Friday, September 16, 2005

Cthulhu lives!

Attention, all fans of Dagon, Chaugnar Faugn, Yog-Sothoth, and other entities that go bump in the night (well, they do much more than go bump in the night, but it's too hideous to mention here)! One of the coolest things I've seen in months is the online trailer for a short film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's horror story "The Call of Cthulhu." After more than a year in production by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, the movie is "in the can" and will be ready for purchase on DVD sometime early next month.

The Call of Cthulhu, says the Society, is "a faithful period adaptation of the story, done in the style of a 1920s silent movie, the way it might have been done if it had been done when [Lovecraft] wrote it." The cast includes more than 50 actors. And if the actual film is half as good as its spiffy, retro trailer, it should be a "keeper" for all Lovecraftians. The DVD will include some extras, as well.

Check out the trailer and a diary of the 13-month movie production right here.


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