Droom Vox Theatre Presents “Blatta Infernalis”: a Droom* by Robin Spriggs

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*Drooms are lyrical messages channeled by Robin Spriggs from the pandimensional entity known to initiates of The House of Nine as Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm but familiar to a wider audience of readers and amateur folklorists by the name of Ozman Droom. 

These messages, depending on whom you ask or what you read, are variously described as fables, spells, prose poems, incantations, prophecies, vignettes, gospels, revelations, invocations, evocations, somniloquies, fatiloquies, soul-iloquies, etc. But Spriggs, and those most intimately acquainted with his work, call them simply “drooms.”

Droom Vox Theatre translates these drooms into brief filmic conjurations incanted by Robin Spriggs himself and offered to all would-be celebrants drawn to their numinous frequency.

This is your invitation to The Ceremony, your golden ticket to the Rite of Conjuration. The door is open. The Host awaits. The only thing missing … is you.

To keep the show aglow and guarantee transmission of at least one droom—or droom-related offering—per month, become a patron today 

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Black Friday, Full Moon

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Never in the history of humankind has there been a more perfect day to sacrifice your widescreen TV on the astral altar of Droom Vox Theatre.

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Droom Vox Theatre Presents “Red Magic”: a Droom* by Robin Spriggs

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*Drooms are lyrical messages channeled by Robin Spriggs from the pandimensional entity known to initiates of The House of Nine as Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm but familiar to a wider audience of readers and amateur folklorists by the name of Ozman Droom. 

These messages, depending on whom you ask or what you read, are variously described as fables, spells, prose poems, incantations, prophecies, vignettes, gospels, revelations, invocations, evocations, somniloquies, fatiloquies, soul-iloquies, etc. But Spriggs, and those most intimately acquainted with his work, call them simply “drooms.”

Droom Vox Theatre translates these drooms into brief filmic conjurations incanted by Robin Spriggs himself and offered to all would-be celebrants drawn to their numinous frequency.

This is your invitation to The Ceremony, your golden ticket to the Rite of Conjuration. The door is open. The Host awaits. The only thing missing … is you.

To keep the show aglow and guarantee transmission of at least one droom—or droom-related offering—per month, become a patron today 

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Droom Vox Theatre: Now Transmitting

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Droom Vox Theatre is creating audio-visual transmissions of drooms by Robin Spriggs.

Drooms are lyrical messages channeled by Robin Spriggs from the pandimensional entity known to initiates of The House of Nine as Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm but familiar to a wider audience of readers and amateur folklorists by the name of Ozman Droom

These messages, depending on whom you ask or what you read, are variously described as fables, spells, prose poems, incantations, prophecies, vignettes, gospels, revelations, invocations, evocations, somniloquies, fatiloquies, soul-iloquies, etc. But Spriggs, and those most intimately acquainted with his work, call them simply “drooms.”

Droom Vox Theatre translates these drooms into brief filmic conjurations incanted by Robin Spriggs himself and offered to all would-be celebrants drawn to their numinous frequency.

This is your invitation to The Ceremony, your golden ticket to the Rite of Conjuration. The door is open. The Host awaits. The only thing missing … is you.

To keep the show aglow and guarantee transmission of at least one droom—or droom-related offering—per month, become a patron today 

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Doings of Interest

Robin Spriggs as The Man - tight crop - antiqueFor all my friends who have been curious enough and kind enough to inquire, following is a brief list of my current “doings of interest.”

Item: Polishing up Baltazar Bumbertazm’s Book of Ineffable Drooms, a comprehensive collection of prose poetry that I hope to have turned in to the publisher by early 2017.

Item: Will appear as “Harley” on the TV drama Containment, premiering on The CW in early 2016.

Item: Will appear as “The Man” in the off-kilter indie comedy Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! in late 2016.

Item: Closing in on completing the design of a fast-paced adventure board game featuring a host of all your favorite characters from The Wyrd City Chronicles.

Item: Currently at work on a new collection of fiction, also promised to a publisher but whose title and subject matter must remain, for the nonce, undisclosed.

Item: Will soon begin autographing 500 signature pages for a special edition of Madhouse, a shared-world horror anthology due out from Dark Regions Press sometime in 2016.

Item: About to begin work (as an actor) on the second season of a super exciting TV series (emphasis on the word “super”) that I’m not yet allowed to discuss. So let’s just leave it at that.

That’s enough for now, I think.

Thanks, dear friends, for your kindness and curiosity. Go forth and make big magic!

Glimpses of Droom #2

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“His alleged fetish for eyes, it is important to note, is said to have been more intellectual and spiritual than sexual in nature. Be that as it may, according to several anonymous correspondents, it did indeed manifest in the practice of oculolinctus, though in a context so reverent and ritualized as to pass for an act of sacrament. Various texts contained within The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (“Eye Candy,” “I of the Beholder,” “Eyes and Gnosis,” “If Thine Eye Be Single,” “Liber I,” etc.)—although not offered as confirmation of these assertions—should nevertheless prove of considerable interest to readers of a speculative bent.”—The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom

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“The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom”

Behold! The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom“Spriggs evokes terror and awe . . . in this dazzling anti-story, a love letter to the weird.” —Publishers Weekly

“A hard-to-describe yet highly entertaining compilation, The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom is an experience weird fiction fans should not pass up.”—Rue Morgue

“Fanciful, sly, and always brilliant, author Robin Spriggs evokes a splendid world of eccentric darkness that is his and his alone.”—Tomb of Dark Delights

Glimpses of Droom #1

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Ozman Droom in “Ozmandroomunculus”

“It turns Its eye, Its single eye, from dream to dream to dream, and spies in each a dream undreamt of tales as yet untold, of Monstrous Things that cannot be yet come to be withal, upon a whirling sphere of blue (inward grown and lost to time), where Then and Now, and Here and There, and You and It . . . are One.”—The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom

“Ozmandroomunculus”

Ozmandroomunculus - Poster“By no means,” said a certain gentleman diabolist, “is the film an adaptation of the book whose title it dimly recalls, but rather what amounts to something of a cinematic appendage—or tentacle, if you will—unfurled from the innermost fane of the text in question to probe the psychosphere for minds more attuned to images and music than to words, therein to proclaim itself ‘an artist’s meditation on the nature of creativity,’ or, even more pretentiously (though no less sincerely), ‘a performative depiction of the mysterious process whereby all works of the imagination conjure themselves into being.’”

 

  • Written and Directed by Robin Spriggs
  • Photographed and Edited by Kelly O’Neal
  • Scored and Soundscaped by Klimchak
  • Introducing Ada le Fay as “Scucca”
  • Synopsis: A gentleman diabolist and his hirsute familiar perform an unspeakable rite.
  • Tagline: Stranger than the sum of its parts.
  • Running Time: 7 minutes
  • Production Company: Mean Mama Dog
  • Status: Post-production

An Objective Take (or Three or Four) on “The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom”

Ozman Droom - cover imageFor those who might appreciate an early and objective opinion on The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (I certainly did), here’s a link to a review in Publishers Weekly.

Other impressions have begun to appear hither and yon, most notably on Goodreads, for which I am equally grateful.

Ordinarily, for the sake of my creative process, I avoid paying undue attention to reviews, but bringing this particular book back from the underworld was such a strange and troublous task that I’m delighted to find it resonating with at least an honest few.

In a life crammed to bursting with things that must be done, choosing which books are worthy of your time is a matter of no small importance. So whether my sharing of these early reviews leads you to or from The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom, I will have done a good deed for the day, and will sleep all the better tonight.

Thanks for reading, friends.

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