sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2009

The Call Of Cthulu

Here’s something that’s pretty special, a fan film, from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society, who specialize in doing role-playing games based on the works of HP Lovecraft. And when it comes to horror literature, Lovecraft is the king for me. Fuck over-rated writers like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, Lovecraft is the only person to be able to capture true nightmares into the written word. Here, the HPLHS decided to base a short film on Lovecraft’s most famous work, and not only that, they decided to make it as a 1930’s silent film, which kicks ass and is very suitable for this classic tale of terror.
I’m not going to talk much about the plot because if I do, I’ll be revealing more than I should. Besides, if you haven’t read Lovecraft, you should stop reading so many of these fucking blogs and go read a book, you illiterate fuck! Anyway, the story is told faithfully and follows it dead on. The cinematography is awesome, it’s similar to every silent movie from the 1920’s with high contrast lighting and truly complicated set design. Probably the most amazing part is Cthulu itself, an awesome stop-motion animation creation that just kicks all sorts of ass. This movie is truly admirable as it is able to create true old school fears without pussying out and being able to make supernatural frights with little to no budget.

They sell the DVD all over, so lend your support and get yourself a copy, these guys deserve it.

1 comentario:

  1. I really didnt love this film, and Im a huge Lovecraft fan. I will say that they pretty much stuck to the basic ideas presented in "The Call of Cthulhu" but sometimes their budgetary limitations were evident, specially when it came to the fx.

    Didnt really love the stop motion animation, but you can defenetly tell that had these guys had more money, they could have produced a better film, still, its watchable, and what they did is admirable. I mean, they had almost no cash to do it with!