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Calling Cthulhu

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posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Thank you all so much for your interest in this thread and everything H.P. I was a bit worried there were none out there, atleast not on this site that shared my fancy for the great beyond. All of you have given very good good posts and I just want to thank you for your input, this is one part of my life that I place the most importance upon, dark literature and the occult that is.

Much thanks.

Dead but dreaming....




posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by tcmkenny
All i think of when i hear thart name is Metallica \m/

dont know much of the writtings but as a side note what i have heard is that saying the name Cthulu will bring him closer and that is why Metallica called their song The Call of Ktulu out of fear of him.



or... copyright infringement.....


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posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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H.P. Lovecraft was and is the greatest literary genius of all time. The cthuhlu mythos are more than what they appear. I have been reading H.P. since I was about 12 years old and it never gets old. I believe that the reason you do not find writers like this now a days is simply because we have went backwards in the evolutionary process. We have deviated too far into the spectrum of ignorance. I also believe that whatever beings Lovecraft dreamt up can be called upon and are very real when projected into the outermost banks of our own psyche. I have dabbled with these beings and the ceremony of the nine angels which is a rendition of Lovecraftian entities put into a ritual process by the late great hated Anton Lavey. Anton Lavey was many things but I believe he was first and foremost an amazing literary enigma, a force to be reckoned with in these dark days of ignorance and sheepish mentality. He brought back what we had been deprived of for so long, practicality. Though dark his writings were poetic and informed, just like H.P. And I think as human beings we need that certain dark facade to feel the sorrow needed to create such enigmatic writing. These two men were the very face of literary greatness, along with poe they were the pen ink in the diatribe of undying beauty.


Without a sense of sorrow, there can be no true poet.

This is a post that I had put into a thread about the early 1900's and the literature of Lovecraft.
Just thought it would be relevent. Interested in knowing what you think about this post as well, thanks again.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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check out the series of lovecraftian books writeen by donald tyson. i have them all and they are my books of ritual madness for when i troll the streets of the home of HPL. being born and raised in providence RI he is like the weirdo great uncle i never had. the lovecraft degelation on here is secretive but strong in numbers on here. just needs to be more chat about the man and his amazing and #ed up imagination! feel free to send me a PM if you wanna chat bout


IA IA IA IA to the nuclear aged poet Howard Phillips Lovecraft!


PS during live rituals of my black metal band we have started doing a tribute ritual to the great olde ones. to hail the wisdom of Yog sototh and dagon. to pay respect to the inteligence of yig and yugotth. and to the might and destruction of the sleeping lord and iddiot god.....cthulhu and azatoth



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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cthulhu has a VERY good lawyer




posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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HUGE Lovecraft fan, here. HUGE!
I still maintain that Azathoth is his best short story - it's just breathtakingly beautiful.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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What sort of Black Metal does your band do? I'm much into traditionalist black metal as well as atmospheric, Im in a thrash metal band and we use alot of lovecraftian imagery as well.

It seems I've found a mind of similar standing.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Anyone here seen the movie "The Last Lovecraft"? You can find it on Netflix. I'd suggest watching it.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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Cthulhu FHTAGN!

I have one collection of HPL's short stories, titled "The Best of HP Lovecraft." It's AWESOME. Every story in there was a masterpiece. I'm not normally a huge horror fan, preferring fantasy and scifi, but the way Lovecraft managed to blend elements of all three genres (into what was once called 'weird fiction') is just amazing. On the front cover of my copy of that book, there is a quote that says something like "HPL is the best horror writer of all time." That quote is by Stephen King, and King has cited HPL as his inspiration, not just for horror writing, but for becoming an author in the first place. Now that's an endorsement, for one of the preeminent horror writers of this generation to state that Lovecraft is the best horror writer ever.

On a related note, has anyone here played this board game? I just bought it a few weeks ago (it's based on the Cthulhu mythos) and I really enjoyed it a lot. It's a real blast walking around fighting Mi-Go or getting wtfpwned by Shub-Niggurath :p The creators of that game really managed to capture the atmosphere of the mythos in it somehow.

I'm going to check out that HPL documentary that was linked to by a previous poster as well; sounds interesting.

edit: To comment on the last post, I've seen that one. "Ever been raped by a fishman? It's not an experience you're likely soon to forget." Man, the images that conjured to mind... .
He had a pretty good line when he got his revenge, too, but I forget exactly how it went. The movie was a little sillier than I'd have done it, but it still had its moments. The best cthulhu movie I have seen so far is this one: www.imdb.com... They did it black and white and silent, in the style of the 1920s when the story takes place. They did such a good job imitating it that I thought I had gotten the wrong movie by mistake until about halfway through, but kept watching it anyway since it was Cthulhu :p
edit on 28-8-2011 by DragonsDemesne because: just saw last poste'sr post while i was posting, commenting on it



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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Haxen is the band main BM project i do vocals for. the project is my best friends baby and we kinda started to just play live shows with a full line up. i also did a project called Vor dem which was all lovecraft all the time. never did much cept some demo cdrs and limited tapes circulated around RI and new england mabey other places i cant remember. Haxen is more classic BM with influences from katrarthsis and scarfago and old emperor all in one. we had a #ty myspace at one point but i dont know if its still up. if your up for a trade let me know!!!!!



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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awsome movie!



