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The Call of Cthulhu

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:50 am
by Latte Thunder
This adaptation of Lovecraft's signature short story is probably the best Lovecraft adaptation I've ever seen. It's also the most original.

It was produced either this year or last, I'm not sure, by a society of Lovecraft fans on a tiny budget. The idea was to accurately bring Lovecraft's world to screen, and the only way they felt they could do it was to make a silent movie much in the vein of the films of the 20's. The movie is clearly shot on digital video, but the lighting, make up and film damage filters make it a very convincing silent film reproduction. It's also accompanied by a great score that sounds orchestral.

Unfortunately, this isn't a movie any distributor would touch with a ten foot pole, so the producers are selling it through their website only. I looked for it on Netflix and couldn't find it, either.

I urge everyone to check it out. You can go to the website and see the trailer.

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:34 am
thanks for that broth i'll try and cheack it out, hp lovecraft's books are crazy

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:50 pm
by DylanDog
Thanks for the heads up! I was just lamenting the fact that I hadn't watched a silent movie in over a year and this one was awesome! I just wish it was a bit longer than 47 minutes.

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:42 pm
by MattV
wow that actually looks really cool.

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:04 am
by mickey brown-eye
I am very tempted to order this movie. Doubt I will find it up here in the North County on a video store shelf.
I love reading Lovecraft, but the movies/vieo game(s) usually suck. I was pretty excited about the game version of this story, but it was bad:mad:

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:48 pm
by Freak Bassman
I ordered mine last week sometime, hopefully it'll be here in the next day or two