Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lovecraft in Music and Film

While you are enjoying your Arkham Horror, you should check out other ways to get your daily dose of Lovecraft.


* The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets is an indie band based in Vancouver and they sing a lot of songs about the Lovecraftian mythos. They have songs with awesome titles like: Cthulhu Dreams, Sounds of Tindalos, Yog-Sothoth, and Cultists on Board. Here's one of my favorites called The Innsmouth Look.

* Metallica is a metal band based in California that started in the early 80's. They are known for their fast, aggressive music and aren't really known for being nerdy. However, they have two songs based around Lovecraft stories: The Call of Ktulu (which is an instrumental) and The Thing that Should Not Be. This is the latter song, played with the San Francisco Symphony because they sound naked without a whole symphony backing them up.


* Dagon is a wonderfully cheesy movie based on Lovecraft's novella Shadow Over Innsmouth. American tourists are shipwrecked in a small town called Imboca and seek help from the inhabitants. These people turn out to be less than human and worship Dagon, a fish god. Can they escape these crazy people and return home?

* The Re-Animator is also an awesomely cheesy film based on the story, Herbert West- ReAnimator. It's a horror comedy that involves scientist Herbert West returning from abroad to study at Miskatonic University. He discovers how to reanimate dead flesh; chaos, gore, and hilarity ensue. Team zombie enthusiasts should definitely watch this film.

And there is always the adorable video, The Adventures of Lil Cthulhu. It explains the Cthulhu mythos while portraying Cthulhu as an adorable chibi. Thank you to Misty, who set it to me and reminded me of how awesome it is.


Sullivan McPig said...

Some more movies: (Lovecraft's Necronomicon) (The Call of Cthulhu)

M.A.D. said...

As a decades-long Lovecraft fan, I've gotta say major thanks for the movie links! Lil' Cthulhu is great!!!

My fav of his is probably at the Mountains of Madness.

***BTW - if you're into Lovecraft you simply HAVE to read House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson. Plus his Redoubt 2-part epic is really wild.

Misty said...