Cthulhu: The Movie

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As some of you might recall, back in 2005, we published Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, a 1st-person/survival-horror title is based on the works by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Today, while checking out Quiet Earth, a good site “dedicated to genre film and everything post apocalyptic,” I came across a trailer for a new film based on Lovecraft’s work, appropriately titled “Cthulhu.”

Investigating on IMDb, it doesn’t look like this movie is expected to get a wide-release, and from what I can tell, it wass only shown on the film festival circuit last year. I considered sharing the trailer on the blog, but I thought it was a little much. I mean, it’s pretty disturbing…not to mention there’s a little too much Tori Spelling action going on in it.

If you’re interested in learning more, here’s a link to the official site for the film, as well a 5 star review I found on Dead Central. If anyone wants to share their thoughts on the movie, you can find me hiding under my bed.

Reader Comments

  1. Well, I will reserve judgment until actually seeing this, but I suspect this will suffer from the curse of 95% of Lovecraft adaptations and completely miss the point of his work (and add in pointless love interests). For a really really great Lovecraft adaptation check out the H.P.Lovecraft Historical Society’s silent film adaptation of the Call of Cthulhu.
    http://www.cthulhulives.org/cocmovie/index.html

    Also they just released a teaser for their next adaptation for “The Whisperer in Darkness” which I suspect will be of similar excellent quality.
    http://www.cthulhulives.org/Whisperer/trailer.html

  2. I’ll have to check that one out, thanks for the tip!

    The Gibbering of Howard Ghormley is one of my favorites, while not directly Cthulhu-related, It captures madness very well. I love their use of sound throughout the film.

    @SpecialityBread: The HPLHS’s adaptation is a fantastic one, I didn’t know they had more planned, yay!

  3. Yes definitely oozing with Torri Spelling and Roger Corman juiciness. The look of the movie and imagery reminds me alot of THE GUARDIAN and THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE with a bit of THE EXORCIST. Nice music and love the sea shots :D hee hee.

    Thanks for the link gstaff and everyone else for..the others..

  4. “Dark Corners of the Earth” was one of the wery best games I ever played, and it did opened my eyes on Lovecraft! Still want to have more time on my hands so I can read the orignal books…
    May one hope for a sequel of the game, perhaps?

  5. I watched the trailer and read some reviews and the big thumbs up it got was for challenging gender and sexuality roles for the main characters gay relationship with his friend and a couple for being scary and good adaptations of lovecraft. Ok so apparently no one who reviewed this movie read lovecraft. I could care less about the whole gay thing, though I find it moronic that they use a Mythos movie to make political statements, what annoys the hell out of me is that it’s like Diet Lovecraft, just one calorie not quite Lovecraft enough. Ooh stuff on the ceiling, ooh words on the walls, spare me. Anyone who saw it at one of the film festivals and actually reads lovecraft called it garbage just like it looks like. Normally I reserve judgement on movies like this but all I’ve heard so far is that The Call of Cthulhu, a black and white silent movie, blew its socks off. Why can’t people stop perverting things we love? ;-;

  6. Yeah, it is usually not a good idea to judge a movie by a few random blogs. This film did win best of festival at Erie Horror fest and H.P. Lovecraft fest (both not gay and both definitely all about Lovecraftian horror.) got to beware the hype both good and bad…