Posted by: Peter Hall
Maybe, maybe not talks of a theatrical RE-ANIMATOR remake in 3D. A doomed proposal for a teencentric HERBERT WEST television series. The release of CTHULHU as an impressive black and white short and a less impressive Tori Spelling starrer on DVD. Countless other ambitious amateur adaptations. Still mumbles of a Stuart Gordon THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP, Guillermo Del Toro’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. Toys. Adaptation of THE DUNWICH HORROR with Jeffrey Combs. The documentary LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. Countless comics. Black and white adaptations. The Onion even has a go. And now Ron Howard circling the director’s chair for THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT?
Ever since being introduced to the long dead poet of madness, I’ve felt that Lovecraft was the most influential voice in modern horror. The post-millennium seals it. Admiration for his work is legion. No one, not even the Crimson King himself puts up numbers like this.
And I’ve even yet to write my own Lovecraft tribute story about a world in which time travel has become so mundane that the tech has trickled to all walks of life. Couple of fans decide to pull one over on ‘ole H.P., traveling back in time and leaving the art of Alex CF on the reclusive scribe’s doorstep.
It’d be a knee slapper.