Monster of the Day #207

Hey, who weakened the walls between realities?! You’re letting all the A/C out!

  • Ericb

    Wow, that is really cool. I hae absolutley no clue to where this is from. Any hints?

    Off Topic:

    It’s the end of an era as the last US veteran (and the last veteran of the Western Front) of World War 1 has died. There are only two left in all now, both British naval veterans.

  • This is Cthulhu. From the 2005 direct to video movie ‘The Call Of Cthulhu’ made by the H P Lovecraft Historical Society. The movie was filmed in black and white and, mainly to get around Lovecraft’s flowery language, was a silent film. Cthulhu was realized through old fashioned stop motion animation. The result is a film that looks like it was filmed in the 1920s. It actually got good reviews and it is pretty faithful to the original story.

  • Gamera

    A pretty good movie. I loved the whole retro silent film treatment. And the ‘making of’ feature where they showed how cheap the movie was filmed was interesting.

    Personally I think it’s one of the better HPL films, though as Ken pointed out in his review of ‘The Lurking Fear’ along with the reviewers of the rest of the roundtable that’s not saying much.

  • Reed

    I love the extra where they have the guy ranting in the asylum with sound. The actor was really giving it his all, and came up with some pretty good insane raving for just making it up as he went along.

    Maybe he needs professional help.

  • The Rev.

    I really need to get around to seeing this. Cthulhu forgive my slackery.

  • fish eye no miko

    John M. Hanna said: “[…]and mainly to get around Lovecraft’s flowery language, was a silent film.”

    No, that’s not why. The story was written in ’26, back before “talkies” existed. They were making it as if it were made when the story was written.

    The same group is doing “The Whisperer in Darkness” as a sound film, since it was written in the 30’s.

    The Rev. said: “I really need to get around to seeing this.”

    Yes. Yes you do. (-:

  • sandra

    Cthulu looks like a woman wearing a weird hat.