Short version: I liked it, and it provided more scary moments than the HPLHS’s previous movie The Call of Cthulhu. This is not the fault of the CoC movie itself, or the producers: I simply have a harder time getting into a mood where I find silent movies scary. The production values were pretty tight – possibly the special effects were a little too good in a couple of places; it’s supposed to be a Thirties movie – and the acting was generally good, solid work. I think that the directors were tweaking the audience a little by having one of the actors take the role of “more well known actor with a cameo in this movie,” but I’m not sure. Overall, a nice horror flick that visibly misses the old black and white melodramas of the Thirties. Check it out.
And thanks to everybody who hit the tip jar recently, thus allowing me to buy it.