Last night, the missus and I watched a fun indie flick called The Call of Cthulhu. Although filmed in 2006, it apes the cinematic standards of H.P. Lovecraft‘s day — the 1920s. This means it’s not a "talkie." TCOC was shot in "Mythoscope," which amounts to a digital emulation of grainy black & white. Obviously a labor of love, the picture does a wonderful job of retelling Lovecraft’s tale of swamp cults, maritime madness and the Great Old One.
Also excellent are the DVD extras, which present a hilarious look at creative filmmaking on a budget. The director, Andrew Leman, is a big shot at the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, the folks behind the Cthulhu Lives roleplaying game. They also sell totally awesome shit like this.
Do you know about the Bloop? It’s a mysterious, ultra-low frequency underwater sound emanating from an area of the South Pacific disturbingly close to Lovecraft’s mad island of R’lyeh. That’s 47°9′S, 123°43′W, for all you seafarin’ adventurers.
If you are somehow exposed to the ancient horror that is Cthulhu, you’ll want to take the official HPLHS Sanity Test.
Me, I’m holding out for Nyarlathotep.