Cthulhu: The Movie!

I always hated the writing of Lovecraft – how many tedious descriptions of shrubbery can you bear? – but paradoxically adore everything that’s inspired by his work, from Cthulhu Sex Magazine to the song “Colours Out of Space” by Evil’s Toy to stories like “Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar” by Gaiman to the Tigerlilies/Alexander Hacke Mountains of Madness project to Hello Cthulhu to, most recently and hilariously, to LOLCTHULHU macros. Like a bad song that reveals itself to be a masterpiece after a good remix, the Cthulhu Mythos lend themselves to brilliant interpretation time and time again.

In its most recent incarnation, Lovecraft’s work is to become a film called CTHULHU. The film deals with gay themes, anti-Bush sentiments, the Apocalypse, an it features – get ready for this – Tori Spelling! As some fans have already commented, sadly and quite surprisingly Spelling does not play Cthulhu. Go watch the trailer right now.

6 Responses to “Cthulhu: The Movie!”

  1. rickie Says:

    one of the scariest things i have ever read was by lovecraft…i gotta get you that book.

  2. Paul Di Filippo Says:

    Folks might be interested in my review of this film, here:


  3. Steve Burnett Says:

    I saw the film over the weekend at the Escapism Film Festival. I thought it was excellent.

  4. D Says:

    Tori Spelling’s slightly batrachian features makes her appearing in this film no great mystery. Practically type cast.

  5. james puckett Says:

    I saw the film here in DC last night. It was, without doubt, the worst horror movie, and possibly the worst movie of any genre, that I have ever subjected myself to. Do yourself a favor and stay far, far away from this one. If you want details of the awfulness, I posted a review.

  6. Nigel Hackett Says:

    i’m thinking about seeing this movie, do you ever get to see cthulhu? like the giant dude with the squid head?