Something Cthulhu This Way Comes

cthulhu.jpgBethesda, a company that has paid homage to horror mastermind H. P. Lovecraft spotted a new movie preying upon the Film Festival Circuits; Cthulhu.

Unfortunately, the excitement of discovery was short lived. Although Tori Spelling leaves little to the imagination in the trailer, the clip really doesn’t seem to convey the visceral horror of Lovecraft’s ultimate force of evil. I haven’t seen the film, but I have little hope that it will live up to the high expectations set by the myriad of truly great horror videogames inspired by the Lovecraft mythos.

Quake, Alone in the Dark and Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem have all been touched by the slimy tentacles of Lovecraft’s worst nightmares. Bethesda’s interest is hardly coincidental. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is directly based on Lovecraft’s short story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. The company also included a side quest in Oblivion, “Shadow over Hackdirt”.

I hope I’m wrong and that Cthulhu will not be yet another example of a bad translation of story from books and videogames to film. Feel free to form your own opinion by watching the trailer.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzXtrRybOnU[/youtube]

via Bethesda Blog

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4 Comments on Something Cthulhu This Way Comes

mooshimooshi

On January 24, 2008 at 7:07 pm

looks terrible. but spelling looks surprisingly doable in this. saving grace for sure.

Swyve

On January 24, 2008 at 7:43 pm

It’s really bad. There’s a review of it here http://www.ectomo.com/index.php/2007/07/12/cthulhu-cthursday-tori-spellings-cthulhu-review/

Gauldar

On January 25, 2008 at 10:04 am

Those that are into the Cthulhu mythos might also want to check out the MMO in development by Funcom called The Secret World. If Age of Conan turns out to be what they say it will, The Secret World will be great.

deathwhore

On January 25, 2008 at 12:53 pm

The Ectomo reviewer is a hater. This film won Best of Festival at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Fest this year. It also won Best of Festival at the Erie Horror Fest. Please read David Bostaph’s review at Dread Central –5 stars http://www.dreadcentral.com/node/11613. It was also on Bostaph’s list of one of the five best horror films of 2007. The film should be out this summer.