While Lovecraft fans like me endure the excruciating wait for Del Toro’s “At the Mountains of Madness”, pickings are notoriously slim for any other tentacle-y goodness. Ordinarily, when Hollywood gets its grubby little mitts on any of Lovecraft’s work, the only resemblance it might bear to the original is the title. Sometimes, not even that. Lovecraft is not an easy author to adapt. It’s a job best left to professionals and scholars… like the people of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.
Not content to spend their days with their noses in musty old tomes, the HLPHS is making movies. Their latest (the first being a silent version of “The Call of Cthulhu”) is a noir-ish interpretation of “The Whisperer in Darkness”. Color me happy because this movie is a Reese’s Cup of two of my favorite genres: 40’s noir and Lovecraftian horror. Look for a festival screenings and a DVD/Blu-Ray release later this year.
For more information, you can visit the HPLHS website.