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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Darkhaus presents: The King in Yellow...

Darkhaus Sound and Film, Inc has begun production on a feature film entitled The King in Yellow, directed by G.C. Kirkland. While definitely not an adaptation of R.W. Chambers' classic, there are obvious nods to the source material.

The story centers around events concerning the Jim Jones Tragedy in Guyana, and conspiracy theories that have popped up since then, most notably about survivors of the mass-suicide who had continued a branch of Jones' People's Temple, using names and references from Chambers' 1895 collection of weird horror, The King in Yellow.

In the book, the title refers to a play in book form that drives all who read the second act into violent madness. There is nothing to indicate that this theme surfaces in Darkhaus' production, but there is a promotional video that has surfaced online for a theme song to the film, titled "Lost Carcosa" (watch it below), performed by Tony Scalzo of Fastball ("The Way"). The lyrics of the song utilize the lyrics from "Cassilda's Song", from Act I, Scene 2 of the cursed play.

LOST CARCOSA by Tony Scalzo (KING IN YELLOW Soundtrack) from DARKHAUS SOUND&FILM, INC.™ on Vimeo.

Article written by K.L. Young...

(Thanks to Kelly Young and G.C. Kirkland)


  1. Actually, at one point in the film we will be lifting scenes directly from several chapters of Chamber's KING IN YELLOW only they will be woven tightly into the 1999 Detroit storyline. I'm certain that when we put this film out there will be those who hold Chamber's work sacred that will either love it or hate it, but they'll want to see it. I’ve been such a huge fan of the book for so long that the last thing I’d ever want to do is fuck it up for others. If anything, I’m hoping it will get younger people reading the original stories. DARKHAUS™ is hoping to continue shooting towards the end of January. The production has had many set-backs, mostly financial, but they’ve actually given me the time to really tweak things which have come up in the project that one doesn't normally anticipate until you’re splashing around in the middle of it. This film might be something special, or it may be a complete train wreck. Either way, it combines many of my personal favorite themes & passions, which I know I share with your readers.
    G.C.Kirkland, writer & director at DARKHAUS SOUND&FILM, INC.™

  2. Mr. Kirkland,

    Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the information! I look forward to hearing more about the film, and will continue to cover your progress on


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