Film Adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu Released

 Glendale, CA – 22 September 2005 – The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society announces the release of its new motion picture adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu. This new silent film will be available on DVD beginning October 1st.

Written in 1926, just before the advent of “talking” pictures, The Call of Cthulhu is one of the most famous and influential tales of H.P. Lovecraft, the father of gothic horror. Now the story is brought richly to life in  the style of a classic 1920s silent movie, with a haunting original symphonic score.

Using their own “Mythoscope” process — a mix of modern and vintage techniques — the filmmakers have strived to create the most authentic and faithful adaptation of a Lovecraft story ever attempted.

A dying professor’s strange bequest leads his nephew on a globe-spanning investigation to unravel a twisted knot of fear, madness, nameless cults and horrors best left unknown. This story formed the foundation for Lovecraft’s famed Cthulhu Mythos which has inspired generations of writers, musicians, filmmakers, gamers and popular culture itself.

More than eighteen months in production, the HPLHS film features a cast of more than 50 actors including noted stage, film, and television actors: Matt Foyer, David Mersault, Noah Wagner, and Barry Lynch. David Robertson photographed and edited the movie. Sean Branney adapted the story for the screen, and Andrew Leman directed the production.

The DVD also features a documentary with behind the scenes footage, two slide shows, deleted scenes and other treats. The film’s intertitles are translated into; Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Euskera, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Welsh. The Call of Cthulhu DVD is available through the HPLHS website at

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