Very Lovecraftian...


I was watching this yesterday and it reminded me of the lovecraft mythos...

Especialy at the end when the Uber-Demon rose out of the hole and was just lookin' at the kid with that "well arn't you a curious little thing?" look...

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Yeah I'm surprised no-one else has mentioned this. The idea of old gods, forgotten gods, waiting to reclaim the Earth as their own when the stars are aligned, certainly has echoes of Lovecraft.

Actually, echoes of August Derleth. But that's another debate.

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I thought of Lovecraft too when I first saw this movie less than an hour ago.

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What's un-Lovecraftian is how the monsters a) give a flying one about humanity one way or the other, and b) can be removed by the correct ritual.

The real Cthulhu can destroy our universe accidentally by twitching in his sleep.

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Uhm, Cthulhu isn't real

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Don't be stupid.

I mean the Chulthu Lovecraft wrote about in his fiction, rather than similar characters created by other authors.

Didn't realize a moron would come along and need that explained to them.

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Get over yourself.

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Die.

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Dudes. We're all friends here. Let's not ruin it by arguing about some octopus-faced, planet devouring creepozoid. Dig?

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Totally.

All the same, I am tempted to mutter "Fag!" under my breath like Stephen Dorff before running out of the kitchen...proving my maturity once and for all...

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proving my maturity once and for all...

No need, you've already covered that.

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Wow. Congratulations on the self-deprecating humor! That's so refreshing.

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The film is more so a combo of Lovecraft and more primal childhood fears (the boogeyman/the dark fears I'd generalize them as). That being said there was never a point in the film where the monsters showed any special care for humanity and have been bound by rituals in the past; and Cthulhu isn't one of the gods that has such power, that's Yog Sothoth and Azathoth type gods, Cthulhu was minor compared to them.

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Cthulhu wasn't one of the outer gods, he was smashed and hurt by a damn boat nigh Jaws style. You're thinking of Outer Gods like Yog Sothoth and Azathoth. Rituals definitely effected the lesser gods and the old one from The Gate showed about the same level of interest as those in the stories (curiosity of lesser lifeforms).

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What ever dude. Everyone knows shub niggurath defeated marduk and is now waiting on ladder of lights for lord nanna.
Listen to beherit and watch the gate. Its all there.

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During one scene in the kitchen, there appears to be a bottle
of steak sauce. Instead of the regular "A1" label, it says
HP. I thought this might be a very small nod to Lovecraft.

Not all of his monsters were world/cosmos shattering in power.
Anyone who thinks reciting the proper incantation or
performing the correct ritual never stops Lovecraft's monsters needs
to re-read The Dunwich Horror...

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... and is full of mind-altering cosmic terror ....

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HP sauce is quite common where I'm from, but I suppose it could be a deliberate allusion. I actually prefer it to A1 or 57.

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HP is a Canadian steak sauce brand. The film was made in Canada and one of the more successful Canadian films that had a theatrical release.

Christians call it faith ... I call it the herd.
-- Friedrieh Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Someone is off his meds.

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No.

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