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H.P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu" Silenced

If you've been looking for a horror film that dares to be a little different than the competition, you'll be intersted to know that D.W. Bostaph Jr. has penned a very informative piece for Dread Central regarding the recent adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu."

Produced by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, "Cthulhu" is remarkable not only for its brevity (47 minutes, according to Bostaph) or its faithfulness to the original story but also for the fact that it's entirely silent. And not just silent but painstakingly made to resemble a horror film from the 1920s.

By all means read D.W. Bostaph Jr.'s article (who better to write about silent film than someone with the initials D.W.?) and then be sure to visit the Society's page, where you'll find the trailer and all sorts of interesting background information. And if you haven't read the story--or have been wanting to have another go at it--click here ... if you dare.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on November 2, 2005 10:52 PM
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