Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Mountains of Madness Animated Movie

Chulinos on YouTube presents a new animated film about the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft.  Although rich with architectural detail, the characters are simple animated figures such as out of a graphic novel.  Although it takes a bit of time to get into the swing of things, this video gives you a pretty good view into the enormous panorama of The Mountains of Madness.  One note of caution:  the film is in Italian only but I think you will understand the storyline.  There is a caption function available in English by clicking the CC button.
The real horror movie, starring your favorite shoggoth Tom Cruise, has been put on hold indefinitely.  I suspect the movie moguls have been stopped listening to the demon pipers of Hollywood that lull them, and listened to the fans.  As much as I would like to see a full-length feature of The Mountains of Madness, I prefer nothing to the horror that Hollywood would have dished up.
Lovecraft may well have based the Old Ones on figures from  these 19th century plates by Ernst Haeckel

1 comment:

  1. I am Joanne Westwood, P.R. rep for Stella James Studios. As a fan of Lovecraft and At The Mountains Of Madness, I want to let you and your readers know that Stella James Studios ( announced that they are doing the feature film adaptation of the classic movie last March, the day after Universal pulled their support for the $150million budget. Award winning cinematographer Keiko Nakahara will be lensing the movie, and director Shadow Mihai will be directing. If you want more info, let me know.