Monday, January 21, 2008

The Call of Cthulhu

Perhaps it's a sign of the end times, but while out shopping with the girlfriend at Best Buy ( hey... she had a gift card! ) this caught my eye:

I'd heard of this before; a fan made silent movie of the H.P. Lovecraft story 'The Call of Cthulhu'. Insightful readers might note the title of this blog, and conclude that I loved the thing.

Of course I did! In all it's cheesy goodness, it follows the story quite well and given that the people who made it had a budget of pocket change it looks great.

The "making of" extras on the DVD have some cute moments. Apparently, they had no problem finding people to play the role of Cthulhu Cultists. Hardly shocking. Then in the filming of the ship scenes was this gem:

"Hey... this looks like blood."
"Don't ask."

Obviously that's the secret to getting your movie made. Blood sacrifice.

The obligatory trailer:

And the even more obligatory link to Amazon

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