The Call of Cthulhu, the movie is so far the best effort we have of taking the great dead one on silver screen. Call of C’thulhu, the short story, was the among the first books that really made me uneasy about gong to sleep. I had read my share of Stephen Kings and Dean Koonz (who, in my humble opinion, is very much taking pages from Lovecrafts works, not a bad thing either) books, but really, they were like childrens stories compared to H.P.Lovecraft. The man had such vivid way of telling the stories. The universe he created for the Cthulhu mythos is so big and feels so real, it’s no wonder it has become it’s own subculture. Why, just yesterday I had an interaction with a very helpfull tech guy (Alex G.) from WordPress technical support and amidst all the tech talk we were quoting Lovecrafts works like it was nobodys business. C’thulhu is such a compelling character, an entity of pure evil to whom mankind is just an inconvenience. And of course the visual design. Any artist worth his/her salt should appreciate it. Stuff of nightmares and neverending inspiration… Read the book, maybe watch the movie. Inktober is finally over. 31 images in ink. Good times.
“Ph‘nglui mglw‘nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah‘nagl fhtagn”