Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Come on, brain, work with me here...

I've started three or four posts today. Some were going to be brief. Others were a bit longer. Owing to a combination of allergies and outside distractions, none of them have reached a point where I'd actually, you know, show them to anybody.

So, instead, have some Elder Godly goodness, fresh from the Mountains of Madness. I figure, if my brain wants to be broken, I should just go with it.

Let's start with Cthulhu Ftagn:


If that last clip didn't devour your soul or destroy your sanity, there's more below the cut:

Faux Trailer for At The Mountains Of Madness. (I would totally watch this if it were a film.)


The Mountains of Madness (animated short). (Hey, look, it is a film! Sort of.)


The Shadow Out of Time. (Another short film of a Lovecraft story.)

4 comments:

  1. Y'know, it never occurred to me until I saw that animated short that the Thing from John W. Campbell's "Who goes there?" and the movies based on same might owe something to the shoggoths.

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  2. That's an interesting point. I'm familiar with the movies, but I've never read the short story - I wonder how much similarity there is between "Who Goes There?" and "At the Mountains of Madness".

    ...I wonder if "Who Goes There?" is available for Kindle...

    ::goes off to look::

    Why yes, yes it is.

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  3. IIRC, there's not much similarity between the two stories, but there are certain similarities between the Thing and a shoggoth in that their shapes are infinitely variable, and they've both in the frozen Antarctic waste for who knows how long. BTW, I read "Who Goes There?" years ago, but I've never seen the movies based on it.

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  4. Cthulhu Ftagn: Great stuff!

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