by Justin Werfel
Problem: Thanksgiving Town/​President’s Day Town

The sixteen paragraphs each give a description of an animated feature film written as an H. P. Lovecraft pastiche. Identified, the sixteen films are:

Each paragraph also includes an extraneous element more explicitly from Lovecraft’s writings. These correspond to the sixteen cards with distinct (nonzero) numbers in the game Lovecraft Letter:

  • Deep Ones (1)
  • Hound of Tindalos (3)
  • The Shining Trapezohedron (7)
  • Randolph Carter (6)
  • Mi-Go (5)
  • Liber Ivonis (4)
  • Professor Henry Armitage (5)
  • Investigators (1)
  • Elder Sign (4)
  • Cats of Ulthar (2)
  • Nyarlathotep (6)
  • Cthulhu (8)
  • Golden Mead (2)
  • Great Race of Yith (3)
  • The Necronomicon (8)
  • The Silver Key (7)

Indexing into the film titles in the given order using the numbers of the associated cards gives the phrase FINAL FORM OF GOZER. The answer is STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN.