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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has done some good adaptations given the budget they must have to work with.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

Their Call of Cthulhu was an achievement in every sense. Whisperer in Darkness fell a little short of the story, but it was still enjoyable in a slightly more pulpy, B-move way. I still love it.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

I did like how they did not show the Mi-Gos completely until a good length in.  Prior to that only a silhouette from the one room, and then a bit of leg as the one left the house.

There is a collection of Lovecraft films on DVD; The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Vol 1-5.  First one is Cool Air, ASIN: B0006HCT3S.

They have the films from the last several H.P. Lovecraft Film Festivals, most in black and white.  Some of the short films among the collection are;
  • Cool Air
  • Nyarlathotep
  • The  Hound
  • The Music of Eric ZannT
  • The Terrible Old Man
  • From Beyond
An excellent collection to have in my opinion.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

View PostHasina, on 13 January 2013 - 06:37 PM, said:

I wonder who will act in it. Any guesses or hopes?
Well the article I posted said Tom Cruise was reall interested in it so he might throw his hat in the ring for being an actor in it. But other than that I dont know because each actor has to fit a specific character from the story.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

View PostUrisk, on 14 January 2013 - 12:12 AM, said:

Their Call of Cthulhu was an achievement in every sense. Whisperer in Darkness fell a little short of the story, but it was still enjoyable in a slightly more pulpy, B-move way. I still love it.
I never got to see that movie wasnt it a silent film ? Whisperer In Darkness I actually loved I liked that it was pulpy.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

View PostInsanity, on 14 January 2013 - 12:32 AM, said:

I did like how they did not show the Mi-Gos completely until a good length in.  Prior to that only a silhouette from the one room, and then a bit of leg as the one left the house.

There is a collection of Lovecraft films on DVD; The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Vol 1-5.  First one is Cool Air, ASIN: B0006HCT3S.

They have the films from the last several H.P. Lovecraft Film Festivals, most in black and white.  Some of the short films among the collection are;
  • Cool Air
  • Nyarlathotep
  • The  Hound
  • The Music of Eric ZannT
  • The Terrible Old Man
  • From Beyond
An excellent collection to have in my opinion.

Iv seen Cool Air, Dagon, Whisperer in Darkness, The Dunwich Horror, I think thats it.  Ill have to look into that dvd set you mentioned

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 14 January 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:


Well the article I posted said Tom Cruise was reall interested in it so he might throw his hat in the ring for being an actor in it. But other than that I dont know because each actor has to fit a specific character from the story.
Well, he may be insane and tiny, but at least Tom Cruise can act.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 14 January 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:

Well the article I posted said Tom Cruise was reall interested in it so he might throw his hat in the ring for being an actor in it. But other than that I dont know because each actor has to fit a specific character from the story.

I hope not as Prof. Dyer.  Maybe Danforth, Cruise has the insanity already, so he could do the end scene well.

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 14 January 2013 - 09:48 PM, said:

I never got to see that movie wasnt it a silent film ? Whisperer In Darkness I actually loved I liked that it was pulpy.

Yes, the HPLHS film for this was done as an old black and white silent film using Mythoscope.

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Iv seen Cool Air, Dagon, Whisperer in Darkness, The Dunwich Horror, I think thats it.  Ill have to look into that dvd set you mentioned

There are actually many films based on or are more or less direct adaptations of Lovecraft, I've managed to collect several.  Sometimes I just have to sit down a do a Lovecraft weekend, and watch a bunch.
  • Dagon
  • Cthulhu (2000)
  • Cthulhu (2007)
  • Cool Air
  • The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
  • Die, Monster, Die!
  • The Dunwich Horror (1970)
  • From Beyond (1986)
  • Re-Animator films
  • The Resurrected
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1995)


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

This thread and the other thread on HPL has inspired me to dig out my Arkham House volumes.


The nights here atm are chilly with some gusty winds, the perfect atmosphere by which to read HPL.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

One of my friends was traveling across Australia by train for business, long trip so it was dark out as well.  I suggested he read The Shadow Out of Time.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

View PostInsanity, on 15 January 2013 - 05:09 PM, said:

One of my friends was traveling across Australia by train for business, long trip so it was dark out as well.  I suggested he read The Shadow Out of Time.

Oh great idea! As if the poisonous snakes and spiders and man-eating ants aren't enough, now he'll be afraid of flying polyps :lol:

View PostInsanity, on 14 January 2013 - 12:32 AM, said:

I did like how they did not show the Mi-Gos completely until a good length in.  Prior to that only a silhouette from the one room, and then a bit of leg as the one left the house.

There is a collection of Lovecraft films on DVD; The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Vol 1-5.  First one is Cool Air, ASIN: B0006HCT3S.

They have the films from the last several H.P. Lovecraft Film Festivals, most in black and white.  Some of the short films among the collection are;
  • Cool Air
  • Nyarlathotep
  • The  Hound
  • The Music of Eric ZannT
  • The Terrible Old Man
  • From Beyond
An excellent collection to have in my opinion.


The MiGos. Yeah they were kinda cool I guess. Stillnot sold on the CG :( But you're right ,the use of shadow is incredible, and they probably should've left it kind of at that. Like Alien. They could've had a puppet that you only see little bits of. But hey, they still did very well with the story!

I've seen the first reanimator, and i remember a trailer of From Beyond. If it's anything like Reanimator, I have to see it for sheer splatter value :lol:

Speaking of... seen this? It's well made and mildly terrifying



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

That was brilliant Urisk! I found that short superior to Stuart Gordon's From Beyond which is abit cheesy and not the least bit frightening.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

View PostUrisk, on 15 January 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:

Oh great idea! As if the poisonous snakes and spiders and man-eating ants aren't enough, now he'll be afraid of flying polyps :lol:

The MiGos. Yeah they were kinda cool I guess. Stillnot sold on the CG :( But you're right ,the use of shadow is incredible, and they probably should've left it kind of at that. Like Alien. They could've had a puppet that you only see little bits of. But hey, they still did very well with the story!

I've seen the first reanimator, and i remember a trailer of From Beyond. If it's anything like Reanimator, I have to see it for sheer splatter value :lol:

Speaking of... seen this? It's well made and mildly terrifying


Excellent short, and I liked the ball bearings eyes too.

I am currently running a Call of Cthulhu RPG, and one of the places the scenarios may lead them is to The Lost City of Pnakotus of the Yithians in the Northwestern part of Australia.  I am not certain if they will go there, or if all the current characters will make it if they do.  They're currently in Cairo during the 1920s, and are about to have a close encounter with one of Nyarlathotep's cult.  I expect several insanities and deaths.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Iv also seen The Re-animator and the Bride of The Re-animator.  The mouth of Madness to I would love to get my hands on those Cthulu movies though Iv never seen them, I know big Lovecraft fan right. :blush:

That short was extremely good :tu:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Have you guys seen this





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