By Sammo21 6 Comments
H. P. Lovecraft is my favorite author, and he has been since I was in 10th grade and I read "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward". I immediately began to devour all of his works of poetry, novellas, and short stories. I loved the mythology he had crafted from his own mind, and that of others. Over the years, I have enjoyed being able to read Lovecraft whenever I want, get random merch, etc, etc....heck, even two decent games (OK, one if you only count "Dark Corners of the Earth", but I kind of liked the Sherlock Holmes one a tad). What is one thing that us Lovecraft fans do not have? Good movies.
The closest thing we have to good cinema is the work of Del Toro, which really only has hints of Lovecraftian influence. We did have "In the Mouth of Madness" which was essentially a love letter to Lovecraft, but it was too hokey and well...Wes Craven (sorry Wes, you're stuff has gotten progressively worse since the mid 80s). There are some “cult classics” like Re-animator, the title very loosely based on Herbert West: Re-animator. There titles such as Dagon, which are supposed to be from people who “love Lovecraft lore” but they are essentially crap (sorry if you like these movies).
The Shadow over Innsmouth, At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, heck…even a lot of the others. I will go as far as to even say that some of Lumley’s Titus Crow series would be good television or movie material (HBO please, don’t let “SyFy” put their horrible hands on it).
Just came across my mind, remembering that for years Del Toro has wanted to make “At the Mountains of Madness” into a movie, but I don’t know if he will ever get to it. Hopefully he will.
Games? I finished Alan Wake, still slowly plodding through Red Dead Redemption, still racing in Modnation, and I am impatiently waiting for Transformers. Maybe I will reinstall Sherlock Holmes on my laptop and play through it on my business trip….