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Uploaded on Apr 25, 2010
A longtime request and movie that's been a long time in coming. Based on the story by H.P Lovecraft, perhaps his most famous weird tale of terror. - The audio work is from a cassette version of the book read by Garrick Hagon. The song is called Romance by Apocalyptica. - The story concerns an expedition prompted by the discovery of an ugly little statuette, dogged by a bizarre series of ritualistic murders, and culminating in a battle to decide to fate of mankind. The atmosphere is at the same time horrifying and thrilling as only Lovecraft could manage, drawing you into a world ruled by ancient alien gods and peopled by murderous cultists and madmen. But here also are men of reason who battle the odds and the beasts who threaten the very existence of civilization even though their strength is limited to their pathetic human frame. In Call of Cthulhu defeat is inevitable, the bizarre alien dictators and Great Cthulhu himself destined to destroy all, but the heroes of this tale understand this and continue to fight regardless, buying just so much more time for their species to remain alive and sane. Its an adventure about period explorers and men of action, its a horror tale of encroaching doom and inexorable loss of sanity, its a travelogue of the arctic, its a science fiction story of extraterrestrial monarchs...this tale has it all! - There exists a black and white version of this story made as a fan film, but to me anyone reading the grand finale of this wholly satisfying work will picture in their mind what modern effects could do to bring that epic confrontation to life. Interesting Cthulhu is full visible at the climax, but the terror of him is undiminished because of the profound otherworldliness in his description. With top of the line CGI Great Cthulhu might be a truly awe inspiring entity.