Cthulhu Trailer

Posted by Peter Hall - April 24th 2006 @ 9:56 am

Lord Cthulhu

Lovecraft is a sacred word around these parts, so much so that I'm sure people are tired of hearing me mention it.  But the man's influence on fantasy horror is so dominant that I can't think of a single fantasy horror film that doesn't owe its roots to 'ole H.P.

So when I hear about a low-budget adaptation of his most revered work, The Call of the Cthulhu , I'm going to check out the trailer with a vengeful eye.  Cthulhu devotees (and there are a TON, hell there is a Metallica song named after the beast) will be aprehensive given this new take's modernization, as well as apparently having cast Tori Spelling, but I'll give the filmmakers credit and say that it doesn't look horrible.  In fact, it looks kind of cool, once you get past the initial stigma that makes it hard to take any shot-on-DV film seriously.

It's not the apocalyptic vision that HPL originally wrote, instead focusing more on the cult who want to awaken Cthulhu – I doubt it was in the film's budget to show a mountain sized alien god with a polytentacled cephalopod head emerging for the ocean floor to swallow the earth – but I'll still take it.  And judging from the sense of modesty on display at the film's official site, they know their limitations and aren't trying to reach beyond their grasp.

Cthulhu Official Site
Cthulhu trailer

Full Text of H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of the Cthulhu

Some random guy's site where I found the above Cthulhu painting

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  1. j
    April 27th, 2006 | 10:33 am | #1

    that rendering is really beautiful. i’d like to see a bigger version

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