Saturday, December 02, 2006

Cthulhu no longer waits

Cthulhu movie trailer [YouTube]

OK, so it's not The Call of Cthulhu; instead it looks to be more a contemporary version of The Shadow Over Innsmouth. But it still looks cool, and I'll probably have to see it if it ever makes it to the big screen.

(And some day I'll have to see the H P Lovecraft Historical Society's 20's silent movie-style adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu as well - if only for the neat art deco blasphemous idol).


So nice to come across another Cthulhu geek! I noticed your D20 san loss comment on publicaddress the other day but couldn't come up with anything witty at the time to match it. :)

Still, that film looks bloody awful from the look of it - I'm all for suspense horror, not needing a whole bunch of SFX - but the dialogue, storytelling and acting has to be great and that just looked really awfully clumsy and cheap (and dear god, was that Tory Spelling?!)

As for Lovecraft adapatations, I'd like to see 'At the Mountains of Madness'. Now THAT would make a good film, esp now that Carpenter's 'The Thing' is getting old enough that people won't think that it's a rip off.

Posted by Anonymous : 12/02/2006 04:28:00 PM


Posted by Anonymous : 12/02/2006 06:45:00 PM

The problem with adapting CoC is that you have to build a plausible R'lyeh set, not to mention a CGI Cthulhu.

Personally I think 'Dreams in the Witchhouse' is ripe for adaptation.

Posted by danyl : 12/02/2006 10:01:00 PM

hmmm. looked at the trailer, and immediately thought, "the Wicker Man".

and i'm with you, Cthulhu used to scare the crap out of me. i had a great text-based role-play game for my Amiga back in the day.


Posted by Anonymous : 12/03/2006 08:10:00 AM

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Posted by danyl : 12/03/2006 10:54:00 AM

Didn't Cthulhu join the Conservative Party? Or am I thinking of Norman Tebbit?

Craig Y

Posted by Anonymous : 12/04/2006 11:02:00 AM

If you have no access to the CoC silent film, give me a shout next time you get down to Welly and I'll hook you up with who will no doubt be happy to lend it your way. It is wicked.


Posted by Anonymous : 12/04/2006 09:56:00 PM