Monday, June 25, 2007

You Find A Leather Bound Book...

It's coming folks... Cthulu: the Movie. Starring no-one you've ever heard of, including Tori Spelling. From Grant Gogswell's blurb on IMDB: A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has a long-awaited tryst. Caught in an accelerating series of events, he discovers aspects of his father's New Age cult which take on a dangerous and apocalyptic significance.

Wow. He makes me feel like I'm really there! Sarcasm aside, the trailer adds nothing to the above description except a certain feeling of impending doom on an otherwise normal day, which if you're familiar with HP Lovecraft, is pretty much par for the course until the ground opens at your feet and you're swallowed whole by a really big kraken-like elder god. It does show part of what appears to be a sex scene with Ms Spelling though, so I'll be praying for the ground to open soon.

Folks have been bringing Lovecraft to the screen for half a century with mixed results. OK, with pretty damn poor results. (Bride of Reanimator, anyone?) I gotta admit, it looks good so far. The mood and settings are on track and the casting is about as good as you're likely to get for something in this vein. It's got to be better than the Night Gallery adaptations, right? Right?? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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