Netflix Suggestion: Call of Cthulhu

As some of my regular readers may know, I am something of a H.P. Lovecraft cultist…er…well-adjusted fan. I

Call of Cthulhu
Call of Cthulhu

recently ran across something that is a couple of years old and it surprised me I missed it on initial release.  Still, it is cool enough to warrant a post.

Some enterprising souls put together a 47-minute silent movie based on the H.P. Lovecraft story of the same name.  The trailer is a must-see for any Lovecraft fan and is incredibly well-done, considering the budget. I also put the film into my Netflix queue for viewing this weekend and will give you a full report next week.

In the interim, go and watch the “Call of Cthulhu” trailer and revel in the glory of mighty Cthulhu!

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Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

5 thoughts on “Netflix Suggestion: Call of Cthulhu

  • December 10, 2008 at 2:10 am

    It is quite excellent! I own a copy of it myself. It was put out by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and is quite faithful to the story!

  • December 10, 2008 at 10:58 am

    I also would highly recommend this DVD. I bought it myself a few years ago and absolutely think it is fantastic. I’ve had my friends watch it too and they all thought it was really well done. Too bad Hollywood can’t produce a movie based around Lovecraft’s writings as well as HPLHS has done on a shoe string budget with this movie. It is a regular on my must watch Halloween list. (Though you could and should watch it any time.)

  • December 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    They were selling this at Origins, you missed your chance man. 🙂

    I saw it a few years ago, and it is quite well done. Not something I found myself needing to own, but definitely worth watching, and so I’m glad it’s on Netflix.

  • December 12, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I’ve got to add my voice to the chorus here. It’s really well-done. One comment about it I saw really stuck with me. “Call of Cthulhu” is the sort of story that really couldn’t be done properly with modern film-making techniques. So doing it as a faux-1920’s silent film was really the best way to go, because you can overlook the production values (which are intentionally outdated) and concentrate on the story.

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