genre to pioneering new territory.
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If that’s not reason enough to follow Mayor Lovecraft or check out LeemanKessler.com, his “The Greatest Thing About Living in Ohio” series might make you consider moving. So as you make your Yig or Shoggoth costume for Halloween this year, check out Leeman Kessler’s picks for The Sound Of Halloween.
Mayor Lovecraft’s Halloween Playlist Selection
King Luan, “No Vampires In Romania”
Leeman Kessler: With What do we do in the dark Finding the perfect blend of creepy humour, the song I learned from one of their credits is an obvious choice for the irreverent horrors still lamenting.
“Strange” Al Yankovic, “Nature Trail to Hell in 3D”
Few songs match this one to represent the cheerful bombings that captivated the camp killers of the ’80s. Decades after listening to it, it crept into my ears with ease. without any complaints on my part.
Jonathan Coulton, “Creepy Doll”
When you want a Twilight Zone or Story from the Tomb With a duration of less than 3 minutes, few artists can fulfill that need more proficiently than Jonathan Coulton.
HollywoodLife: What’s your standout Halloween celebration?
I persisted in tricking or being nice in high school, and in my senior year, me and my best friend cleaned up as Two Wild and Crazy Guys from Saturday night live, this pleases households, who have little memorization and often confuse others.
What do you think is the most popular Halloween costume this year? What SHOULD be, in your mind?
I think we’re going to see a lot of She-Hulks, especially since the green filter on TikTok has convinced a lot of people that not only is green easier, but it’s sexier. Given the close proximity to a fairly important election, I expect most young people to go as fully registered voters regardless of what outfit they choose.
Do you have any special traditions on October/Halloween?
We’re avid trick-or-treaters and have plenty of crafty and stubborn friends, so this season’s parties are always an impressive sight of inventive possibilities.
If you had the budget and the freedom to do anything, what horror movie would you star in? You can remake any past movie or you can create your own.
Muppets Shadow Army. No question.
What does October have in store for you – and the rest of the year?
I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and starting my own college radio show (Editor’s note: available online at 1 p.m. ET on Mondays) both exciting and scary, seems fitting for the season.
Extra question: What’s the best thing about Halloween in Ohio?
The best thing about Halloween in Ohio is that the weather is perfect and the trees are in just the right amount of change to put you in the Halloween atmosphere.
Also, assuming the 21st century doesn’t drive him crazy, what will HP Lovecraft’s favorite musical artist in 2022 look like?
As for H.P. Lovecraft’s favorite musician in 2022, I doubt he really likes Harry Styles because he loves messy drama.