The Rats in the Walls
Festival veteran Tim Uren (of Chuck and Dexter and Ghoulish Delights, performs his solo version of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of horror, “The Rats in the Walls."
The story depicts the last heir to a cursed lineage who returns to his ancestral home in England. The sound of vermin leads him to explore this ancient priory and discover the truth about his family and himself. Lovecraft’s skills as a master of dread are on full display in this story and the ending is both shocking and heartbreaking.
Tim Uren is a theater artist and board game writer who has worked on a number of Lovecraftian projects. As an actor, he and Joseph Scrimshaw portrayed hapless cultists Chuck and Dexter in the short films “Cthulhu for President” and “It’s the Great Cthulhu Chuck & Dexter.” Killing Joke Films joined with Uren for a filmed adaptation of “The Curse of Yig” in 2011. His theater company, Ghoulish Delights, specializes in bringing tales of terror to the stage including “The Rats in the Walls” as well as “Trust and Obey” (based on Lovecraft’s “The Temple” and Stephen King-Hall’s “Diary of a U-Boat Commander”). He is one of the co-hosts of the Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society podcast, a discussion of the classic horror shows from the golden age of radio. Tim provided design and writing expansions to the Arkham Horror board game and writes for the Eldritch Horror board game and its expansions. Most recently, he has been writing for the Mythos Tales game from 8th Summit Games.