Needing to choose one of two indy Cthulhu films.

So, I have a Lovecraftian quandary.

There’s a little extra cash available right now – enough to pick up a movie. So I went looking for that Tori Spelling Cthulhu that I’ve been thinking of picking up… and found this: The Call of Cthulhu: The Celebrated Story by H.P. Lovecraft

It’s a tough call. I do actually like stupid, which is a draw for the former; but the latter has better reviews, even though it’s apparently a silent film. Does anyone who has seen either or both have an opinion?


  • Matt says:

    The trailers are both on youtube. Call looks much better, but is a bit cheesy.

  • BigGator5 says:

    “Cthulhu” is not worth it! I was bored two minutes in. I havn’t seen “The Call of Cthulhu”.

  • I liked The Call; I thought the staging was clever, and they made a virtue of shooting it on a budget.

    I’m not objective, here, though: I know one of the guys who made it (I’m friends with his boyfriend).

  • Kevin says:

    “Call of Cthulhu” is pretty good stuff. It’s done by the same folks who produced the musical “Shoggoth on the Rooftop”, IIRC.

  • Moe_Lane says:

    The four of you have all swayed me with your arguments. The movie with the better trailer that hasn’t been seen to suck while being made with the reader’s friend’s boyfriend and the people who did that album and Very Scary Solstice, then. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jaybird says:

    A day late, a dollar short…

    Anyhoo, the black&white silent film accurately communicates what Lovecraft was trying to get across with his short stories. You know, the whole “You are better off not knowing what really happened” thing. They create a legit feeling of dread in the viewer and, while it won’t give you nightmares, will definitely give you the willies.

    Additionally, you will find yourself thinking about the sheer number of movies (big budget movies, with real directors, real actors, and everything) that managed to not be as good as this on-a-shoestring film made by amateurs.

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