In 1925, a young academic visits the Guthrie Asylum in Oklahoma to explore the native tribal belief in the snake god, Yig. There she is confronted by a bizarre creature, the sole living survivor of the nightmarish Halloween of 1889. As she learns the tragic tale of Walker and Audrey Davis- early residents of the Oklahoma Territory- she too begins to fall under the spell of an unrelenting fear that time cannot diminish.
In 1928, Zealia Bishop enlisted Lovecraft’s help in writing an original short story about pioneers in the American Southwest who encounter strange tales of a malevolent spirit, the Father of Serpents. The Curse of Yig, the blood-chilling result of Bishop and Lovecraft’s collaboration, was first published in Weird Tales (Volume 14, Number 5) in November of 1929.
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