Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Madness

It's a big month for adaptations of H. P. Lovecraft's short novel, At the Mountains of Madness. Italian filmmaker Michele Boticelli has made an intriguing, 30-minute animated version, capturing the essence of the story with unique style. It's a fairly admirable job, given how much of the novel is given to relating the ancient history of the denizens of the mysterious mountains. I'm quite taken with the film's ending, which neatly references numerous several other Lovecraft tales, such as "The Whisperer in the Darkness" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth." You may view the entire film here.

Also, for the month of June, the BBC is presenting an audio version of the original story, capably read by Richard Coyle. It won't be available very long, so check it out while you still can. Link is here: BBC's At the Mountains of Madness

Thanks to Lovecraft E-Zine for pointing the way to these and many other blasphemous treasures.

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