Aug 16 2013

More Cthulhu than you can shake a tentacle at


Ooh, a roundup of all things Lovecraftian. Lots of weird cool stuff here: may I recommend The Call of Cthulhu as if drawn by Dr Seuss?

Also, to whet your appetite for FtBCon 2 (coming on 31 Jan-2 Feb), I’m organizing a session on atheism and the Cthulhu mythos, and have already lined up some great speakers for it.


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    Samuel Erkison

    Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) by Francois Launet ( http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/ ) is probably my favorite humorous take on Lovecraft.

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    Doug Hudson

    Ia! Ia! Cthulhu ftaghn!

    Lovecraft was really ahead of his time–what he was writing would have fit well into the atomic age anti-communist paranoia of 50s American SF, or the dystopian SF of the late 60s and 70s. And of course it’s perfect for the present day, as the world seems to teeter on the edge of catastrophe, environmentally, politically, and technologically.

    Is it any wonder that Cthulhu is becoming something of a cultural phenomenon?

    The Stars are Right!

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    Why has there not been any major Lovecraft films made to date. Are they hard to make into a film. Alien, Evil Dead, other inspired L films and lots of B-films don’t count – Re-animator was OK.

    My recommendations – The shadow out of time, At the mountains of madness (didn’t like Carpenter revision) or Dunwich horror/The Shadow over Innsmouth (lots of B films made).

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    dongiovanni (Now onto Wagner)

    Del Toro was going to do At the mountains of madness, but it got cancelled due to prometheus… :(

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    @5 Pacific Rim was OK, could have used some editing. The monsters move too fast to see, reminded me of Cloverfield. Just a random fucking observation, anyway….

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    Talking about Cthulhu/Dr Seuss crossover stuff, online t-shirt company OffWorld Designs used to have a shirt for sale with a 3 trunked elephant and the caption “Horton Hears Cthulhu.”.

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    At the Mountains of Madness is definitely my favourite Lovecraft novel, and one of my favourite novels period.

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