When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
He's an academic; she's an artist.

He worships Cthulhu, the slumbering behemoth; she worships Atlach-Nacha, the spider goddess of dreams.

Their interfaith marriage is challenging enough before the gods themselves arise and do battle. Can this couple hold their relationship together during the end of times? More
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About Alan Ryker

Alan Ryker is the product of a good, clean country upbringing. Though he now lives with his wife in the suburbs of Kansas City, the sun-bleached prairie still haunts his fiction. Check out his many adventures at his blog, Pulling Teeth at www.alanryker.com. Enjoy his most mundane thoughts by following him on twitter: @alanryker. And contact him at alanjryker@gmail.com.

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Reviews of When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha by Alan Ryker

Alan Loewen reviewed on April 2, 2014

Interfaith marriages are always tough, but what happens when the husband is a devotee of Cthulhu and the wife is a devotee of Atlach-Nacha?

The result is a comedic one-act play (and I would *love* to see this performed ) as the stars become right and Cthulhu wakes up at the same time Atlach-Nacha finishes weaving her web of world destruction. And it appears the two elder gods don't necessarily care for one another like their married followers, Ashton and Cuthbert.

There is a lot of humor here, but be forewarned. The ending puts this little work solidly in the horror camp, comedic moments notwithstanding and it is that ending that makes everything in this play work.
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MoratGurgeh reviewed on Sep. 18, 2013

Don't be put off by the fact that this is a play. Really, truly, don't be. I was, but the premise was irresistible, so I read it.

It's *excellent*. From the throwaway horror of the apocalypse as seen on a trip to a coffee shop to the completely believable but almost dysfunctional relationship between the characters, it's a play I would *love* to see performed. Not to mention the metaphysical ending which I found both startling and thought-provoking.

I cannot recommend this play highly enough.
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