Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Lovecraftian Thing a Day (2018) No.87: The Call of Cthulhu 10th Anniversary Programme

The HPLHS’ propensity for slightly tongue-in-cherk verisimilitude is certainly not absent from this in-universe brochure celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ‘1927’ release of The Call of Cthulhu motion picture. There is also something strangely hauntological (not to say melancholic) about it which, I suspect, beckons to the imagination of many a Lovecaft fan: for all his failings, we like to speculate about what might have been in that imagined past-future in which Lovecraft not only found fame and fortune, but did so on the back of a cinematic adaptation of what is today probably his best known work

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