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Old August 10 2012, 06:52 PM   #226
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Only films I've seen that come close to Lovecraft spirit/atmosphere are Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness and especially Cigarette Burns.
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Old August 11 2012, 08:48 AM   #227
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Hey you guys would really appreciate this. Found it years ago and keep it bookmarked, even thought it's moved a couple of times. It's worth reading to the very end.

http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/mov...David_Ehi.html
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Old August 11 2012, 10:03 AM   #228
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Re: Robert e Howard,Edgar rice Burroughs & H.P.lovecraft comics & book

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Only films I've seen that come close to Lovecraft spirit/atmosphere are Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness and especially Cigarette Burns.
You don't mean to say you've never seen...

(The Mist)

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Wow, that's spooky I was just thinking this very morning after started reading Call of Cthulhu whether there were any other Lovecraftian films I might have seen. Two came to mind: Cloverfield and The Mist. Cloverfield I decided , nah, more a bog-standard monster flick, and The Mist seems plotwise more like Assault On Precinct 13-with-nasties. But I did think, yeah, the actual design of the other things and their origin, the New England-y setting, and that bleak final scene and gargantuan creatures were very much in Lovecraft spirit

PS: Thanks for link, Australis That made my morning
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Old August 12 2012, 03:46 AM   #229
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I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know if it's any good, but in 2005 The Lovecraft Historical Society did their own silent move adaptation of The Call of Cthulu. Even though it was made 6 years ago, they apparently chose to do it in the style of an old '20s silent film.
If you have Netflix, it is available on their streaming service.
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Old August 12 2012, 03:59 AM   #230
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I enjoyed it although stop motion Cthulhu left something to be desired. I was thinking they might pull out some CGI right at the end.
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Old August 12 2012, 04:11 AM   #231
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Dagon was an alright Lovecraftian film based on 'Tha Shadow over Innsmouth'. It was a Spanish production. Campy in a lot of ways, but it does keep to the basic ideas of the story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagon_%28film%29
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Old August 12 2012, 05:02 AM   #232
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^That was my first exposure to anything "Lovecraftian" like that, and I thought it was pretty good from the perspective of a Lovecraft novice.
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Old August 12 2012, 10:17 AM   #233
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Not a horror film fan, didn't like Dagon, but thought the Call of Cthulhu was a cracker. You can't complain about the stop motion, that's exactly how they would have done it. Absolutely true to the periood and the story.
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Old August 12 2012, 02:15 PM   #234
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I quickly watched the trailer for Call of Cthulhu and didn't grab me. But perhaps need to give it a go. I agree stop-motion definitely way to go if you were making it as period film. One of things I've really really enjoyed in reading the stories is imagining how the f**k you'd do justice to them cinematically, especially the more 'psychedelic' ones like Kadath and Silver Key, or the elder cityscapes. I know cgi could render them pretty accurately, but I always find something inherently artificial and dead in CG. But I could imagine visual stylists like Ridley Scott, or Powell & Pressburger at their peak, could pull them off with big enough soundstage.
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Old August 12 2012, 02:57 PM   #235
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I haven't liked a lot of Lovecraft movies, honestly. Call of Cthulhu is probably my favourite (and after that, the one with Jeffrey Coombs as Herbert West, because Jeffrey Coombs).

Dagon was alright.
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Old August 12 2012, 07:28 PM   #236
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So do you guys think there's any chance the Del-Toro, Cameron, Cruise At the Mountains of Madness would have been any good?
What about Boom Studios Cthulhu comics, anyone read them?
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So do you guys think there's any chance the Del-Toro, Cameron, Cruise At the Mountains of Madness would have been any good?
I think it very probably would have been, especially for making jokes about Cruise digging around for ancient malevolent aliens, but while I haven't read the book, I think the whole forgotten environment/horrific beasties thing was still done fairly recently by PJ's Kong (which would have been great in 3D, now that I think of it), and while I don't love that movie, between it and Prometheus, I'm not too upset over the project's demise.
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So do you guys think there's any chance the Del-Toro, Cameron, Cruise At the Mountains of Madness would have been any good?
Absolutely. Del Toro said in an interview that he wanted it to be so faithful he'd be including the albino penguins.

And a faithful Mountains of Madness adaption by the director of Pan's Labyrinth, flush with Avatar money to make it happen? That could very easily have been fantastic and was for a while my most anticipated film.

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I think the whole forgotten environment/horrific beasties thing was still done fairly recently by PJ's Kong (which would have been great in 3D, now that I think of it), and while I don't love that movie, between it and Prometheus, I'm not too upset over the project's demise.
The Mountains of Madness novella isn't much like King Kong or Prometheus, to be honest.
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Old August 14 2012, 10:16 AM   #239
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Saving At The Mountains of Madnessfor last so can't really comment on that yet. Just finished The Colour Out Of Space: favourite story so far and would potentially make a great film. Just realised as well how much Evil Deadowes to Lovecraft: the Necromonicon, backwoods cabin, moving trees. I also imagine Giger must be a Lovecraft fan
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Here's my desktop from a few years ago. I want to read these!

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