Robert e Howard,Edgar rice Burroughs & H.P.lovecraft comics & books

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  1. Australis

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    No, it's a solid trade paperback that looks well read but not reduced to rubbish. Someone has also put a heavy duty plastic strip along the spine to protect it.

    I've picked up a couple of good deals from the library, hardback and softback.
     
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    Library sales are great places to shop for books. I found an old hardback of Ignatius Donnelly's 'Atlantis: The Antediluvian World' at one when I was in high school. I thought it was so cool having a book over a century old. He got me started on my love of summer crackpot reading.
     
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    Awesome good for you :eek::eek:
     
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    Well, I did go ahead and read "Out of Time's Abyss", and am jolly glad I did - the freaky-as-hell Wieroos, while set up in "The People That Time Forgot", made the story very unlike the other two, and the overall ending was pretty great also. These were my first Burroughs books, and I suspect there'll be more. :bolian:
     
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    Just started reading second Lovecraft collection. That's some real baroque weirdness, and quite heavy-going, but perversely satisfying. Must get round to watching the Re-Animator and From Beyond movies at some point when I finish but I imagine they're disappointing in comparison. Only films I've seen that come close to Lovecraft spirit/atmosphere are Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness and especially Cigarette Burns. Also reminds me for some reason of classic Night of The Demon.
     
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    You don't mean to say you've never seen...


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    ??? ;)
     
  7. Australis

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    Wow, that's spooky :eek: 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 :techman: That made my morning :lol:
     
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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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    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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    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_(film)
     
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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.
     
  13. Australis

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

    The Mountains of Madness novella isn't much like King Kong or Prometheus, to be honest.
     
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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 :)
     
  20. Australis

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    Here's my desktop from a few years ago. I want to read these! :)

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