Yes, There’s A Call of Cthulhu Film (And It’s Actually Quite Good)…

Just when you think you’re a horror film fan who’s seen everything, there’s this over at Fandor: a short film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s seminal cosmic horror tale work that looks as if was made early in the last century that’s surprisingly well-done and effective. Hell, it’s by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, so of course it’s going to be good (and true, friend… all true). You can even buy stuff, er, ARTIFACTS from the Lovecraft Society, so make sure to support them in their good works, kind sirs and madams…Amusingly enough,  I’ve had the kooky idea for some years that some wise filmmaker would consider adapting TCoC into a more modern setting with the plot taking place a hundred years after the events in the story, but referencing the original in flashback. It looks like that past part has been done already. Now, all we need is for someone to write up a modern story that manages to incorporate this cool film into it. Or maybe not. Anyway, Fandor is new to my eyeballs, but has a load of classic and indie films to watch, critique and comment on.  Um, that is all.

Oh, wait, it’s not! In addition to other fine flicks old and new-ish, Fandor also has a nicely restored version of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu there (an essential movie if you’re a true genre fan). No crappy hair-gelled Twilight sparkly nonsense here. Max Schreck as the rat-toothed fiend is still as creepy as ever… Go watch and see for yourself…

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