Friday, March 27, 2009

DVD: The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

H.P. Lovecraft may be getting the studio treatment soon, but a big budget isn’t necessary to bring his stories to life. I have seen the signs ...

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society came up with a brilliant solution to adapting the author’s work. The Call of Cthulhu is how a Lovecraft movie might have looked the year the story was written, 1926. Black and white, silent, complete with stop-motion Old Ones! The ingenuity and talent on display is remarkable. The film moves with a true pulp energy. And it works. Even the behind-the-scenes documentary on the DVD is well done.

Here, watch the trailer.