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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...as a old fan of Lovecraft i thought i share something with you:


and probably my fav:


Check other things from "H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society" i am sure you will have great time


upd: i'd also like to propose two fan-made trailers for lovecraftian movie that does not exist(yet), i found this lately and i am AMAZED by effect(links only to prevent post from growing like beard of cultist):
vid1
vid2
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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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Very cool my friend. I'll have to send you some of our stuff if youre interested. I would definatley be interested in hearing anything you might have floating around also. Traditional Black Metal is the best. From mayhem to emperor darkthrone sarcafago immortal morbid moonblood celtic frost king diamond mercyful fate venom etc etc... I love all occult metal though, all the way back to black widow. My recent influences in the thrash area are Toxic Holocaust and Municipal Waste. Wolves of Chernoble is an amazing track by t.h. My bands name is Atomic Agenda but has fluctuated from Infernal Lore, Hypoxia and many other different names, it's always difficult to find a truly dynamic name nowadays. Our current name just goes perfect with my black and slime green B.C. Rich Warlock lol... Which is why I suppose I havent come up with something better yet haha.

But I suppose this guitar would also go quite well with a Lovecraftian themed name...
hmmmm....food for thought.
If you have any music you'de like to share my email address is davichaos@yahoo.com.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 02:19 AM
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Have you ever read the book Lucifer Rising by Gavin Baddeley? Great read if you haven't, it goes all the way through the history of Satanism as well as rock n roll all the way up to Black Metal in Norway. It has some amazing interviews with Varg Vikernes and Euronomous from Mayhem as well as Dead before he literally was Dead lol. Isan from Emperor has a very good interview in there too. Interestingly enough, while writing Lucifer Rising Gavin Baddeley actually "threw in his lot with the unholy opposition" and became a card carrying "Irreverend" in Anton Lavey's Church of Satan. Anton Lavey is the man who invented the ritual process of the Ceremony of Nine Angels, very ominous ritual, evokes all sorts of "insanity" in the mind. He also believed that whatever interdimentional beings Lovecraft dreamt up lingered behind him and projected themselves into our world by becoming a living, breathing, writhing, dream, able to be pulled from the darkness if the Sorceror so wishes. Anton Lavey was also a key figure in the Satanic movement as well as a very informed literary master. I have been reading his material since I was around twelve years old and it never ceases to amaze me how much akin to Lovecraft this man was. Although he did not put much emphasis on the spiritual realm, leaving most magic to the will of the magician and not outside influences or elementals, he was a charismatic figure in occult circles the world around. Anyhow, very good read for you "Occulknicks" out there, as well as Black Metal fans.

WAR!



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:05 AM
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lol oh well i guess making up a cool back story works better than admitting you cant spell. Regardless of the reason for the spelling, I still love the band



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:45 AM
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Although i have 3 different versions of the Necronomicon i haven't tried anything.I'm pretty sure that it won't work,but if it does...well we don't want to wake up Cthulhu...do we?

Anyway a couple of weeks ago i did a Lovecraft Marathon.I watched all the short films based on Lovecraft's stories.
Most of them were disappointing(thank Cthulhu they were short).A few that i liked and worth to check them out were:

Chilean Gothic(based on Pickman's model)

www.imdb.com...

Out of Mind

www.imdb.com...

Experiment 17
www.imdb.com...

Now that i think about it maybe we should wake up Cthulhu,to eat anyone who makes a crappy movie out of Lovecraft's stories



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:20 AM
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Yeah, i've been on a big Lovecraft movie kick as of late. Here are some that I thought were worth checking out.

The Last Lovecraft (a sort of comedic sort)
Call of Cthulhu (it's a black/white silent film, but really well done)
The Dunwich Horror (an early 70s film with Dean Stockwell in the lead. took some liberties but still a good watch)
Dagon (not bad, but not great)

I don't know why people have such a difficult time making a good Lovecraft movie. That's why I really hope that Del Toro gets to make his vision of At the Mountains of Madness. He could totally pull it off.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:25 AM
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I would be overly enthused if Del Torro got to do a Lovecraftian film, he has an amazing scope in the realm of fantasy. A screen genius.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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I have seen them.Dagon was a good movie,at least they captured the atmosphere of the stories.

I agree that Del Toro should make the movie,but as of now the news are not good.As far as i know the production is cancelled or put to ice.

In the IMDB boards a user is giving the complete reasons for that(he or she says that the words come from Del Toro himself)

www.imdb.com...

Cross your fingers that the production company will change their minds and they will let him do what he wants without interference.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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They did another movie in 2007. I have seen it and it captures the weirdness pretty well. You never actually see any of the creatures, and it's unnerving. The actress in the lead is Tori Spelling believe it or not and she does a good job. I wasn't familiar with the protagonist.

Cthulhu 2007


A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reacquainted with his best friend (a guy) from childhood, with whom he has a long-awaited tryst. Caught in an accelerating series of events, he discovers aspects of his father's New Age cult which take on a dangerous and apocalyptic significance.


I read a few interviews about the movie and the actors said weird things kept happening around set. A storm blew up and knocked a big tree into the middle of the house at the center of the movie, almost squishing Spelling. Maybe he didn't approve of the movie?

I believe we create our reality. The Cthulhu mythos has been around so long and is loved by so many, who is to say that the gods and elder ones haven't manifested? It's interesting to think about.



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